News and Stories from Around the World from Starboard SUP

World Water Day 22 March

March 23, 2017

Let’s come together today for World Water Day 2017 and let’s lead the change that inspires others to do the same. World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, 1.8 billion people use a source of drinking water contaminated with faeces, putting them at risk […]


Starboard dominates long distance at Maui Pro AM

March 14, 2017

The Starboard Dream Team performed strong on the first stop of the 2017 APP Racing World tour taking first and second place for men and women in the long distance 8 mile race down a windless Maliko Run. Michael Booth after having won only a week ago in Noosa, Australia dominates once again the long […]


Michael Booth wins overall at Australia’s Noosa Surf Festival

March 08, 2017

The 2016 SUP revelation and Dream Team rider, Michael Booth won the long distance race and joined with a third place on the beach race took narrowly home the overall SUP Race title at the week-long Noosa Surf Festival 2017. The SUP racing in fun sized waves made it a lot more exiting for the […]


3 x World Champion Izzi Gomez wins at Sunset Beach Pro

February 24, 2017

Sunset Beach delivers great conditions for a spectacular finals day that saw dramatic action from start to finish and Champions crowned at Stop #1 of the 2017 APP World Tour. The day started out with anxiety for organizers as there was only small surf on offer at daybreak, with the next swell scheduled to arrive […]


111.8 miles in 24 hours for new world record on flatwater

February 24, 2017

111.8 miles (or 179.92 kms) in 24 hours paddled by Robert Norman, the new official world record holder on flat water. Robert realized this record on a Starboard Sprint Unlimited with a QB paddle. Congratulations to the young Floridian on breaking the world record held until now by Seychelle Hattingh since a year ago when she […]


NZ SUP Nationals 2017 coming up in March

February 23, 2017

Aotearoa New Zealand. Land of the Long White Cloud, world champions and the infamous Kiwi ingenuity. Where Starboards rule the beaches and the Ace is Queen. If you need to see it to believe it, and you’re up for a challenge before the Northern Hemisphere season kicks off, come and join the Kiwis 11-12 March […]


Ganges SUP a success: knowing the Ganga

February 07, 2017

What? GangesSUP is a record breaking, world’s first descent of the entire length of the river Ganges by stand up paddleboard. An expedition for purpose, the vision and mission of this journey is to empower awareness and advocacy for cleaner water, via adventure.  On 3rd October 2016, the expedition kicked off on foot in Gaumukh, […]


Starboard Team continue to take top spots early into 2017 at Ze Race

January 31, 2017

Saturday 28th took place the 7th annual edition of “ZE Caribbean Race”, a 50K downwind long distance race organized by the “Watermen Karukera Club” in the waters of Guadalupe. 60 competitors (there were 46 in 2016) were departing from Petite Terre to rally the Marina of Bas-du-Fort or 50 km out at sea. The extreme […]


Starboard takes over The Wave at BOOT Düsseldorf! 

January 25, 2017

There’s no question that mega-yachts are the reason BOOT Düsseldorf, the biggest boat show in the world, exists. But this year, something else stole the show: The Wave, and Starboard riders were all over it. Although for several years BOOT has showcased recreational equipment such as Standup Paddle, windsurf, diving, kitesurf and wakeboard, this is […]


Olivia Piana wins the 13 km ‘GlaGla Race’ in Annecy France, Leo Nika wins the beach race.

January 24, 2017

Starboard Dream Team riders started well the year taking victories at the really cold “Gla Gla race” on lake Annecy in France. Frenchwoman and European champion 2016 Olivia Piana won the race with more than a 5 minutes advantage over the second female to cross the finish line and even ending in 18th position on […]


Starboard dominates Pauanui race in New Zealand

January 23, 2017

The City Surf Series, a weekly Auckland race, took the show on the road this weekend down to Pauanui in the Coromandel with a perfect 1m swell, offshore winds and 120 competitors… What a show it was. The SUPs paddled either a 3km or 4km technical surf race whilst surf skis headed out 10km around […]


ISA collaborates to make the 2016 Fiji World Championship Deep Blue

January 20, 2017

In late 2016 we headed to Fiji for the International Surfing Association (ISA) 2016 World StandUp Paddle (SUP) and Paddleboard Championship, a designated Deep Blue Event™. With the backing of our ECOBOARD partners Starboard SUP and support from Port Denarau Marina, Tavarua Island Resort and a host of other local players, the ISA was able to successfully […]

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