1994 - The Beginning

The beginning. Starboard is founded in New Caledonia, with Svein Rasmussen and Jean Louis Colmas in the forefront.

1995 - Pioneering Wood Sandwich Construction

Pioneering and leading the industry with the ultra light and legendary wood
sandwich construction. A technology that put Starboard on the map, giving an incredible feeling on the water.

1999 - Introduce Ultra Wide Beginner Boards

Introducing the world’s first ultra-wide beginner board that launches a new branch of boards in the industry. Re-creating windsurfing and helping thousands of riders develop their love for the sport.

2001 - Introduce Short & Wide Freeboard

Introducing the world’s first short and wide freeride board. Numbers of sailing days per year was everything. Making boards wider would lead to more fun days on the water.

2001 - Starboard Becomes #1 Windsurfing Brand

Starboard becomes windsurfing brand #1 after winning the first six spots in the 2001 World Championship. Additionally becoming official supplier to the Formula Windsurfing World Championship.

2002 - Return of the HyperSonic

Starboard’s Hypersonic marks the return of slalom windsurfing, a discipline that had almost disappeared. The iSonic followed, a board that continues to dominate PWA Slalom today.

2006 - Stand Up Paddling is Introduced

Starboard introduces Stand Up Paddleboarding for the market. Revolutionizing the industry by offering shapes and innovations far ahead of competitors.

2007 - World's First Extra-Slim Freeride

Introduces the world’s first extra-slim freeride boards, fast-forwarding the concept of early planing but yet reactive boards.

2009 - Tufskin


The beginning of the Tufskin paddle featuring a durable blade for training.

2009 - World's First Production Quad Fin

Introduces the world’s first production quad fin wave board, setting a new trend and standard in the wave discipline. Rapid turns and more drive would be the key points.

2010 - Set the New Thin Trend

Re-shaping the concept of the 2007 thin board, resulting in hyperactive and responsive boards that planes early, giving more response and maneuverability. Ultimately enabling more days on the water.

2010 - The Enduro Blade


The Enduro features a well balance blade design with a medium-strong dihedral proving stability and power
Carbon blade in hand-laminated around PVC core. The rails are carefully inlaid with ABS

2011 - Our First Inflatable Paddle Board is Instroduced

The comfort of travelling with an inflatable board was introduced by Starboard to the market in the year 2011. The innovation of being able to pack your SUP in a rucksack revolutionized the industry from one day to the other.

2012 - Reshaping the Phantom Program

Re-shaping the Phantom program for light as well as high wind performance – the bat wings leads the way for a super efficient racing machine.

2013 - Lighter is Better


Starboard R&D team is proud to introduce the lightest paddle biaxial carbon blade on the market starting 150 grams.

2014 - Tiki Tech Introduces our Scratch Resistant Technology


Our new proprietary blade technology, Tiki Tech features a special scratchproof surface finish material. It’s extra durable and lightweight.

2014 - Double Chamber Technology is Introduced

Necessity drives innovation. The construction introduced to comply with ocean rescue regulations quickly became the stiffest and safest construction for all of Starboard’s inflatable boards. With time it became an industry standard across all brands.

2016 - AirPlane Launches

Starboard pioneers the mobility in the windsurfing world when launching the new AirPlane, an inflatable windsurfing board fully capable of high speed planing.

2016 - Shaft Flex Option for Maximising your Performance


We paddle a lot and found it fun to develop paddle shaft suiting the individual needs for our various-sized friends and team riders. A flexible shaft transfers energy in a more gentle way suiting long-distance paddling and higher cadence.

2016 - Starboard Blue Comes toLife


The year Starboard had their first Environmental Employee joining the team, they managed the initial efforts of Starboard to reduce the impact of the company onto the wider world.

2016 - Starboard Makes World SUP Champs in Fiji Carbon Positive


Supporting Sustainable Surfs Deep Blue Event status, Starboard mitigated the impact of the event by sequestering the emissions of the event 4.4 times over! Events emissions: 900 tonnes of CO2. Starboard planted: 4,000 mangrove trees. Absorbing: 4,000 tonnes of CO2!

2017 - Introducing Bio-Resin

Starboard introduces the first production board made with BIO-Resin, leading a new path towards sustainability.

2017 - World's First PWA Foil Windsurfing Champion

The World’s first PWA Foil Windsurfing Champion is settled. The winner Antoine Questel goes into the history books while riding Starboard foils.

2017 - Airline ~ the World's Fastest Inflatable


In order to close the gap between inflatable and hard boards, thinking outside the box was necessary. The patented free-flowing and pre-stretched aramid cable functions as a spring when the board is inflated. It stores energy and releases it after every stroke, creating the reflex of the board and gaining speed.

2018 - New Balsa Wood Construction

Introducing the strong, crisp and fresh looking balsa technology – leading the way for a newer eco-friendly construction within the industry.

2018 - Starboard Receives The First Ever Gold Level Eco Board Status By Sustainable Surf


Our Carbon Balsa technology made Starboard the 1st SUP brand to mass-produce a Gold Level EcoBoard SUP. Achieved whilst working closely with Sustainable Surf, sourcing eco-conscious and innovative materials, from responsible supply chains.

2020 - The True Winner


Our prepreg carbon blade technology featured in in the 2020 Lima became the world’s lightest paddle strat at only 360 grams.