Ace

“WHERE THERE’S CHOP, YOU NEED POP”

 

The Ace has been an original favourite since 2010, with its unique narrow tail outline and dugout standing area. With 10 years of development, the Ace has pioneered and led the innovation in dugout designs.

 

It is the fastest board for downwind specific races and open ocean conditions.

 

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KEY FEATURES

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ROUND VEE WITH DOUBLE CONCAVE BOTTOM

  • Allows the board to sit higher on the bumps, making it float over chops with ease.
  • Downwind the vee has a very smooth entry into bumps, accelerating the board into the next runner and feels more manoeuverable to change direction.

STANDING AREA

DUGOUT STANDING AREA

The inside rails are dug out from the standing area through to the tail, providing more space to spread your feet for extra stability.

NOSE SHAPE

FULL BOXY NOSE
  • Full & boxy nose rails increases stability in side chop.
  • Limits drag from water wrapping around the nose and pulling the rails.
  • Provides extra buoyancy upwind and reduces the nose pitching downwind.
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CURVED NOSE KICK

Curved nose kick for easy entry into downwind bumps and lift in upwind chop.

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WIDE TAIL OUTLINE

Provides more stability when stepping back to surf and buoy turn.

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HIGH SIDEWALLS

Block water from entering the tray, offers better handling in chop and greater control surfing on rail.

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STRAIGHT RAIL SHOULDER

The rail shoulder is straighter, extending the full width at the top of the rail for extra stability.

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CONCAVE SIDE PLANE
  • Provide stability directly under your feet.
  • Acting like stabilisers similar to a trimaran.
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CURVED ROCKER LINE

The round vee bottom creates a curved center rocker, helping to roll into bumps with ease without pearling the nose.

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EVA DEFLECTOR
  • Restricts water wrapping over the nose and entering the standing area, keeping feet dry and reducing weight.
  • Sold separately aftermarket. Please contact your nearest Starboard shops.
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MULTIPLE DRAINAGE HOLES

Drain water out in seconds.

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MULTIPLE HANDLE POSITIONS

Allows you to customise the handle placement for beach starts.

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NEW 14’0″ x 21.5″ NEW SHAPE

14’0″ x 21.5” Ace is the fastest board for high skilled and lightweight riders up to 75kg.

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NEW LOWER AND DUGOUT STANDING AREA
ONLY FOR 14’0″ x 21.5″

The inside standing has been lowered to lower the center of gravity for increased stability.

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NEW 5 CM WIDER TAIL OUTLINE
ONLY FOR 14’0″ x 21.5″

Provides more stability when stepping back to surf and buoy turn. The more parallel outline feels more controlled and predictable, yet super manoeuvrable at the tail.

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NEW NARROWER AND SHARPER NOSE TIP
ONLY FOR 14’0″ x 21.5″
  • Pierces through chop upwind and helps accelerate into bumps downwind.
  • Increases acceleration and carries a faster overall top speed from the narrower outline and reduced drag.

BOARD CONSTRUCTIONS

Swipe over the board to see bottom view

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CARBON

LIGHTWEIGHT – FLEX CONTROL
  • Full wrap of 150g Biaxial Carbon fabric is laminated over the entire hull. The Carbon are overlapped on the bottom, creating a center stringer for added stiffness.
  • The midsection of the board has extra Biaxial Carbon that wraps both inside and outside the rail for further stiffness and overall hull strength.
  • High-density PET foam and extra layer of glass in the full standing area increases strength and impact resistance.
  • Impregnated paint pigment means no paint is sprayed, reducing the overall weight, paint chips, and scratches.
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PERFORMANCE CHART

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SPECIFICATIONS TABLE

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Model14'0" x 27"14'0" x 24.5"14'0" x 23"14'0" x 21.5"
Length14'0" / 426.7 cm14'0" / 426.7 cm14'0" / 426.7 cm14'0" / 426.7 cm
Width27" / 68.6 cm24.5" / 62.2 cm23" / 58.4 cm21.5" / 54.6 cm
Thickness11.7" / 29.7 cm11.0" / 27.9 cm10.4" / 26.4 cm11.2" / 28.4 cm
Tail Width7.4” / 18.8 cm7.0” / 17.8 cm6.7" / 17 cm9.3” / 23.6 cm
Volume386 L329 L333 L316 L
Rider Weight60-100 kg55-90 kg40-80 kg40-75 kg
Fin Set UpSingleSingle
SingleSingle
FinsRace UltraRace UltraRace UltraRace Ultra
WeightCARBON: 14.5kg (est)CARBON: 13.3kg (est)CARBON: 13.0kg (est)CARBON: 12.7kg (est)

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