Long, wide outlines with extra volume in the rail midesection for additional stability
Full 2mm EVA deck
The Rio is all about windsurfing for everyone, everywhere and everytime. Its unique design makes it great for first-timers, great for some lightwind fun and for all-round windsurfing.
Whether you are an advanced rider or a beginner, whether you're looking for a simple light wind board or an all-wind board, the Rio is the easy choice.
It glides effortlessly - the Rio's extended length and slender rockerline lets it glide on a long waterline, giving it more longitudinal stability and glide in light winds.
It gets planing easily and quickly - with its wide tail design, the board transitions quickly and smoothly into planing mode as the wind picks up.
It's easy to learn on - with its relatively wide shape, the Rio is extremely stable, making it easy for beginners to learn the basics and progress from there. The 57cm long daggerboard makes the board track upwind.
It's easy to progress on - the special contour deck design with footstraps close to the board's centerline makes it extremely easy and comfortable to step into the footstraps as you progress and start to sail with more power in the sail.
It offers high performance for advanced riders - the longer, narrower shape combined with the inboard heel-recesses and a soft daggerboard allows the board to power upwind off the leeward rail.
The Rio's special features
A full EVA deck for total comfort - an original Starboard innovation.
Contour Deck design
Built in Tufskin for maximum durability
Integrated nose protector for extra protection against mast impacts.
Third generation Clipperbox system - it's the easiest and most functional daggerboard system ever. Its clip system is super smooth and easy to operate, it's totally sand-proof, strong and reliable.
Unique daggerboard box rubber lips system - they're back-plated with L-shaped plastic strips. This totally prevents any water from gushing through the daggerboard case when the daggerboard is retracted and board is planing.
The All-Wind windsurfer
Contour Deck design makes it extremely easy to progress on
Contour Deck design makes it extremely easy to windsurf using the footstraps
Extra-long for extra glide
Wide and stable for beginners
Smooth and fast for lightwind freeriding fun
Powerful upwind performance for advanced riders who like the thrill of railing up
Tufskin weights +-6%. Sail ranges are recommended indications.
Starboard windsurfing equipment's technology has proven to win more championships than ever. The innovation and quality gear developed will take your sailing to a new level when you encounter the wind and waves any place any time.