It all came together by the vision of bringing
innovation, quality and inspiration to the world of
wind, water and waves.
Starboard was founded in 1994 by Svein Rasmussen, a Windsurfing World Champion and Olympic participant. Together with customers and partners, Starboard engages at any level possible to protect the fragility of our Oceans, while making the best watersports gear backed by endless world titles and product awards. The Tiki brand with roots in New Caledonia, Norway and Thailand firmly remain the premium brand in windsurfing and paddle boarding since 2 decades.
Now Starboard and Tiki strive to not only be the best in the world but also best FOR the world.
25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
A quarter of a decade with innovation quality.
THE TIKI STORY
The roots of Starboard.
OUR MISSION & VISION
LWhy we want to be not only be the best in the world but also the best for the world.
ONE TREE FOR EACH BOARD SOLD
We plant one mangrove per board sold – each tree offsetting 1 tonne CO2 over the course of 20 years – making every board ten times carbon net positive.
ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
We are living it every single day, always trying to be a little bit better than the day before.
THE PLASTIC OFFSET PROGRAM
Starboard is pioneering a pilot program with an internal tax on plastic based on the company usage. The funds from the tax goes to a program that clean up plastic from the beaches in Pattaya, Thailand, offsetting our plastic impact.
Explore all our eco initiatives at Starboard Blue, our website dedicated to environmental awareness and actions.
WHERE THE MAGIC HAPPENS
The Starboard HQ and workshop in Bangkok, Thailand – the heart of the company.
THE TEST CENTER
Located one hour south of Bangkok. The place where the Starboard team relentlessly tests new designs from the workshop daily.