Quality Matters

SUP DEMO :: SUNDAY MAY 2 :: NINE – NOON

GOLETA BEACH WEST END :: BRING YOUR OWN PADDLE :: BYOP

In this era (error…;-) of cheap knockoff import SUP boards being built by POSERS that don’t standup paddle, do demos, lessons, events…host races…INNOVATE…etc…

QUALITY MATTERS…

STARBOARD = INNOVATION + QUALITY…

We manufactured the first molded epoxy sandwich SUP’s in the world…the construction was based on what we had learned from decades of work on epoxy sandwich sailboards…
Many of the companies that we represent in our shop have this sophisticated background…and, have been able to produce sailboards that go over 40mph and jump/land in waves to 40′-50’…and, survive…

Starboard is one such company…

TECHNOLOGY, past and future

Starboard has set the pace in board technology for over a decade. Last season winnings includes the first World Cup of SUP in Hamburg Germany, the Ohau to Molokai race, the British series, the Australian events and several class victories in the Battle of The Paddle.

Starboard is holding the speed record for wind powered sail crafts at 49.09 knots and has been winning the Professional Windsurfer Association’s manufacturers ranking 4 years in a row. Starboard introduced precision molded wood veneer “Green” boards back in 1995 and brought the first EVA deck grip surf and windsurf boards to the market the same year.

Starboard is taking the lead in the whole wide and short board revolution in Stand Up Paddleboarding and already last year brought the stand on top Kayak concept to the market with integration of kayaking and Windsurfing.

We are proud to work with Jim Drake who not only designed the currently fastest manned plane, the X15, 40 years ago, the Starboard K15 last year, but also co-invented windsurfing back in 1967. Thanks also to our watermen/designers Scott McKercher, Svein Rasmussen, Brian Szymanski and Peter Cox.

Despite a strong history, Starboard acknowledges that really only the future counts and puts more resources into development than ever before.


Backside drop with a wave that’s bad to da bone…Starboard ZEN…calm in the eye of the storm…no worries…

QUALITY MATTERS…

TECHNORA Sandwich
Starboard’s Technora Technology is a custom Epoxy sandwich construction built around a lightweight fusion blown 14kg/L EPS internal core fully wrapped with glass under a pre shaped cross-linked 3mm high density PVC foam. The outer glass fiber skin has additional reinforcements in the standing area complimenting the full high density foam deck structure.

Technora offers the highest shape accuracy and is our lightest premium technology.

All Technora boards Startouch, Starboard’s trademark deck traction.

Advantages:

* Super light weight
* Extra rigidity
* Premium finish
* Extra strength

WOOD Sandwich TAC
An original Wood technology pioneered by Starboard in 1994.
The lightweight fusion blown EPS has PVC reinforcements
inbedded for all insert’s reinforcements.
Military grade fiberglass wraps around the core in an Epoxy resin matrix
to form an inner sandwich wall under the combination of a strong and stiff
510kg/m3 0.6mm Australian Pine and Makori veneer.
TAC boards have Starboard Startouch deck traction.

Advantages:

* Light
* Stiff
* Strong
* Exceptional look

TUFSKIN EVA
CAMO/CANDY DURABLE, STRONG AND TOUGH

* Tufskin technology uses a layer of continuous mat fibres sandwiched between 2 layers of glass weave to form a thick, stiff and durable epoxy sandwiched laminate.
The standing area has a 0.6 mm Australian pine veneer layer for extra strength.
* With superior impact resistance, it is the technology of choice for those looking for durability and strength.
* The seamless rail finish and sharp release edges add to the value, quality and performance of Tufskin Technology.
* Boards may be fitted with an air valve. Always close the valve before use.

TUFSKIN TOUCH
EXTRA TRACTION, DURABLE, STRONG AND TOUGH

* Tufskin technology uses a layer of continuous mat fibres sandwiched between 2 layers of glass weave to form a thick, stiff and durable epoxy sandwiched laminate.
The standing area has a 0.6 mm Australian pine veneer layer for extra strenght.
* With superior impact resistance, it is the technology of choice for those looking for durability and strength.
* The seamless rail finish and sharp release edges add to the value, quality and performance of Tufskin Technology.
* Startouch non abrasive deck traction ends the need for surf wax and introduces a new era of surfing functionality and simplicity.

WARDOGQuality Matters