“The 2023 Allstar is perfect if you want one board to do it all. It’s very fast in the flat water, stable in the ocean, catches bumps extremely well and allows that high end performance every time. I would use the 20.5″ Allstar in most conditions up to about 12 knots however I used the 23″ wide All Star to win the 2022 ICF World Distance race title in the messy conditions. I belive this is the best All Star ever made.”
“As the lover of All Star that I am, the new 2023 surprised me. It´s about the speed you get in choppy conditions, you can feel it instantly. Upwind works like a machine as it gently jumps from one crest to the other because of the appropriate volume in the nose. Downwind, it´s easy to find bumps and to drive with these rounded rails.
On sidewind/ side chop conditions (the toughest for any rider), these rails help a lot in keeping a straighter line which makes all the difference.”
“The 2023 All Star is the best all-around board on the market. From insane glide and average speed in flat water to open ocean this was my go to board all year. I was able to win every sprint race on this board from a straight 200 meters to a technical 1000 meters with lots of turns. The narrow outline and high volume allows this board to pop up onto a plane very easily and then maintain a high top speed.”
“The 2023 Sprint adds some subtle upgrades that proved critical in progressing the performance. The higher nose gives a little extra pop so you can stand slightly further forwards and helps limit the nose from pitching in small bumps. The new drainage system is a small detail that makes a massive difference in overall comfort. Rounded rails helped the board release and extend the glide forwards with each stroke. The Sprint remains a specialised flat-water board that breaks speed records”
“Great experience there in Thailand, 3 weeks of research, development, and testing.
Very nice having been implicated in Starboard Race R&D.
Allstar 20.5 feels really great, especially in light wind conditions, whether it is flat, up, down or side wind.
The perfect board from 0kts to 15kts.
With some more bumpy water, I would choose the 23 to get more comfortable and be able to push harder.
With the rounded rails, the board feels really great in the surf and gets a better balance. We’ve also forwarded the fin box, allowing the board to turn very easily without having to walk back too much on the board, which does not slow it down on a buoy turn.”
The 2023 All Star benefits from 4 key changes. Firstly, the narrower nose outline gives you faster acceleration and top speed. The flatter rocker helps engage the waterline, providing longer glide and feels more predictable in stability and control. The higher rails increase the forgiveness and secondary stability in chop. Lastly, the new drainage system forces water to exit faster than ever with more comfort in the cockpit.
“A WELL-DESIGNED & BALANCED LONGBOARD SURF SUP.”
The Starboard Longboard is a very good all round surf shape. Ideal for lighter SUP surfers getting into small waves, as well as having enough performance for the more experienced mid-weight surfers to enjoy too. If you’re looking at getting into the smooth longboard surfing style then the Starboard Longboard really will put a smile on your face, in knee to head high waves!
“I really can’t express how good these boards performed and how fun they are to ride. Daniel & Bruno joined the test in Bali and we couldn’t stop smiling throughout the entire test. It is 100% a must-have in my quiver; the performance & style of riding is unmatched by anything else in the range.”
“The Longboard SUP range is everything you’ve been missing in your quiver since Starboard started making SUP Surfboards. Whether it’s nose riding or drawing big carving turns, this is the most fun board! The longboard is so diverse and gives you that old school longboard feeling that is nearly priceless.”
“The Hyper Nut’s are my go-to board in surf that is a bit mushy and slow. When riding the Hyper Nut it provides you with so much speed on the wave and great manoeuvrability. Instead of having a frustrating surf you can go out there and have a fun time making the most of the conditions. It’s a favourite in my quiver.”