Starboard offers Impossible Performance in Wind & Sup

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Starboard industry 2018 brand leader
Starboard industry 2018 brand leader Photo: Georgia Schoenfeld
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Windsurfing was invented in 1967 by Jim Drake and Hoyle Schweitzer.  It quickly became a forerunner for action sports.  Today, it has evolved into a high level professional watersports arena.  From these great roots, come the birth of stand up paddle boarding.  Starboard Sup has been at the front of the action since 1994 creating a leading product and team of athletes that continue to drive the water sports industry forward.  Aloha, Starboard!

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Starboard’s windsurfing champion and chief innovator, Svein Rasmussen celebrates with the team another Professional Windsurf Associations Constructor’s Title in 2017. Photo by: Georgia Schoenfeld

Starboard Windsurfing continues to innovate & inspire

When Starboard Windsurfing was founded in 1994, it took the sport to the next level of both accessibility and performance.  With the Professional Windsurfers Association (PWA) introducing the Constructor’s Title in 2006, the game was on.  Driven by working with the world’s best windsurfers to create the most cutting edge boards, Starboard has taken home 11 PWA Constructor’s titles including the 2017 title.

“A massive thank you also goes out to our team riders, designers and shapers without which none of this would have be possible.”
– Tiesda You, Brand Manager

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Starboard’s team of leading athletes have dominated the Sup Racer’s brand rankings over the years and 2018 is looking like more of the same! Photo by: Georgia Schoenfeld

Starboard Sup continues to lead Brand Rankings

On the paddleboard side, Starboard Sup has been leading Sup Racer’s Brand Ranking since its introduction four years ago.  This industry leader continues to hold the most world titles as well.

“To be involved at the highest level in two sports is an amazing experience and is reflected by our crew’s interest in accelerating the development of our sports on every level.”  –Svein Rasmussen, Chief Innovator.

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Evelyn O'Doherty, editor & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0 is a former school teacher gone rogue. She left her career as a teacher in order to spend more time near or on the water after learning to surf turned her life around (upsidedown?). She is a year-round surfer and paddler living on the eastern tip of Long Island in NY who is a certified SUP instructor, seasoned SUP racer and avid longboard surfer. Evelyn was hired as Online Editor to Standup Journal in 2016. Her passion for the project quickly led to her success and eventually taking over the mag herself in Oct. 2018. Today, as editor, publisher and chief bottle washer at Standup Journal, Evelyn keeps her toes wet writing, traveling, paddling, surfing, and learning to foil. You can find her most days paddling out on Gardiner's Bay or surfing Ditch Plains in Montauk, NY.