Carve

99 · 109 · 119 · 129 · 139 · 149 · 159 · 169

AS GOOD AS IT GETS!

Easy planing. Confident control. Autopilot jibes. The 2024 Carves deliver big on effortless planing, autopilot jibing and a controlled ride in any conditions.

THE CARVE IN DETAIL

The exciting 2024 Carves deliver big on effortless planing, autopilot jibing and a controlled ride in any conditions. We never felt so accomplished about a board range. Each board individually shaped for the intended conditions and skill level. On the larger sizes, a long flat section makes for extra easy passive planing and a smooth ride to let you find the footstraps effortlessly. Midrange sizes carve like a small board, yet switching your stance and flipping the sail you have the confidence of a bigger board, thanks to a combination of thinned out rails towards the tail and thicker forward rails. The small sizes deliver a true sporty feel with higher top end speed and that extra bit of control you’ll need for windsurfing confidently in strong wind.
RACING
FREE RACING
FREERIDE
EARLY PLANNING
JIBING
SPEED

EXTRA EFFICIENT

The concave nose segment create more lift, improving planing performance in light wind.

EXTRA DRIVE

Enhanced deck concave creates a lower centre of gravity for the drive and power generated through the rig. It also keeps the board stable and planted while blasting in rougher conditions and through jibes.

EXTRA REACTIVE

Optional inboard stance with middle position back footstrap gives more rail-to-rail reactivity and control to the storm riders out there.

EXTRA QUICK

Inspired by our iSonic racing line, the new double-step tail improves planing and acceleration.

EXTRA PERFORMANCE

Carefully refined underwater shape at the tail maximises earlier planing while reducing drag at higher top end speeds.

EXTRA EASY

Easy passive planing without any effort. Extending the tail rocker flat section forward on the Carves allows an easier acceleration to a more natural planing threshold, whilst maintaining planing glide thru wind holes and reducing critical reliance on board trim.

EXTRA COMFORT

More comfortable for your skin, the Drake Slick footstraps are made with FSC-certified, sustainably sourced and plant-based Yulex foam. With 85% natural rubber content, CO² emitted during the manufacturing process is reduced by 80%. 15% synthetic neoprene is retained to improve UV resistance.

EXTRA TRACTION

Under your feet the 10mm thick footpads feature a diamond grooving pattern, providing essential grip and comfort over extended sessions while being resistant to wear-and-tear.

EXTRA CONTROL

Drake Freeride fin for great control. Blending flowing, natural turns with straight line efficiency and confidence, each Carve’s fin is carefully specified and optimised to enhance the exciting and responsive performance.

CONSTRUCTIONS

LIGHTWEIGHT BOARDS DESIGNED FROM THE GROUND UP AS OUR LOWEST CARBON FOOTPRINT

Developed by Jean Louis Colmas in 1984, Wood Technology became Starboard’s trademark construction in 1995. Wood Technology remains a favourite for riders preferring more comfort, more control and the unique crisp feel of an original Starboard. It’s time to bring back this technology while reducing our CO2 footprint. Full wood sandwich lamination of 0.6mm Australian Pinewood, ensures durability and comfort in a good strength to weight ratio. Today’s wood is less visible in modern graphics; UV protected by fresh blue paint and stickers that compliment the natural grain with a really nice effect. A classy re-edition of a classic Starboard Original.

WHERE PERFORMANCE MEETS PRICE

We developed the Starlite Carbon Construction to answer our quest for a construction that would combine four crucial factors: Performance, Durability, Value and Low Environmental Impact. The result is a great combination, delivering strongly on all four criteria with direct, responsive onwater feel and no compromise on your riding comfort.

AVAILABLE SIZES

Carve 99
Carve 109
Carve 119
Carve 129
Carve 139
Carve 149
Carve 159
Carve 169
The Carve 99 for the best ever high wind freeride experience. A board to make you smile with every chop you fly over. It’s sensational when fully powered up and you just keep on accelerating harder with every gust. And of course this 99 really carves. Thinner, responsive rails keep you connected to the water and slicing through the curves in every water condition. The aerodynamic nose lets you fly and remain at top speed with full control. Inside strap option for control and outside straps for full power.
Have high expectations for the Carve 109! Redefine the joy of freeriding; from initial acceleration to flying across the water in full control, all the while wondering why it’s so easy to go so fast! It’s a unique sensation where flat water and chop all become the perfect terrain. Push it as hard as you want downwind, reaching or upwind, relaxed and perfectly balanced on the contoured standing area. Jibing feels like you’re on autopilot; the hip outline in the mid section allows you to make a snap jibe or wide arc, both with full speed and control in the exit. The Carve 109 is the most fun freeride board we have ever developed.
Big enough to be versatile, small enough to be reactive. And racy. The Carve 119 flies over chop with supreme control. A straighter outline mid section boosts acceleration and performance, then blends to a distinct curvature towards the tail, with thinner rails taking jibing on the 119 to a whole new level. Easier entry effort, better stability mid turn and extra flow on exit. An ideal choice for everyone that enjoys the exhilaration of higher wind freeride and might even want to join the DefiWind or other fun events. Enjoy this explosive smooth riding sensation.
The Carve 129, the most refined board of them all. Surprising with extra early take-off into a fun ride with high acceleration. Drive it onto the fin for that free sensation and calm ride. The ease of entering a high speed jibe is just as good as the acceleration out of the jibe. It bridges light and medium winds perfectly well. A showcase of “as good as it gets”.
The Carve 139‘s super early-planing capacity comes from its longer flat rocker and generous width, while the impressive top-end speed is thanks to the double step cutaways. The 139 features a pronounced hip outline between the straps, helping it carve though jibes. Thicker rails forward help acceleration out of jibes and the recessed deck keeps the board calm and in full control when the wind picks up. Carve 139 is a board that ensures you more water time and delivers the whole fun factor when fully powered up. A highly recommended board choice
Carve 149 delivers instant action, boosting you directly into planing mode with its extended flat bottom shape, and maintains excellent control and momentum through all kinds of conditions. The board drives you forward confidently over the harshest chop, with a smooth, responsive ride. Next level jibes, thanks to the hip outline in the standing area and the wider tail, which keeps the board floating through the exit.
Is the Carve 159 perhaps the best board we ever made? It glides automatically onto a plane with a flat bottom from the tail to beyond your front foot. You’ll love the smooth ride even in rough water, combined with a remarkable top end speed once locked in and flying on the iSonic inspired tail. Going into a jibe, enjoy how the 159 just wants to turn intuitively on its special Carve hip outline, while increased tail volume slingshots you back out on the exit and on to the next run.
The Carve 169 has automatic planing, a light riding sensation and total jibe control. Step onboard, feel its easy nature and enjoy the ultimate forgiving ride. With the footstrap position set inside and forward, you get started in planing mode right away. Tested positively over a wide range of sails from sails from 5.5 to 9m2, it always delivers a balanced feel. With straps set in the outboard back position, you feel quite an exciting speed sensation. Our highest recommended entry level freeride board ever.

SPECIFICATIONS

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ModelCarve 99Carve 109Carve 119Carve 129Carve 139Carve 149Carve 159Carve 169
Volume99 L100 L119 L129 L139 L149 L159 L169 L
Length238 cm238 cm238 cm238 cm240 cm247 cm255 cm258 cm
Width65 cm67 cm71 cm76 cm80 cm80 cm81 cm84 cm
Tail Width38.5 cm41 cm46.7 cm49.2 cm51.3 cm51.6 cm52.4 cm54.7 cm
Thickness12.3 cm11.6 cm11.7 cm11.6 cm12.3 cm12.6 cm12.8 cm13.2 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 Vee to Double ConcaveFlat Vee to Double Concave
Recommended Fin32 - 36 cm34 - 38 cm36 - 40 cm38 - 42 cm42 - 46 cm42 - 46 cm44 - 48 cm46 - 50 cm
FinDrake Freeride Power 34Drake Freeride Power 36Drake Freeride Power 38Drake Freeride Power 40Drake Freeride Power 44Drake Freeride Power 44Drake Freeride Power 46Drake Freeride Power 48
Sail Range4.0 - 7.0 m²4.5 - 7.5 m²5.0 - 8.0 m²5.5 - 8.5 m²6.0 - 9.0 m²6.0 - 9.0 m²6.0 - 9.0 m²6.5 - 9.5 m²
Weight WS6.9 Kg7.0 Kg7.52 Kg7.82 Kg8.3 Kg8.7 Kg8.8 Kg9.2 Kg
Weight SC7.9 Kg8.1 Kg8.7 Kg8.9 Kg9.6 Kg10.1 Kg10.1 Kg10.4 Kg

Estimated weights shown to one decimal place/Average weights shown to two decimal places

Carbon Reflex Sandwich, Carbon Sandwich, Wood Sandwich, StarLite Carbon : +/-5% Tolerances

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For every board sold, Starboard plants 3 Mangrove Trees with Worldview International Foundation. Each tree absorbs 673kg of CO2 during its first 25 years.

50% of absorption goes towards offsetting this board & 50% is secured as carbon credits to fund livelihood projects in Myanmar.

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1.4 KG of trash is collected per board by Starboard POP crews at beaches
in Thailand & Myanmar.

Globally, an individual is responsible for 1.4 Kg of plastic reaching the ocean every year.

Starboard balances this amount for their customers.