Welcome to SIC MAUI
“I really don’t know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it is because in addition to the fact that the sea changes and the light changes, and ships change, it is because we all came from the sea. And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have, in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch it we are going back from whence we came.”
John F Kennedy
Meet the 2023 National Team
21 March 2023
Motherhood and Racing: Seychelle's Return
14 February 2023
SIC was born of shaper/waterman Mark Raaphorst. Hailing originally from the Netherlands, he left at the age of 16 to fulfill his windsurfing dreams, which, like so many windsurfers, landed him on the north shores of Maui, Hawaii. here he fulfilled his dream of becoming a waterman, making a living doing board repairs, and learning the craft of shaping from the masters. Soon after, Raaphorst established Ding King Fiberglass Works repair shop. Tearing apart boards gave him a unique insight into board construction, quality, and materials. It was not long before Raaphorst was shaping boards and building outrigger canoes out of his facility.
SOME OF OUR MOST POPULAR MODELS
Rigid Super-FlyATLANTIS 14'0'' x 24.0''DownwindRaceThe Atlantis is Built for rough water, moderate to heavy conditions.
Rigid STAR LIGHTRaptor 5'0"WingSUP SurfThe Raptor is a performance foil board that lifts off with ease and has enough volume to start standing on your feet for a more advanced foiler.
Rigid Star-LightSmuggler 9'4"An authentic traditional longboard shape, the SIC Smuggler model delivers timeless style, glide, flow, and fun. Precise yet smooth curves make these boards as beautiful as they are functional
Inflatable Support Stringer TechnologyTAO AIR SURF 10'6'' x 33.0"All-Round FlatwaterTouringThe TAO Air Surf is for the paddler who wants a family board to surf up to mid-sized waves, do SUP yoga, or cruise.