Starboard Hyper Foil Starlite (2020)
Starboard Hyper Foil Starlite SUP Foiling Machine
The Hyper Foil from Starboard gives you the combination of a short compact outline, distinct channel bottom and thick profile that makes it the best platform for entry-level SUP foiling all the way up to the world’s most progressive riders. Numerous test trips to Bali, Phuket, and continued testing in Hawaii have formed a range that excels in all types of conditions including flat-water pump foiling, wave riding and downwind racing. The straight outline of the board gives stability to ride a short board that is compact and easy to control when flying. The boxy rails maximize the volume of the outline, so you have essential floatation and stability when paddling a shorter board. Starboard really has thought of every way to maximize the performance of this board. Even going so far as to have a recessed deck pad area that lowers the center of gravity for extra stability and control to slightly wedge your feet against the rails. The Eva deck pad has a raised up rail down the center line so you can easily find the balance point of the board with your feet.
The innovative bottom shape has a channel bottom that provides stability similar to a trimaran. It also increases the tracking and control which is crucial when paddling shorter boards. The channels help reduce the wetted surface area to maintain speed on touch downs and releases earlier when getting up. The sharp edge of the channel gives a clean release for less drag through the water. Use this SUP foil board with just a paddle in the waves, or with a hand held wing for a foray into wind foiling!
With the ability to use either a tuttle head foil mount or a plate style mount, you have a lot of versatility when choosing a foil to go with this board.