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The Evos are next-generation, "Evo-lutionary" wave boards designed to maximize performance in a variety of wave conditions, and for a variety of ability levels. They have created a whole new trend since their introduction in 2003, and they continue to be class-leaders today.

These boards will appeal to those who ride waves in a variety of conditions and to those who are looking to make progress in wave riding. From epic sideshore waves to onshore chop, from first-timers to expert wave-sailors, the Evos will make the most of any wave by keeping speed on the wave face, flowing through tight turns, and exploiting the smallest of lips to project huge aerials.

This year, the Evo 83 and 91 have been updated with a mono-concave positioned farther back. The transition to double-concave used to be between the front and back feet; now, it just involves the back foot. This produces a slightly flatter rocker down the centerline for greater speed and release, while the curvature along the outline remains untouched to maintain the same legendary maneuverability.

The only production board ever to have been crowned PWA Wave World Champion (with Scott McKercher, PWA Wave World Champion 2004).
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62 Dram 70 Wood 74 Dram 83 Wood 91 Dram

2003: "More than a simple evolution for modern waveriding, Starboard's Evo is the first ever waveboard which efficiently suits top hardcore sailors' needs and also the 'wave-rider learners' looking for ease of use"
Wind magazine, France

"It offers super-hero waveriding ability out of a can"
Windsurf magazine, UK

"It's the universal board on which we can surf all the waves in the World, whether you are a beginner or a pro."
Planchemag, France
2004: "The best waveboard for those who want to attack as radical as possible. Our test-favorite for its ability to adapt to different skills and bodyweights. A board on which one's waveriding skills progress faster"
Planchemag, France.

2005: "No one has beaten the Starboard Evo at its own game. None of the newcomers give quite that same magic on a wave the Evo displayed yet again"
Boards Magazine, UK
2005: "The Evo took many by surprise with its revolutionary shape. The concept has spawned a whole new breed of waveboard, with some similar shapes appearing from other manufacturers this year.

Unmatched around corners with a very easy and extremely practical nature. Highly recommended."
Windsurf magazine, UK

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Wider tail with a rounded outline and plenty of Vee gives the Evos their versatility, ease of use, and ability to project huge aerials. Extra-wide outlines for added versatility and wind range.

Extra-short outlines for improved responsiveness and reduced swing weight.
Mono-concave to Double-concave hull shape for maximum grip. Soft, surfboard rails for a smooth, flowing carve.

Ultra-strong Dur-X construction standard.
New! Ultra-high performance CNC G10 wave fins.

Shock-absorbing heel bumpers.

  • Evolutionary wave boards that maximize performance in a variety of waves, from beginners to experts.
  • The Evos have a flowing riding style with an exceptional ability to carry speed in tight turns and project huge aerials.
  • The Evos have created a whole new trend and still continue to be the class leaders.
In comparison

Compared to the Pure Acids, the Evo boards are more ‘evolutionary’: they offer a wider range of performance by making the most of all conditions. They have a more flowing, snowboarding riding style. More adaptive and able to automatically carry speed on a wave and through tight turns, aerials become explosive and the overall waveriding sensation steps up to a higher level.

The Acids would be more suitable for those looking for a classic rail biting, hard-edged style of fast waveriding.

Compared to the Kombat range, the Evos are more dedicated to pure waveriding without any performance compromise towards freestyling or freeriding.

The Kombats are one-board crossover solutions for freestyling, flat-water blasting and waveriding. They would be more suitable for radical sailors who do not only wave-ride, but also enjoy freeriding and freestyling in a variety of conditions.

Model Volume Length Width Tail WOOD


Fin box Fin size Sail size(m2)
Evo 62 62 litres 219 cm. 54 cm. 34.4 cm. 5.9 kg. 6.5 kg. US Drake Natural Wave 210 2.3-4.7
Evo 70 70 litres 229 cm. 55 cm. 36.1 cm. 6.2 kg. 6.8 kg. US Drake Natural Wave 220 2.5-5.0
Evo 74 74 litres 233 cm. 56 cm. 36.4 cm. 6.3 kg. 6.9 kg. US Drake Natural Wave 220 3.5-5.5
Evo 83 83 litres 234 cm. 58 cm. 39.9 cm. 6.7 kg. 7.2 kg. US Drake Natural Wave 230 4.0-6.0
Evo 91 91 litres 236 cm. 62 cm. 40.2 cm. 7.0 kg. 7.6 kg. US Drake Natural Wave 240 4.5-6.5


EVO EVOlution Info

Starboard EVO Rips!



More accessible, more fun and EVOlving the standard of equipment used in wave competition. The EVO project headed by Scott McKercher changes the way we think about wavesailing and wave boards.

When the EVO was first introduced at the 2003 PWA event in Vargas, our team riders used stock standard EVO boards, those who did not have one borrowed from their team mates. The new level of performance in less than perfect conditions was obvious to all.

Scott McKercher, # 5 in the world of wavesailing:
"Now we've come up with a board that is so easy to sail, yet has an extreme performance to it as well."

These are the reasons why I use the EVO's and would recommend anyone to take one for a spin to get to the next level of wavesailing.

Max WIDTH and TAIL width
  • Makes the board extremely stable
  • Keeps speed through the flat part of the waves.
  • Easier to initiate and maintain speed down the line.
  • Incredibly easy climbing over whitewater.
  • Extremely responsive for a board of this size. - (Due to shorter rail lengths)
  • Jumping ability at slower speeds. (A lot of height and projection)
  • Recovery from imbalance is made easier
Sail size
  • A smaller sail can be used in most conditions enabling more control and reduced weight.
Light wind wavesailing conditions that once were unsailable with any level of performance are now possible, even with the use of smaller sails. A parallel outline provides performance in better quality waves (Holding a line at speed)

Scott McKercher: "Why I like it"
  • Onshore ability is sensational with a remarkable amount of backside projection.
  • Allows me to hit the lip later, with an natural ability to climb up over sections.
  • Projection out of the lip in an aerial can be up to twice as good.
  • Landing from airs is incredibly soft and safe. (Like training wheels).
  • Good rotational motion when you hit the lip or do an air.(Great for tweaking)
  • The wider tail makes it quick onto the plane and initiates a turn easier at slower speeds.
  • The short length also delivers a more responsive board, but at the same time due to the width, extremely forgiving.
"I've never had a board project out of the lip as fast as an EVO, with amazing projection into aerials and jumping, thanks to the width of board coming into contact with the lip."

Starboard EVO Rips!

EVO 92
Finally a performance board for the BIG MAN. In the past this size of wave boards have been so large it's taken them beyond the capability of performance. (Previously held back by extreme length, width and volume taking away any chance of sensitivity) With reduced length and thickness, increased stability and maneuverability, the 92 is a board to match the mindset of someone who wants to rip, but in the past hasn't had a board to match weight and performance level.

Scott McKercher: "For myself at 83 kgs, I took out the 92 in no wind at all, and I was almost ankle dry, then the wind kicked in and I was able to throw it around to pop aerials like never before on such a big board. I was truly amazed"

EVO 80
Scott McKercher:

"The board that this concept EVOlved from. Easy to sail, fun to use, with extreme performance capabilities to match. No waiting around, be the first guy out every time. When it's just not windy enough to go out on your conventional board, take out the Evo. This board would suit the 90 Kg sailor as an allrounder, or a 75 Kg person's light winder. It looks big, but feels small, giving stability plus incredible looseness. It's short length, with parallel outline gives incredible drive in marginal conditions and maintains a rail when driven at speed. It gives you confidence, and maintains speed; it gives you everything that you need to rip it up."

EVO 74
Scott McKercher:

"Sensation/Revelation/EVOlution. This is what this board will be referred to. This board makes high performance sailing easy. The wider nose and mid section still provides stability and the confidence to charge sections and the pulled in tail allows the handling of speed. From Hookipa to Pozo, it loves down the line as well as Onshore wind. From 5.5-3.5, it covers all possibilities. This is the ULTIMATE waveboard."

Test report by Wind magazine France:
"More than a new simple evolution for modern waveriding, the Starboard EVO is taking us to a new world with a wave board easy to use, more versatile, and more exciting for all!" Much more stable and forgiving than a "Classic" wave shape, with an exceptional vitality in the maneuvers and surf. It also has the highest performance in terms of acceleration and speed, incredibly versatile in a wide range of conditions. Starboard's EVO is the first ever wave board which efficiently suits top hardcore wave sailor's needs and also "waverider - learners" looking for ease of use."
Model Volume
Finbox Fin size Sail size
EVO 74 74 233 56 36.4 6.2 7.0 US box Drake Wave 210 3.5-5.5
EVO 80 80 234 58 39.6 6.5 7.3 US box Drake Wave 220 4.0-6.0
EVO 92 92 236 62 40.2 7.0 7.6 US box Drake Wave 220 4.5-6.5
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