Inflatable Windsurf Board

Air In The Board – Wind In The Sail

The Airplane is Starboard’s innovative inflatable windsurfing board model, capable of full planing and real carve jibing.

With the new Woven Technology, the 2021 AirPlanes are 1.8kg lighter and stiffer than ever. It’s a new level of inflatable windsurf board performance.

The Airplane Windsurf boards at a glance

Double-layer, low-extension woven drop-stitch Fusion Welded technology adds stiffness, improves durability with a higher resistance to puncture, improves shape stability over time and reduces weight. New improved efficiency and reduced drag ensure easier planing. Enclosing the AirPlane’s rear fin box permanently in the board streamlines the bottom shape, which improves early planing and top-end speed. The new box is glued in place and no longer removable, which also makes the board easier to set up.

Woven Dropstitch Technology

The new woven dropstitch technology is used on the top and the bottom of the board.
The process starts with a glue-free PVC lamination. The new weave provides a structure for the polyester yarns – which gives the board its shape. The weave has less give than the traditional knitting method. Knitted fibers have soft and stretchy properties, whereas this new weaving is superior in stiffness, reflex, and rigidity.

Welded Rail Technology

Starboard’s Welded Rail Technology uses a new & advanced heat-welding process whereby the top and bottom layers of the board are mechanically bonded. That means there is no glue used to join the top and bottom along the rails (where leakage can occur) and these joins are now bonded for life – making our boards the most durable on the market!

Full Power Planing

The Starboard invention that created the planing inflatable windsurfing board segment. A proprietary 3D elastomer compound rail edge runs along the rails of the board, creating a hard edge that allows for a clean water release and higher speed, yet fold and roll up. We’ve improved the Rail Edge to improve grip while carve jibing.

Looking for a sail?

The Starboard SUP Windsurfing sails are a great addition to any beginner and progression board. It is light, powerful and is an excellent choice for entry level windsurfers because of its versatility and durability.

Whopper School Edition

Learning on an inflatable adds safety and fun. And beginners just can’t break the nose no matter how many times you fall over, because it’s inflatable. Starboard’s Whopper School Edition even maximizes value for schools by removing the bag and pump from the price. It’s our favourite board to teach windsurfing on and enjoy Stand Up Paddling. Highly recommended for school and centres. The new shape replaces the previous shape that was based on the AirPlane 290. This shape has more glide and is SUP friendly, great for schools when it’s not windy and to enjoy a SUP session.

Airplane Assembly Guide

Follow these step-by-step instructions to correctly assemble the Airplane.

Fine Tuned Rocker

The rocker has been adjusted to provide the right combination of lift, glide and manoeuvrability. All boards come in 6″ thickness.

Roller-Wheeled Bag

Our Airplane inflatable windsurf boars is supplied with our new roller-wheeled bag that packs everything away tidily and conveniently. Made of a RPET 450D outer fabric layer made from recycled plastic bottles, in partnership with Waste2Wear. The bottles are chopped into flakes, washed, melted and extruded into yarns and then spun into a fabric. Between 30 to 50 bottles are used per bag. Bottles that now re-enters the market again, without risk of polluting the environment. Ripstop weaving technology improves wear and tear resistance.

V8 Double Action Pump

All boards are supplied with our benchmark V8 Double Action pump. Inflate your board faster and easier with continuous pumping cycles in both down and upward action. Turn the switch and it becomes a single action pump for easy inflation to 18 PSI. Always inflate between 15 and 18 PSI for maximum stiffness and performance.

Exclusive Footstrap System

Starboard’s exclusive footstrap insert system uses 7mm thin insert plates that are glued to the board’s surface. The footstraps bolt into the embedded brass plate and two male pins connect through the footstrap for a twist-free fitting.

Removable Center Fin

All models have a removable center fin box. Remove the box for an improved paddling experience without the added weight or drag. Attach the box and supplied Drake Shallow center fin to prevent the board from drifting sideways when windsurfing.

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Volume201 l229 l290 l314 l
Length242 cm255 cm290 cm305 cm
Width72 cm78 cm90 cm89 cm
Footstrap Rows1220
FinsDrake Freeride Power 40 + Shallow 22Drake Freeride Power 42 + Shallow 22Drake Freeride Power 41 + Dagger boardDrake Shallow 22 + Dagger board
Fin Boxes StarliteTuttle Fast Box + Removable US boxTuttle Fast Box + Removable US boxTuttle Fast Box + Removable US boxUS box
Sail Range2.0 - 8.5 m22.0 - 8.5 m22.0 - 9.5 m22.0 - 7.0 m2
Weight7.9 kg9.15 kg14.05 kg12.6 kg