Tag: sic standup paddleboards

SIC Paddleboards

Sandwich Island Composites, better known as SIC, makes some of the most innovative standup paddleboards on the market.  Sandwich Islands was the name explorer Captain James Cook had given to the Hawaiian Archipelago in 1778 and SIC paddleboards are engineered and designed by Mark Raaphorst […]

SIC paddleboards’ X series flatwater fitness, racing, and touring paddleboards

SIC paddleboards’ flatwater fitness/race/touring series is the X series.  It is available in 12’6 and 14’ lengths.  And there are three different models of each providing three different width (and performance) options           12’6 X                      29.5” wide     256 L […]

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 […]

SIC X-12 Paddleboard

Sandwich Island Composites, better known as SIC, makes really awesome paddleboards.  They are known for producing very fast and stable open water/downwinder paddleboards, like the Bullet Series.  The Bullets win the major downwindingcompetitions year after year and we can attest that it is pure joy […]

SIC Recon

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post on my experience with the Sandwich Island Composites (SIC) X-12 in open water and going in and out of the beach break.  Cathy wrote a post on her time with the SIC Recon during that paddle.  […]

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 […]

Thoughts on the SIC FX Pro 14

SIC (Sandwich Islands Composites) is a high-end paddleboard brand out of Hawaii.  A lot of the top pros ride for SIC because they produce high performance boards that are well designed for competition level paddleboarding. SIC originally started producing paddleboards specifically made for downwinding. Since […]

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 […]

A Second Look at the SIC FX Pro 14

At the beginning of the season I wrote a post on the SIC FX Pro and my initial thoughts on it. Well, the summer is winding down and round two of prime paddleboard season is starting up. I’ve put many miles and many days on […]


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