GEAR OF THE YEAR
Our most popular inflatable paddle board range, just jump on board and start paddling.
Best Inflatable board of the year awarded by SUPConnect Magazine
Experience the Starboard difference even before entering the water, these lightweight paddle boards feature the trademark Starboard shoulder carry strap which allows you to effortlessly carry it to the water, with both hands free! Before you get on board, you can secure yourself with the included flat lightweight leash, paddle safely and comfortably knowing your board is a life raft. The Bungee straps at the nose are good for storing all sort of dry bags or gear on your next big SUP adventure.
The iGO boards are known for being steady, having good speed and being super easy to turn while stepping back onto the wide tail area. The board’s straight outline helps to paddle straight and you can paddle more strokes on one side before you need to swap over, which also helps comfort and even increases the overall speed. This is the perfect paddle board range option for first-time paddlers, families with pets and anyone who wants less fuss and more enjoyable water time anywhere.
Starboard plants 3 mangroves for every board produced
The production of one board results in approximately 100 kg of CO2. A mighty mangrove is planted to soak up the CO2 that Starboard releases into the atmosphere during production. It actually absorbs 1000kg of CO2. That's 10x what Starboard causes.
Mangroves are planted in the Heyerdahl Climate Park. More than 1,000,000 have already been planted.
Each of us generates 5 tons of CO2 per year, which causes climate problems. 1 mangrove can absorb 1 ton of CO2 annually...read more
Plastic waste reduction program
Rewinding to late 2017, when teams at the Starboard Test Centre in Thailand were heading out into the ocean but before entering the water they would collect handfuls of plastic waste. The teams would get so frustrated that during each of their sessions they would come across this waste that was contaminating the seawater and shorelines and impacting biodiversity.
After a while, the waste collections grew before water sessions and the visibly of the waste was getting worse and worse. The founder of Starboard wanted to do more to help. Then he developed the idea, of an internal tax placed upon plastic usage within Starboard, that in return can be used to fund plastic waste cleanups. Starboard then assigned a dollar value to each material based on its lifespan, recycled/bio content, and its ability to harm the environment, then multiplied this by how much is used in products. Fast forward to today, and we now assign 18 THB per KG we need to collect, this is then charged to the profits of the company and pays collectors to remove plastic from the beaches in Thailand.
The Plastic Offset Program was created by Starboard and aims to reduce the amount of waste which stays within the natural environment through clean up. Our collection teams intersect beaches after storms during the monsoon, to collect as much waste as possible to limit the impact on nature. Additionally, the program aims to reduce the amount of waste being incinerated to generate energy and consistently works on ways to increase the amount of waste recycled into new products each year.
Starboard is guilty of contributing to the success of the plastic industry. However, we aim to become part of the solution by reducing our reliance on virgin plastic materials and collecting plastic waste for each board.
When you purchase a board, you are helping us pick up more trash through our Plastic Offset Program. For each board produced we have picked up 1.1 kg of beach/ocean plastic trash. In the last couple of years, this was the estimated amount of plastic trash entering the ocean, per person, per year. This year, we are upping the collection number to the new estimated number, 1.4 kg, following the world trend of exponentially increasing ocean plastics.
The ICUN estimates at least 8 million tonnes of plastic reach the oceans each year. As water lovers, this is something we experience during every session we have on the water and we see this problem increasing at an alarming rate. The problem is here and we have to act now.
The POP program encourages us to rethink and reinvent how we use plastic and further reduce plastic consumption. Eliminating plastics from production, or switching to less harmful varieties and recycled sources (and thus with lower offset prices) incentivised re-engineering and reduction of plastic consumption habits.read more
Starboard iGO Zen
Starboard's best value series for beginners who want the best.
Exclusive linear dropstich material, additional 2000D galvanized rail, large bag with wheels, free iGO Zen 3 part paddle...See more
Starboard iGO Deluxe
Easy, great and fun!
Experience the Starboard difference before you even set foot on the water. These super light boards are equipped with a shoulder strap for easier carrying, you can even carry them with both hands free!
Fasten the board to your leg with the included high-quality soft safety leash before you leave the shore.
Quality bungee on the front allow you to attach equipment to the sup and go on a day or multi-day trip.See more
The favorite board for all explorers
A perfectly balanced board and premium accessories are what convince users and the media.
The slightly wider nose and squarer tail add to the stability, which is why Starboard has now been able to narrow down its travel boards a bit more for those who want even more speed. For those who want to load even more cargo, a wider 32" version is also available.
Great accessories such as shoulder strap, rail edge tech that reduces drag, Welded Rail tech, Woven dropstitch, camera/GPS attachments...
The most versatile travel board on the market!See more
Difference between Enduro and Lima?
Starboard Lima oars
Starboard does not add paddles to its boards (except for the Zen collection). People are too different for us to all have the same paddle. The choice is huge, from the basic Tufskin paddle to the competitive carbon one.
If you buy the paddle together with the Starboard sup board, we give you a discount of EUR 80 - enter the discount code SBVESLO80 at the checkoutSee more
Starboard Enduro paddles
Enduro paddles are more classic teardrop shapes. They are intended for use on waves and calm waters.
The wider bottom section is extremely effective in catching balance as soon as the paddle is in the water. Also used by Zane Schweizer - another world champion on Starboard gear.See more