The Starboard 2014 range is out with lots of sexy new shapes and colourways. They have kept some of their original classic shapes but also have some totally new shapes and designs like the Airborne Surf Fish and new Wide Point shapes. For more information about any Starboard boards click here. Find your local Starboard retailer here and if you want a free Starboard catalogue delivered to your door visit the Starboard UK site here. The product videos below are showing some of the most popular Starboard boards in the 2014 range.
For those looking for ultra-high performance and stability in small surf, the Air Born 7’10’x31.5″ has all the characteristics of the 30″ board and more. We traded 1/10 of an inch thickness for 1.5 inches of width, keeping almost the same volume. This ultra-thin profile allows the board to flex more and store all the energy ready for release on your airs or cutbacks, while providing extra stability and control. This is the ultimate performance fish. “Mono-concave merging to double concave with tail V”(Starboard International)
|238.8 cm||80 cm||8.9 cm||50.3 cm|
|238.8 cm||76.2 cm||8.9 cm||48 cm|
|223.5 cm||72.4 cm||8.6 cm||47.5 cm|
Want to surf like a Hero? Then you’ll love the turning abilities of this board provided by its rail shape and rocker line. These attributes also ensure a stability unmatched in boards of this size. If you can ride an 11’0″, then you’ll feel like a Super Hero when you step on this magical 9’0″. Be warned: If you try it, you ll buy it! “Mono-concave nose and middle section with tail V”(Starboard International)
|274.3 cm||83.8 cm||10.6 cm||47.7 cm|
The new 2014 Wide Point provides extra stability due to a flatter deck, improved glide and agility. A new squash tail outline, combined with added V off the tail, provides for more responsive, edgy cutbacks. Finer forward rails improve acceleration, with smoother entry into the wave and through cutbacks. Bottom shape has been refined with a deeper concave running through the middle to accelerate water flow with V brought in earlier to aid release. Easy fun, high performance. “Mono concave at nose to double concave”(Starboard International)
|287 cm||81.3 cm||11.1 cm||46.7 cm|
|269.2 cm||81.3 cm||10.4 cm||46.2 cm|
|248.9 cm||81.3 cm||10 cm||51.3 cm|
|233.7 cm||81.3 cm||10.4 cm||48.3 cm|
The Element is a hard board to beat. We made five new prototypes, but the current version with fine rails and relatively narrow tail remained the winner. It maintains speed well through fatter sections of waves. The surfing ability of this classic shape is remarkable and the glide is key to its allround performance. A hugely popular shape that also works great for light weight riders wanting a shorter board for flat water paddling. “Mono concave nose section to flat middle with slight tail V”(Starboard International)
|294.6 cm||76.2 cm||10.7 cm||44 cm|
A long-time favorite in the range, chosen for its versatility and all-round fun, the performance bar has been raised with the new, improved Drive. The new bottom configuration of a single concave forward moving through to heavy V in the midsection, with deep concaves running through to V in the tail has radically improved the speed and maneuverability with a crisp and lively rail-to-rail feel. If you have the previous version, its well worth to upgrade.(Starboard International)
|317.5 cm||76.2 cm||10.4 cm||40.6 cm|
Stable to paddle thanks to its 32″ width and great glide with the full 12’0″ length. The generous nose width and mono-concave up front provides fun nose-riding opportunities. It also lets the board paddle into waves with ease. The pinned out aft section with ample tail rocker sports good wave riding characteristics for a board of this size. “Slight mono-concave nose section to flat middle with a fair amount of V in the back”(Starboard International)
|365.8 cm||81.8 cm||11.7 cm||42.7 cm|
This legendary board that opened people’s eyes to wide boards and set the benchmark for easy, fun performance, for all, has taken another step ahead of the competition. The dimensions and rails remain the same, but the bottom shape has evolved to produce a livelier, more responsive Whopper. This was achieved by using a forward V in the stance area, promoting rail-to-rail reactivity, running to a single concave that accelerates the water through the back of the board to a V off the tail. We also added half an inch of nose kick to make pearling close to impossible. If you are the lucky owner of a previous model Whopper, the upgrade is well worth the investment.(Starboard International)
|304.8 cm||91.4 cm||12.7 cm||48.5 cm|
|304.8 cm||86.4 cm||10.9 cm||47 cm|
The 2014 Sprint is designed for the most demanding racer who needs a hull capable of accelerating in a heartbeat, achieving lightening sprinting performance and maintaining highly-efficient cruising speeds that sap minimum energy. Targeted at flat water, we nevertheless built good buoyancy into this board enabling riders with good balance to perform in chop or on a downwind run. Every aspect of this board has been highly engineered using hydrodynamic, hydrostatic, structural flex and ergonomic principles.(Starboard International)
|381 cm||71.1 cm||53.8 cm|
This board design was achieved by pushing all physical and scientific limitations keeping only one thing in Mind: Unreal Speed !!
Every design parameter has been optimized with state of the art Computer Fluid Dynamic simulations for the best possible effort to speed ratio. Over 30 digital shapes have been benchmarked in order to come up with this Result : The World Fastest Paddle Board – Ever !
Optimum Beam / Length Ratio and Prismatic Coefficient made this beast the Ultimate Speed Machine.
Designed as a flat water board with Race 24 Fin, this board does extremely well in light chop when equipped with the after market Ocean Fin Race 44. This Fin has been specially designed to enhance drastically the stability of the board by moving its center of effort deep under the board, creating a high momentum in transversal stability.
After such a development, we could not stay short in construction… The Sprint Unlimited is available in a sole State of the Art Tri-axial Carbon Technology, exclusively used on the Unlimited, allowing a board that size to weigh 11kg, stay stiff in flat water for best energy transfer, yet allowing a high recoil flex in ocean conditions.
Unlimit yourself and experience the thrilling sensation of paddling at unseen velocity, effortlessly leaving no wake behind you.(Starboard International)
|533.4 cm||58.4 cm||37.1 cm|
New Sprint look like a weapon!!