2017 Kode FreeWave

The fast and versatile board for a broad range of conditions: flat water, chop and waves

“The Kode FreeWave is an awesome, amazing board. I can do everything with it: freeride, jumping, waves or even a bit of freestyle!”

– Boujmaa Guilloul

Accelerating Vee combined with a double concave bottom provides responsiveness with added grip and reactivity, added control and comfort, without compromising speed.

Thin rails are softer in the nose for a smooth entry in jibes and sharper in the mid and back sections to enhance grip, control and drive in the turns.

Everything is built around a fast rocker with a low nose angle to reduce drag, maximize control and top speed.

A flat section between the mast track and front footstrap promotes early planing. Just the right amount of tail kick makes for responsive wave riding.

Single or thruster.

Comes with 2 x Starbox and one US box, as well as plugs to suit your fin set up.

The new Starbox allows you to fit Slot Box fins in five seconds each, and remembers your last setting to get you on the water faster. It is also compatible with US box fins.

Starbox GIF LR

Stiffer front Drake Natural Wave G-10 fins provide lateral stability while driving the board through the turns.


Softer MFC TF Red tail fin provides traction, speed, grip and comfort in all conditions.


The Kode FreeWave 94, 103 and 109 are sold with a Drake FreeWave single fin. Thruster fins are available as an optional upgrade pack, for the price of 99 euros.

Kode FreeWave 81 Kode FreeWave 86 Kode FreeWave 94 Kode FreeWave 103 Kode FreeWave 109
Optional Upgrade Pack 1 x MFC TF 20 Red
2 x Drake Natural Wave 11
1 x MFC TF 20 Red
2 x Drake Natural Wave 13
1 x MFC TF 21 Red
2 x Drake Natural Wave 13
Price 99 € 99 € 99 €

Narrow nose on the bigger models helps to initiate the turns and reduce drag. Moderately wide outline provides stability and buoyancy in sub-planing conditions.

Volume in the tail helps to keep speed out of jibes and turns.

Pin tail design for a mix of speed, maneuverability and control.

Set your footstraps in the inboard or outboard positions for wave or freeride.

The Kode FreeWaves feature 10mm thick  sponge pads with a new square grooving pattern that provides more grip and comfort over extended sessions.

They also come with the new iteration of the Drake Deluxe straps, strong and comfortable with strap-size indicators for easy adjustments.


What is UltraCore?

UltraCore is Starboard’s proprietary sandwich core that’s 30% stronger, 40% stiffer and 10% lighter than conventional PVC sandwich cores. UltraCore allows Starboard to build boards up to 1.2 kg lighter than our 2016 models.

UltraCore Hybrid Carbon Logo - Red - LR

The Kode FreeWave is available in our new incredibly light UltraCore Carbon construction which makes it as light or lighter than anything else out there.

Built in our exclusive UltraCore sandwich, reinforced with Omega stringers and what we call Smart Carbon: putting the carbon smartly in the right places for an optimized combination of stiffness, flex and feel.

UltraCore Reflex Carbon Logo - Red - LRThe UltraCore Reflex Carbon is the exclusive, super-premium option for a board that is even lighter on the scale.

They offer more feel, more responsiveness and more flex than conventional boards. The Reflex Carbon is limited in stock, built to order with a four month delivery lead time.

Click here for details.


“Highly recommended!”


ModelKode FreeWave 81Kode FreeWave 86 Kode FreeWave 94Kode FreeWave 103Kode FreeWave 109
TechnologyUltraCore Carbon
UltraCore Carbon
UltraCore Carbon
UltraCore Carbon
UltraCore Carbon
Tail Width37.538.338.041.442.8
Bottom Shape
(Tail to Nose)
Flat VeeVee to Double ConcaveVee to Double ConcaveVee to Double ConcaveFlat Vee
Footstrap Rows22222
Supplied Fins2 x Drake Natural Wave 110
MFC TF 18 Red
2 x Drake Natural Wave 110
MFC TF 19 Red
Drake Freewave 28 + PlugsDrake Freewave 30 + PlugsDrake Freewave 30 + Plugs
FinboxUS Box + 2 x StarboxUS Box + 2 x StarboxUS Box + 2 x StarboxUS Box + 2 x StarboxUS Box + 2 x Starbox
Fin Range10 - 2610 - 2810 - 3012 - 3212 - 34
Sail Range3.5 - 5.54.0 - 6.04.5 - 6.55.0 - 7.05.5 - 7.5
(UltraCore Carbon)
North America Price
(excl. VAT)
USD 2,249USD 2,249USD 2,249USD 2,249USD 2,249
North America Price
(excl. VAT)
USD 1,899USD 1,899USD 1,899USD 1,899USD 1,899
Weights are +/- 5%, except for ASAP, Starlite, Starshot, ArmourTech and Inflatable technologies that are +/- 6%.
Weights are estimates, use for indicative purposes only.