Starboard Rio Long Tail for Learning to Windsurf
The 2018 Starboard Rio line is made up of 3 sizes of boards - match the board to your size and the conditions and you are ready to windsurf! The long tail design gives the board great glide, excellent stability for learning, and allows the board to get planing with ease. The clipperbox daggerboard system allows you to windsurf up wind on your first outings, no need for the dreaded "walk of shame" back up wind! With multiple footsrap positions, you can learn to sail in higher winds, quickly making the transition to sailing in the footstraps. The deck of the board is specifically contoured for inboard straps, making the Rios the most comfortable and natural board to learn planing on. Thanks to the contoured deck shape, as the rider progresses and moves back on the board, windsurfing faster and with more and more power in the sail, the feet line up naturally with the inboard footstrap positions.
The Rio comes with Starboard's ArmourTech construction- an extremely tough and durable build that was meant to last as you learn to progress. This technology uses layers of three dimensional glass mat wetted out with an expanding epoxy resin system that creates volume within the skin as it cures under pressure and adds an ASA skin shell on top.
If you are just getting into windsurfing, we offer beginner to advanced lessons
and we have a great selection of additional beginner windsurfing rigs