Paddleboards

My inspirational quote for 2018 and what drove my work on the new 2019 shapes is: “Be the work of art in your backyard”. This slogan helped me go beyond my normal “make it fast and make it sexy”, and allowed me to conceive of slightly humbler designs focused on inspiring and giving confidence to paddlers looking to explore new places or go beyond geographic, emotional and physical boundaries.

These new designs reach back to voyager roots as opposed to the traditionally competitive pedigree that SIC has become known for. This year, I wanted to fuse performance with the culture and art I see in my backyard every day, from the Pacific Ocean to the lush forests of Maui.

In the Okeanos this inspiration is manifested in a more traditional look using natural wood and ocean-inspired line-art to symbolize voyaging and the waterman lifestyle. Aesthetically, the artwork spilled over into SIC’s new cruising (Saber and Sage) and surf shapes (Slice) which offer a balance of progressive shapes combined with a natural and organic appearance. Don’t get me wrong, I’m known as a guy who loves to make the fastest boards on the water, but I also love cruising and surfing with my friends and most of all my wife, Donna. Getting back to the roots of paddling for pleasure helps me remember what compelled me to leave the Netherlands when I was 16, to chase my dreams of becoming a waterman and master the craft of shaping.

Thank you for supporting SIC and for all you do to inspire me. While it may seem like I am a one-man-show, please know that there is whole team of passionate people and paddlers contributing to the creation of SIC’s great products. From our team of athletes to the folks in sales, marketing, customer service, shipping, finance, logistics, R&D, QC... There are many people working hard to ensure SIC’s aspirations are achieved and that you get the best products possible. SIC has a very special ohana and we hope that you feel this care and the aloha in every SIC product.

I look forward to seeing you on the water

Mahalo nui loa to all.

MARK RAAPHORS SIC MAui shaper for best SUp race

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  1. BULLET 11'0

    The Bullet 11.0 is truly a one of a kind board in the 11 foot range. Derived from its larger Bullet series counterparts, this board is the ideal companion for the lightweight paddlers who are looking for an all-round board. Due to its lightweight and EZ-Grab handle, it is easy to load on and off the car for transport. The main focus lies on recreational fitness paddling. Regardless of your intended use: flat-water fitness, open ocean gliding or small wave surfing, there is no better board in the world that covers all these disciplines as well as the Bullet 11.0.

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  2. BULLET 12'6

    The Bullet 12.6 has taken on its own identity in the world of SUP. A scaled down version of the Bullet 14, this board is the mountain bike of the water. Whether looking for a board that glides with ease around the harbor or you want to catch some bumps in the open ocean or lake, the Bullet 12 is for you. The Bullet 12 can often be seen in local surf lineups on smaller days, as this board can do it all. This makes it perhaps, the most well rounded board in the world. If you don’t want to have multiple boards in your quiver then you want the Bullet 12.6.

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  3. BULLET 14'0

    The Bullet 14.0 is one of the most winning downwind boards in the world. This master of open water has also proven to be one of the most versatile fitness and touring boards in our line. With slightly more rocker and volume than the Bullet 14V2, this board is more stable and forgiving than its flatter rockered counterpart, the V2. The additional rocker allows the board to fit nicely into the wave troughs and maneuver with ease on the face. It is less likely to pearl its nose in the gangliest of conditions and makes beach landings in pounding shore break negotiable. The full volume rails and rail tuck give the board more glide and stability with ease over slop and side chop.

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  4. BULLET 12'6 (SCC)

    The Bullet 12.6 has taken on its own identity in the world of SUP. A scaled down version of the Bullet 14, this board is the mountain bike of the water. Whether looking for a board that glides with ease around the harbor or you want to catch some bumps in the open ocean or lake, the Bullet 12 is for you. The Bullet 12 can often be seen in local surf lineups on smaller days, as this board can do it all. This makes it perhaps, the most well rounded board in the world. If you don’t want to have multiple boards in your quiver then you want the Bullet 12.6.

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  5. BULLET (SCC) 14'0

    The Bullet 14.0 V2 is the ultimate downwind racing machine. This board is offered with and without the SIC F.A.S.T. Steering. The outline’s widest point has been shifted slightly forward and the rocker flattened, which provides the rider with better stability when powering up in lower wind ranges and smaller chop. You would think that straighter rocker would cause the board to pearl easily, however, the narrowed tail brings the nose up, mitigating purling and unlocking top end speed by reducing wetted surface area. The board has slightly lower volume than the Bullet 14 TWC, but maintains its iconic full volume rails and gradual tuck to promote stability, which incidentally also reduces paddler fatigue over long races or touring distances

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  6. BULLET (SCC) 14'0 w/FAST

    The Bullet 14.0 V2 is the ultimate downwind racing machine. This board is offered with and without the SIC F.A.S.T. Steering. The outline’s widest point has been shifted slightly forward and the rocker flattened, which provides the rider with better stability when powering up in lower wind ranges and smaller chop. You would think that straighter rocker would cause the board to pearl easily, however, the narrowed tail brings the nose up, mitigating purling and unlocking top end speed by reducing wetted surface area. The board has slightly lower volume than the Bullet 14 TWC, but maintains its iconic full volume rails and gradual tuck to promote stability, which incidentally also reduces paddler fatigue over long races or touring distances.

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  7. BULLET (DCC) 17'4 w/FAST

    The Bullet 17.4 is the fastest open water board on the planet bar none. It is THE must have board for any open-water elite racer who wants to strike the podium or is serious about their glide. This downwind missile has a narrower outline and more gradual rocker, which keeps you in the energy zone of the swell, maintains the highest average speed, and can maneuver quickly to catch bumps from any direction. Its Panel-V tail design keeps the nose elevated in the troughs and in the chop.

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  8. F 12'0

    All-Round Fitness | Touring | Downwind The F 12.0 is the new younger sibling in the F Series of boards. It’s built on the same premise of stability, glide and fun. The 12.0 is perfect for the female or smaller male paddler, but its generous volume makes it accessible to a wide range of paddlers and abilities especially where variable conditions of water exist such as open ocean or downwinding. Rail-to-rail stability means enhanced glide with reduced effort. You just may find yourself smoking your friends on flat water too!

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  9. F 14'

    All-Round Fitness | Touring | Downwind The F 14.0 offers more volume and stability without sacrificing performance. The wider mid-point and widened tail enables the paddlers to put power behind their stroke and mitigate power loss often associated with rail-to-rail instability. The rocker profile is de- rived from the new Bullet 14.0 V2, which makes the board quick to plane and prolongs the glide. The F 14.0 was designed for the larger bodied paddler who is looking for more stability. It’s multi-purpose fitness, down-winding and touring hull design makes this board a crowd pleaser. Make no mistake, if you want to feel confident and secure in all conditions, the F 14.0 will give you confidence in the open water like no other.

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  10. BAYONET 12'6

    The Bayonet Series is not a replacement for the Bullet Series; it is an evolution with a focus on taking all that is good in the Bullet and pushing the limits of what is possible in the Bayonet. With the intended paddler being more accomplished and likely a competitive paddler and/or serious touring and fitness paddler. The Bayonet is the answer to the demands of our elite team and focuses on early planing capability and top-end speed. The Bayonet continues SIC’s legacy of having the fastest downwind boards in the world. These boards plane early in sub twenty mph winds, and stay on glide longer, edge well in cross chop and have tremendous rail-to-rail steering when on a bump or wave. They do take a bit more agility with the squarer rail shape which promote stability on the narrow widths. The have a bit less under tuck and therefore are not as forgiving as the Bullets. The lower rocker profile means that the boards are extremely fast at low speed but do require a bit more agility to maneuver back to the tail when on plane and to mitigate nose poke. The Bayonet 14’0” feature Single Carbon Composite Construction + Innegra™ (SCC+)

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