The Futuras are Starboard’s freerace boards. Freerace boards are designed to go extremely fast, like slalom boards, but with more user-friendliness and more comfort. The Starboard 2014 Futura 121 Wood boards are the sports cars of windsurfing.
When it was first introduced in 2008, Starboard’s Futuras revolutionary design redefined the freerace category: its 15% thinner profile and its wider outline, inspired by the evolution of modern slalom boards, offered the casual freerider a board that was very stable at low speed yet extremely fast and powerful throughout an incredibly wide wind range. On top of these benefits, the thinner shape made for better jibing and more control. It was a win-win design leap forward.
The Futura has become the market leader and the new performance benchmark. In 2011, the Futuras won every comparative test they entered. In 2013 the Futura continued to perform superbly in all tests and outperformed the competition.