The Starboard Longboard is an evolution of the classic surf shape. Smooth, stylish, simple.
Low volume rails, parallel outline and deep double concave create a board like no other in the range.
High performance Longboard that is versatile, incredibly responsive and smooth to turn.
Suited to ride in small 1ft beach breaks up to clean head high reef breaks.
Inspired by our legendary Starboard Surf Longboard model, designed to perform in waves from 1ft small beach breaks to head high reef breaks. The boards offer fast down-the-line surfing, as well as the ability to perform in the critical section of the wave. These cutting-edge shapes are totally well received by our team riders and anyone who have tested them.
“I really can’t express how good these boards perform and how fun they are to ride. Daniel and Bruno joined the test in Bali and we couldn’t stop smiling throughout the entire test session. It is 100% a must have in my quiver; the performance and style of riding is unmatched to anything else in the range.” ~Ollie O’Reilly
9’0” x 28” LONGBOARDis suited for lighter riders that want faster and reactive maneuverability.
Tail Width (Imperial)
Tail Width (cm)
Fin Set Up
Center: 170 / Side: 4.5''
Weight Blue Carbon
7.9 kg (Est)
Weight Pine Tek
8.1 kg (Est)
Outline: Parallel straight outline in the mid point provides a smooth fast glide that is easy to trim the board. Narrow diamond tail is extremely reactive in bottom turns. Fuller nose outline gives enough float and stability to ride toes on the nose for classic long board styling.
Rocker: Gradual nose kick ensures a smooth take off into waves without pearling. Relatively flat midsection delivers speed feeding into moderate tail kick for responsive turning.
Bottom Shape: Defined double concave from the nose through until a distinct vee at the tail. Prominent double concave mid section allows the board to roll onto its rail effortlessly to turn direction from the standing area. Pronounced vee tail makes turning very crisp and reactive, essential for fast bottom turns and off the top.
Rails: Low volume thinned out rails is fundamental in performance. Thin rails help easily engage with minimal foot pressure, giving control down the wave face and hold through steeper sections of the wave. The low volume rails makes it ultra responsive and sensitive to turn direction with speed and control. The flat deck improves stability and makes transitioning effortless from rail to rail allowing for drawn out carves and cutbacks.
Technology. Both Blue Carbon and Pine Tek models feature special reinforced layup with T-stringers and lightweight UD Carbon to stiffen the board and increase the overall strength needed from the thin profile.
Fin Position. After testing multiple fin positions, we chose to place the side fins very close to the rail. This enables carving with precision and hold through turns, while the center fin position gives tracking and drive.
Fin Set up. 170 center fin and 4.5” proved to be the most preferred combination of drive and tracking. For more tracking, a larger center fin can be used.
PINE TEK CONSTRUCTION
NATURAL UNI-DIRECTIONAL FLAX FIBER RAILS – IMPROVED HULL STRENGTH AND PROTECTS AGAINST TOTAL BREAKAGE.
FULL PINE WOOD DECK – EXTRA IMPACT RESISTANCE AND RIGIDITY
UNIDIRECTIONAL GLASS RAIL STRINGERS
100% PEFC certified and sustainably sourced Australian Pine.
Natural European uni-directional flax fiber wraps the entire rails for maximum hull strength against total breakage.
A 15kg/m3 precision molded fused cell core replicates the exact shape, offers high strength at the lightest weight
A high density 500kg/m3 Pine veneer of lightweight 0.6mm Biaxial Pine forms an outer layer on the entire deck for extra impact resistance, rigidity and improved overall hull integrity.
Uni-directional glass rail stringers and glass reinforcements for added strength against snapping (Boards below 10ft).
Extra reinforcements are placed around all inserts.
50% recycled EVA deck pads from post industrial waste, increasing UV protection & reducing petroluem by 50%.
33% less paint sprayed on the bottom for Touring models.
Water based dye sprayed on bottom of Surf models.
“The Longboard range is everything you’ve been missing in your quiver since Starboard started making SUP Surf boards. Whether it’s nose riding or drawing big carving turns, this is the most fun board! The longboard is so diverse and gives you that old school longboard feeling that is nearly priceless.” - Fiona Wylde
SUP BOARDER REVIEW
A WELL DESIGNED & BALANCED LONGBOARD SURF SUP
The Starboard Longboard is a very good all round surf shape. Ideal for lighter SUP surfers getting into small waves, as well as having enough performance for the more experienced mid-weight surfers to enjoy too. If you’re looking at getting into the smooth longboard surfing style then the Starboard Longboard really will put a smile on your face, in knee to head high waves!