These are the “new normal” shortboards, replacing the narrow, thin boards we have seen in recent shortboard shapes. The board features a fuller nose with wider outlines running into a swallow tail for extra “bite”. The bottom has a large single concave running into a slight vee in the tail. Ridden 2-3 inches smaller than your traditional performance shortboard, the full outline of the hybrid allows you to catch waves extremely easily, and is very snappy in the pocket. The Hybrid handles best in 2-6ft waves of all conditions.

Offering the best of both worlds, the hybrid features a 5-fin system, allowing the choice between a thruster (three fin) or quad (four fin) setup.



5’11″ x 19.5″ x 2.5 Volume : 29

6’1” x 20” x 2.5”   Volume : 35

6’3″ x 20.5″ x 2.9″ Volume : 36

Board weight:

5’11 – 2.5kg

6’1  -  2.6kg

6’3 – 2.7kg


Key Features

1. Slightly flatter bottom curve for increased speed and planing

2. Fuller nose for increase paddle power

3. Curvier outline for looseness

4. Carbon construction utilising Active Stringer


Hybrid compared to the Amp

1. Increased performance in bigger waves

2. Allows for larger rider to maximize speed and turning

3. Better suited for barrel riding and hollow waves



5 fin set up allows rider to interchange between a thruster or  quad set up.

Ideal for adjusting the board to suit different conditions.

- Surfinz Universal Z finbox system

- FCS compatible

- Hexcel core

- Light weight

- Standard Flex/stiffness



Board Overview – Hybrid from Starboard Surf on Vimeo.

Tech & Features


Active Inside

The patent pending internal ACTIVE system creates performance through flex.

The flexibility of the board is adjusted by using different fiber orientations, carbon strengths and outer/inner foam core densities. These elements fine tune the board’s ability to flex and return.

The ACTIVE system features a laminated STARFLEX carbon corecell stringer. The stringer is suspended through the center of the board between two high memory polypropylene layers. This acts like a dynamic spring allowing the shell laminate to flex freely but preventing hyperflexion under extreme load.




EPP Compression 

The system features a carbon stringer suspended through the center of the board between two high memory polypropylene layers.