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17
Dec

Ganges SUP Team to Paddle Entire Indian River

Starboard reports the Ganges SUP team, consisting of Shilpika Gautam, Pascal Dubois and Spike Reid, have set out to paddle the entire length of the Ganges River in India. This is the first time anyone has attempted to paddle the full length of the river. The team’s motivation comes from the river’s high pollution that led …

29
Nov

Corinth Canal Paddle Crossing 2016 Recap Video

The Corinth Canal Paddle Crossing 2016 took place at the end of October hosting more than 300 participants. The Greek canal is 6343-meters long and during the race vessel traffic through the canal was shut off for two hours. The event was put on by organizers in cooperation with Hellenic Canoe-Kayak and SUP federation. The race included paddlers …

1
Nov

2017 Naish World Dealer Meeting

California Kiteboarding's Jason Lee visited Maui recently for the 2017 Naish World Dealer Meeting. Dealers got to hear about Naish's new 2017 products and try them out for themselves. It wouldn't be a true SUP and kiteboarding event without actually partaking in the sports, so Jason got to both kiteboard and SUP in his time ...
13
Oct

2017 Starboard Sneak Peek: Race & Touring

The 2017 Starboard race and touring series offer exciting new boards in the Starboard line along with old favorites like the All Star. 2017 Starboard Race All Star 14’0″ x 28″ All Star 14’0″ x 27″ All Star 14’0″ x 24.5″ All Star 14’0″ x 23″ All Star 12’6″ x 28″ All Star 12’6″ x …

6
Oct

The New 2017 Naish Series: Surf, Inflatables, & Foil

The 2017 Naish  SUP collection is on its way and we can’t wait to see what these new boards can do in the water. Take a look at the 2017 Naish Surf, Inflatable, and Foil boards: 2017 Naish Surf The 2017 Naish Surf collection consists of the Raptor Barebones, Hokua, and Mad Dog series as well …

4
Oct

The New 2017 Naish Series: All Around, Touring, & Race

We’ve been teasing sneak peeks at the 2017 Starboard SUP board collection recently, but today it’s all about Naish. The 2017 Naish series is full of new styles, new boards, and new constructions! Take a look: 2017 Naish All Around   The 2017 Naish All Around series consists of the brand new Quest series and old …

29
Sep

2017 Starboard Sneak Peek: Pro and Innovation

Outside of Starboard’s standard surf SUP category are the Pro series and the Innovative series which includes last year’s brand new Hyper Nut. Let’s see how the 2017 Starboard Pro and Innovation boards have been changed for a new season. 2017 Starboard Pro Performance Starboard’s Pro boards consist primarily of short boards given they’re designed …

12
Sep

Starboard Hasulyo Brothers Win 220 km Race

Brothers, Bruno and David Hasulyo won first and second place in the SUP 11-Cities Ultimate Challenge Tour yesterday in the Netherlands. The five day race began on Wednesday, September 7th and finished on Sunday. The race totals 220 km (about 137 miles) and as the name suggests, winds its way through 11 different cities along Holland’s …

15
Aug

"Chasing Gold" SUP Movie Premieres

The World Premiere of SUP movie, “Chasing Gold” occurred last Friday at the Lido Theater in Newport Beach. The film is up for movie of the year at the 2016 SUP Awards. Directed by Brent Deal, the movie follows the American team of the International Surfing Association’s World SUP and Paddleboard Championships in 2015. The American team …

8
Aug

Starboard Rider Wins Five Consecutive Eurotour Events

Kai Lenny isn’t the only professional paddle board racer making news this month with Starboard rider Leonard Nika winning five events in a row in the Eurotour. Nika’s latest achievement was taking first place in the São Jorge 2 Pico Challenge in Portugal. The race takes place between two of the region’s islands, Pico and São …

4
Aug

Kai Lenny Sets Record at M2O Paddle Race

Naish rider, Kai Lenny has a lot to celebrate this week after not only coming in first place at the Molokai 2 Oahu (M2O) Paddleboard Championship, but also setting a new world record in the race. Lenny finished the race in four hours and seven minutes. The previous record was held by Starboard’s Connor Baxter …

25
Jul

Starboard's Noli SUP Race 2016 Recap

On July 16th and 17th, the Euro Tour hosted the Noli SUP Race in Italy. The tour is presented by Starboard and began just last year. With the goal of unifying what they describe as a “fragmented racing scene” the Euro Tour hosts 13 SUP events in eight different countries over six weekends. The event …

9
Jun

Dolphins Join Stand Up Paddler

New Jersey photographer, Nikolas Pattantyus, posted the above video of a SUP session with dolphins to his Vimeo page. The stand up paddle boarder had a truly magical experience when a pod of dolphins began to swim with him as he paddled along in Avalon, New Jersey. It’s an amazing sight!  

7
Jun

June 2016 Starboard Demo

Join us June 19th for a Starboard Demo! You’ll have the chance to ride Starboard’s newest SUP boards, like the innovative Hyper Nut! The Hyper Nut’s unique design is brand new and hard to find, but this is your chance to see if it’s right for you! The Starboard demo will feature a variety of …

7
Jun

2016 Paddle for Hope: Starboard's Highlights

The 2016 Paddle for Hope took place in February in New Zealand. The event, held since 2011, raises money for PINC and STEEL Cancer Rehabilitation Trust with the goal of funding rehabilitation programs for those affected by cancer. Starboard, who sells the event’s fundraising SUP board, filmed the event and put together a highlights video …

31
May

Starboard Rider Wins Fastest Paddler on Earth Competition

Starboard racer, Connor Baxter, won the Fastest Paddler on Earth competition at the Lost Mills SUP event in Germany riding the Starboard Sprint. Video of his win can be seen in the Facebook video above from SUP Racer. Starboard released this statement from Baxter about his incredible win: "As it got close for me to go ...
10
May

Kai Lenny Attaches a Hydro Foil to Naish SUP Board

Naish rider, Kai Lenny, uploaded the above video to his Youtube page foiling on a SUP board. The innovative waterman attached a foil from brand Go Foil to a Naish downwinding SUP. The results are rather extraordinary as it takes a lot of power to build enough speed for a hydro foil to lift out of …

17
Apr

2016 Santa Cruz Paddlefest

We had the honor of creating a promo video from the 2016 Santa Cruz Paddlefest (as seen above). It was such a great experience to see some of the best SUP athletes in the world come together in one place for surfing, racing and a celebration of their passion in life. The weekend went by too ...
3
Mar

Santa Cruz Paddlefest at Steamer Lane

We are thrilled to be a sponsor of Santa Cruz Paddlefest this year! The event is held yearly in beautiful Santa Cruz and features three competitions. Steamer Lane (March 18th-20th) Steamer Lane is the main event at Paddlefest; you won't want to miss it if you can make it! There are three surf competitions (broken ...
24
Jul

Avila Beach Ladies SUP Mission

Avila Beach provides a variety of terrain for all levels of paddle boarding skill sets. If this is your first paddle boarding experience, Avila Beach offers many flat-water areas to practice your balance. San Luis Obispo Creek runs along side the Avila Beach golf course and is a popular place for paddle boarders of all ...
5
Oct

Kahuna Creations

Long Beach Kahuna Battle Land Paddle Championship in California   The Land Paddle Championships took place this month in Long Beach, California. Southern California racers met up at the Marine Stadium and battled it out for a piece of the glory. Our champion this year was Shaun Flynn. Congrats to Shawn for his first win!  …

30
Sep

2012 Battle of the Paddle - Doheny Beach, CA - Aerial Footage

The 2012 Rainbow Sandals & Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle was a complete success with hundreds of spectators, competitors, vendors, sponsors, & newbies. This event has brought Stand Up Paddleboarding as a mainstream athletic sport. It attracts all ages, genders, & atheletes to get out and SUP. Stand Up Paddleboarding is truly the world's …

28
Sep

Surftech Suptmber Sessions

Surftech Suptember Sessions Appleby in Top Form Heading Into BOP Candice is on fire as we approach the Battle of the Paddle! With successive wins at the Tahoe Nalu, Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge and the Duke Ocean Festival, Candice seems to be peaking at the right time. "I feel ready! I've raced just about everyone …

24
Sep

2013 Starboard Paddle Overview

  AVAILABLE LATE 2012 – Contact us for pricing and availability       Enduro A well balanced blade design with a medium dihedral providing great stability and good power. Available in five sizes tailored to different power requests and designed as a multipurpose paddle for waves, flat water and racing. The Enduro is our most popular …

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