The Development of Starboard FreeWing Air and Wing Foiling
“The FreeWing Air development started back in 2012 at our Airush development center in Cape Town. In 2015, we decided to put the development on ice as we felt that a windsurfing rig was still functioning better. Then came SUP foiling, changing the game and now we are rolling out our FreeWing program, including industry-leading 4’6” x 25” boards to amazingly well-performing 7-meter wings. Its been loads of fun for our group’s brands to develop products together and when Airush launched the first kites back some 19 years ago, it was under the Airush / Starboard alliance name.
Our workshop is 15 meters away from our lake in Thailand, so our days and evenings are filled with Wingboarding and pump foil testing.
We look forward to taking the sport we almost invented to the next level, the same way we have helped Windsurfing and Paddleboarding become easy sports to learn, and providing game-changing high-end performance year after year. After being in the water for over 40 years, the 3 things I am super passionate about exploring are Wingboarding, the rebuilding of Junior Windsurfing, and supporting our own Olympic iQFoil class, but the most fun is developing Wing gear.”
SVEIN RASMUSSEN – STARBOARD CHEIF INNOVATOR