Stand Up Paddling – a royal Hawaiian sport, is now becoming the
new craze and the world’s quickest growing watersport.
Starboard is preparing a line of Stand Up Paddle boards, guiding
watersports into a whole new dimension.
Starboard is bringing back their line of gorgeous wood veneer
boards updated for standup paddle surfing and light air
Attaching a sail to the brass inserts positioned in the middle converts the board to a whole new world of
amazing light wind wave sailing. The feeling of riding these long boards in the waves using the aft brass
insert uncovers a new dimension…
No need to use a harness in the light winds, one can easily get onto a wave with a pump or 2 and walk the
board from the tail to nose without loosing speed while riding the waves full length. Getting over the wave breaks is way easy due to the volume and length of the board. Wavesailing is suddenly possible in 2-10 knots of wind and fun even in small waves.
An optional TT box for a mid fin and usage of the front brass insert creates a fantastic light wind freestyle
board for never ending rail rides and a forgiving platform to learn classic freestyle tricks.
Stand Up Paddling
Starboard 12’2” X 26 5/8” by Mark Raaphorst ( top Maui based SUP rider and shaper).
-The outline template is wide in the middle for stability with a pulled in tail for carving on the wave.
-The extra rail volume further provides stability while paddling.
-The longboard rocker with extra tail kick offers an agile board feel compared to its size while on a wave.
-The flat nose rocker section is a good platform for nose riding.
-The long water line and curved tail rocker promotes a pleasant glide for longer distance Stand Up paddling.
-The thin 2 mm 3/4 deck EVA with indications for your foot placing provides great traction.
-The carry handle for easy transport.
-The leash inserts in the tail is accompanied by a tow eye in the front.
-A storage net can be used with the 6 inserts situated on the deck.
Starboard 12’6” x 30” by Svein Rasmussen/Jim Drake.
-A whole new world of amazing light wind wave sailing to be enjoyed by attaching a rig to the brass insert.
-No need to use a harness as the wind is light.
-One can easily get onto a wave with a pump or 2 and walk the board from the tail to nose, without loosing speed while riding the wave’s full length.
-Getting over the wave breaks is way easy due to the volume and length of the board.
-Wavesailing is suddenly possible in 2-10 knots of wind and is fun even in waves as small as a foot
-For the windsurfing market we will integrate a TT box for a mid fin creating a fantastic light wind freestyle board for never ending rail rides.
-The mid fin also creates a great deal of balance, thus will be a tool for learning SUP.
–Light wind freestyle is back with great rail riding and a forgiving platform to learn classic freestyle tricks and simply goofing around.
The difference between the 2 sizes:
The 12’2” x 26 5/8” more towards SUP
surfing ,better suited for light wind wave sailing and more
athletic/experienced riders. The 12’6” x 30” more stability for SUP and light wind freestyle due to extra
stability through added width.
Standing up on top of the ocean, leaning your body weight on the paddle that drives you over the sea.
Listen to the sound of the board cutting through the water and enjoy the sparkle from the water’s reflection ahead. A grand new way to appreciate a fabulous core work-out and take any wave for a ride.
Stand Up paddling can be learned in 5 minutes, be enjoyed on any lake ,river or ocean and is great fun
cross training/core work out. The Stand Up paddle board is easy to put onto the roof of a car, comfortable to carry to the beach and convenient to store. The advantage of SUP boards over a basic surf board is the added width allowing you to stand up and use a paddle thus get more power and speed. When you take off on the wave, you are already standing up surfing. The paddle further acts like a balancing pole, making it easier to turn and keep your balance.
Popular sit down kayaking and canoeing has 40 times more participation in the USA than windsurfing,
indicating the limitless potential of the more accessible SUP. Dave Kalama and Laird Hamilton are currently the best known SUP athletes, Mark Raaphorst the most progressive shaper and Jeff Henderson recognised for bridging SUP with wavesailing.
We are taking deposits now to secure boards for May delivery time frame.
Pricing: SUP 370 and 380 Sportec Retail: $1499.00
(U.S. $) SUP 370 and 380 Wood Retail: $1999.00
Continuously pushing boundaries through innovation and quality, Starboard challenges all to
“ DO IT STANDING UP!”