MY BOARD

Presented in the following pages is the most complete range of windsurf boards, with all sorts of shapes and sizes, construction and performance characteristics. With such a wide range of options, selecting the right one will offer the exact specific board for your needs.

1. Choosing your style

Entry level :
If you have not windsurfed much before and are therefore looking for the easiest possible board to learn and progress on.

Progressive :
If you are looking for a stable, comfortable and fun board for you or the family, with the versatility to progress quickly to high performance sailing.

Freeriding :
If you are looking for a high performance board with plug and play versatility, simply pure adrenalin rushing rides and the best possible jibing performance.

Freeracing :
If you are looking for a racing machine with extreme speed thrills and the rush of a racing edge, all in a more comfortable, more versatile and more maneuverable package than pure racing models.

Freestyle :
If you are looking for a board that is dedicated to spinning tricks with agility, quick accelerations and precise maneuverability.

Cross-over :
If you are looking for the radical one-board solution to wave-ride and jump when the conditions are there, then spin tricks and have a blast in flat water conditions too.

Pure slalom racing :
If you are looking for uncompromised pro-standard slalom performance, in the search of ultimate speed.

Pure course racing :
If you are looking for the ultimate upwind machine with huge power, speed and early planing capacity.

Classic wave-sailing :
If you are looking for a board to ride fast powerful waves in epic conditions in the best spots worldwide, with a classic, hardcore and powerful style.

Evolution wave-sailing :
If you are looking for a more flowing wave-riding board with quicker response, more tweak-ability and an explosive attitude to aerials; all that in a package that is more versatile, easier and optimum for a wider range of conditions.

After selecting your style, the suitable board models will be available in a variety of sizes, defined in terms of the board's volume. Of this variety, the correct volume will depend on your body weight and the wind strength at your local spot.

2. Understanding the wind strength at your local spot

How strong the wind is in your preferred windsurfing location influences the board you need. As a rule of thumb, the lighter the wind, the higher the floatation you will need. The stronger the wind, the smaller the board you can have for added control and responsiveness.

3. Selecting the right board volume

The volume is the single most defining physical characteristic of a windsurf board. Generally speaking, the higher the volume, the more stable and forgiving a board becomes, the lower the volume, the more responsive and more maneuverable it becomes. As a rule of thumb, lighter sailors need less volume and heavier sailors will need more.

Lighter sailors in strong winds therefore tend to choose the lower volume boards of a certain range, heavy sailors in lightwinds tend to choose the larger volumes in a certain range. Lighter sailors in light winds or heavy sailors in strong winds will often choose something in between these two extremes.

Board Volume 40 60 70 80 90 100 110 120 130 140 150 160 170 180+
Entry level : Start S Start M
Start L
Progressive : Starsurfer S Starsurfer M Go 155 Go 170 Go 185
Express II
Freeriding : Carve 94 S-type 104
Carve 101
S-type 115
Carve 111
Carve 121
Compact 126
Diva Carve 121
S-type 126
Carve 131
Carve 131 HDE
Carve 145
Carve 145 HDE
Diva Carve 145
Carve 161
Carve 161 HDE
Freeracing : Prokid S-type S-type 104 S-type 115 S-type 126 F-type 138 F-type 148 F-type 158
Freestyle : Freesex 90 Freesex 100 Freesex 110
Cross-over : Kombat 95 Kombat 105
Pure slalom racing : Sonic 90 Sonic 100 Sonic 110
Hypersonic 111
Sonic 125 Hypersonic 133
Pure course racing : Prokid Formula Experience Formula 136 Experience Formula 156 Formula 159
Classic wave-sailing : Prokid Acid Acid 70
Acid 74
Acid 80 Acid 88
Acid 94
Evolution wave-sailing : Prokids EVO
EVO 62
Diva EVO 62
EVO 70
EVO 74
EVO 80 EVO 92

4. Fine-tuning your selection

After selecting your style of sailing and the right volume for you, you may be left with two or three models that are suitable. These models will differ in terms of their shape, their construction or their fittings - and this final step will come down to a personal choice.

Turn to the following product pages for more details on the individual models, and check out the Starboard Forum for direct questions - www.star-board.com