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Starboard Hero 2011

Starboard Hero 2011

Board Type: Wave
Manufacturer: Starboard
Year: 2011
Board Sizes:

Length: 9'0"  (274.3 cm)
Width: 33"  (83.8 cm)
Thickness: 4.1"  (10.4 cm)
Tail Width: 18.8"  (47.7 cm)
Volume: 146 L


The Hero is part of the wide body wave SUP board lineup introduced by Starboard in 2011. It is the kind of board that makes the SUP wave discipline available to anyone. The Hero is a very user friendly board which can be handled with ease by beginner and novice riders. It has a slightly shorter outline that the other Starboard wide boards, but it is quite wide, so it is extremely stable. It does not pack exaggerated volume, but the volume is well distributed and the board can easily handle a heavier rider.

Although the board is quite wide it turns tight and fast and it feels pretty quick. The shorter length makes it easy to fit in pockets and easy to control. The board features a flat nose and mid section which makes it quite loose and fun to ride and a V in the tail which improves turning control. The board is extremely easy to maneuver and responds accurately to any rider input. It can be used by less experienced riders that love wave riding or wish to progress or by advanced riders that look for an exciting thrill.

The Starboard Hero is available in Brushed Carbon, Tac and Silver, Candy and Blue AST structures. The Brushed Carbon Hero is perfect for riders that demand a lighter board which offers higher precision. The TAC Wood Hero offers increased dynamic shape stability, while the AST one is highly durable. The board comes equipped with a thruster fin setup. The Hero can handle all kind of waves with ease and it is fun to ride.