The friendly fun board that makes any paddler feel pro
The perfect introductory/ beginner paddle board for first time paddlers who want to paddle fast and stay dry. A progressive, versatile shape sporting a big bottom concave and boxy rails for unmatched stability, speed and glide potential.
The GO board range accommodates all rider weights and abilities with sizes that range from the longer & faster 12’0” to the more maneuverable 10’2” length size option. The bigger sizes offer the most stability from the wider outline, while the shorter narrower boards are suited for lighter riders offering greater tracking and maneuverability. It’s one of the best stand up paddleboarding experiences you can have on flat water or in light wind & choppy conditions.
WHY WAS THE GO VOTED 10/10 BY SUP BOARDER MAG
ALL ABOUT EASY PADDLING
The GO is all about making it easy for you to get into paddle boarding. You can paddle fast, while feeling comfortable and staying dry, securing your ultimate first time SUP experience.
STABILITY AND SPEED BALANCE
The looks of a classic surf shape with performance and stability DNA from our award-winning race boards.
WIDE TAIL AND NOSE
Provides an entirely smooth and balanced trim for efficient paddling over distance. You can step back for a snap turn or count on the nose area for added stability in chop.
DEEP CENTER CHANNEL
Creates a flatter middle rocker for the most efficient and long-lasting glide. Similar to our award-winning All Star race boards.
BOTTOM SIDE PLANE
Creating a stable platform for unmatched balance. It’s really the catamaran concept with volume further out from the middle enhancing stability.
Larger sizes are perfect for yoga and fitness.
2-IN-1 SHOULDER CARRY STRAP & PADDLE HOLDER
• Velcro loop to attach your paddle.
• Easier to carry as the board simply hangs effortlessly on the shoulder and free up your hand to multi-task, hold your coffee, or phone.
• When not in use, the bungee sits flat on the board so it doesn’t drag in the water.
(Comes with Tikhine model and can be purchased after-market for Lite Tech and Rhino)
THE BOXY RAILS
Increase the stability of the board and limits water flowing onto the deck, keeping feet and gear dry, essential in cooler climates.
FLAT STANDING AREA
For extra comfort when paddling and doing yoga.
BUNGEE TIE DOWN
On the nose for storing your gear.
FAR BACK FIN BOX POSITION
Improves tracking and reduces the amount of times you have to switch the paddle from side to side when paddling. The further back the fin sits in the box, the more directional stable the board will become.
On the nose to attach accessories like a GoPro, phone holder, compass or GPS
(Available only on Tikhine models)
MATCHING TIKHINE PADDLE
Get the complete Tikhine set with the matching Tikhine paddles.
The Tikhine Paddle is available in the Tiki Tech paddle construction.
ART YOU CAN RIDE
• Comes with 2 x beautiful Tikhine design options, designed by Sonni Honscheid.
• Shoulder carry strap makes it easy and lighter to carry, bungee tie downs nose and tail to transport gear.
• Australian pine on the standing area for extra impact resistance and rigidity.
• Multiple layers of high-graded fiber glass.
• Comes with protective rail saver tape to minimize paddle scratches.
Click into the tabs below for more information!
|First, try to narrow your search down to a category based upon your priorities for paddling.|
|How do you plan on using the SUP?|
|Recreational, Fitness/Distance, Fitness/Yoga, Fishing|
|Who will be using the SUP?|
|Single User, Multiple users, Youth/"leave at the lake" Use?|
|Where will the board be used?|
|Lake, River, "taking it traveling"?|
|Where will the board be stored?|
|Indoor Rack, Outdoor Rack, "I have no room to store a board?"|
|Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) Categories|
|All Around / Recreational / Planing Boards |
All-Around boards offer a traditional planing bow, rounded and are generally 10'-12' in length and 30"-36" in width. These boards are great for beginners, but also great for any paddler who is not looking for paddling long distances or racing environments. Planing boards offer stability for yoga or fishing.
|Touring / Race / Distance / Displacement Boards |
Touring boards have a displacement bow, pointed to displace water as you paddle. Displacement boards are generally 12'-14' in length and generally narrower than a planing board. The displacement bow is more efficient and requires less effort to paddle longer distances. There are also hybrid displacement boards which are wider and thicker that provide more stability in a displacement hull.
|Hard Boards versus Inflatable Boards|
|Plastic (rotomolded) Boards |
These boards have a durable exterior, least expensive but very heavy. These boards are great for when multiple users will be using the board and likely to be dragged or dropped. These boards do not have a center core, and over time may bow in the center or become water-logged.
|Hard Boards - Most common boards |
There are various Hard Board construction so weights may vary also. Construction may include Fiberglass/Epoxy, Graphite and Carbon. These boards are great for individual users who will be able to control the usage of the board.
|Inflatable Boards |
There are various Inflatable Board constructions, but weights do not vary as much. These are very popular boards. They are quite durable, great for families and guests, traveling and storage is not really a factor. These boards generally come with a storage bag and pump.
|HARD PADDLE BOARD CONSTRUCTIONS INNOVATION QUALITY|
|HARD PADDLE BOARD CONSTRUCTIONS INNOVATION QUALITY With over 25 years of board building experience and leaders in technological developments of paddleboard design, Starboard has set out to create hard paddleboard constructions with the very lowest weight, best response and strongest build. Not only are we the leaders in board construction & innovation, but we are also pioneering and leading the paddleboard industry in creating the most sustainable and eco-friendly boards on the planet with our Gold Level EcoBoard status boards.|
Certified B-Corp Company
|Vision Starboard was founded in 1994 by Svein Rasmussen. It all came from the vision of bringing innovation, quality and inspiration to the world of wind and water. Together with riders and partners around the world, Starboard and Tiki strive to be the best in the world and FOR the world. |
CERTIFIED B-CORP COMPANY
Since 2017 Starboard has grown their focus on social and environmental projects to protect the oceans that we love to enjoy and immerse ourselves in. Over this time we’ve planted 1,000,000 mangrove trees with the Worldview International Foundation, Myanmar.
We also calculated and released our first carbon footprint report, and with the help of Plastic Disclosure Project we established the first-ever Plastic Offset Program. Starboard was even invited to participate in the first UN conference in New York and we were over the moon to participate! Also, we are consistently fighting to bring more plastic legislations into place which we can then add to our world plastic legislation map! The list goes on…
In 2018 we became a certified B-Corp company as we met the rigorous standards set out by B-Corp. These strict standards allow us to ensure we are creating a positive impact for our employees, the community around us and of course, the environment. Overall, allowing us to use business as a force for good.
B-Corp companies are something you can be searching for when you are out and about buying your own items, whether its a cup of coffee, a new t-shirt or a mortgage, take a look for the B-Corp standard stamp. Having the B-Corp standard as part of your business is like having a Fairtrade stamp on food and clothing items. When you purchase a product from a B-Corp of Fairtrade company, you are choosing to support the community of business who care about their environmental and social standards. Resulting in a positive impact on the industry, driving positive change and positive impacts to not only people’s lives but also the environment.
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