Dave Stubbs Dave Stubbs

Dave Stubbs

BIO

David Stubbs is a leading shaper and manufacturer of world class surfboards, longboards, SUP’s, and kiteboards. As an avid contest surfer his focus has always been developing cutting edge products. Dave has recently teamed up with Starboard to help develop, innovate and create some of the best surfboards on the market.

Pracha Pracha

Pracha

Board of Choice
Array
Born
Thanbyuzayat, Burma
Resides
Bangkok, Thailand
Hobbies
Surfing the internet, fishing

BIO

Pracha has been working for Starboard since 2001 when he came on board to help drive innovation in windsurf board prototypes. He was then assigned to work on the Starboard surfboard project during the development stages, testing different materials and lay ups to get to the incredible surfboards that Starboard have today.
Pracha works out of the Starboard Surf prototype shaping bay in Thailand and can be found most days building new constructions and conducting regular quality checks to ensure all Starboards are of the highest quality.

Josh Salie Josh Salie

Josh Salie

Birthdate
7 October 1986
Born
Cape Town
Resides
Cape Town
Hobbies
Surfing

BIO

Having grown up competing in the South Africa surfing circuit Josh decided to take off the competition jersey to pursue a career in Sports Management. Since joining the Starboard team as an R&D rider in 2014, he now heads up everything from prototype testing to sales and marketing. Josh’s unique understanding of the dynamics of wave riding in all types of conditions on various types of boards makes him an important connection between the consumer and the product development team.

Clinton Filen Clinton Filen

Clinton Filen

Birthdate
21 January 1971
Board of Choice
Array
Born
Durban
Resides
Cape Town
Hobbies
Surf, Kiteboard, Mountain Bike, Music

BIO

With over 20 years of design experience, Clinton is one of the first generation of designer that grew up with CAD design and CNC instead of hand shaping as means to developing boards. As the original developer of the Active stringer patent, and countless innovative designs over the years,  he brings a combination of ideas, creatively and engineering to the Starboard brand.

Svein Rasmussen Svein Rasmussen

Svein Rasmussen

Birthdate
5 June 1963
Born
Norway
Resides
Thailand
Hobbies
Work, SUP, WS, Yoga and travelling

BIO

Svein asks lots of difficult/ inconvenient questions that are hard to answer. Other questions are almost silly, but knowing that not all surfers know as much about technology as our  product development team, its important to highlight and explain our technology and processes  in details for everyone to share.

Graham Wiles Graham Wiles

Graham Wiles

Birthdate
25 March 1988
Born
Durban, South Africa
Resides
Cape Town, South Africa
Hobbies
Wave riding, photography & long walks in the wrong direction

BIO

Born in the urban surfing utopia of Durban, South Africa. From an early age he immersed himself into a world of Visual Communication and action sports. Shortly after completing his studies he headed to Cape Town and ended up on the doorstep of the Starboard group, where his portfolio and talent set him on the long road to becoming one of the key creative minds in the industry.

Bradley Dennis Bradley Dennis

Bradley Dennis

Birthdate
13 June 1991
Born
Cape Town, South Africa
Resides
Cape Town, South Africa
Hobbies
Surfing, Football, Photography

BIO

Living his whole life in Cape Town, a love for the ocean and outdoors was a natural evolution for one of the newest members of the Starboard Team. Having grown up on the beach and surfing in one of the most beautiful cities in the world he went on to study Marketing Communications. His passion for brands and love of the ocean comes across in the communication of the Starboard brand.

Tao Farren Tao Farren

Tao Farren

Birthdate
30 May 1991
Born
Durban, South Africa
Resides
Cape Town
Hobbies
Surfing, Football, Stamp Collecting, Growing his facial hair

BIO

Born in Durban and raised in Cape Town, Tao has surfed for 10 years in and around the local beach breaks. From this he has gone on to longboard competitively on a national level. He has a passion for filmmaking and graduated from AFDA film school with the Best Cinematography Award. As the Multimedia Producer for Starboard he has turned his love for both the sea and film making into a career where he shoots and develops all the media content for the brand.

Ian Fox Ian Fox

Ian Fox

Resides
Western Australia

BIO

Starboard World President and one of the sharpest men in the team. He comes with an abundance of industry knowledge and is two steps ahead of everything from board designs to market trends.