Long Tail Technology
The unique Long Tail design extends the water surface behind the fin box, allowing progressing riders to glide faster, with smooth transition on to the plane Easier than ever before.
Inboard Rail Shape
The contoured aft deck simplifies your first planing experience as your feet enjoy a comfortable inboard curve to push against.
The Rio seamlessly links entry level with planing performance.
Rhino boards are built tough with one mission in mind: to make them as durable as possible for schools and centres.
The entire board is wrapped in a thick, tough thermoplastic polymer ABS skin (not to be confused with ASA), with a double wrap around the rails.
100% long term quality.
Light and with a nice crisp feel on the water. It’s ideal for the new windsurfer looking to buy their own progressive entry-level board.
The Rio Rhino and the Rio Starlite have a soft EVA deck finish and two rows of footstraps: one row positioned for progressing riders and the second for for full-planing performance.
Rio Rhino No-Pads Version
The Rio Rhino is also available in a No-Pads version.
Removing the pads on the deck makes this board even simpler to maintain and more resistant to wear and tear of extended heavy duty use. The No-Pads version S, M, and L are simplified with one row of footstraps positioned for progressing riders.
The recommended entry-level board for schools preferring the classic teaching style that requires a board with length, traction and glide.
No-Pad Version only: the Rio XL is available only in No-Pads version. Rio XL has no footstraps inserts.
RIO - Specifications Table← Scroll sideways for more sizes →
Weight tolerance +/- 5%
|Model||RIO S||RIO M||RIO L||RIO XL|
|Constructions||Rhino | Rhino No pad | Starlite||Rhino | Rhino No pad | Starlite||Rhino | Rhino No pad | Starlite||Rhino No pad|
|Volume||196 L||219 L||259 L||266 L|
|Length||295 cm||308 cm||333 cm||336 cm|
|Width||79 cm||81.5 cm||87 cm||82.5 cm|
|Tail Width||54.2 cm||55.7 cm||60.8 cm||48.1 cm|
|Thickness||13.7 cm||13.9 cm||14.1 cm||14.9 cm|
|Bottom Shape||Flat Vee to Double Concave||Flat Vee to Double Concave||Flat Vee to Double Concave||Flat Vee to Double Concave|
|Footstrap Rows||Rhino: 1 Starlite: 2||Rhino: 1 Rhino No pad: 1 Starlite: 2||Rhino: 1 Starlite: 2||Rhino No pad: 1|
|Fins||Drake Shallow 31||Drake Shallow 41||Drake Shallow 41||Drake Shallow 22|
|Fin Boxes||Tuttle 3 Holes||Tuttle 3 Holes||Tuttle 3 Holes||Us-Box|
|Fin range||31 - 41 cm||31 - 70 cm||31 - 70 cm||22 - 40 cm|
|Sail Range||2.0 - 9.5 m2||2.0 - 9.5 m2||2.0 - 9.5 m2||2.0 - 9.5 m2|
|Weight Rhino||16.5 kg||17.7 kg||20.1 kg|
|Weight Rhino No Pads||15.8 kg||16.7 kg||19.1 kg||18.7 kg|
|Weight Starlite||14.7 kg||15.8 kg||17.6 kg|