Rio

S · M · L · XL

THE SMART CHOICE

The ultimate windsurf board for entry-level and windsurfing schools. With its sleek outlines, the Rio board offers exceptional upwind drive, ensuring a successful first day on the water. Its extended waterline, combined with Long Tail Technology, delivers effortless gliding and early planing.

RIO

THE SMART CHOICE

Once you’re up and planing, the Rio board delivers an exhilarating and liberating experience as you ride the contoured aft deck, where the cutaways maximize your planing pleasure.responsive ride and intuitive jibe. Wider nose, long cutaways, optimized profile and efficient rocker line all improve your ride thanks to more glide, stability, traction and ease of planing.

SPEED LIGHTWIND
SPEED HIGHWIND
JIBING
EASE OF USE
EARLY PLANING

CONTOURED DECK SHAPE

The Rio’s contoured deck shape makes it the easiest windsurf board in the world to get into the footstraps. As riders progress and shift back on the board, gaining more speed and power in the sail, their feet naturally align with the inboard footstrap positions.

UNIQUE LONG TAIL DESIGN

With additional area behind the fin box, the Rio boards not only plane earlier but also maintain stability during the transition onto the plane. There’s no need to struggle with the tricky technique of overcoming the initial hump. This unique feature allows riders to effortlessly and magically achieve planing without a steep learning curve. The board accelerates and propels forward, naturally placing the rider in the perfect planing position.

BAT WINGS

The wider section of the tail, known as Bat Wings, provides improved glide, directional traction, and parallel lines. This feature, first introduced in the Phantoms, also enhances planing power.

FULL EVA DECK

The Rio boasts a large, soft EVA grip on the deck, ensuring comfort and safety. Enjoy a secure grip without worrying about cuts or rashes. The nose area, where the boom tends to drag, is free of EVA. The Rio boards feature multiple footstrap insert positions to cater to all levels of sailing, from beginners to intermediates and advanced riders. They’re also equipped with the latest generation of matching Drake footstraps, featuring size indicator tabs for easy adjustments.

SHALLOW 41

The Rios have a Drake Shallow fin, delivering optimal power and directional traction in a compact design. This fin is perfect for learning and progression.

LOOKING FOR A SAIL?

Enhance your beginner or progression board with Starboard SUP Windsurfing sails. Lightweight, powerful, and durable, these sails are an excellent choice for entry-level windsurfers, offering versatility and performance.

CONSTRUCTIONS

AS TOUGH AS IT GETS

The Rio windsurf boards were built in the Rhino construction with one mission in mind: to make them as durable as possible for schools and centres. The entire board is wrapped in a thick, tough thermoplastic polymer ABS skin (not to be confused with ASA), with a double wrap around the rails.

*Available sizes: S, M , L and XL (only No Pads)

OUR BEST VALUE OFFERING

Light and with a nice crisp feel on the water. It’s ideal for the new windsurfer looking to buy their own progressive entry-level board. The Rio Rhino and the Rio Starlite have a soft EVA deck finish and two rows of footstraps: one row positioned for progressing riders and the second for full-planing performance. It uses 0.6mm Australian pine wood with glass fibres to combine premium technology and a quality finish in a value package.

*Available sizes: S, M and L

ModelRio SRio MRio LRio S No PadsRio M No PadsRio L No PadsRio XL No Pads
Volume196 L219 L259 L196 L219 L259 L266 L
Length295 cm308 cm333 cm295 cm308 cm333 cm336 cm
Width79 cm81.5 cm86.5 cm79 cm81.5 cm86.5 cm82.5 cm
Tail Width54.2 cm55.7 cm60.8 cm54.2 cm55.7 cm60.8 cm48.1 cm
Thickness13.7 cm13.9 cm14.1 cm13.7 cm13.9 cm14.1 cm14.9 cm
ShapeFlat Vee to Double ConcaveFlat Vee to Double ConcaveFlat Vee to Double ConcaveFlat Vee to Double ConcaveFlat Vee to Double ConcaveFlat Vee to Double ConcaveFlat
FinDrake Shallow 31 + Daggerboard 57Drake Shallow 41 + Daggerboard 57Drake Shallow 41 + Daggerboard 57Drake Shallow 31 + Daggerboard 57Drake Shallow 41 + Daggerboard 57Drake Shallow 41 + Daggerboard 57Drake Shallow 22 + Daggerboard 62
Sail Range2.0 - 9.5 m²2.0 - 9.5 m²2.0 - 9.5 m²2.0 - 9.5 m²2.0 - 9.5 m²2.0 - 9.5 m²2.0 - 9.5 m²
Weight Starlite 14.9 Kg16.0 Kg17.1 KgN/AN/AN/AN/A
Weight Rhino 16.80 Kg17.40 Kg19.70 Kg15.80 Kg16.68 Kg18.14 Kg18.73 Kg

Estimated weights shown to one decimal place/Average weights shown to two decimal places
StarLite & Rhino : +/-10% Tolerances

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For every board sold, Starboard plants 3 mangrove trees with Worldview International Foundation. Each Mighty Mangrove sinks down 673kg of VCS certified CO2 during its first 25 years.

Together, our 3 mangroves offset the boards Carbon Emissions 10 X over and fund local livelihoods projects in Myanmar.

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Buy a board & we pick up 1.4kg of beach/ ocean plastic trash – equivalent to the amount of plastic trash entering the ocean, per person, per year.

The RiO has an average plastic content of 4 kg per board.