GUNSAILS | Exceed 2020 - 2 Camber Power Freeride Windsurf Sail
GUNSAILS | Exceed 2020 - 2 Camber Power Freeride Windsurf Sail EXCEED 2020 GUNSAILS | Exceed 2020 - 2 Camber Power Freeride Windsurf Sail GUNSAILS | Exceed 2020 - 2 Camber Power Freeride Windsurf Sail EXCEED 2020 GUNSAILS | Exceed 2020 - 2 Camber Power Freeride Windsurf Sail GUNSAILS | Exceed 2020 - 2 Camber Power Freeride Windsurf Sail


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Introducing the next generation of 2 Cam Power Freeride – Exceed. The successor of the Sunray sets new standards in lightness, early planing and performance. Probably the most uncomplicated camber sail on the market, it does not only exceed our expectations

Windsurf Sail ProgrammWindsurf Sail Character

> Early planing 2 roll cam freeride sail
> Offset clew with up to 9 cm offset, lower eyelet for more handling, upper eyelet for more performance
> High profile stability and speed
> 6 batten Cross Batten Concept for more control
> Medium mast sleeve size for easy waterstart and rigging
> Compatible with RDM mast up to 7.0 with additional RDM camber set


Only a limited number of items will be available on the specified delivery date. Allocation will be made according to the date of receipt of the order. If the delivered quantity is not sufficient, we will inform you about a later delivery date. So order now!

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The Exceed is one of many innovations developed by the GUNSAILS R&D-Team Tarifa. With a new outline, 2 cambers and now only 6 battens, it excels the ability of the Sunray. The new development does not only redefine the handling of the sail but does also improve the wind range, control and overall performance. Thanks to the perfectly balanced profile, the sail gets planing early and accelerates already in the low winds. In manoeuvres the Exceed can be handled playfully and the cambers rotate in an instant. Due to its defined and balanced profile the sail can be effortlessly controlled in the higher wind range.
Sizes up to 7.0 can be rigged with both RDM and SDM. The RDM mast gives the sail a slightly softer feeling with more handling. The SDM increases the drive and the wind range. No matter if SDM or RDM, the Exceed keeps its promises and is super easy in terms of rigging.
In order to make the sail as light as possible and ensure the established GUNSAILS quality, there are various Kevlar reinforcements integrated in the sail construction. These control exactly the stretch of the material and guarantee long lasting sail characteristics.
The Exceed is the new freeride appearance in the GUNSAILS range. Whether on land or water, the handling of a camber sail has never been that easy. Nevertheless, it is packed with performance and unique windsurfing capabilities.
Let's Exceed your expectations!



Cam Top IMCS Best Mast Mast
cm / Ø
6.0 198/190 436 6/5 2 fix 20-22 Cross/Expert/Select 430 SDM/RDM** 499,- 429,-
6.5 203/194 445 6/5 2 fix 20-22 Cross/Expert/Select 430 SDM/RDM** 509,- 449,-
7.0 204/196 454 6/5 2 fix 20-22 Cross/Expert/Select 430 SDM/RDM** 519,- 459,-
7.5 212/204 470 6/5 2 fix 24-26 Cross/Expert/Select 460 SDM 539,- 475,-
8.0 215/206 487 6/5 2 fix 24-26 Cross/Expert/Select 460 SDM 549,- 485,-
8.5 225/218 498 6/5 2 fix 28-30 Cross/Expert/Select 490 SDM 569,- 499,-
9.5 235/227 519 6/5 2 fix 28-30 Cross/Expert/Select 490 SDM 579,- 509,-

*Upper eyelet / Lower eyelet
**When using RDM mast, RDM Camber Set is necessary

Freeride Windsurf Segel


GUNSAILS | Sail Features - F.R.E.D.

F.R.E.D. will help you to fi nd the optimal luff trim for your sail. The mark is found in the upper sail window and serves as an orientation point to create the perfect luff tension (loose leech).


GUNSAILS | Sail Features - Top Guard

The large reinforcement at the sail top avoids abrasion and wearing out whilst rigging.


GUNSAILS | Sail Features - Vario Top

The top opening is enlarged for an easier mast insertion. The adjustment buckle is placed behind the mast; unnecessary webbing can be stowed in the top opening.


GUNSAILS | Sail Features - Mini Battens

Lightweight mini battens take control of the leech while twisting and avoid detrimental leech fl utter. In this way, the window fabrics are spared and the longevity of the sail is predefined.


GUNSAILS | Sail Features - Batten Guard

PVC tabs on the upper batten pockets prevent wearing out and abrasion whilst rigging.


GUNSAILS | Sail Features - Internal Trim Batten

The Internal Trim Batten system is completely integrated into the batten pocket and the battens can stay tensioned in the sail. The profi led end piece offers additional protection against abrasion.


GUNSAILS | Sail Features - Pocket Guard

A PVC braid, sewed on the bottom batten pocket, protects your sail from abrasion while uphauling and waterstarting.


GUNSAILS | Sail Features - Reduced Boom Length

The Reduced Boom Length design shortens the boom length. The handling is much easier and feels more compact. The sail control is signifi cantly improved. A shorter boom is generally stiffer and will assist in maintaining the sail stability and profile.


GUNSAILS | Sail Features - Offset Clew

The Wave sails are equipped with 2 clew eyelets which are set asymmetrically for individual tuning:

Upper eyelet for more power
Lower eyelet for more control


GUNSAILS | Sail Features - Trim Setting

The boom length is printed beside the clew. The mast lenght is patched on the mast protector.


GUNSAILS | Sail Features - Boom Position Control

The printed height scale at the boom opening helps you to easily remember your personal boom position.


GUNSAILS | Sail Features - Double Lock Seams

Double seams form the most stable connection between individual panels and different materials. They are used in stress zones as well as in areas of high tension and make your sail robust and durable.


GUNSAILS | Sail Features - Foot Guard

All seams in the significantly stressed foot area are protected by Dacron coverings. A PVC edging from foot to the first batten protects the leech edge against your board’s nonslip coating.


GUNSAILS | Sail Features - Comfort Pulley

The integrated triple pulley has large easy turning stainless brass rolls which greatly reduce the effort required for sail trimming. Also, if you prefer, the rolls are removable to allow the use of standard downhaul pulley hooks.


GUNSAILS | Sail Features - Sleeve Volumer

The GUNSAILS logo that is sewn on the sleeve keeps it open at the boom opening area like a clip and thus mast insertion is much easier.


GUNSAILS | Sail Features - Strap On

For very easy packing away and storage: Just roll the sail up and fix the elastic retainer.


GUNSAILS | Sail Features - Mesh Pocket

On the inside of the protector you will find a closable mesh pocket which can hold e.g. your downhaul surplus.


GUNSAILS | Sail Features - Mast Foot Protector

The large mast foot protector can be pulled back whilst rigging. The loop eases the initial pulling down of the sail. The uphaul can be comfortably inserted through an opening in the protector.


GUNSAILS | Sail Tech - Intelligent Material Assembly

The well designed combination of different materials allows weight savings without losing stability. By varying the stretch behaviour of the individual materials, we can precisely define each sail profile under pressure and guarantee you consistent sailing characteristics over the long term.


GUNSAILS | Sail Tech - Tension Frame

The Tension frame forms a functional unit with the smart clew construction. It is built from multidirectional x-ply and framed with insignia. Therefore it can resist maximum stress levels. The Tension frame receives the force from the clew and distributes the tension with the additional warp lines into the sail. The layout of the tension frame is designed to support the individual profile of every sail. Conclusively the tension frame improves the response of the sail and increases the profile stability. It also ensures long lasting sail characteristics and improves the overall durability of the sail.


GUNSAILS | Sail Tech - Double Lock Seams

Double Seams provide the most stable connection between panels or different materials. They find use in areas of high material tension and make your sail tough and durable.


GUNSAILS | Sail Tech - Smart Clew Construction

The Smart Clew Construction is based on the tension specific and precise alignment of different materials. The result is an extremely durable clew area without additional weight. Depending the sail the layout of the materials varies in order to suit the resulting tension lines in order to distribute the force from the clew, towards the Tension Frame into the sail. That helps to create more response, better profile stability and long lasting sail characteristics.


GUNSAILS | Sail Tech - Kevlar Stretch Control

Through the selected use of kevlar warp laminate, we are able to precisely define the stretch properties of every sail. This leads to more response and a long lasting and stable sail profile. The light and unidirectional kevlar threads show very low stretch, even under highest loads. They are individually positioned in each sail to suit its range of application, leading to long lasting performance and sail characteristics.


GUNSAILS | Sail Tech - Multidirectional X-Ply

Multidirectional X-Ply is used in high stress areas. The thread layout shows a higher density of polyester yarn, thus making the material more resistant than the regular X-Ply. The additional vertical thread direction allows the material to take more tension and force in the critical tension line.


GUNSAILS | Sail Tech - Square-Ply

The square ply is based on the same concept as X-ply material. However the threads are aligned in a 90 degree angle and the material offers a higher overall thread density. That allows us to reduce the thickness of the included monofilm to save weight, but ensure durability at the same time.


GUNSAILS | Sail Tech - X-Ply

X-PLY the all time classic of the reinforced laminates. It is light, stable and has a good transparency. Therefore it is used in the window area of the Wave-and Cross Over Sails. X-Ply also does withstand higher punctual stress. In case of a cut, the threads avoid further damage because they stop the cut from spreading through the window.

WINDSURF UK 09-2020 | EXCEED 8.0 2020

Test Report Windsurf Freemove Freeride Sails Surf Magazin, Windsurf Journal, Planchemag

OVERVIEW: Replacing the Sunray for 2020, the Exceed has been developed by the Gunsails’ R&D team in Tarifa, Spain. Presenting seven sizes in half-metre increments (in all bar the largest size), the three smallest sizes are compatible with RDM or SDM, whereas the larger sizes (of which this 8.0m is one) are recommended solely for use with an SDM, to increase drive and range. Constructed mostly of monofilm in its panels, there’s a couple of thin x-ply luff panels, along with x-ply in the head and foot. But more interesting, in their literature, Gunsails disclose that there are Kevlar reinforcements used in the sail’s makeup to ensure its structure, stability … and longevity. Tested on a Select 100 SDM, it is straightforward to rig, the movement in the Dacron luff sleeve enabling the cam to be rolled onto the mast without the necessity of a cam pocket. Applying tension according to the brand’s F.R.E.D. tuning marker (present in the top panel), there’s a moderate amount of luff curve exhibited, whilst the leech falls away progressively to the batten five. At rest, the sail’s profile displays a fair amount of depth, located forward in the sail’s draft. And whilst Gunsails price their products very competitively, there is certainly no let-up in detailing, with all the features you’d expect of a modern sail included, such as beading along the length of both bottom battens, a padded tack fairing with pocket incorporated, and alternating battens to enhance the sail’s symmetry on both tacks.

PERFORMANCE: Big and bold in the hands from the start, the Exceed is full bodied, and generates a good amount of crisp bottom end power. The centre of effort is located far forward in the draft, focussing the drive and blessing the sail with a degree of lightness and ease that belies its stated size. There is also some built in softness and breathability in the leading edge, encouraging the active rider to pump the sail, and making the desired feedback and response easily attainable. Once going, the Gunsails settles into a comfortable stance, the twist in the upper panels keeping the draft honest and forward facing, whilst the sail copes with gusts and lulls admirably. It wasn’t the most efficient in the test when racing upwind, yet pulls smoothly and consistently … but off the wind, the Exceed delivered an impressive and more competitive performance, accelerating through gusts and keeping the board pinned down superbly. In transition the size of the Exceed’s area above the boom is noticeable, yet the cams rotate smoothly and the pressure in the backhand gathers progressively, making it very sympathetic and manageable. And when the wind increases to challenge the Exceeds top-end stability, we couldn’t help but be impressed by the sail’s ability to adapt, the use of the low, inset clew eyelet significantly reducing the boom length and bestowing it with a more compact feel.

THE VERDICT: With range, manners and performance, the Exceed is a very easy sail to rig and get on with, and at this price, it simply can’t be ignored.

SURF MAGAZIN 09-2020 | Exceed 8.5 2020

Test Report Windsurf Freemove Sails Surf Magazin, Windsurf Journal, Planchemag

The quick-change artist feels a bit heavier when carrying the sail to the beach. - "well, the typical, solid gun material" you still might think. But on the water, the very deep profiled sail suddenly appears very neutral and can be easily navigated with very little force. The right trim is easy to find, once the luff is adjusted, the rest is done with the clew - and then you can surf for a long time with very little tension. The Exceed starts to pull very powerful and accelerates faster than the other sail brands. With a lot of speed on all courses and - with a slight focus on the rear hand - also very good performance on upwind, it dominated the lower and middle glide wind range in the test. It lies particularly stable and calmly over the board, and with the sail cut down far above the trim tab, it allows a particularly tight closure with the foot on the board. In the jibe, the handling of the weight is okay, the turning of the profile is quite tough, the camber rotation as soft as butter. Even in strong winds the controllability stays top, with a huge wind range. surf-conclusion: a very fast and early planing sail with top acceleration. Easy and stable (fast) to surf.

surf-conclusion: A very fast and early planing sail with top acceleration. Easy and stable (fast) surfing.

+ planing, performance, handling
- nothing

SURF MAGAZIN 03-2020 | Exceed 7.0 2020

Test Report Windsurf Freemove Sails Surf Magazin, Windsurf Journal, Planchemag

"Honey, did you shrink the cambers?" - the Gun-Surfer might ask himself, because the Exceed trumps again with outstanding soft rotation in the jibe. The fun with the two profile supports begins with the assembly, because you don't have to use zippers and the mounting is very easy. This sounds like the best freeride genes and this is how the sail turns out on the water. In the planing phase it doesn't look super light, but it is easy to control and gets going fast - even if this is not its special focush, the 3-camber-sail Vector has a bit more power. The Exceed convinces with very good controllability - even with only a light boom tension - and compact feeling on the straight as well as in the jibe. The pressure point position keeps even agile boards calm on the water even in strong winds, which is also due to the fact that the sail never puts too much effort on the back hand. In light gliding winds, there is a lack of lift in the upwind course in direct comparison (which is only really noticeable in comparison runs in race mode), but in strong winds this characteristic makes control and handling noticeably easier. Conclusion: Very user-friendly sail with a wide range of use in one trim and especially good manoeuvring handling in the camber class.

+: Control and Handling
-: ./.

WINDSURFING JAHRBUCH 2020 | Exceed 8.0 2020

Testbericht Windsurf Freemove Segel Surf Magazin, Windsurf Journal, Planchemag

ON THE BEACH: Designated by GUNSAILS as a "Power Freeride" sail, the Exceed succeeds the Sunray. With only six battens, it has been significantly slimmed down compared to its predecessor, the dimensions and outline remain similar. Five of the six battens are tube battens and provide good profile stability. Also new at the Exceed are the two clew eyelets, offset by almost nine centimetres, which last year were reserved for GUNSAILS racing sails, but now also open up a useful tuning option for hobby windsurfers. The rigging of the Exceed is easy. The boom can be easily attached in the narrow mast sleeve made of Dacron and the two small cambers can be easily snapped onto the mast. Thanks to the FRED trim mark in the sail top, the right downhaul tension is quickly found. The clew can only be attached without tension.

ON THE WATER: In recent years, we had come to appreciate the old Sunray as a powerful freeride sail, but criticized the somewhat weaker handling. With one less batten the Exceed starts at this sore point. This is the first thing you notice when walking to the water. Already at the beach start the Exceed lies comfortably in the hand. When planing it is very balanced. Neither does it pull strongly on the back hand, nor does the pressure point sit bombproof in the front area of the profile - a successful mixture of stability and feedback! Even though the GA Cosmic is stronger in early planing, the Exceed then accelerates very close behind as the second best sail on good speed. Again, it's the mix that makes the Exceed so great, you can ride it upright or lean against it to get even faster. It remains true to the old virtues of the Sunray, is always stable and controllable. Even in wind holes, the profile maintains the pressure for a long time and the board continues to plane. Full control is maintained for a long time. In the jibe it also lies better in the hand than the Sunray from last year, rotates easily and quickly when shifting.

CONCLUSION: The Exceed is an uncomplicated and balanced sail and can really put the old Sunray in the shade by saving a batten. It is more energy-saving when windsurfing, a very good companion for relaxed to sporty freeriding and also looks better in the jibe. A great crossover performance, which is not to be criticized.

WIND SPÉCIAL TESTS 2020 | Exceed 7.5 2020

Test Report Windsurf Freemove Freeride Sails Surf Magazin, Windsurf Journal, Planchemag

Silent Power

DESIGN: The SUNRAY disappears, replaced by the Exceed with the same size graduation. The new design changes to 6 battens instead of 7 and with a new outline. The 2 cambers surround the boom in a half width mast sleeve. 2 clew eyelets are offset and have a distance of 9 cm. Kevlar reinforcements control the stretch.

ON THE WATER: The Exceed gets an excellent rating for rigging. The wide mast sleeve makes it easy to insert the mast and the cambers are attached with two fingers. It's so easy that the Exceed doesn't need an opening to access the cambers, just through the boom cutout. Tensioning is done on the same wavelength, gently and without breaking your back, without a trim handle, to achieve the optimum tension indicated by a mark. The switch to 6 battens allows a considerable weight saving in the order of 600 g. This change is noticeable, although the old model already showed easy handling. On the leech, the clew is placed about 20 cm inwards, which makes the boom shorter and also contributes to the manoeuvrability of this big sail, which is generally not very bulky. The second batten crosses the boom and serves as support for the profile. The Exceed is an easy to use camber motor for stress-free freeriding. Top speed will not be its strong point, but it is more than enough for exhilarating planing. Sit back and let the Exceed take you on a relaxed ride.

CONCLUSION: By changing to 6 battens the GUNSAILS Freeride sail emphasizes the idea of easy surfing without losing grip. The weight saving is a benefit for the weekend surfer and the beginner in the camber sail sector. The Exceed should be paired with a freeride board to allow easy planing without the need for performance, just to have the pleasure of riding with drive and stability.


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