START

Medium (238 L)   (Large 246 L)

THE  WORLD’S MOST STABLE WINDSURF BOARD

Feature-packed with smart ideas and offering the widest shape in the entry-level segment, the Start make learning to windsurf and planing in the footstraps easier than ever.

Key features

THE RANGE

Available in M and L size, in durable ArmourTech construction, for maximum durability and value. Popular with windsurfing schools as the first board to teach beginners on. Color-coded deck gives the rider an intuitive guide for how to position his feet and angle the sail when up-hauling, getting going or planing. The colors also make it easier for instructors to show where the student should place their feet.

The combination of the color-coded deck with its exceptional stability makes the Start the easiest board to learn windsurfing on.

COLOURS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

The color coded deck provides a visual aid, helping the rider get in the right position when uphauling or moving forward. The colours also make it easier for the instructor to show where the student should place their feet.

Starting position – position your feet and sail in the grey area

Moving forward – position your feet and sail in the blue area

Planing mode – position your feet and sail in the orange area

EVA DECK WITH HD RAILS

The soft full EVA deck is comfortable for your feet, knees and elbows. You get the grip without the rashes or the cuts. Integrated nose protector helps to protect the board against nose impacts from the mast. Thermo-formed, high-density EVA rails band for more durability.

CONTOURED DECK SHAPE

With the contoured deck shape, the board is easy to get into the footstraps. It’s easy to feel when your feet are in the correct position. It also helps to keep the rider close to the board’s centre line: more stability, easier to progress and easier to learn planing windsurfing.

OUTLINE

Feature-packed with smart ideas and offering the widest shape in the entry-level segment, the Starts make learning to windsurf and planing in the footstraps easier than ever. The Starts are 285 cm long to give these ultra-stable boards extra-glide and longitudinal traction in light winds.

ROCKERLINE

With the longer length, the rockerline can be flattened which also allows the board to transition very gradually into planing mode – smoothly and easily, without the need to overcome an overwhelming power surge.

EXTRA WIDE TAIL

The Start’s tail is wider than any other entry-level board. This allows it to get planing earlier, at lower speeds and requiring less power. Cut-aways gives the board better speed while planing as well as earlier take off.

RETRACTABLE DAGGERBOARD & DRAKE SHALLOW 41 FIN

Fitted with Starboard’s Clipperbox system with replaceable and ultra durable lips and a new daggerboard with integrated handle for carrying the board under-arm. They come with a Drake Shallow 41 fin. This compact fin delivers as much power and directional traction as possible in the shortest size. The ideal fin for learning.

ARMOURTECH TECHNOLOGY

The tough construction. The only tech in its segment to offer a biaxial-glass 3D composite for a crisper and stiffer sensation on the water. The Start is available in our extremely tough and durable ArmourTech construction, for maximum durability and value. This technology uses layers of three-dimensional glass mat wetted out with an expanding epoxy resin system that creates volume within the skin as it cures under pressure and adds an ASA skin shell on top.

LOOKING FOR A SAIL?

The Starboard SUP Windsurfing sails are a great addition to any beginner board. It is light, powerful and is an excellent choice for entry level windsurfers because of its versatility and durability.

PERFORMANCE

EARLY PLANING
EASE OF USE
MANEUVERABILITY
STABILITY
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SPECIFICATIONS

ModelsStart M Start L
TechnologiesArmourTechArmourTech
Volume238 l246 l
Length284 cm286 cm
Width94.5 cm100.5 cm
Tail Width74.2 cm81.1 cm
Thickness15 cm14.7 cm
Bottom ShapeFlat Vee to Double ConcaveFlat Vee to Double Concave
Footstraps Rows33
FinDrake Shallow 41Drake Shallow 41
Recommended Fin41 cm41 cm
Finbox Tuttle 3 HolesTuttle 3 Holes
Fin Range31 - 70 cm31 - 70 cm
Sail Range2.0 - 9.5 m22.0 - 9.5 m2
Weight ArmourTech18.2 kg20.7 kg