Starboard Rio Begynder board
THE EASY CHOICE
The go-to board for entry level windsurfing and schools.
Their straight outlines provide more upwind drive ensuring a successful first day on the water. Their longer waterline combined with Long Tail Technology provides wonderful glide and easy, early planing. Once up and planing, the Rio feels exciting and free as you push onto the contoured aft deck where the cutaways maximize planing pleasure.
THE RIO AT A GLANCE
The Rios have long outlines with parallel rails and wide shoulders for more glide, more directional traction and more stability. The combination of a long tail design with bat-wings, thick boxy rails, low nose rocker and a flat deck make it glide better than a conventional beginner board yet with more stability.
UNIQUE FOR THE RIO LONG TAIL
With added area behind the fin box, the Rios not only plane earlier, they also won’t tilt up as they transition on to the plane: there’s no longer the need to learn the tricky technique of overcoming this hump. This is unique to the Rio Long Tail and allows the rider to get planing incredibly smoothly, like magic. It’s an amazing experience to get planing without first having to learn how. The board simply accelerates and accelerates and the rider finds himself naturally planing in the right position.
Retractable dagger board that clicks in and out without tools. Use the daggerboard for more balance and to go upwind easier. Remove for more speed and control in planing conditions. Fitted with Starboard’s Clipperbox system with easily replaceable and ultra durable lips and a new daggerboard with integrated handle for carrying the board under-arm.
AS TOUGH AS IT GETS
The Rio are built in one 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.
|Model||RIO S||RIO M||RIO L||RIO XL|
|Constructions||Rhino | Starlite||Rhino | Rhino No pad | Starlite||Rhino | Starlite||Rhino No pad|
|Volume||196 l||219 l||259 l||266 l|
|Length||295 cm||308 cm||333 cm||336 cm|
|Width||79 cm||81.5 cm||87 cm||82.5|
|Tail Width||54.2 cm||55.7 cm||60.8 cm||48.1|
|Thickness||13.7 cm||13.9 cm||14.1 cm||14.9|
|Bottom Shape||Flat Vee to Double Concave||Flat Vee to Double Concave||Flat Vee to Double Concave||Flat Vee to Double Concave|
|Footstrap Rows||Rhino: 1 Starlite: 2||Rhino: 1 Rhino No pad: 1 Starlite: 2||Rhino: 1 Starlite: 2||Rhino No pad: 1|
|Fins||Drake Shallow 31||Drake Shallow 41||Drake Shallow 41||Drake Shallow 22|
|Fin Boxes||Tuttle 3 Holes||Tuttle 3 Holes||Tuttle 3 Holes||Us-Box|
|Fin range||31 - 41 cm||31 - 70 cm||31 - 70 cm||22 - 40 cm|
|Sail Range||2.0 - 9.5 m2||2.0 - 9.5 m2||2.0 - 9.5 m2||2.0 - 9.5 m2|
|Weight Rhino||16.6 kg||17.6 kg||19.2 kg||-|
|Weight Rhino No Pad||-||17.6 kg||-||18.4 kg|