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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.