Sizes Available: 5’6″ x 19″ x 2 3/16″, 5’9″x 18 15/16″ x 2 3/16″
Sizes Tested: 5’9″ x 18 15/16″ x 2 3/16″
Early to plane with fast upwind ability, the Go-To is the versatile choice for both strapped and strapless riding. With a slightly wider outline than the Global, the Go-To delivers solid performance in marginal winds and features a large sweet spot—making it easier to land strapless tricks.
Equipped with a tail pad and fins, this affordable wave board is a solid performer in anything from sloppy waves to sideshore perfection.
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Our Testers Say:
“Rode this board on the long island crossing. Overall very light feeling and handled chop extremely well. Turns on a dime, very fun and easy to complete transitions. Great surfboard for heel to toeside carving and great for those that are learning.” // Chris Myles
The Naish Go-To was the only traditional performance surfboard shape we tested this year and features a fairly narrow template and a thruster fin setup. The overall construction on the Go-To feels incredibly solid while also being remarkably light. For general freeriding or getting back to the top of the point break when the Go-To is put to the task of going upwind, it has a fairly locked in feel that tracks through the chop with user-friendly edging and none of the rail chatter you can get from a high-performance surfboard. While the Go-To feels light underfoot it also has a stiffer flex pattern which is ideal for more aggressive riding. The Go-To’s rocker and template seem to be ideal for medium to larger waves where the board is quite at home drawing bigger lines on the wave face and tight snaps off the lip. When it came to strapless freestyle the low weight really helped to keep the board on our feet during bigger airs and for rotations, but the stiffer flex pattern can be a little stiff on flat landings. The front foot position comes without a strap (get your wax) and offers four strap placement options that are centered on the board. The rear kick pad has a nice heel stop and fairly dense pad for direct feel and offers four strap placement options that are centered and two more options in the very back of the kick pad that are ducked for your favored stance. Overall, the Go-To reflects a new breed of production surfboard that delivers performance, light weight and durability all in one package that moves the dial forward for the kite industry.
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