THE PERFECT QUIVER BOARD?

STARBOARD 2021 GENERATION REVIEW

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ne of the most sought after boards since its debut in 2020, the Starboard Generation is such a fantastic board for paddlers in the San Francisco Bay Area. It's been a difficult board to find due to the supply chain crunch the outdoor sports industry is facing. However, we finally got our 2021 shipment just in time for Fall/Winter surf and touring!

What makes it so awesome?

Unique Hybrid Shape: The Generation has a recessed deck and rounded V nose shape like a touring/raceboard with the entry rocker and uniform rail thickness that you would find on a SUP surf board. This make it a super stable and strong paddler in flatwater while also allowing the board to surf larger swell with out nose diving.

Great Versatility for Bay Area Paddlers: While we are lucky to be surrounded by water here in the Bay Area, the different waterways all have different conditions. We have experience ocean swell on the bay, we have protected lakes and the estuary close by, and we also have surf spots from SF to Santa Cruz. The Generation is a great board for the paddler that wants to take it everywhere, but only wants one board aka the "1-board quiver." It's fast enough to race, stable enough to paddle out on the ocean/bay, and it's nimble enough to surf on the coast or on downwind swell.

Light weight and Eco Friendly: Made with their LiteTech construction these boards are a perfect blend of cost, durability, and performance. All LiteTech boards use sustainably sourced Alpine pine to add extra impact resistance and stiffness to the board with out adding alot of extra weight.

To quote SUPBoarder: "The Starboard Generation is one of those boards that can do so much for so many different people. From racing to surfing, touring, flatwater and ocean paddling, the Starboard Generation really does offer something for everyone. And it’s a board that we could all do with in our dream board collection!"


Come try it out!

While internet reviews are great to learn about gear, the best thing to do is come down to the shop and try it out on the water! With all boards there is a level of personal preference and the best way to figure out if will work for you is to try it out! 

Starboard Generation 12'6'x28
Starboard Generation 12'6'x28
Starboard 2021 Generation 12'6
Starboard 2021 Generation 12'6
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Starboard Generation Top Litetech
Starboard Generation Top Carbon

Starboard 2021 Generation 12'6" x 28"

$1,299.99

The Generation is the best of 3 worlds; Surfing, Racing and Touring.

It is aimed to be an easy surf, race and touring paddle board for everybody and anybody. The outline is fairly parallel, which delivers a predictable and controlled glide. The wide nose delivers fast acceleration when sprinting as it floats on top of the water. The tail is pulled into a square shape, making it easier to sink for fast buoy turns and most responsive to turn sharply in surf.

ROUND VEE NOSE

  • Helps lift the board to accelerate faster and maintain a higher top speed.
  • It also floats over chop smoothly, making it versatile to handle all conditions.

GRADUAL NOSE KICK

  • Helps stop the board from diving in the surf and downwind, as well as lifting over chop upwind.
  • The curved rocker is fast on flats, smooth in the surf and very capable in chop.

THRUSTER FIN SET UP

  • A single fin set up provides good straight-line tracking and is easy to buoy turn when racing.
  • A thruster set up with the 5.5” side fins proved the best combination for added drive and control to turn the board with ease in surf.

 

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