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 (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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  2. Okeanos 11.0 (2019)

    Okeanos is named after the ancient Greek god of the sea and was further inspired by the NOAA Ship “Okeanos Explorer” located in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The purpose of this ship is to systematically explore our largely unknown ocean intent on discovery and the advancement of knowledge. This new series is focused on fitness, touring and voyaging the unknown, so thus the name was chosen. The Okeanos shares similar DNA with the RS series, however, this board is made for recreational paddling and journeying rather than racing. This board paddles with ease and is capable of maintaining a fast pace and efficient glide. The concave in the tail on the bottom helps to maintain a straighter line, higher average speed and greater glide. The nose chine in the bow softens the ride in rough waters and tracks extremely well into the wind and in cross-chop. The generous tail width and full, squared-up rails make this board extremely stable. The wide point in the front section of the board has been shifted forward which also adds to the overall stability. The board has been outfitted with numerous tie-downs and inserts to mount your cargo and accessories. Capable of running either a single fin or two thrusters (sold separately) for paddling in shallow or rocky waters and reducing the draft of the board. This also make beach landings easier and your board will sit stable and secure on the land. The Okeanos is a great fitness board, ready to take on journey and adventure.

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  3. Okeanos 12.6 x 27 (2019)

    Okeanos is named after the ancient Greek god of the sea and was further inspired by the NOAA Ship “Okeanos Explorer” located in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The purpose of this ship is to systematically explore our largely unknown ocean intent on discovery and the advancement of knowledge. This new series is focused on fitness, touring and voyaging the unknown, so thus the name was chosen. The Okeanos shares similar DNA with the RS series, however, this board is made for recreational paddling and journeying rather than racing. This board paddles with ease and is capable of maintaining a fast pace and efficient glide. The concave in the tail on the bottom helps to maintain a straighter line, higher average speed and greater glide. The nose chine in the bow softens the ride in rough waters and tracks extremely well into the wind and in cross-chop. The generous tail width and full, squared-up rails make this board extremely stable. The wide point in the front section of the board has been shifted forward which also adds to the overall stability. The board has been outfitted with numerous tie-downs and inserts to mount your cargo and accessories. Capable of running either a single fin or two thrusters (sold separately) for paddling in shallow or rocky waters and reducing the draft of the board. This also make beach landings easier and your board will sit stable and secure on the land. The Okeanos is a great fitness board, ready to take on journey and adventure.

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  4. Okeanos 14

    Okeanos is named after the ancient Greek god of the sea and was further inspired by the NOAA Ship “Okeanos Explorer” located in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The purpose of this ship is to systematically explore our largely unknown ocean intent on discovery and the advancement of knowledge. This new series is focused on fitness, touring and voyaging the unknown, so thus the name was chosen. The Okeanos shares similar DNA with the RS series, however, this board is made for recreational paddling and journeying rather than racing. This board paddles with ease and is capable of maintaining a fast pace and efficient glide. The concave in the tail on the bottom helps to maintain a straighter line, higher average speed and greater glide. The nose chine in the bow softens the ride in rough waters and tracks extremely well into the wind and in cross-chop. The generous tail width and full, squared-up rails make this board extremely stable. The wide point in the front section of the board has been shifted forward which also adds to the overall stability. The board has been outfitted with numerous tie-downs and inserts to mount your cargo and accessories. Capable of running either a single fin or two thrusters (sold separately) for paddling in shallow or rocky waters and reducing the draft of the board. This also make beach landings easier and your board will sit stable and secure on the land. The Okeanos is a great fitness board, ready to take on journey and adventure.

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  5. RS 12'6 x 20 Youth

    The RS Youth boards are scaled down versions of the current RS 12.6 x 23.5. and their volumes and widths are right-sized for the smaller / lighter riders who are looking for the fastest designs on the water. The RS Youth features SIC’s proprietary Step-Channel™ bottom design which provides unprecedented tracking through the water, allowing you to paddle more on one side before changing over. This helps to maintain a straighter line, higher average speed and greater glide. These boards feature the same SCC+ (SIC Single Carbon Composite Construction + Innegra™) construction as their larger counter parts. These boards have been developed over the past year with an elite squad of young paddlers who train under Coach Mike Eisert at The Paddle Academy. Coach Eisert and his team worked with SIC Founder and Designer Mark Raaphorst to perfect these new production models.

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  6. RS 12'6 x 22 Youth

    The RS Youth boards are scaled down versions of the current RS 12.6 x 23.5. and their volumes and widths are right-sized for the smaller / lighter riders who are looking for the fastest designs on the water. The RS Youth features SIC’s proprietary Step-Channel™ bottom design which provides unprecedented tracking through the water, allowing you to paddle more on one side before changing over. This helps to maintain a straighter line, higher average speed and greater glide. These boards feature the same SCC+ (SIC Single Carbon Composite Construction + Innegra™) construction as their larger counter parts. These boards have been developed over the past year with an elite squad of young paddlers who train under Coach Mike Eisert at The Paddle Academy. Coach Eisert and his team worked with SIC Founder and Designer Mark Raaphorst to perfect these new production models.

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  7. RS 12'6 x 23.5"

    Short for “Rocket Ship,” the RS Series is proving to be one of fastest all-water race boards in the world. We have developed and tested these shapes starting at Pacific Paddle Games 2016 and have made countless prototypes, refining and honing in on the perfect design characteristics. In 2017 all the R&D culminated into final prototypes that would be put to the test in technical, long distance, sprint, and downwind races in order to validate that the RS is one of the fastest, most well rounded, all water race boards in the world. This board has been a top finisher against the world’s elite paddlers in races such as the Olukai, Association of Paddlesurf Professionals Tour - Ho’okipa Beach on Maui, the Carolina Cup and on The Euro Tour. These boards have been tested more than any other race board in SIC’s history. The RS has proven to be race ready and will surely take you to the top of your game and the front of the pack.

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  8. RS 12'6 x 25.0"

    Short for “Rocket Ship,” the RS Series is proving to be one of fastest all-water race boards in the world. We have developed and tested these shapes starting at Pacific Paddle Games 2016 and have made countless prototypes, refining and honing in on the perfect design characteristics. In 2017 all the R&D culminated into final prototypes that would be put to the test in technical, long distance, sprint, and downwind races in order to validate that the RS is one of the fastest, most well rounded, all water race boards in the world. This board has been a top finisher against the world’s elite paddlers in races such as the Olukai, Association of Paddlesurf Professionals Tour - Ho’okipa Beach on Maui, the Carolina Cup and on The Euro Tour. These boards have been tested more than any other race board in SIC’s history. The RS has proven to be race ready and will surely take you to the top of your game and the front of the pack.

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  9. RS 12'6 x 27.0"

    Short for “Rocket Ship,” the RS Series is proving to be one of fastest all-water race boards in the world. We have developed and tested these shapes starting at Pacific Paddle Games 2016 and have made countless prototypes, refining and honing in on the perfect design characteristics. In 2017 all the R&D culminated into final prototypes that would be put to the test in technical, long distance, sprint, and downwind races in order to validate that the RS is one of the fastest, most well rounded, all water race boards in the world. This board has been a top finisher against the world’s elite paddlers in races such as the Olukai, Association of Paddlesurf Professionals Tour - Ho’okipa Beach on Maui, the Carolina Cup and on The Euro Tour. These boards have been tested more than any other race board in SIC’s history. The RS has proven to be race ready and will surely take you to the top of your game and the front of the pack.

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  10. 14'0 RS x21.5"

    Short for “Rocket Ship,” the RS Series is proving to be one of fastest all-water race boards in the world. We have developed and tested these shapes starting at Pacific Paddle Games 2016 and have made countless prototypes, refining and honing in on the perfect design characteristics. In 2017 all the R&D culminated into final prototypes that would be put to the test in technical, long distance, sprint, and downwind races in order to validate that the RS is one of the fastest, most well rounded, all water race boards in the world. This board has been a top finisher against the world’s elite paddlers in races such as the Olukai, Association of Paddlesurf Professionals Tour - Ho’okipa Beach on Maui, the Carolina Cup and on The Euro Tour. These boards have been tested more than any other race board in SIC’s history. The RS has proven to be race ready and will surely take you to the top of your game and the front of the pack.

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