This is the board I won the US National Title on and I was loving how it felt. The all-around feel it gives constantly surprises me. It features bevelled rails on the bottom which helps the board roll into turns and the rails nicely.
I have to report back and tell you that I spent my first real session on the 7’11 Spice yesterday morning and I AM IN LOVE! It is my new favourite board. Anywho – you did it – you created a monster. I am in love with the Spice. My surf buddy yesterday was like – “whoa! you are killing it on that thing!”
The Spice range was designed and developed in Portugal by shaper Luis “Lacrau” and Ollie O’Reilly. We tested the Spice in a range of conditions at various beaches in Portugal, showcasing the shape’s versatility to handle different wave types. Thanks to all the riders involved in the testing including Franz Orsi, Trevor Tunnington, Benoit Carpentier, Daniel Hasulyo, Leonard Nika and Nuno Fradique.
“We were blown away by the performance capabilities of the Wedge. The board feels a lot smaller and compact than the specifications make it out to be and this is because of the pulled-in tail, consistent rocker line, bottom contours and thinner rail profile. The Wedge could well be a SUP surfing quiver killer for beginner to intermediate SUP surfers.”
“The 9’4″ Whopper feels much more playful and reactive”
“An Avanti is a big board that surprised me with its smoothness to roll onto rail turns and surfed very agile for its size”
“Starboard said this board does A LOT and I can confirm it does everything they said it does. It works really well in flatwater, it plays really well in surf, and it’s a great downwinding board. It’s a true all-rounder.”
“The Starboard Generation is just that: a board for the new generation of standup paddling. The Generation is a board that excels in multiple water conditions; whether it’s a touring adventure, a local race or even paddling into some waves, the versatility of the Generation stands out. What’s more, when we spoke to many different retailers this board was one that kept being brought up and highlighted and is ultimately why we’re giving it the 2021 Supconnect Gear of the Year Award for Overall Gear of the Year.”
“Every paddler should have a board like the Generation. The Starboard Generation is one of those boards that can do so much for so many different people. From racing to surfing, touring, flatwater and ocean paddling, the Starboard Generation really does offer something for everyone. And it’s a board that we could all do within our dream board collection”
It accelerates the water out of its path at an ever-increasing rate, giving the rider an effortless experience. You never feel that drag, because it is simply not pushing water. No bow wave, no splash, hardly a ripple, but you’re moving across the water’s surface quickly on a stable platform. It’s all about paddling distances effortlessly and comfortably which are the hallmarks of a performance touring board, that this truly is.