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The Slalom

Ultimate Race Performance.

The 2018/2019 eight new slalom shapes deliver the fastest, smoothest ride in the windsurf racing world. Twenty-five years shaping and racing experience, and the latest technology have combined to make the ultimate slalom board; with the four largest sizes coming foil-ready as standard. Our goal is to make the best slalom boards on the planet and with these boards we’re confident we’ve achieved that.

The 2018/2019 shapes’ reduced length, lower entry rocker and new cutout shapes result in a lower angle of attack for a silky smooth ride. Multiple footstrap positions give more personal tuning options, along with the eight standard shapes as well as custom sizing available. Our advanced CAD software has enabled us to take full advantage of the technical world of hydrodynamics; driving the current designs forward to bring you the ultimate high performance racing weapon.

If you want to win, there’s no better choice.

the 2016 slalom windsurf boards from carbon art

How do they perform and feel?

Extremely quick off the mark and onto the plane – then settle in for a high speed, dry, secure ride. The only limit to top-end-speed is how hard you want to push it; and with the deceptive ease of handling, you’ll be confident to ride to your edge and beyond. Rounding the mark will surprise you, with effortless smooth gybing and full control throughout your turn. Perfect for passing the competition and gunning it to the finish line.

slalom windsurf board rocker for 2016
tammy bockius slalom windsurfing in maui

Rocker lines are matched to board planform and intended sail sizes, for faster acceleration, higher top end and improved control. Increased thickness under the back foot plus higher shoulders in the rail profile only enhances these factors, with more power, better trim and a drier ride throughout gybes.
The recessed deck profile lowers the Center-Of-Effort of the rig, delivering exceptional control and moving the volume out towards the outer upper rail area; aiding early planing and providing a drier ride in rougher water.
Our refined Vee bottom shape means a super clean rail rocker, for unsurpassed release at the rail and improved initiation into gybes.

The ‘turbo tab’ on our proven RTS cutouts provides exceptional handling – not only at speed, but critically during gybes around the mark, enabling you to use the entire length of the planing straight down the centerline.
We’ve re-engineered construction, introducing some T.700 double bias carbon and lighter PVC sandwich; increasing the strength to weight ratio overall, while also increasing the torsional stiffness – improving the transfer of power from the rig through to the fin.

All this results in extra drive under foot, better acceleration, speed and control.

/ Slalom Board Specifications

Slalom ModelVolume (ltrs)Width (cm)Length (cm)Weight (kg)
Tech | Pro
OFORTSFin (cm)
Tuttle Box
Sail Range
(70-90kg sailor)
SL 7878542355.6 | 5.1339No30 - 324.5 - 6.0
SL 8282562355.9 | 5.3352No32 - 345.0 - 7.0
SL 8989602336.1 | 5.6388No34 - 365.5 - 7.5
SL 9999652336.2 | 5.8426Yes36 - 386.0 - 8.0
SL 109109712306.6 | 6.1 471Yes38 - 426.5 - 8.5
SL 120120782287.2 | 6.7518Yes42 - 467.0 - 9.0
SL 129129852277.7 | 7.2566Yes44 - 487.5 -10.0
SL 135135852278.0 | 7.5578Yes46- 508.0 - 11.0
recessed deck on a slalom windsurf board

Full Power

Recessed deck profile, delivers maximum rig power and unsurpassed control. Volume is moved out to the rail, promoting earlier planing and a controlled ride in even the roughest of conditions.

cutouts on a windsurf slalom board

RTS Design

Our Reduced Tail Shape provides maximum efficiency and increased top speed. The introduction of All New Turbo Tabs deliver exceptional handling at full throttle and super smooth gybes. Pure Performance Design.

hand crafting a windsurf board

Hidden Performance

Hand Crafted excellence. Made in New Zealand. The inside of your board is where the carbon composite magic happens. Fine tuned performance from the inner core to the finish line.

gore tex vent plug on the tail of a windsurf board

Touch Free

Our Gore-Tex vent plug on the boards tail is self breathing. You’ll never forget to remove or replace your vent plug. Touch free, no hassle, just focus on your sailing.

slalom board footstrap setup

Incredible Control

New enhanced footstrap stance layout with multiple insert positions for optimum handling and comfort under pressure. Combined with an improved ergonomic rail shape, for extra drive, better acceleration and control at speed.

We aimed to design a slalom board that had as close to foil performance as possible with reduced drag, along with the benefits that a modern slalom board delivers in terms of drive and power – I’m stoked with the outcome.

James Dinnis -Shaper

By far the best slalom boards to date. I always have a vision and feeling on how boards should feel and perform and the new range delivers completely. First of all they look awesome, and once you leave the beach and get onto a plane, you immediately feel the smooth ride and acceleration, which is important for starting in a slalom race. The smooth feel then translates into a very easy and forgiving jibe, with steady precision and a clean line. Top class boards with all the right functions.

Phil McGain

 / Board Design Options


*colours & graphics may appear different on screen and graphic colour is affected by board colour choice.


Tech Construction
Tech Construction is our highly tested and proven gold standard. A select density eps core is high pressure vacuum wrapped in a PVC shell in temperature controlled conditions for superior strength and bond. This is then vacuum laminated top and bottom with a combination of leading edge composite materials – S Glass, Carbon Fibre and select epoxy resins. The end result is an ultimate combination of high quality materials and price to performance balance.
Pro Construction
Pro-or-Standard-Model-Choose-your-colour Better than the best. With Pro Construction you’ll get the same base construction, but vacuum laminated with even more advanced fibre composites – 12k ribbon carbon lay up (locking in the rocker), Innegra, S glass and selected epoxy resin. This creates a stiffer, highly tuned responsive board. Hand polished to perfection with a special Teflon™-like finish, providing a super fast bottom surface, that stays fast as it stays clean. The result is a seemingly impossible strength to weight ratio, with up to .5 kg weight saving for unparalleled performance, and an incredibly strong board.

Slalom Board Price

$2835 Tech construction

Supplied with premium footstraps + Tech Deck finish. Comes in Tech White. +$150 for SL109 and bigger.

$3455 Pro construction

Supplied with premium footstraps + your choice of CA colour and graphic with Pro Deck and Bottom finishes. +$150 for SL109 and bigger.

Price shown in New Zealand Dollars. Use Converter below for your country.

Freight Pricing

Example Freight for 1 board    For exact freight pricing please enquire with order form and we'll work out the best option. Discounts apply for multiple orders. Europe $250 | USA $250
Asia $200     | Aus $100
NZ $Free

Actual conversion will take place at time of payment.
When is Payment made?
A minimum deposit of 50% is required to place your board order into production. The remainder to be paid before delivery.

What is the time frame for manufacturing?
Please allow 4-6 weeks for production of your board.

For more details on ordering your Carbon Art board visit our FAQ Page.

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