The Best in Stand Up Paddle Boards in Dubai and the World
We have established ourselves as the premium brand by producing innovative and quality products since 1993, starting with our Windsurfing boards that have won 9 out of 10 Professional Windsurfing Association Manufacturer’s titles over the last 10 years.
The research and development to source the lightest, strongest material combinations resulted in Starboard being the very first brand to seriously produce boards in full Wood Sandwich back in 1993.
Starboard also introduced Carbon Sandwich technologies to Paddle boarding setting a new benchmark.
Our boards are produced only one hour from our headquarters, which allows us to regularly conduct quality control checks, ensuring you get the best product under your feet.
Our industry experience, combined with our passion for this burgeoning sport and again, the highest levels of quality control in production, ensure that we produce the finest quality SUP boards.
Whether you are first-timer or a seasoned-pro SUP racer, you will find that we manufacture and sell a board that suits your requirements.
Our innovative inflatable SUP boards are also built with the best materials and we believe that they are the stiffest and strongest in the market.
We have provided a great deal of information on different SUPs, paddles and accessory options to help you with choosing the right board and equipment for you.
Please also check our FAQ section or feel free to contact us if there are any more questions not already answered on our site.
You can find Starboard’s Stand up paddle boards, SUP Paddles, SUP fins and equipment through our huge global network of distribution outlets and so visit a store near you!
Short Background and History on Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) was first explored in Peru and migrated to Polynesia from South America, as indicated by the explorer and environmentalist, Thor Heyedahls, Kon Tiki expedition.
It developed further as a hobby and sport in Hawaii.
Since its inception in the last decade or so, SUP has seen incredible and almost unbelievable growth due to its versatility, fun, variety of application and the great physical workout you get from it!
Anyone can do it and once you try it you are often hooked. According to a recent report in 2013, Stand Up Paddle Boarding had more first time participants than any other outdoors activity in the USA. This amazing growth is only expected to continue as more people find out about it and give it a go.
Unlike more traditional surfing and windsurfing where you often need to depend on certain conditions of waves or wind to be able to be able to undertake these activities, SUP has no restrictions. It can be enjoyed basically anywhere there is water – whether that is at sea, on a lake or river. It has also diversified in to many different forms of SUP; from racing, to SUP fishing, exploring, Wind SUP and even SUP yoga!
It is a very new sport and pastime, only really having taken off post 2005, and it’s a wonder why we took so long to become the world’s favorite water sport.
Starboard is one of the most trusted watersports’ brands on the market. Their passion for watersports is not only seen in the brand symbol Tiki- the god-king of water and waves, but also in the exceptional design and the performance of their products. The well known Windsurfing brand have launched their first Paddle Boards in 2006.
Working with designers that come from highly specialised backgrounds, like Nautical Architecture, allows Starboard to put a lot of technical expertise in the design and production process of the boards. The wooden Starboard boards are reinforced with a layer of glass under the wood and coated with PVC for UV protection. The full Sandwich Carbon boards are virtually indestructible and save up to 3kg of the board weight.
Starboard was the first board at the podium of the very first Paddle World Cup. Since then Starboards products have taken over the podiums of competitions like Bilbao World SUP Challenge and Harry’s Paddle. The brand is proudly represented by the pro SUPers, including Trevor Tunnington, Beau O’Brian, Titouan Puyo, Connor Baxer and Leonard Nika
Although Starboard helped to shape some of the world champions, they thrive to support Stand-up paddlers on all levels. With the wide range of solid stand-up paddle boards and inflatable SUPs, Starboard has something to offer to everybody, whatever the discipline. From raceboards, through fishing boards, to yoga SUPs, Starboard has a product for wave riding, sprint, cruising and fitness.
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Shop online for Starboard SUPs, including, All Star, Hyper Nut, Whopper, Wide Point, Pro, Elite Touring, Race, Converse, Fisherman, Freeride XL, Hero, Paddler for Hope, Pocket Rocket; as well as the inflatable SUPs, including Inflatable Paddling for Hope, Inflatable Touring and Inflatable Touring Zen. Also available Starboard paddles, Waterman SUP packages, and many other accessories.
Free shipping on all Starboard SUP Boards in the UAE. Free international shipping on inflatable Starboard Stand Up Paddle Boards. Reduced shipping rates for Starboard epoxy SUP boards to Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon and Egypt.