Starboard offers Impossible Performance in Wind & Sup

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Starboard industry 2018 brand leader
Starboard industry 2018 brand leader Photo: Georgia Schoenfeld
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Windsurfing was invented in 1967 by Jim Drake and Hoyle Schweitzer.  It quickly became a forerunner for action sports.  Today, it has evolved into a high level professional watersports arena.  From these great roots, come the birth of stand up paddle boarding.  Starboard Sup has been at the front of the action since 1994 creating a leading product and team of athletes that continue to drive the water sports industry forward.  Aloha, Starboard!

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Starboard’s windsurfing champion and chief innovator, Svein Rasmussen celebrates with the team another Professional Windsurf Associations Constructor’s Title in 2017. Photo by: Georgia Schoenfeld

Starboard Windsurfing continues to innovate & inspire

When Starboard Windsurfing was founded in 1994, it took the sport to the next level of both accessibility and performance.  With the Professional Windsurfers Association (PWA) introducing the Constructor’s Title in 2006, the game was on.  Driven by working with the world’s best windsurfers to create the most cutting edge boards, Starboard has taken home 11 PWA Constructor’s titles including the 2017 title.

“A massive thank you also goes out to our team riders, designers and shapers without which none of this would have be possible.”
– Tiesda You, Brand Manager

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Starboard’s team of leading athletes have dominated the Sup Racer’s brand rankings over the years and 2018 is looking like more of the same! Photo by: Georgia Schoenfeld

Starboard Sup continues to lead Brand Rankings

On the paddleboard side, Starboard Sup has been leading Sup Racer’s Brand Ranking since its introduction four years ago.  This industry leader continues to hold the most world titles as well.

“To be involved at the highest level in two sports is an amazing experience and is reflected by our crew’s interest in accelerating the development of our sports on every level.”  –Svein Rasmussen, Chief Innovator.

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Evelyn O’Doherty
Evelyn O'Doherty, owner & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0, worked her way up the ranks in the world of stand up paddling. A former surfer gone rogue, Evelyn stepped onto a SUP for the first time in 2009 when a plaguing neck injury kept her out of the water from surfing. Discovering the core benefits and expanded perspective on the water that stand up paddling brings, Ev immediately was hooked. She became a strong SUP racer in the North East and a year-round SUP surfer, gathering multiple top brand sponsorships including becoming a team rider for Starboard SUP and a national ambassador for Kialoa, as well as celebrating all aspects of the sport with additional brand ambassadorships including lululemon athletica, Clif Bar, Cobian, Kaenon & Indo Board. Her love of watersports and commitment to advocacy in preserving our marine environments led to a short film made with The Nature Conservancy as part of their Clean Water initiatives on Long Island, NY, called "A New Perspective". Evelyn just keeps paddling. Today, she's stepped up to take over the helm at Standup Journal after having worked for the magazine for 2 years as senior online editor. Her dedication and belief in the power of print to immerse readers in the watersports they love even if they don't have access to the water in a daily existence plus a powerful desire to spotlight the amazing people doing rad sh*t on the water is what drives her vision for Standup Journal 2.0. Evelyn welcomes the conversation about how to make the magazine benefit as many people as possible and encourages feedback, letters to the editor and communication at editor@standupjournal.com . Now, as owner/publisher for Standup Journal., Evelyn continues to live in East Hampton NY where she has daily access to the water. When the swell is working, you can find her in Montauk rattling around in her Ford Ranger surfboards hanging out the back headed for points East.