Drake Harness


by Starboard

The Drake Slalom / Freeride windsurf harness evenly distributes the load to your legs, butt and back. Ideal for riders who are seeking speed, whether freeriding, slalom or racing. Optimal for reducing back stress while maximising comfort under high loads, as the unique distribution points reduce the lateral forces on the hip and back.

Key Features

Main Key Features

  • Injection-molded back support
  • Pocket for extra weights
  • Six load distribution points
  • Helps reduce back pain

Injection Moulded Support

With the injection-molded back support and the six distribution points going through the legs and waist, the harness provides a highly responsive yet maneuverable feel, while letting the rider focus on speed rather than control.

Pushing the Limits

If you’re seeking more speed, place weights in the vertical pockets on the back of the harness. The pockets are neatly hidden behind the 3D-molded support to not affect the comfort or sensations against your back.
Add weights for speed, remove them for freeride.


S | M | L



Small: 70 – 90 cm

Medium: 85 – 105 cm

Large: 100 – 120 cm

*Waist Measurement


Riders Comments

Adapts To Your Body Position

“It’s a different harness: not a seat harness but not a waist harness.

It doesn’t feel very good when you are walking on the beach as it creates a strange angle that pushes in the middle of your back but as soon as you get in sailing position, it adapts to your body position. The pressure is nicely distributed on the whole back and butt, not only one point.”

Matteo Iachino. 2016 PWA World Champion Slalom

The Hours Count

“What I like most about the Drake harness is the back support. I can sail for hours and never get pain!

It’s a great combination of waist and seat harness. Perfect for Formula Windsurfing too!”

Gonzalo Costa Hoevel

Supports The Natural Physiology Of Your Spine Curve

“The Drake harness is a fantastic evolution in terms of performance enhancement and aerobic economy: it helps all slalom and free-riders to coordinate the levers of their lower body in an optimal way and to enter a world of board control.

This harness will let you experience what the top PWA racers are doing with their abdominal muscles, hips and legs to push their board to their limits while limiting the aerobic and anaerobic energy consumption normally associated with this kind of muscle recruitment.

Another strong point of this harness is that it maintains and supports the natural physiology of your spine curve and optimizes load point distribution in your back.”

Jean-Jacques Rivet, Head of Biomechanics for European Pro Golf Tour