2015 Starboard SUP
With the official release date approaching we’ve managed to secure some awesome sneak peaks at some of the upcoming shapes in the 2015 Starboard SUP Range!
The shortboard SUP scene has exploded with popularity and with the advancements of shapes and technologies smaller and smaller boards are being ridden with more ease. This allows the athletes on the pro tours to ride boards as small as 7 feet! For 2015 Starboard have made a real commitment to seeing how advanced a wave SUP they can produce. No excess, no surplus volume just pure performance. The Surf pro range could be one of the most comprehensive ranges on the market next year. With everything from 9’8 x 29″ to 7’1 x 24″!!! The input of team riders like Zane Schweitzer, Sean Poynter, Justin Holland, Izzi Gomez and more is having a clear impact on the board designs and we can’t wait to see the new range this weekend!
By far the most exciting news for 2015 is the inclusion of the new ‘Nut’. This brand new shape has stemmed from Scott McKercher’s explorative design ideas. Taking inspiration for the Meyerhoffer designs in surfing Scott has come up with a long board that has the turning characteristics of some of the pro wave boards! Watch the video below and see why we’re SO excited for the new board to arrive!
For 2015 there are a couple of changes in the Touring range. The board the team at Boylo’s are most excited about is the 12’6 freeride! This board looks to be the perfect coastal partner for the calmer summer days. The concept is a hybrid, the forward section of the board takes most of it’s DNA from Starboard’s competition winning race boards. Towards the tail the DNA changes to more of an all rounder. This mix of Race and all rounder makes the freeride a superb downwind SUP. It will catch bumps and glide like a race board and has the confidence installing stability of an all round board. We think it could be a real winner for 2015!
Starboard’s racing SUP division has unquestionable pedigree. Their boards win races all over the world in everything from Professional Stand Up World Series Events to national and regional races. But just what is it that makes Starboard’s Race SUPs so fast for so many different people? Well those in charge of testing and developing the shapes are some of the very best elite paddlers on earth! Connor Baxter, Zane Schweitzer, Annabel Anderson and many more have countless race wins under their belts and it is their input that helps Starboard’s race division keep progressing to new levels of performance. For 2015 the team riders have had a massive input on the design of the ‘Race’. This board is in essence a one board race quiver. Whether racing on flat water or the ocean the Race has the performance to win. The lower rockered nose maximises the water line and speed in flat water and the tail shape increases control when riding in on the waves for Battle of the Paddle style competitions. With awesome designs and some of the best racers in the world, 2015 could be a year of domination yet again for Starboard SUP.
Hopefully by now you’re as excited as we are about the 2015 Starboard SUP range! Official release date is the 1st of November and we will of course have all the latest news on any new shapes as soon as the information goes live!
Thanks for reading, See you on the water!