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Starboard Ace Downwind Foil Board 2024

Starboard Ace Downwind Foil Board 2024

Regular price £1,499.00 GBP
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An ace in foiling downwind, wing and surf.


The Ace Foil features the iconic pin-tail design for efficient takeoff and tracking downwind. The outline is designed to resemble nature’s most streamline possible shape, a teardrop, and the slightly recessed standing area gives the rider a flat, stable, and more connected feel over the foil.

After much testing, we also found the Ace Foil to be a fantastic crossover board for not only SUP downwinding, but light wind wingboarding as well as SUP surfing.


The infamous ACE raceboard from Starboard was an industry first design that reimagined the downwind raceboard design. First produced as a 12’6” SUP Race board and debuting at the Battle of the Paddle in 2009, the ACE (originally named “The NEW”) was available in many iterations and sizes from 12’6” – 14’0” models between 2009 – 2021.

This year, the ACE has been reborn in a brand new size range, for the latest downwind innovation: Downwind SUP Foiling.



> New Ace outline - The teardrop outline is the most efficient outline, offering even volume and a stable shape.

> Narrow width - Designed for speed downwind and early takeoff. The aim of the Ace Foil is to offer a super-fast accelerating board to quickly catch bumps and accelerate quickly onto foil. The Ace Foil model is available in narrow sizes from 19″ up to 23″.

> Pin tail - Tracking and efficiency are two key aspects of the pintail design. The pin tail offers great tracking for catching bumps, while the pin tail also brings the water back together, allowing a more efficient takeoff and touchdown with less board touching the water.

> Round rails - The rounded rails were originally designed to be easy to use in choppy ocean conditions. This same concept has been brought to the Ace Foil model, which not only creates ease in the chop but also allows the board to have an amazing spring when pumping to get on the foil.

> Rocker - The rocker is fine-tuned for speed, spring, and larger bumps. The rockerline has been tested in a range of conditions, from flatwater to large ocean swell.

> 16" Foil box - With many iterations of downwind foils hitting the market, the 16″ foil box caters to any foil preference. This downwind model features a “further forward” box for fine-tuned and comfortable downwind foiling.


What size does it come in?

> 7'10" x 23" / 140L - This versatile model serves as a SUP downwind board, a light wind wing board, and a SUP foil for wave riding. With a width of 23″, it caters to heavier riders up to 120kg, providing extra stability. Surprisingly easy to lift off from flat-water pumping, despite its size, it boasts excellent stability thanks to its slightly recessed standing area. The narrow tail ensures remarkable efficiency, making flying effortlessly achievable for riders wanting a more stable ride.

Available constructions: Blue Carbon

> 7'4" x 21.5" / 120L - Anticipated to be our most popular size. At 120L, this model will be stable enough to cater for riders up to 110kg while being a stable platform for lighter riders. During testing we were amazed at how easy this board got onto foil. At just 21.5 inches wide, we felt that this was a manageable and reasonably stable width while offering incredibly fast take offs.

Available constructions: Blue Carbon

> 7'0" x 20" / 100L - “Incredibly stable for its size.” The 7’0″ has been trialled and tested in every condition, including flatwater pumping, downwinding in Thailand, and large ocean swells in Australia. Feedback from testers was that this model seemed to somehow have better stability than a similar-volume board that was four inches wider. Not only is this a high-performing, stable, and fast downwind board for riders up to 90kg, but it can also be used as a big wave SUP surf board, a light wind wing board, and a flatwater pumping practise board.

Available construction: Blue Carbon

> 6'9" x 19" / 85L - Our smallest and fastest design. The goal with the 6’9″ is to create the best competition downwind foil board on the market, targeted at elite riders up to 80kg. The 6’9″ boasts an incredibly fast takeoff and excellent handling on ocean bumps. The 6’9″ is narrow enough to experiment with prone downwind foiling while being comfortable enough for an advanced rider to use as an advanced downwind SUP foil board.

Available constructions: Blue Carbon


What construction does it come in?


• Top grade 150g Biaxial Carbon wraps the entire board, joining with an overlap on the deck and bottom to create flat stringer, increasing the total breakage strength.

• 2 skins of durable fibre glass form a sandwich around the biaxial Carbon, protecting the carbon by dampening and absorbing the impact.

• The combination of twin T-stringers deck and bottom work together to increase the overall total breakage strength.

• Multiple reinforcements in the standing area, nose and tail increase impact resistance.


Model 7.10x23 7.4x21.5 7.0x20 6.9x19
Rider weight up to 120kg up to 110kg up to 90kg up to 80kg
Length 7'10"/ 239cm 7'4"/ 224cm 7'0"/ 213cm 6'9"/ 206cm
Width 23"/ 58cm 21.5"/ 55cm 20"/ 51cm 19"/ 48cm
Volume 140L 120L 100L 85L
Fin set up Foil Foil Foil Foil
Weight TBC 7.5kg 6.7kg 6.0kg
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