A foiler in a wetsuit stands poised on a rocky outcrop, Cedrus Evolution Surf mast in hand, paired with an Armstrong foil. Behind them, the sea spray catches the light, accentuating the synergy between cutting-edge technology and the raw power of the ocean. A foiler in a wetsuit stands poised on a rocky outcrop, Cedrus Evolution Surf mast in hand, paired with an Armstrong foil. Behind them, the sea spray catches the light, accentuating the synergy between cutting-edge technology and the raw power of the ocean.

Reviews & Praise

Progression Project Interview

Learn about mast design and engineering in this interview with Erik Antonson of the Progression Project and Cedrus founder, Kyle Lobisser.

Don't take our word for it

★★★★★

THE mast is very good! So stiff and so direct! THE release from the bottom turn is very very nice!

TS

Evolution Surf

★★★★★

I was surprised how much it accelerated when riding it in the narrow section, imo at least as fast as NL v2 and likely faster.  It felt very nimble and very responsive, super fun to surf with. Obviously incredibly stiff. Nothing moved in any direction. The construction is beautiful and the quality of built and engineering is amazing!! This mast will last a life time!

NS

Evolution Surf 75

★★★★★

Evolution Cedrus mast is the stiffest and fastest mast I have ridden to date, using for wake, surf, and wing.  Outstanding build quality and design, the adapter fit is tight, and does not introduce any flex into the system.  As foil design advances quickly, it’s a huge benefit to be able to use the same mast with multiple brands of foils vs being stuck with a single system!

AR

Evolution Surf 85

★★★★★

Yes, does feel faster and stiffer especially when hitting speed spikes. I have found no limits yet. I still need a pumping day to try and hit the limits. I have no doubt this is 1 of the best wing masts on the market. The build quality and durability just like PC is excellent.

MM

Evolution Wind 80

★★★★★

I was surprised how much it accelerated when riding it in the narrow section, imo at least as fast as NL v2 and likely faster.  It felt very nimble and very responsive, super fun to surf with. Obviously incredibly stiff. Nothing moved in any direction. The construction is beautiful and the quality of built and engineering is amazing!! This mast will last a life time!

NS

Hawaii

★★★★★

There was always a compromise until Evolution Wind. I don’t even think about my gear anymore (trying to predict venting in high chop conditions when pinching hard - I would focus on preventing the burp instead of looking at how I could abuse the section of the wave in front of me, or pull punches when taking bigger drops and banking hard on to a follow on bottom turn) - I just ride as hard as I can now.

VV

Longtime multi-Cedrus Owner

★★★★★

I’ve been on several very stiff masts so I can feel if the mast is not stiff enough as I weight 190lbs. The Evolution was definitely stiff and clocked as fast as any other top end mast. You’ve got a solid product with the added bonus of adaptability to any foil.

JC

Evolution Surf 75

★★★★★

Super stiff and zero ventilation on the steeper faster ones. I love what you are doing and the evolution of the sport is amazing.

BS

Evolution Wind 85

★★★★★

Dude, the mast is perfect.

PI

Industry

A promotional image from Foilsurfing.net featuring a strong endorsement for the Project Cedrus Evolution Surf Mast, encapsulated by the bold statement: "If I could have only one of these masts, I would pick the Cedrus Evolution Surf." The quote speaks to the mast's exceptional build quality and performance. The Foilsurfing.net logo anchors the visual, set against a tranquil coastal scene that softly fades into the background. A promotional image from Foilsurfing.net featuring a strong endorsement for the Project Cedrus Evolution Surf Mast, encapsulated by the bold statement: "If I could have only one of these masts, I would pick the Cedrus Evolution Surf." The quote speaks to the mast's exceptional build quality and performance. The Foilsurfing.net logo anchors the visual, set against a tranquil coastal scene that softly fades into the background.

Absolutely the best winging mast I’ve used (among the Classic Cedrus mast, the Clydesdale version, various versions of F One, the current AFS, the Axis aluminum and HM, various Takumas, Unifoils, GoFoils, the NoLimitz masts and others - I have friends and vendors that like to share and provide demos). Some masts would not ventilate (usually longer chords and thinner foil sections), but you’d have to deal with the flex and the vagueness of control. Others were stiff, but a little slower on the top end.

There was always a compromise until Evolution Wind.

I don’t even think about my gear anymore (trying to predict venting in high chop conditions when pinching hard - I would focus on preventing the burp instead of looking at how I could abuse the section of the wave in front of me, or pull punches when taking bigger drops and banking hard on to a follow on bottom turn) - I just ride as hard as I can now. I still plan on using my Project Cedrus Classic masts to prone foil and for Foil Drive prone foiling - I don’t feel like there is any loss of performance in those disciplines - but I will only wing with the Evolution Wind mast from now on.

Thanks for the time, effort, blood, sweat and tears used to design, line up manufacturing, and even sending each mast with recycled packing materials - the masts are a labor of love and it shows!!!

The emails keep coming

★★★★★

I was very happy to receive my Evolution surf 75cm last week.
The build quality is incredible, you have made an amazing product. Thanks for all the hard work and attention to detail and quality that you put into it. I’ve had 2 surf sessions so far and have really noticed how slippery it is through the water, its more efficiency on the glide. And the torsional stiffness is very noticeable between turns.

KW

Evolution Surf 75

★★★★★

I have to say I knew I had Gen 1 Lift mast and it was flexy,  but this new mast is insane!  I have so much more control in waves. I started doing heel side tacks on 6 foot face waves and made the first one then did a dozen not falling once. My confidence has increased a lot with the direct feel of the foil under my feet.  To say I’m stoked with Cedrus is an understatement. Mahalo.

VW

Evolution Wind

★★★★★

Dude!! Evolution is rad !! You hit it out of the park.

CW

Multiple Evolution Surfs

★★★★★

That new mast is so unreal. It [Foil Drive] fits fine with a little tape inside and works soo great. That is the surf mast.

I am also winging on the new wing mast and it is awesome too. Just wanted to sat thanks man. Good job.

JD

Evolution Surf and Wind

Wow, wow, wow!

Seriously though, what a difference. I wanted to wait until I had a few sessions under the belt with serious riding before sending any feedback. As for specifics, I can say the following:

Stiffness is remarkably better. My foil feels twitchier and responsive at levels I wasn’t expecting. This was welcomed and as I said, unexpected.

Ventilation has yet to show its face!!! I push my gear very hard utilizing speeds and upwind angles with aggressive maneuvers. While I haven’t had the conditions align for full send speed runs yet, I’ve had it over 26mph multiple times and cranked some serious upwind angles and g’s with winds > 40mph and I’ve had ZERO ventilation. This is huge. Seriously, I’d buy it just for that.

Efficiency is a hard measure in two sessions with nuking winds. I’ll get back to you on that one, but at a minimum, it’s as efficient with static glide as the classic. It’s definitely more efficient with dynamic pumping via improved stiffness, but I haven’t had a chance to evaluate raw efficiency in pure glide.

Aesthetics and overall mastery just have a superior look and feel. The quality is remarkable and the look is very sharp and professional. The finish is a 10/10. Also, the Unifoil adapter carries the same level of craftsmanship and the top plate does as well.

That’s all for now, I just wanted to give you my initial thoughts. You’ve created an amazing mast (erpiece) and I’ll definitely spread the word.