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Starboard Rio 2012

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  • Rio Tuffskin
  • Rio Sport Tech
Your Price:
£799.00 (You save £60.00)
12.00 KGS
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Product Description

Starboard Rio 2012


Bridging the gap between planing boards and light-wind longboards, blurring the line between stable entry level boards and progressive freeride boards, the Rio S, M and L are the boards that cover the widest scope of users for all-wind conditions: windsurfing for everyone, every time and everywhere.


The long and wide shapes of these boards are fast with a smooth glide in light winds. For advanced riders, the longer, narrower shape combined with the inboard heel-recesses and a strong daggerboard allows the board to power upwind off the leeward rail.

New! The Rio M and L are all-new shapes that are planing earlier and easier. The new shapes are longer in the nose: the boards are stretched out to glide faster and transition into planing mode smoothly and effortlessly.

As the wind speed increases, the Rio S, M and L's extra wide tail provides the early planing, the high speeds and the high performance racing fun that have made it a best seller in the all-wind windsurfing category.

The Rio S, M, L special features

  • Contour Deck - makes it easy for everyone to progress into the straps, and easy to rail upwind for advanced windsurfers.

  • Allgaier daggerboard - the new Rios now come fitted with the classic All Gaier daggerboard system. The All Gaier system is a guarantee of reliability and convenience. Extremely easy and smooth to operate, it can last for decades without the need for any special maintenance.
  • A wide and long shape with a wide tail : stable at slow speeds, fast to glide and transitions smoothly from non-planing to planing.


  1.  for convenience.

    Nose carry handle
  2. Integrated nose protector
  3. New! Longer nose with a longer, lower rocker - for more longitudinal stability and more glide (Rio M and L)
  4. Full EVA deck (Rio)
  5. Long, wide outlines with extra volume in the rail midesection for additional stability
  6. Centre carry handle
  7. Multiple insert positions offer tuning options for entry level/ intermediate/advanced riders
  8. Extra-wide tails offer easier and earlier planing
  9. Contour deck makes it easier than ever to get into the footstraps
  10. Tufskin construction
  11. Allgaier daggerboard system
  12. Side-cuts improve fin drive and release
  13. Tail cutaways improve speed and acceleration



- SPORT Lightest weight construction with the new improved "Startouch" non-slip deck finish. Best option for retail customers and centres that don't have a rocky shoreline or concrete slipways.

- TUFSKIN The same construction as Sport, with a full EVA foam deck offering superior rider comfort. This isn't suited to all school environments but fine where boards are well supervised, avoiding sharp objects.

- ARMOR TECH Boasting a double thickness skin, these boards offer the best durability, with the Startouch deck finish ensuring they remain in good condition well beyond one season of hard use. The extra layer adds a few kg compared to the Sport equivalent.


Boards Available:

Sport M £799

Tufskin M £899

Armourtech M £979

Armourtech L £999

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