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. TAO SURF 10'6

    The TAO Surf Series shape is inspired by traditional surf design. Its full nose and rounded pintail help you to drop into waves, carving down the line with ease. The wider widths make the board stable, which comes in handy when punching through the shorebreak or standing out in the lineup. These boards also make for nice cruising boards with a moderate rocker line which tracks and glides nicely through the water. The boards can run multiple fin configurations (single fin or thruster setup). The overall volume is designed to accommodate the whole family, small or large.

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  2. TAO SURF 11'6

    The TAO Surf Series shape is inspired by traditional surf design. Its full nose and rounded pintail help you to drop into waves, carving down the line with ease. The wider widths make the board stable, which comes in handy when punching through the shorebreak or standing out in the lineup. These boards also make for nice cruising boards with a moderate rocker line which tracks and glides nicely through the water. The boards can run multiple fin configurations (single fin or thruster setup). The overall volume is designed to accommodate the whole family, small or large.

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  3. TAO FIT 10'0

    The TAO Fit and TAO Big Fish are all about stability, whether you are paddling in slop and boat chop or want to take a board down a section of fast water. You will love the stability and durability of the TAO Series boards. The hybrid hull offers a smooth, stable ride while the keeled nose cuts through chop and provides positive tracking. The flat deck offers the perfect platform for those looking for a board to take to their yoga class or for the angler who wants to land the big one. A flat deck is also the perfect surface to keep your cooler, take your child or your dog for ride.

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  4. TAO FIT 11'0

    The TAO Fit and TAO Big Fish are all about stability, whether you are paddling in slop and boat chop or want to take a board down a section of fast water. You will love the stability and durability of the TAO Series boards. The hybrid hull offers a smooth, stable ride while the keeled nose cuts through chop and provides positive tracking. The flat deck offers the perfect platform for those looking for a board to take to their yoga class or for the angler who wants to land the big one. A flat deck is also the perfect surface to keep your cooler, take your child or your dog for ride.

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  5. BIG FISH 12'0

    The TAO Fit and TAO Big Fish are all about stability, whether you are paddling in slop and boat chop or want to take a board down a section of fast water. You will love the stability and durability of the TAO Series boards. The hybrid hull offers a smooth, stable ride while the keeled nose cuts through chop and provides positive tracking. The flat deck offers the perfect platform for those looking for a board to take to their yoga class or for the angler who wants to land the big one. A flat deck is also the perfect surface to keep your cooler, take your child or your dog for ride.

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  6. Tao 9.2 Art

    The TAO Surf and TAO ART series are inspired by traditional surf design. The full nose and rounded pintail help you to drop into waves, carving down the line with ease. The wider widths make the board stable, which comes in handy when punching through the shore break or standing out in the lineup. These boards also make for nice cruising boards with a moderate rocker line which tracks and glides nicely through the water. TAO boards can run multiple fin configurations (single fin or thruster setup). The overall volume is designed to accommodate the whole family, small or large. ST (Space Tec) construction offers a unique combination of durability performance at an affordable price. The ST (Space Tec) thermoformed construction technology produces lightweight, high-performance boards with exceptional durability and exact shapes.

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  7. Tao 10.6 Art

    The TAO Surf and TAO ART series are inspired by traditional surf design. The full nose and rounded pintail help you to drop into waves, carving down the line with ease. The wider widths make the board stable, which comes in handy when punching through the shore break or standing out in the lineup. These boards also make for nice cruising boards with a moderate rocker line which tracks and glides nicely through the water. TAO boards can run multiple fin configurations (single fin or thruster setup). The overall volume is designed to accommodate the whole family, small or large. ST (Space Tec) construction offers a unique combination of durability performance at an affordable price. The ST (Space Tec) thermoformed construction technology produces lightweight, high-performance boards with exceptional durability and exact shapes.

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  8. Tao 11.6 Art

    The TAO Surf and TAO ART series are inspired by traditional surf design. The full nose and rounded pintail help you to drop into waves, carving down the line with ease. The wider widths make the board stable, which comes in handy when punching through the shore break or standing out in the lineup. These boards also make for nice cruising boards with a moderate rocker line which tracks and glides nicely through the water. TAO boards can run multiple fin configurations (single fin or thruster setup). The overall volume is designed to accommodate the whole family, small or large. ST (Space Tec) construction offers a unique combination of durability performance at an affordable price. The ST (Space Tec) thermoformed construction technology produces lightweight, high-performance boards with exceptional durability and exact shapes.

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  9. Tao Air Glide 10.6

    The TAO Fit is designed specifically for the paddler who wants a board to take out for a cruise or into a SUP yoga class. It has been specifically adapted based on the experience and input of Seychelle, who is not only an elite racer on SIC’s global race team, but also an accomplished wellness, SUP yoga / fitness instructor. The features on this board are derived from her years of teaching and testing. From her learnings, we have designed the TAO Fit to create the ideal board for paddlers and fitness folks alike. Made from the Finest Drop Stich construction (DSC) and lightweight and durable Single Skin Technology (SST) these boards are light, stiff reliable.

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