Tag: open water paddleboard

Choosing a Race or Touring Paddleboard, How Narrow Should You Go?

How narrow should your race or touring paddleboard be? A lot of emphasis is put on specific numbers when you are shopping for paddleboards, but what does it all really mean? And what do you really need? As usual, the answer is not one size […]

SIC Bullet…open ocean and downwind paddleboarding like it should be

SIC Paddleboards makes world-class paddleboards, and the Bullet is their open ocean downwinding board.  It comes in four sizes so there is one for everyone. Though they are designed in Hawaii, for Hawaiin downwinding conditions, these boards translate beautifully to east coast waters. The SIC […]

Ocean Paddleboarding Part II

In our last post we talked about some basic safety rules and tips to be aware of before you head out into the open ocean water on your paddleboard.  These included getting the correct type of personal flotation device (PFD) and identifying and understanding the […]

SIC Bullet 12’6, two years on the water and counting

For a couple of years I have been riding the SIC Bullet 12’6 almost exclusively for our open water paddleboarding excursions. There are a number of reasons that this is my board of choice. The previous generation Bullet that I have been riding for two […]

SIC Recon 11’11 ridden and reviewed

When we brought SIC in to the shop we knew the X 12 is awesome, and the Bullet 12’6 is the only thing I want to be on in open water, but the Recon was a little more of a mystery for us. Recon is […]

Paddleboarding in open water…a guide to get you started

If you have been paddleboarding in flatwater and you want to take your game to open water, there are a bunch of things to be aware of. Here is your guide to getting started paddleboarding in open water Things to know and do before you […]

Next level guide to paddleboarding in open water

So you have dipped your toes in the open water, hopefully using our guide to getting started paddleboarding in open waterand have read about paddling in rough water, and you have realized how much fun you can have out there and some of the new […]

The SIC FX promises to be a game changer for Paddleboard Racing

Whenever you hear some new piece of gear is going to be a “game changer” naturally you want to know more. With SUP being a relatively new sport, there is still a fair amount of room for the game to change. For people who race […]

SIC Bullet 11’0…tons of fun in this little all around paddleboard

Since we have been talking about fun stuff like the Ke Nalu Mana, let’s talk about my new favorite board. I can’t fathom anything replacing my SIC Bulllet 12’6, but this board won my heart for everything I love about the Bullet 12’6 in a […]


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