Chris is a Digital Marketing Specialist based out of Ballito, South Africa and also an avid Stand-Up Paddle racer. When he's not working or competing he teaches SUP lessons near home at Emmarentia Dam and educates communities about sustainability & environmental awareness. Also known for making an epic cup of coffee!

Sonni wins 24k Air France Paddle Festival in Tahiti.

Last weekend saw the victory of German Sonni Honscheid, the latest addition to Starboard’s racing Dream Team in the fourth edition of the Air France Paddle Festival in Papeete, Tahiti. Sonni’s power and technique let her finish well ahead of the other female competitors but also several of the men taking part in the competition.…

NZ SUP Nationals 2017 coming up in March

Aotearoa New Zealand. Land of the Long White Cloud, world champions and the infamous Kiwi ingenuity. Where Starboards rule the beaches and the Ace is Queen. If you need to see it to believe it, and you’re up for a challenge before the Northern Hemisphere season kicks off, come and join the Kiwis 11-12 March…

Ganges SUP a success: knowing the Ganga

What? GangesSUP is a record breaking, world’s first descent of the entire length of the river Ganges by stand up paddleboard. An expedition for purpose, the vision and mission of this journey is to empower awareness and advocacy for cleaner water, via adventure.  On 3rd October 2016, the expedition kicked off on foot in Gaumukh,…

Starboard takes over The Wave at BOOT Düsseldorf! 

There’s no question that mega-yachts are the reason BOOT Düsseldorf, the biggest boat show in the world, exists. But this year, something else stole the show: The Wave, and Starboard riders were all over it. Although for several years BOOT has showcased recreational equipment such as Standup Paddle, windsurf, diving, kitesurf and wakeboard, this is…