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Founded in 1979 and long-established on the Breton coast in France, BIC Sport was created by Baron Bich, a man passionate about the sea and sailing, who used his industrial prowess and know-how to develop modern windsurfing, the first grass roots board sport of the 1980s. Quickly established as the world leader in windsurf manufacture, BIC Sport has, in the last twenty years, used its technological manufacturing skills to diversify into other market segments including surf, kayak, junior racing dinghies and, most recently, into Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP). BIC’s core values of quality, durability and affordability form the foundation of the brand’s reputation and opened up the world of board sports to hundreds of thousands of lovers of the elements, thrill-seekers, and those simply happy to spend time close to nature, out on the water, doing something environmentally sound. In fact, BIC Sport has made respect for the environment a priority in every stage of how it’s production systems are organised. This committment has now been ratified by the Ecoride organization and recognised by other business awards such as the «Prix du Bateau Bleu».

Every BIC Sport manufactured board has been conceived by an expert shaper and made in France using production systems that faithfully reproduce perfect copies of the original prototypes. The unique construction and materials guarantee you many years of reliable, high performance service. Today, BIC Sport is acknowleged as the pioneer of production surf boards in the highly demanding surfer market ; but it’s also one of the European leaders in the Sit-on-Top kayak market thanks to its range of innovative products that have won them numerous design awards. Latest into the board sports roster, Stand Up Paddle, is currently an area of specially dynamic development. It’s a sport that’s growing at a phenomenal rate, one that represents more than ever the values of simplicity and accessibility that have made the BIC brand such a long-standing success. In 2013 BIC Sport received two awards recognizing its achievements : the highly prestigious «GEAR OF THE YEAR» prize, from American magazine Outdoor Buyer’s Guide, for the BIC SUP Wing 11’ and 12’6, plus «Brand of the Year» awarded by the Eurosima organisation.

On the competition scene, BIC Sport created a brand new concept in junior windsurfing with the BIC Techno 293 One Design board, which has now become the officially recognized race board for Under 17 riders worldwide. This monotype/formula race class has grown at an incredible rate in over 40 countries already. BIC Sport also injected the same energy into sailing with its junior race dinghy, the truly innovative O’pen BIC, which has totally motivated the world of junior sailing in over 30 countries. In Stand Up Paddling BIC Sport recently launched the BIC SUP One Design Challenge on the Wing 11’ & 12’6. This challenge takes place throughout the world in local SUP communities, allowing One Design competition on exactly the same board for all participants.

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BIC SPORT Saga

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1979 - BIC Sport is Born: Baron Bich, of BIC Pen fame, founded

on its head with the release of the first-ever mass-produced

BIC Sport on a passion for watersports and world renowned

surfboard, the Natural Surf. Featuring the same ultra-durable,

expertise in sustainable manufacturing. As a passionate sailor who

performance-minded construction found in BIC’s windsurf boards

lived on the Brittany Coast of France where watersports are an

and designed by one of Europe’s legendary riders and shapers,

integral part of the tradition and culture, he believed in the sports

Gerard Dabbadie, the Natural Surf proved that ‘real’ surfboards

promise as an accessible, healthy way to get more people out on

could come from a production line.

the water. The Dufor WING was the first board produced, and in short order BIC Sport became the number one manufacturer of

2000 - Windsurfing Moves to One Design: The Techno 283

windsurf boards worldwide.

windsurf model revolutionized ‘Funboarding’, with sales figures harkening back to windsurfing’s golden-age. This market success

1994 - A Surfboard Revolution: As the 80s came to a close,

was matched on the competition circuit, with BIC Sport winning the

windsurfing’s success led to the emergence and popularization

2000 and 2001 Funboard titles. BIC Sport then focused on the

of other board sports, notably surfing and snowboarding.

creation of accessible-to-all ‘one-design’ competitions and classes.

This lead to a decline in the windsurf market, but also presented

In 2005 the Techno 293 OD (One Design) became the official world

new opportunities. With an industry-leading sustainable

ratified board for Junior windsurf competitions, and today over

manufacturing process partnered with the emerging French surf

9,000 Techno 293s are sailing somewhere in the world.

culture, BIC Sport was primed to turn surfboard manufacturing 4


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2004

2001

2013

2006

2001 - Sit Down and Paddle: The diversification strategy into

Its innovative, modern design together with creative competition

other watersports continued with the launch of the now legendary

formats made the O’pen BIC an instant success. The O’Pen BIC class

Bilbao, BIC Sports first Sit-On-Top Kayak. The Bilbao helped BIC Sport

was immediately recognized as an official international class by the

win the prestigious “Etoile du Design” award, which recognized the

ISAF and today more than 6,000 O’pen BICs are sailing worldwide.

boats unique design and production method. Other models quickly followed, and BIC Sport is now the #1 Sit-On-Top brand in Europe.

2009 - Stand Up Arrives: Thirty years after its birth, Stand Up Paddleboarding brings BIC Sport full-circle with its simple,

2003 - Surfing One-Design Grows: The successful one-design

accessible-to-all combination of board and paddle sports.

competition formula initially introduced to surfing with the Natural

Drawing on a wealth of history in both paddlesport and boardsport

Surf was growing. BIC Sport organized the first ever international

design and exclusive sustainable manufacturing technologies,

one-design surf World Championships, the ‘BIC Longboard

BIC SUP exploded onto the scene in 2009. Numerous honors,

Challenge’ where all riders used the famous BIC Surf 9’ Longboard.

including Outside Magazine’s ‘Gear of the Year’ award for the

Instant worldwide success further fuels the growth of BIC Surf.

WING Touring series, have helped BIC SUP rise to the top of the market. This success in SUP continues BIC Sports tradition of

2006 - Back to the Roots: The next opportunity to diversify into a

designing and sustainably producing durable, performance-minded

new watersport brought BIC Sport back to its sailing roots with the

watersports products.

launch of the O’pen BIC, a revolutionary sailboat for junior sailors.

The BIC Sport saga continues! 5


BIC SPORT Sustainable Development

BIC Sport has been manufacturing watersport products for over 30 years. Long before there was any awareness of environmental issues, it was keen to use a « clean » manufacturing process whereby materials could be recycled, and the production process did not involve gas emissions. From start to end of life-cycle, BIC Sport products are environmentally-friendly.

Eco-Design and Environmental Awareness

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Low energy consumption

No pollution

• Short production cycle • Short infra-red heating cycle • Low electricity consumption

• Closed circuit cooling of the moulds • No gas emissions • No solvents

Few resources used

100% recyclable

• Rejection rate < 2,5 / 1000 • Surplus material systematically recycled back into the production process • A capacity per mould 5 times greater than standard techniques

• The O’pen BIC, the kayaks and the dinghies are boats that can be entirely recycled at the end of their life-cycle. They can be crushed and recycled for other usage.


Sustainable development: a major priority for BIC Sport

Ecoride recognition Developed by EuroSIMA Cluster in collaboration with the ADEME, Ecoride is a tool which provides the ability to measure and determine environmental efforts of companies within the boardsports industry. BIC Sport got this recognition thanks to its implementation of an environmental management system for the entire company.

Awards • O’pen BIC : « Bateau Bleu » prize awarded by the Fédération des Industries Nautiques in 2007. • Kayaks : Several « Etoiles du Design » between 2002 and 2010, with particular emphasis on their environmentally-friendly concept. • SUP: BIC Sport received the 2013 Outside Magazine GEAR OF THE YEAR award for the 12’6 and 11’ WING Stand Up Paddleboards. The Outside summer Buyer’s Guide not only highlights the very best in adventure gear, from sports equipment but also calls out the best values in each class. • BIC Sport has been voted Brand of the Year 2013 by EuroSIMA, (Europe-wide trade association for board sports). The Brand of the Year award recognises the actions and efforts made by manufacturers having had a golden year in terms of progression, product development, and/or a major boost of brand image accross Europe during the year. 7


BIC SPORT The Machinery

BIC Sport is the proud owner of an industrial tool that is unique in the world, capable of three different manufacturing techniques : thermoforming, thermoforming around a polystyrene core, and blow moulding/blown extrusion. BIC Sport is the only manufacturer in the world to have these three manufacturing techniques available on one production site. This enables us to produce six different product types. 8


Hollow Twin-Sheet thermoforming The principle : two slabs (deck and hull) are heat-moulded in an aluminium mould then pressure-fused together. The whole thing is then cooled and taken for finishing in the workshops. Products using this technique : kayaks, Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;pen BIC, tenders and dinghies

Thermoforming around a polystyrene core The principle : a polystyrene blank is covered with fibreglass layers which is then impregnated with resin before being moved to a mould containing two prepared thermomoulded ASA finishing sheets. The mould is pressure-sealed, then cooled, the finished product extracted and sent for finishing. Products using this technique : ACE-TEC windsurf boards, ACE-TEC surf boards, ACE-TEC SUP boards

Blow moulding/Blown extrusion The principle : a tube of extruded (molten) polyethylene is gravity-moulded and then shaped by being blown against the inner walls of its hollow mould. Next itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cooled, taken out of the mould and moved to a steel shaper where it is expansion-filled with high density polyurethane foam. Products using this technique : Beach windsurf boards, DURA-TEC surf boards, DURA-TEC SUP boards

A high-tech production facility Right at the heart of the factory where production boards are manufactured, the RACE-TEC workshop is an essential component of the BIC Sport research and development facility. It comprises a shaping room, a digitally controlled KMS 4-axis shaping machine, a laminating room, and separate sanding and painting rooms. Products using this technique : RACE-TEC SUP boards

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BIC SPORT

ACE-TEC Technology

Light Weight, Durability and Performance With decades of experience in windsurf and surfboard manufacturing BIC Sport is a pioneer and expert of thermoformed composite construction technology. Over the past few years the ideal composite lay-up for SUP have been refined, with ACE-TEC the result. This unique technology suits the needs of experienced riders and newbies alike with a unique combination of LIGHT WEIGHT, DURABILITY AND PERFORMANCE.

ASA Skin: 0 ,8mm thermoformed polymer plastic coating: bonds with fiberglass and non-toxic epoxy resin for an extremely durable outer shell

7oz / 2 00 gr. Woven Fiberglass Reinforcement Patch in standing area to maximize durability

2 oz / 5 0 gr/m 2 Fiberglass wrap for durability and improved finish

7oz / 2 00 gr. Unidirectional Fiberglass wrap to maximize stiffness and durability when bonded to the ASA outer skin The polystyrene blank has been covered with fibreglass layers and then impregnated with resin. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s now moved to a mould containing two prepared thermomoulded ASA finishing sheets (see photo). The mould is pressure-sealed, then cooled. The finished product is extracted and sent for finishing. Products using this technique : ACE-TEC windsurf, surf and SUP boards. 10


Deck Pads All boards are fitted with the pad profile most adapted to the ideal use of the product :

1 lb / 15 kg/m 3 Molded, Watertight EPS Foam Core for lightweight performance Deck Pad: Plush, non-slip deck pad for traction and comfort under foot, durable and lightweight

Diamond Groove Pad

For maximum grip, comfort & control = DURA-TEC Surf, ACE-TEC SUP Performer, all Windsurf boards.

Wave Groove Pad

For maximum comfort with a secure grip, ideal for fitness & yoga = ACE-TEC CROSS 10’ Fit & 11’ Adventure.

Crocodile Skin Pad

For maximum comfort and all-round use, ideal for the family and entry-level users = ACE-TEC & DURA-TEC Original.

Ergo-Grip Handle

A BIC Sport exclusive -Standard on all ACE-TEC and DURA-TEC boards. Re-Curved inner surface for easier loading and transport.

KEY ADVANTAGES COMPARED TO GLASS POLYESTER OR EPOXY TECHNOLOGY:

Much higher impact resistance Same or higher stiffness Lighter weight 11


BIC SPORT

DuRA-TEC Technology

DURA-TEC is the Most Durable Construction Available Legendary durability, DURA-TEC combines an ultra-durable polyethylene outer shell (like a kayak but lighter weight) with a full polyurethane foam core (like a surfboard) thermoformed in steel molds to ensure consistent and accurate reproduction of the original shape. Proven and long lasting with great performance, we’ve been making recreational wind and surf boards like this since the 1980’s and many are still on the water today!

Polyethylene outer shell : Ultra-durable skin to reduce impact damage Deck pad: Low-profile, lightweight EVA provides comfort and grip

Closed cell polyurethane inner core: Durable and watertight. Doesn’t retain water in the event of damage to outer shell FCS fin system * : High performance universal standard for maximum fin customization

*BIC SURF DURA-TEC, BIC SUP (thruster fins)

The tube of extruded (molten) polyethylene is gravity-moulded then shaped by being blown against the inner walls of its hollow mould (see photo). Next it’s cooled, taken out of the mould and moved to a steel shaper where it is expansion-filled with high density polyurethane foam. Products using this technique : DURA-TEC Beach windsurf, surf and SUP boards. 12


C-TEC Technology The construction of the BIC SUP TRACER has received particular attention, to create light weight and super-stiff boards for optimum glide while retaining high resistance to knocks and bumps. The success of this construction is largely due to the combination of Carbon-Innegra weave fabric throughout the whole length of the board, together with a light weight low density core. The key advantage of Carbon-Innegra material is that it is just as stiff as carbon, but more resistant and durable.

Transparent Epoxy resin + polyurethane varnish with UV filter: High protection of the board 180gr/m2 fiberglass: A high quality finish and resistance to small knocks and scratches Fiberglass reinforcement: Reduces the risk of heel dents in the standing area Hybrid weave of Innegra and 152gr/m2 Carbon fiber: resistance to knocks/bumps and superior rigidity Core: Low density (15kg/m3) EPS foam Sup AIr Technology The SUP Air is a high pressure inflatable board using “Drop-Stitch” material. This material is made up of a double-layer PVC coated and reinforced fabric, with a mesh of very fine polyester threads connecting the deck to the hull. These threads ensure that the board can be inflated to very high pressures, and when combined with a 6” thickness as standard on all SUP Air boards, the rigidity and performance is maximized for general all-round use. A high-pressure pump is supplied with the board, allowing you to easily inflate it to the 15 PSI recommended for maximum performance and glide.

Traction pad in EVA foam 4mm thick Outer layer PVC fabric for extra stiffness and durability

Inner layer PVC fabric for definition of shape and rocker Drop-Stitch material, base layer PVC with polyester filaments 13


BIC SPORT

TWIn ShEET Technology

Super Solid and High Quality Finish The exclusive Twin Sheet technology used in the construction of BIC Sport kayaks is achieved by using thermoformed Polyethylene sheets. The deck and hull sections are formed and sealed together in one single operation. The result of this fusion is incredibly durable, unique in kayak manufacture. The join line is light and 100% secure. This process, creating a product that is lighter, stronger and smoother finished than rotomoulding, is also anti-UV treated. Highly resistant to knocks and scratching, it gives all BIC Sport kayaks exceptional durability.

7 mm Polyethylene skin anti UV treated: Strong and Durable, highly resistant to knocks and scratches. Deck and hull sheet thermoformed in an aluminium mould : Precision manufacturing for a quality shape giving maximum glide and performance

Deck and hull sheet thermoformed in one single operation : Fusion of hull and deck sheets into one complete kayak, with maximum strength along the rail. Front and Rear bumpers (replaceable): Protect the kayak against abrasion and wear and tear.

The two slabs (deck and hull) are heat-moulded in an aluminium Mould (see photo), then pressure-fused together. The whole thing is then cooled and taken for finishing in the workshops. Products using this technique : kayaks, Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;pen BIC, tenders and dinghies 14


High Quality Finish

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BIC SPORT People

Gérard Dabbadie

Jimmy Blakeney

The pioneer

The expertise

Hardcore surfer since 1969, Gérard Dabbadie shaped

With over 20 years of experience in the Action Sports

his first ever board in 1973. Since then more than

and Paddlesports Industries Jimmy has done it all:

10,000 boards have been born from his hands...

brand manager, marketing director, product developer,

A serial French Champion, 1975 European Champion,

US National Champion kayaker, coach/instructor

Gerard has been custom shaping for some of Europe’s

and brand ambassador. When SUP began to appear

top surfers for years under his brand name Superfrog.

in America, Jimmy was quickly hooked and put his

In 1993 BIC Sport got involved in surf boards and

knowledge and experience into the development of

called in Gerard to help them deliver the first ever

the sport. Currently BIC Sport’s SUP product and

mass-production board in the history of surfing : the

marketing manager, he works in close collaboration

7’9 Natural Surf, which was an instant hit and helped

with shaper Patrice Remoiville on the direction and

create the BIC legend. The adventure went on, with the

development of new boards, paddles and product

release of new «Dabbadie» signature shortboards and

refinements. An ACA-certified instructor and instructor

longboards. All manufactured in their tens of thousands

trainer, he’s heavily involved in the direction and

and all worldwide successes. For the last few years

evolution of SUP, and his rigorous approach to all

Gerard has also been BIC Surf’s commercial director in

aspects of the sport is a real plus for both the product

France, helping him keep his close ties to the surf scene

development and promotion of BIC SUP.

that has always driven him.

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Patrice Remoiville

Peter Pan

The experience

The icon

Patrice has the strength of vision and purpose needed

Peter Pan got his nickname at a surf contest in the

to head up the development of SUP boards at BIC Sport.

60s when the announcer couldn’t pronounce his full

A graduate of the French Atlantic school, this board

last name, Panagiotis. Today «Pan» is a surf legend of

fanatic has more than 25 years of shaping, composite

the eastern coast of the USA with more than

materials and polyurethane foam-work experience

40 years of round the clock surfing under his belt

to draw on. He is also very present at both pro

and induction into the Surfing Hall of Fame in 1996.

and amateur racing events in order to get valuable

A versatile waterman, Peter has directed numerous

design feedback from riders of all levels in real racing

surfing competitions and holds countless shortboarding,

conditions, and check the latest shaping trends. He’s

longboarding, bodyboarding and kneeboarding titles.

currently based at our new research and development

His motto: “Function over fashion”. He likes to compare

centre in Vannes, Brittany. This is where he works in

his surfboards to the original Volkswagen Beetles.

close collaboration with riders Eric Terrien and David

They are designed to be an easy ride for a low price,

Latastere, and our man in America, Jimmy Blakeney,

so everyone can get around. Pete is a colourful

on all our new boards and accessories.

character and one of surfing’s greats, he’s been an integral part of the BIC Sport Research and Design Team for more than a decade.

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BIC SPORT People

Manu Bouvet & Carine Camboulives Carine & Manu have been part of the BIC Sport Team for many years. Their passion for windsurfing took them to Maui, the mecca of board riding sports, over 25 years ago. Now they travel the world as a family with their 2 girls, with an emphasis on exotic and remote locations far from the crowds that allow them to SUP, Surf and Windsurf in paradise. Their travel stories and documentaries are published world-wide.

Jodelle Fitzwater

Julie Roach

It’s all in the name : «Fitzwater» Jodelle Fitzwater loves

Julie is one of the few early pioneers of SUP Yoga and created

anything that has to do with getting «fit», getting on the

H2YO SUP Yoga & Fitness in 2009. She is certified in several

«water», and getting involved in anything that allows the

schools of yoga and standup paddleboarding. The H2YO program

body to move and stretch and progress towards a healthier

is committing to safety and empowering anyone and everyone

state. Jodelle teaches to inspire and lives for improving the

to an incredible experience on the water. Julie is registered with

lives of others through health, wellness, stress-relief,

Yoga Alliance, nominated to the educational panel for SUP Yoga

and encouragement.

with the ACA, and the safety in education panel for the SUPIA.

Mathieu Marechal France

Adrien Boedec France

Florent Dode France

Suzanne Vermeer Nederlands Cedric Giscos France

Benjamin Pilon France

Jean Letourneur France 18

Enzo Marceron France

Antony Harouet France

Federico Benettolo Italy

Daisuke Nishi Japan

Lou Yogi Rider Hawaii


Eric Terrien

Chase Kosterlitz

One of Europe’s fastest SUP paddlers, Eric Terrien regularly

After a collegiate basketball career Chase became an avid

finishes in the top 10 of major international events, if he

SUP paddler, dedicated to living and promoting an active

doesn’t win them outright. Originally from France, Eric is

lifestyle on the water. He was an early adopter of SUP in

now based in the Canaries where he can train every-day in a

his hometown of St. Pete, Florida and started his own SUP

variety of conditions from flatwater, to downwinders or surfing.

business a few years later. Now based in Southern California,

Eric works closely with Patrice Remoiville & Chase Kosterlitz to

Chase travels throughout the USA and sometimes the world

make sure that the RACE-TEC boards are as fast as possible.

participating in the main events of the SUP Race calendar.

Mike Simpson

Nikki Greg

Mike has spent his life in the ocean and on the mountain. Mike

Nikki is a leader in the Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)

is best known for completing huge SUP Paddle expeditions

industry, well known for her pioneering work developing one

that most people wouldn’t even think about such as : Paddling

of the first SUP Fitness programs, as well as her expertise

the entire Eastern seaboard from Florida to Main, the 200

in whitewater and racing. Gregg has over 14 years of

miles of the Hudson river in New York, 420 miles of the

experience as a professional in the fitness industry, which

Connecticut in New England, circumnavigating Puerto Rico,

helped her create a unique and highly effective fitness

and many smaller trips simply for the week-end.

program based around Stand Up Paddleboarding.

Harry Maskell Australia

Wolfgang Leeb Austria

Kouichi Matusmoto Japan Pete Holiday U.K.

Matahi Drollet Tahiti

Yann Keoni Tahiti

Casi Rynkowski USA

Cécile Gondre France

David Latastère / ‘‘Davos’’ France

Ryoma Kanemitsu Japan

Anna Leveque USA

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BIC SPORT One Design Competitions

9000 riders - 40 countries

6000 boats - 30 countries

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300 events - 20 countries


BIC Sport One Design Competitions: The growing success of fun, friendly competitive watersports One of the primary reasons Baron Bich founded BIC Sport was to make watersports activities affordable and accessible for everyone. In fact, he often talked of the windsurfer as the ‘bicycle of the sea’. To this end, BIC Sport put resources and energy into the development of ‘One Design’ competitions. These fun, friendly formats level the playing field for all participants since everyone uses the same equipment, and eliminates the ‘arms race’ that pushes competitive sports towards exotic, ever more expensive equipment. The appeal of One Design formats first gained traction in 2005 among youth windsurfers with the development of the Techno 293 One Design class, which has gone on to become THE worldwide recognized board for youth Under 17 competitions. Affordable, easy to ride and with great performance, the Techno 293 OD has, in the space a few short years, become the most dynamic sailing class in windsurfing with more than 9000 young racers now competing.

Expanding upon this success BIC Sport launched the O’pen BIC junior sailboat in 2006, which quickly became an ISAF International Class. The international body had clearly recognized the new dinghy as a way of attracting more youngsters to sailing, and today there are more than 6000 O’pen BICs sailing in over 30 countries, with several national sailing associations also approving the Class and it’s fun sailing format at a national level.

The newest arrival in the BIC Sport family, SUP, has embraced the One Design concept with the launch in 2013 of the ‘BIC SUP One Design Challenge’. The objective of this latest addition to the BIC Sport One Design family is for paddlers of all skill levels to race together on one single model : the award-winning Wing 12’6. As with the Techno 293 OD and the O’pen BIC, there’s no equipment advantage, which places the focus clearly on the performance of each individual. 2013 was the first year for this latest series, and over 300 successful SUP One Design contests were held worldwide!

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Stand Up Paddling, Paddleboarding, Paddlesurfing, SUP Whatever you choose to call it, there’s something magical about the simple act of walking on water. And unlike other board sports that demand hours and hours of practice to become proficient, SUP is easy to learn, simple to do and incredibly FUN. It appeals equally to men and women, young and old, families, fitness freaks, thrill seekers, yogis, or anyone curious enough to give it a try. Once ‘on board’, SUP offers a uniquely elevated perspective on the water and is a perfect way to explore secluded, hidden coves and coastlines. With unrivaled ease of use and versatility, SUP is a sport and a lifestyle that keeps you one paddle stroke away from adventures big and small.

BIC SUP ambassadors Carine, Manu and their daughters Lou & Shade, were early (or very early) converts to SUP. They spend their days traveling the planet with boards and paddles, seeking out the most beautiful islands, stunning waves and native cultures: Tuamotu, Marquises, Palau, India, just a few of the destinations logged in their SUP travel diary. Then there are the elite sportsmen and women, including BIC SUPs own Eric Terrien & Chase Kosterlitz. They push themselves to the very limits over long distances in open ocean swells and sprint through marker buoys in the surf zone, attempting to discover their own personal limits and find out just how fast they really are. Followers of a more Zen approach prefer paddling away from the crowds, using their boards as a mobile Yoga mat or personal gym in the search for physical balance. Julie Roach, Nikki Gregg and Jodelle Fitzwater are a few BIC SUP ambassadors who helped pioneer this exciting new discipline. Other enthusiasts appreciate the benefits of compact, portable inflatable boards for sailing and boating adventures as well as convenient air travel. And of course there are the wave riders, constantly searching for the indescribable glide unique to surfing. Surfing on an SUP offers the advantage, and unique challenge, of remaining upright both on the waves and off.

Whether you’re a total beginner, top level pro, zen master or surf seeker, BIC SUP has a full range of boards to suit all skills and all styles. Best of all, the vast majority of our boards are built in France, using environmentally-friendly, non-polluting manufacturing techniques. In the pages that follow you’ll find the new 2015 collection. We’re confident you’ll find a board, and a paddle, that will take you where you’re looking to go.

See you on the water!

Carine, Manu and Lou

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BIC SUP Collection 2015

ALLROUND

ACE-TEC Original

Length x Width

10'6 10'6'' x 31.5'' 320cm x 80cm 26lbs | 12.0kg 185L 200lbs | 90kg

Length x Width Weight Volume Rider weight*

11'0 11'0'' x 29.0'' 335 x 73.5cm 27lbs | 12.5kg 220L 170lbs | 75kg

11'6 11'6'' x 32.5'' 350cm x 82cm 30lbs | 13.5kg 215L 240lbs | 110kg

10'6 Red 10'6'' x 31.5'' 320cm x 80cm 26lbs | 12.0kg 185L 200lbs | 90kg

11'6 Red 11'6'' x 32.5'' 350cm x 82cm 30lbs | 13.5kg 215L 240lbs | 110kg

10'6 Wahine 10'6'' x 31.5'' 320cm x 80cm 26lbs | 12.0kg 185L 200lbs | 90kg

ACE-TEC

C-TEC

Wing

Tracer

TOURING / RACE

Weight Volume Rider weight*

9'6 9'6'' x 28.0'' 290 x 71cm 23lbs | 10.5kg 130L 140lbs | 65kg

Performer

12'6 12'6'' x 30.0'' 381 x 76cm 34lbs | 15.5kg 285L 260lbs | 120kg

11'0 Ltd 11'0'' x 29.0'' 335 x 73.5cm 27lbs | 12.5kg 220L 170lbs | 75kg

12'6 Ltd 12'6'' x 30.0'' 381 x 76cm 34lbs | 15.5kg 285L 260lbs | 120kg

Master 12'6 12'6'' x 27.0'' 381 x 68cm 25lbs | 11.5kg 240L 170lbs | 75kg

Kahuna 12'6 12'6'' x 29.0'' 381 x 74cm 27lbs | 12.5kg 280L 210lbs | 95kg

Original

Length x Width Weight Volume Rider weight* 24

SuP INFLATABLE

ENTRY LEVEL

DuRA-TEC

8'4 Kids 8'4'' x 23.25'' 254 x 59cm 22lbs | 10.0kg 72L 80lbs | 35kg

*Max rider weight for good stability

9'4 9'4'' x 27.5'' 285 x 70cm 30lbs | 13.5kg 120L 135lbs | 60kg

9'10 9'10'' x 32.5'' 300 x 82cm 38lbs | 17.kg 185L 200lbs | 90kg

10'4 10'4'' x 31.0'' 315 x 79cm 35lbs | 16.0kg 175L 185lbs | 85kg

11'4 11'4'' x 32.0'' 345 x 81cm 41lbs | 18.5kg 205L 210lbs | 95kg

Allround

10'0 10'0'' x 30.0'' 305 x 76cm 20lbs | 9.0kg 200L 175lbs | 80kg

10'6 10'6'' x 33.0'' 320 x 84cm 22lbs | 10.0kg 235L 200lbs | 90kg


ALLROUND

sofT-TEc CROSS

10'0 CROSS 10'0'' x 33.0'' 305 x 84cm 27lbs | 12.5kg 195L 220lbs | 100kg

10'0 CROSS Fit 10'0'' x 33.0'' 305 x 84cm 27lbs | 12.5kg 195L 220lbs | 100kg

11'0 CROSS 11'0'' x 34.0'' 335 x 86cm 34lbs | 15.5kg 260L 285lbs | 130kg

11'0 CROSS Adventure 11'0'' x 34.0'' 335 x 86cm 34lbs | 15.5kg 260L 285lbs | 130kg

Soft

10'0 Soft 10'0'' x 33.0'' 305 x 84cm 27lbs | 12.0kg 195L 220lbs | 100kg

10'6 Soft 10'6'' x 31.5'' 320cm x 80cm 25lbs | 11.5kg 185L 200lbs | 90kg

11'6 Soft 11'6'' x 32.5'' 350cm x 82cm 29lbs | 13.0kg 215L 240lbs | 110kg

RACE-TEC Race Pro

12'6 x 26.5'' 12'6'' x 26.5'' 381 x 67cm 21lbs | 9.5kg 240L 185lbs | 85kg

12'6 x 28.5'' 12'6'' x 28.5'' 381 x 73cm 22lbs | 10.0kg 258L 240lbs | 110kg

Touring

11'0 11'0'' x 32.0'' 335 x 81cm 23lbs | 10.5kg 280L 220lbs | 100kg

14'0 x 27.5'' 14'0'' x 27.5'' 427 x 65cm 22lbs | 10.0kg 267L 240lbs | 110kg

12'6 x 25.0'' 12'6'' x 25.0'' 381 x 63.5cm 21lbs | 9.5kg 252L 155lbs | 70kg

C-TEC

12'6 12'6'' x 30.0'' 381 x 76cm 25lbs | 11.5kg 290L 240lbs | 110kg

WAVE

AIR

14'0 x 25.5'' 14'0'' x 25.5'' 427 x 65cm 21lbs | 9.5kg 248L 185lbs | 85kg

Wave Pro

8'6 8'6'' x 28.0'' 259 x 71cm 18lbs | 8.0kg 103L 150lbs | 70kg

9'0 9'0'' x 29.0'' 275 x 74cm 20lbs | 9.0kg 130L 150lbs | 70kg

9'4 9'4'' x 30.0'' 285 x 76cm 22lbs | 10.0kg 145L 175lbs | 80kg

14'0 x 25.0'' 14'0'' x 25.0'' 427 x 63.5cm 23lbs | 10.5kg 275L 185lbs | 85kg

ACE-TEC WINDSURF

Grand Master 14'0 14'0'' x 28.0'' 427 x 71cm 30lbs | 13.5kg 298L 240lbs | 110kg

World Series

9'4 x 32'' 9'4'' x 32.0'' 285 x 81cm 23lbs | 10.5kg 160L 210lbs+ | 95kg+

Wind

10'6'' 10'6'' x 31.5'' 320cm x 80cm 29lbs | 13.5kg 185L 200lbs | 90kg

11'6'' 11'6'' x 32.5'' 350cm x 82cm 33lbs | 15.0kg 215L 240lbs | 110kg 25


BIC SUP ALLROUND

ACE-TEC ORIGINAL

ACE-TEC Originals are, as the name suggests, the original ACE-TEC graphics and shapes with the vintage look, surf-inspired longboard outlines, confidence-inspiring stability, moderate rocker for versatility and rugged ACE-TEC construction. A new softer family and fitness-friendly deck pad is ideal for recreational use. All the benefits of ACE-TEC at a terrific value. 9’6 Original An all-purpose performer for kids and petite riders up to 140lbs | 65kg, and also a performance surfing SUP for larger riders. 10’6 Original One of our best-selling boards, the 10’6 is incredibly versatile for a wide range of users. An efficient flatwater cruiser, the 10’6 will also perform well in the surf zone and is stable enough for novice riders up to 200lbs | 90kg. 11’6 Original Another best-seller, the 11’6 takes all the great features of the 10’6 but adds additional width, length and volume. This allows the 11’6 to accommodate novice riders up to 240lbs | 110kg and is also perfect for taking along a child, pet or extra gear.

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ACE-TEC for Everyone

‘‘It’s BIC’s best-selling SUP and we know why: you can’t break it and it works in a variety of conditions. You’ll be paddling it for years.” – SUP Magazine ACE-TEC 9’6’’ ORIGINAL Length Width Thick 9'6'' | 290cm 28.0'' | 71cm 3.75'' | 9.5cm Weight Volume 23lbs | 10.5kg 130L Fin Center Fin Side Fin Box FCS Dolphin 8'' - Thruster Shaper W 1ft/30cm nose W 1ft/30cm tail Peter Pan 21.5" | 54cm 18.5" | 47cm Max rider weight for good stability: 140lbs | 65kg

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ACE-TEC 10’6’’ ORIGINAL Length Width Thick 10'6'' | 320cm 31.5'' | 80cm 4.5'' | 11.4cm Weight Volume 26lbs | 12.0kg 185L Fin Center Fin Side Fin Box Dolphin 10'' - Thruster Shaper W 1ft/30cm nose W 1ft/30cm tail Peter Hosking 21.0" | 53cm 19.5" | 50cm Max rider weight for good stability: 200lbs | 90kg

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ACE-TEC 11’6’’ ORIGINAL Length Width Thick 11'6'' | 350cm 32.5'' | 82cm 4.75'' | 12.1cm Weight Volume 30lbs | 13.5kg 215L Fin Center Fin Side Fin Box Dolphin 10'' - Thruster Shaper W 1ft/30cm nose W 1ft/30cm tail Peter Hosking 22.5" | 57cm 19.5" | 50cm Max rider weight for good stability: 240lbs | 110kg

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10'6''

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BIC SUP ALLROUND

ACE-TEC PERFORMER

As our exclusive flagship technology ACE-TEC delivers the highly sought after blend of durability AND lightweight performance. The ACE-TEC Performer series builds off this foundation with three shapes designed for user-friendly stability, versatility and of course, performance. Superior flatwater glide combined with serious wave performance is what sets the Performer series apart. Featuring a premium diamond groove deck pad, high-gloss, two-tone finish and thruster fin set-up, the Performer 10’6 and 11’6 are perfect as a one board quiver; quite possibly the only board you’ll ever need. 10’6 Performer Possibly the most versatile board in our range, the 10’6 Performer excels in just about every condition. If you could only have one board for all types of Stand Up Paddling, this would be the one. 11’6 Performer The same versatility and performance found in the 10’6 but upsized for larger riders as well as carrying extra gear or bringing along pets and kids.

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Versatile Performance

Chase Kosterlitz:‘‘Comfortable ride, very easy for SUP beginners, great for learning to ride your first waves.’’

ACE-TEC 10’6’’ PERFORMER RED & WAHINE Length Width Thick 10'6'' | 320cm 31.5'' | 80cm 4.5'' | 11.4cm Weight Volume 26lbs | 12.0kg 185L Fin Center Fin Side Fin Box Dolphin 10'' FCS M5 Thruster Shaper W 1ft/30cm nose W 1ft/30cm tail Peter Hosking 21.0" | 53cm 19.5" | 50cm Max rider weight for good stability: 200lbs | 90kg

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ACE-TEC 11’6’’ PERFORMER RED Length Width Thick 11'6'' | 350cm 32.5'' | 82cm 4.75'' | 12.1cm Weight Volume 30lbs | 13.5kg 215L Fin Center Fin Side Fin Box Dolphin 10'' FCS M5 Thruster Shaper W 1ft/30cm nose W 1ft/30cm tail Peter Hosking 22.5" | 57cm 19.5" | 50cm Max rider weight for good stability: 240lbs | 110kg

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10'6'' Red

11'6'' Red

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BIC SUP ALLROUND

ACE-TEC CROSS SUP

“A surprising amount of glide for such a short board” – Outside Magazine USA

Jodelle Fitzwater

ACE-TEC 10’0’’ CROSS SUP The award-winning ACE-TEC CROSS 10’ blends the excellent performance characteristics found in our Performer surf-inspired series with features found on our 2013 Outside Magazine “Gear of the Year” WING Touring series. This fusion, together with several qualities unique to the CROSS, results in boards that are truly capable of handling all types of conditions. Incredibly stable for novice riders up to 220lbs | 100kg.

KEY FEATURES

• Keeled nose - Enhanced tracking and increased glide for fun cruising and exploring. • Full rail-to-rail volume - Enhanced stability, maximum use of the entire deck and a dry ride. • Attachment points - Six deck attachment points for securing gear and easy transport. TEN attachment points on CROSS 11’ for additional gear storage and securing a cooler/seat. • Flat deck - Perfect for family fun, cruising, fitness & yoga. • Full deck pad (Fit/Adventure) - Maximizes use of entire deck for fitness, yoga and family fun.

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10'0'' CROSS SUP Fit

Length Width Thick 10'0'' | 305cm 33.0'' | 84cm 4.75'' | 12.1cm Weight Volume 27lbs | 12.5kg 195L Fin Center Fin Side Fin Box Touring 9'' - Thruster Shaper W 1ft/30cm nose W 1ft/30cm tail Patrice Remoiville 21.8" | 55cm 21.0" | 53cm Max rider weight for good stability: 220lbs | 100kg

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A unique board for yoga, fitness, cruising and family fun

Carine Camboulives ACE-TEC 11’0’’ CROSS SUP All the best features found in the award-winning 10’ version, but in a larger size for added stability, floatation and functionality. The 11’ CROSS is the most stable, user-friendly board in our range, making SUP a breeze for riders up to 300lbs | 135kg. It’s been optimized for family use, fishing and is an incredibly stable yoga/fitness platform. With ten deck attachment points there’s plenty of room to secure and store gear. The two attachment points located to the rear of the carry handle function as tie-down spots for a cooler, which can be used for storage while fishing. The nose and tail attachment points easily accept after-market carry handles for ease of transport.

11'0'' CROSS SUP

11'0'' CROSS SUP Adventure

Length Width Thick 11'0'' | 335cm 34.0'' | 86cm 5.5'' | 14cm Weight Volume 34lbs | 15.5kg 260L Fin Center Fin Side Fin Box Touring 9'' - Thruster Shaper W 1ft/30cm nose W 1ft/30cm tail Patrice Remoiville 21.8" | 55cm 21.0" | 53cm Max rider weight for good stability: 285lbs | 130kg

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BIC SUP ALLROUND

SOfT-TEC SOFT

SOFT-TEC is our latest technology development, exclusive to BIC SUP! SOFT-TEC combines the lightweight performance of our ACE-TEC technology with the comfort and user-friendliness of a SOFT board. The bottom of the SOFT-TEC is exactly like our legendary ACE-TEC boards, featuring a rugged shell for unmatched durability. The top features a plush EVA deck pad which wraps around the rails. The result is unparalleled comfort, a highly-durable bottom plus the lightweight performance of an ACE-TEC board! Available in three shapes based on the 10’ CROSS, 10’6 Performer and 11’6 Performer.

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Nikki Greg


Velvet Confort

Nikki Greg and Jimmy Blakeney SOfT-TEC 10’0’’ SOFT Length Width Thick 10'0'' | 305cm 33.0'' | 84cm 4.75'' | 12.1cm Weight Volume 27lbs | 12.0kg 195L Fin Center Fin Side Fin Box Touring 9'' - Thruster Shaper W 1ft/30cm nose W 1ft/30cm tail Patrice Remoiville 21.8" | 55cm 21.0" | 53cm Max rider weight for good stability: 220lbs | 100kg

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SOfT-TEC 10’6’’ SOFT Length Width Thick 10'6'' | 320cm 31.5'' | 80cm 4.5'' | 11.4cm Weight Volume 25lbs | 11.5kg 185L Fin Center Fin Side Fin Box Dolphin 10'' - Thruster Shaper W 1ft/30cm nose W 1ft/30cm tail Peter Hosking 21.0" | 53cm 19.5" | 50cm Max rider weight for good stability: 200lbs | 90kg

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SOfT-TEC 11’6’’ SOFT Length Width Thick 11'6'' | 350cm 32.5'' | 82cm 4.75'' | 12.1cm Weight Volume 29lbs | 13.0kg 215L Fin Center Fin Side Fin Box Dolphin 10'' - Thruster Shaper W 1ft/30cm nose W 1ft/30cm tail Peter Hosking 22.5" | 57cm 19.5" | 50cm Max rider weight for good stability: 240lbs | 110kg

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10'0'' Soft

10'6'' Soft

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BIC SUP TOURING / RACE

ACE-TEC WING

ACE-TEC 11’0’’ WING The 11’ WING is a Touring SUP designed for fitness paddling, flatwater cruising, open ocean touring and recreational racing. It’s geared towards small and medium sized riders looking for a board with excellent glide that is versatile and easy to ride. At 220 liters of volume, the “Little” Wing is ideal for beginners up to 175lbs | 75kg, with plenty of floatation for larger intermediate riders. ACE-TEC construction offers a unique combination of durability AND lightweight performance at a great price.

“The WING is bombproof… more durable than most boards on the market” - Outside Magazine

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11'0'' Wing Ltd

Length Width Thick 11'0'' | 335cm 29.0'' | 73.5cm N/A Weight Volume 27lbs | 12.5kg 220L Fin Center Fin Side Fin Box Touring 9'' - Single Fin Shaper W 1ft/30cm nose W 1ft/30cm tail Patrice Remoiville 13.1" | 33cm 20.5" | 52cm Max rider weight for good stability: 170lbs | 75kg

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Take Flight !

Nikki Greg and Jimmy Blakeney ACE-TEC 12’6’’ WING The 12’6 WING is a Touring SUP designed for fitness paddling, flatwater cruising, open ocean touring and recreational racing. It’s aimed at medium and larger riders looking for a board with excellent glide that is versatile and easy to ride. With 285 liters volume the 12’6 WING is ideal for beginners up to 260lbs | 120kg, with plenty of floatation for larger intermediate riders. ACE-TEC construction offers a unique combination of durability AND lightweight performance at a great price.

“A practical, durable, affordable, fun to paddle SUP” – Outside Magazine

12'6'' Wing

12'6'' Wing Ltd

Length Width Thick 12'6'' | 381cm 30.0'' | 76cm N/A Weight Volume 34lbs | 15.5kg 285L Fin Center Fin Side Fin Box Touring 9'' - Single Fin Shaper W 1ft/30cm nose W 1ft/30cm tail Patrice Remoiville 12.5" | 32cm 20.75" | 53cm Max rider weight for good stability: 260lbs | 120kg

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BIC SUP

Carine, Manu and Lou

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Carine Camboulives

Carine and Lou

Eric Terrien

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BIC SUP TOURING / RACE

C-TEC TRACER

BIC SUP’s new TRACER series (“Touring-Racer”) excels as both a performance race board and an all-purpose touring board. Designed for riders who want speed and glide as well as comfort and stability, these new shapes are heavily influenced by the RACE-PRO series of high performance racing machines (fine-tuned by professional racers Eric Terrien and Chase Kosterlitz) and the award-winning Wing Touring series (lauded for their stability and ease of use). The use of a Carbon-Innegra weave fabric throughout the board results in high durability as well as light weight at a great price.

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High Quality Shapes

Chase : “A fast and stable board for racing and touring, that can really hold on the race course, particularly when the conditions get rougher”. C-TEC MASTER 12’6’’ x 27’’ Length Width Thick 12'6'' | 381cm 27.0'' | 68cm N/A Weight Volume 25lbs | 11.5kg 240L Fin Center Fin Side Fin Box Touring 9’’ Glass - US BOX Shaper W 1ft/30cm nose W 1ft/30cm tail Patrice Remoiville 9.0'' | 23cm 16.1'' | 41cm Max rider weight for good stability: 165lbs | 75kg

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C-TEC KAHUNA 12’6’’ x 29’’ Length Width Thick 12'6'' | 381cm 29.0'' | 74cm N/A Weight Volume 27lbs | 12.5kg 280L Fin Center Fin Side Fin Box Touring 9’’ Glass - US BOX Shaper W 1ft/30cm nose W 1ft/30cm tail Patrice Remoiville 9.8'' | 25cm 17.7'' | 45cm Max rider weight for good stability: 210lbs | 95kg

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C-TEC GRAND MASTER 14’0’’ x 28’’ Length Width Thick 14'0'' | 427cm 28.0'' | 71cm N/A Weight Volume 30lbs | 13.5kg 298L Fin Center Fin Side Fin Box Touring 9’’ Glass - US BOX Shaper W 1ft/30cm nose W 1ft/30cm tail Patrice Remoiville 8.7'' | 22cm 16.1'' | 41cm Max rider weight for good stability: 240lbs | 110kg

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Master 12'6'' x 27''

Kahuna 12'6'' x 29'' Grand Master 14'0'' x 28'' 39


BIC SUP TOURING / RACE

RACE-TEC RACE-PRO

Eric Terrien

Chase Kosterlitz

BIC SUP Team Riders

Eric : ‘‘A top performance board that gives you excellent speed on flat water. All your paddle energy transfers directly through the board. The best race board around.’’ RACE-TEC 12’6’’ RACE PRO The 12’6 RACE PRO series are the synthesis of the race-winning prototype boards ridden by Eric Terrien & Chase Kosterlitz. They are largely based on his most successful boards, combining top performance with great stability, exactly what you need to get the winning edge in race situations on flat water. Two different widths of boards to choose from, depending on your size and skill level : 26.5’’ and 28.5’’.

12’6’’ x 26.5’’ Length Width Thick 12'6'' | 381cm 26.5'' | 67cm N/A Weight Volume 21lbs | 9.5kg 240L Fin Center Fin Side Fin Box FCS Eric Terrien 8.5'' - Single Fin Shaper W 1ft/30cm nose W 1ft/30cm tail Patrice Remoiville - Max rider weight for good stability: 185lbs | 85kg

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12’6’’ x 28.5’’

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12'6'' x 28.5'' Race Pro

Length Width Thick 12'6'' | 381cm 28.5'' | 73cm N/A Weight Volume 22lbs | 10.0kg 258L Fin Center Fin Side Fin Box FCS Eric Terrien 8.5'' - Single Fin Shaper W 1ft/30cm nose W 1ft/30cm tail Patrice Remoiville - Max rider weight for good stability: 240lbs | 110kg

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Eric Terrien and Chase Kosterlitz's Replicas

Attention: For Advanced and Expert paddlers! Lightweight boards in exotic materials require expert care and attention both on and off the water.

RACE-TEC 14’0’’ RACE PRO 14’ers are fast, and fun to paddle, especially for longer distance race courses, or long-distance adventures. The RACE-TEC 14’ boards feature a unique hull design that reduces drag and maximizes speed. Low entry-rocker increases efficiency and moderate tail-rocker allows for control, manoeuvrability and glide when catching bumps. A water-shedding deck keeps the nose up and out of chop. Designed by Patrice Remoiville along with pro rider Eric Terrien. Two different widths of board to choose from, depending on your size and skill level : 25.5’’ and 27.5’’.

14’0’’ x 25.5’’ Length Width Thick 14'0'' | 427cm 25.5'' | 65cm N/A Weight Volume 21lbs | 9.5kg 248L Fin Center Fin Side Fin Box FCS Eric Terrien 8.5'' - Single Fin Shaper W 1ft/30cm nose W 1ft/30cm tail Patrice Remoiville - Max rider weight for good stability: 185lbs | 85kg

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14’0’’ x 27.5’’ Length Width Thick 14'0'' | 427cm 27.5'' | 70cm N/A Weight Volume 22lbs | 10.0kg 267L Fin Center Fin Side Fin Box FCS Eric Terrien 8.5'' - Single Fin Shaper W 1ft/30cm nose W 1ft/30cm tail Patrice Remoiville - Max rider weight for good stability: 240lbs | 110kg

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BIC SUP TOURING / RACE

RACE-TEC WORLD SERIES

The World Series 12’6 & 14’0 boards are exact replicas of the boards used by Eric Terrien & Chase Kosterlitz for Beach Races, open ocean racing and downwinders. They are perfect for use when conditions get rough and require a board for use on any water surface that is not flat, and requires a board that has a unique balance of speed, acceleration and stability. They are exceptionally fast for catching any small bump or swell when charging down wind. Shaped by Patrice Remoiville and based on feedback from our International riders Eric Terrien & Chase Kosterliz, these boards are characterized by a relatively wide outline from the nose right through to the tail, and a large flat section on the hull of the board. An aluminum based gel coat on the hull makes the board very slippery through the water, and a water resistant varnish on the deck keeps the deck as dry as possible, further increasing speed. All boards are made in France in BIC Sport’s custom production facility, guaranteeing a weight close to the spec + a controlled shape. Attention: For Advanced and Expert paddlers! Lightweight boards in exotic materials require expert care and attention both on and off the water.

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Eric Terrien and Chase Kosterlitz’s Winning Shapes

raCE-TEC 12’6’’ WORLD SERIES Length Width Thick 12'6'' | 381cm 25.0'' | 63.5cm N/A Weight Volume 21lbs | 9.5kg 252L Fin Center Fin Side Fin Box FCS Eric Terrien 8.5'' - Single Fin Shaper W 1ft/30cm nose W 1ft/30cm tail Patrice Remoiville 12.5'' | 32cm 15.0'' | 38cm Max rider weight for good stability: 155lbs | 70kg

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raCE-TEC 14’0’’ WORLD SERIES Length Width Thick 14'0'' | 427cm 25.0'' | 63.5cm N/A Weight Volume 23lbs | 10.5kg 275L Fin Center Fin Side Fin Box FCS Eric Terrien 8.5'' - Single Fin Shaper W 1ft/30cm nose W 1ft/30cm tail Patrice Remoiville TBC | TBCcm TBC | TBCcm Max rider weight for good stability: 185lbs | 85kg

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BIC SUP ENTRY LEVEL

DuRA-TEC ORIGINAL

DURA-TEC construction is legendary for rugged performance at a great price. The DURA-TEC Original series of SUPs are the best performing, lightest weight entry-level SUPs on the market. With an outer polyethylene shell, similar to that of a kayak, and a high-density foam core, like those found in traditional surfboards, DURA-TEC boards provide a high level of durability with the true boardsport feel and performance of higher priced, and much more fragile, epoxy boards. Suitable for a wide range of users in both flatwater and small wave conditions, DURA-TEC boards are perfect for rental programs, schools, and anyone looking for maximum durability with true SUP performance.

Dura-TEC 8’4’’ KIDS ORIGINAL Length Width Thick 8'4'' | 254cm 23.25'' | 59cm 3.20'' | 8.2cm Weight Volume 22lbs | 10.0kg 72L Wave Fin Center Fin Side Fin Box Allround FCS 8'' - US Center Box Touring Shaper W 1ft/30cm nose W 1ft/30cm tail Race Peter Pan 18.1'' | 46cm 15.4'' | 39cm Windsurfing Max rider weight for good stability: 80lbs | 35kg

Dura-TEC 9’4’’ ORIGINAL

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9'4''

Length Width Thick 9'4'' | 285cm 27.5'' | 70cm 3.5'' | 8.9cm Weight Volume 30lbs | 13.5kg 120L Fin Center Fin Side Fin Box Dolphin 10'' - Single Fin Shaper W 1ft/30cm nose W 1ft/30cm tail Peter Pan 21.0" | 53cm 18.25" | 46cm Max rider weight for good stability: 135lbs | 60kg

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Legendary Durability

Dura-TEC 9’10’’ ORIGINAL Length Width Thick 9'10'' | 300cm 32.5'' | 82cm 4.6'' | 11.6cm Weight Volume 38lbs | 17.0kg 185L Fin Center Fin Side Fin Box Touring 9'' - Single Fin Shaper W 1ft/30cm nose W 1ft/30cm tail Patrice Remoiville 21.8" | 55cm 21.0" | 53cm Max rider weight for good stability: 200lbs | 90kg

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Dura-TEC 10’4’’ ORIGINAL Length Width Thick 10'4'' | 315cm 31.0'' | 79cm 4.0'' | 10.2cm Weight Volume 35lbs | 16.0kg 175L Fin Center Fin Side Fin Box Dolphin 10'' - Single Fin Shaper W 1ft/30cm nose W 1ft/30cm tail Peter Hosking 20.5" | 52cm 19.25" | 49cm Max rider weight for good stability: 185lbs | 85kg

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Dura-TEC 11’4’’ ORIGINAL Length Width Thick 11'4'' | 345cm 32.0'' | 81cm 4.5'' | 11.4cm Weight Volume 41lbs | 18.5kg 205L Fin Center Fin Side Fin Box Dolphin 10'' - Single Fin Shaper W 1ft/30cm nose W 1ft/30cm tail Peter Hosking 22.25" | 56cm 19.25" | 49cm Max rider weight for good stability: 210lbs | 95kg

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10'4''

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BIC SUP INFLATABLE

SuP-AIR ALLROUND / TOURING

A great option for anyone looking for a portable, compact board, the SUP AIR series features best-in-class performance thanks to their rugged 6” thick drop-stitch construction, a 15psi inflation limit and stable, efficient shapes. The boards pack neatly into the included oversize backpack, easily fitting in the trunk of a car or boat locker. All SUP AIR boards inflate quickly and easily using the included high-pressure pump and pressure gauge. All SUP AIR boards feature : nose, tail and center carry handles, ¾ length diamond groove traction pad, elastic deck-rigging, D-Ring for leash attachment, US Box compatible center fin, side fins (10 & 10’6 only).

Sup-AIR 10’0’’ ALLROUND Length Width Thick 10'0'' | 305cm 30.0'' | 76cm 6.0'' | 15.2cm Weight Volume 20lbs | 9.0kg 200L Fin Center Fin Side Fin Box Dolphin 8'' Soft US Box Shaper W 1ft/30cm nose W 1ft/30cm tail Patrice Remoiville 21.25'' | 54cm 18.25 | 46cm Max rider weight for good stability: 175lbs | 80kg

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Sup-AIR 10’6’’ ALLROUND

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10'6'' Allround

Length Width Thick 10'6'' | 320cm 33.0'' | 84cm 6.0'' | 15.2cm Weight Volume 22lbs | 10.0kg 235L Fin Center Fin Side Fin Box Dolphin 8'' Soft US Box Shaper W 1ft/30cm nose W 1ft/30cm tail Patrice Remoiville 22.25'' | 56cm 19.5'' | 50cm Max rider weight for good stability: 200lbs | 90kg

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Compact and Portable for Easy Travel & Storage

10’ & 10’6 : All-round performers for flatwater and small wave surfing. The outline of these boards, combined with a light rocker, gives them excellent glide as well as maneuverability. 11’ & 12’6 Touring : Narrower profile and low-aspect nose for top performance and glide in flatwater conditions. While the 11’ is extremely versatile and suitable for all riders, the 12’6 can be used by more advanced paddlers interested in amateur racing.

Sup-AIR 11’0’’ TOURING Length Width Thick 11'0'' | 335cm 32.0'' | 81cm 6.0'' | 15.2cm Weight Volume 23lbs | 10.5kg 280L Fin Center Fin Side Fin Box Touring 9'' - US Box Shaper W 1ft/30cm nose W 1ft/30cm tail Patrice Remoiville 17.3 | 44cm 21.6'' | 55cm Max rider weight for good stability: 220lbs | 100kg

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Sup-AIR 12’6’’ TOURING Length Width Thick 12'6'' | 381cm 30.0'' | 76cm 6.0'' | 15.2cm Weight Volume 25lbs | 11.3kg 290L Fin Center Fin Side Fin Box Touring 9'' - US Box Shaper W 1ft/30cm nose W 1ft/30cm tail Patrice Remoiville 15.4'' | 39cm 19.25'' | 49cm Max rider weight for good stability: 240lbs | 110kg

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BIC SUP WAVE

C-TEC WAVE PRO

Chase Kosterlitz The Wave Pro series was built from the ground up for maximum surf performance without sacrificing user-friendly accessibility. A unique chine, bottom contour and new rocker profile combined with a pulled in tail and 5-fin configuration delivers maximum speed and maneuverability off the tail. Dial in the size that’s right for you and you’ll have a one-board quiver. Designed and tested in the European surf capital

C-TEC 8’6’’ WAVE PRO Length Width Thick 8'6'' | 259cm 28.0'' | 71cm 4.0'' | 10.1cm Weight Volume 18lbs | 8.0kg 103L Wave Fin Center Fin Side Fin Box Allround 7'' M5 + Quad Box Thruster & Quad Touring Shaper W 1ft/30cm nose W 1ft/30cm tail Race Patrice Remoiville 17.7'' | 45cm 17.3'' | 44cm Windsurfing Max rider weight for good stability: 150lbs | 70kg

C-TEC 9’0’’ WAVE PRO

8'6'' Wave Pro 48

9'0'' Wave Pro

Length Width Thick 9'0'' | 275cm 29.0'' | 74cm 4.25'' | 10.8cm Weight Volume 20lbs | 9.0kg 130L Wave Fin Center Fin Side Fin Box Allround 7'' M5 + Quad Box Thruster & Quad Touring Shaper W 1ft/30cm nose W 1ft/30cm tail Race Patrice Remoiville 17.3'' | 44cm 17.3'' | 44cm Windsurfing Max rider weight for good stability: 165lbs | 75kg


User-Friendly Wave Performance

Davos : ‘‘Versatile and fun ride, this is my favorite board.’’ of Hossegor, France with BIC SUP pro rider “Davos” and further input from the international team of SUP Riders. Shaped by Patrice Remoiville. Comes standard with carry handle, 5-fin set-up, performance thruster fin set, durable real-bamboo construction and a lightweight diamond groove traction pad for maximum control and comfort.

C-TEC 9’4’’ x 30’’ WAVE PRO Length Width Thick 9'4'' | 285cm 30.0'' | 76cm 4.5'' | 11.4cm Weight Volume 22lbs | 10.0kg 145L Wave Fin Center Fin Side Fin Box Allround 7'' M5 + Quad Box Thruster & Quad Touring Shaper W 1ft/30cm nose W 1ft/30cm tail Race Patrice Remoiville 17.7'' | 45cm 17.7'' | 45cm Windsurfing Max rider weight for good stability: 175lbs | 80kg

C-TEC 9’4’’ x 32’’ WAVE PRO Length Width Thick 9'4'' | 285cm 32.0'' | 81cm 4.8'' | 12.2cm Weight Volume 23lbs | 10.5kg 160L Wave Fin Center Fin Side Fin Box Allround 7'' M5 + Quad Box Thruster & Quad Touring Shaper W 1ft/30cm nose W 1ft/30cm tail Race Patrice Remoiville 21.5'' | 54cm 18.5'' | 47cm Windsurfing Max rider weight for good stability: 210lbs+ | 95kg+

9'4'' x 30'' Wave Pro

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BIC SUP WINDSURF

ACE-TEC WIND

ACE-TEC 10’6’’ WIND The 10’6’’ ACE-TEC Wind is a stable, dependable and highly versatile SUP which features a mastfoot box for mounting a windsurf rig. Designed as an all-round performer for novice riders up to 180lbs | 80kg, the 10’6 Wind also works great as a performance surf-SUP for riders up to 220lbs | 100kg. It features even volume distribution, confidence-inspiring width, a refined rocker profile for surf performance as well as flatwater glide. An excellent windsurf board for beginners on flatwater as well as more advanced windsurfers in waves. ERGO-GRIP carry handle = Easier Transport + Less Fatigue!

10'6'' Wind 50

NOVA 6.0m² SUP

Length Width Thick 10'6'' | 320cm 31.5'' | 80cm 4.5'' | 11.4cm Weight Volume 29lbs | 13.5kg 185L Fin Center Fin Side Fin Box Dolphin 10'' - Thruster Shaper W 1ft/30cm nose W 1ft/30cm tail Peter Hosking 21.0" | 53cm 19.5" | 50cm Max rider weight for good stability: 200lbs | 90kg

Wave Allround Touring Race Windsurfing


SUP and Windsurf

Chase Kosterlitz ACE-TEC 11’6’’ WIND Featuring a mastfoot track for attaching a windsurf rig as well as a retractable daggerboard, the 11’6’’ WIND is a highly versatile and adaptable SUP/windsurfer for both windy and calm conditions. Its substantial volume and width offer excellent lateral stability without compromising performance. Volume is evenly spread throughout the board and it’s finely balanced rocker and longboard-style outline make it easy to handle in flatwater conditions without reducing agility in the surf zone. The 11’6’’ is also a great choice for families looking to bring along the kids or pets. Shaped for novice riders up to 260lbs | 120kg and will float more advanced paddlers up to 300lbs | 135kg. ERGO-GRIP carry handle = Easier Transport + Less Fatigue!

11'6'' Wind

NOVA 6.0m² SUP

Length Width Thick 11'6'' | 350cm 32.5'' | 82cm 4.75'' | 12.1cm Weight Volume 33lbs | 15.0kg 215L Fin Center Fin Side Fin Box Dolphin 10'' - Thruster Shaper W 1ft/30cm nose W 1ft/30cm tail Peter Hosking 22.5" | 57cm 19.5" | 50cm Max rider weight for good stability: 240lbs | 110kg

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BIC SUP Paddles

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The design and performance of BIC SUP paddle blades is based around three phases of an efficient paddle stroke: The Catch Both the S and ML blade are designed for a smooth entry into the water with minimal splash or blade rotation during entry. This allows the blade to become firmly planted in the water for the second phase of the stroke…

The Pull This is where power is applied from the paddler, to the blade, into the water and is what propels you forward. Keeping the blade slightly narrower and longer than traditional SUP paddle blades gives you several “gears” depending on how deeply you insert the paddle into the water. Together with a slight dihedral in the blade it also reduces cavitation (flutter) for maximum transfer of power from body to blade to water

The Recovery Just as important as the Catch, a clean recovery minimizes power loss and maintains rhythm. BIC SUP paddle blades have minimal ‘curve’ in the blade and a thin profile. This allows the blade to “pop” out of the water at the end of the stroke quickly and cleanly. The thin profile also increases blade performance when feathering the paddle through the water, which is an advanced recovery technique used in many situations, from helping maintain balance to course corrections.

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BIC SUP Paddles

Sizes Small «S»

Medium Large «ML» The Small (S) blade is ideal

The Medium-Large (ML) blade is

for smaller riders, kids, surf

our standard bearer, perfect for

performance and paddlers

all-around paddling, racing,

who prefer a high-cadence

low-cadence paddling styles and

paddling style.

those looking for more power.

Technology ALU Polycarbonate «ALU»

Fiberglass Polycarbonate «FP»

Dependable materials at a value

Lightweight performance at a terrific

price make these paddles a

price, the «FP» features a flexible

mainstay for recreational use

fiberglass shaft paired with a rugged

and those on a tight budget.

polycarbonate blade for ease of use

Durable aluminum shaft.

and reduced stress on joints.

Rugged polycarbonate blade offers mid-range flex for ease of use and low-stress on joints.

Carbon Fiberglass «FIBER»

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Carbon «CARBON»

An Ultra-Durable and lightweight

The ultimate material for lightweight,

carbon shaft is paired with a

durable high-performance paddles.

full-fiberglass blade for excellent

Available in adjustable and cut-to-

performance. Comes standard with

length versions. Includes blade

blade guard for maximum durability

guard and custom zippered

and custom zippered blade cover.

blade cover.


200cm

150cm

100cm

50cm

S

ML

S

ALU Polycarbonate

S

S

ML

Fiberglass Polycarbonate

S

S

ML

S

Carbon Fiberglass

ML

S

ML

Carbon

SUP Paddle SUP Paddle SUP Paddle SUP Paddle SUP Paddle SUP Paddle SUP Paddle SUP Paddle SUP Paddle SUP Paddle SUP Paddle SUP Paddle SUP Paddle 170-210 150-190 170-210 170-210 150-190 170-210 170-210 170-210 170-210 170-210 170-210 220 220 FP S Alu S Alu ML Alu S 2pc FP Kid FP ML Fiber S Fiber S Fiber ML Carbon S Carbon ML Carbon S Carbon ML

SHAFT Material Length US (inch") World (cm) Diameter US (inch’’) World (mm)

SHAFT Alu

SHAFT Alu

Fiberglass

Fiberglass

SHAFT Fiberglass

Carbon

Carbon

SHAFT Carbon

Carbon

Carbon

Carbon

Carbon

87’’ Max 87’’ Max 67-83’’ 67-83’’ 67-83’’ 67-83’’ 67-83’’ 67-83’’ 59-75’’ 67-83’’ 67-83’’ 67-83’’ 59-75’’ 150-190 cm 170-210 cm 170-210 cm 150-190 cm 170-210 cm 170-210 cm 170-210 cm 170-210 cm 170-210 cm 170-210 cm 170-210 cm 220 cm Max 220 cm Max 1.12’’ 28.5mm

BLADE Material Size Blade Angle

Alu

1.12’’ 28.5mm

1.12’’ 28.5mm

1.18’’ 30mm

BLADE

1.18’’ 30mm

1.18’’ 30mm

1.14’’ 29.0mm

1.14’’ 29.0mm

1.14’’ 29.0mm

Fiberglass S 10,5°

Fiberglass ML 10,5°

Carbon S 10,5°

Carbon ML 10,5°

Carbon S 10,5°

Carbon ML 10,5°

1.12’’ 28.5mm

Fiberglass S 10,5°

BLADE

BLADE

Polycarbonate Polycarbonate Polycarbonate Polycarbonate Polycarbonate Polycarbonate S ML S S S ML 10,5° 10,5° 10,5° 10,5° 10,5° 10,5°

1.14’’ 29.0mm

1.12’’ 28.5mm

1.12’’ 28.5mm

BLADE

Area (inch’’²) Length (inch’’) Width (inch’’)

90’’² 17.5’’ 7.25’’

103’’² 17.5’’ 8.50’’

90’’² 17.5’’ 7.25’’

90’’² 17.5’’ 7.25’’

90’’² 17.5’’ 7.25’’

103’’² 17.5’’ 8.50’’

90’’² 17.5’’ 7.25’’

90’’² 17.5’’ 7.25’’

103’’² 17.5’’ 8.50’’

90’’² 17.5’’ 7.25’’

103’’² 17.5’’ 8.50’’

90’’² 17.5’’ 7.25’’

103’’² 17.5’’ 8.50’’

Area (cm²) Length (cm) Width (cm)

575 cm² 44.5 cm 18.5 cm

665 cm² 44.5 cm 21.5 cm

575 cm² 44.5 cm 18.5 cm

575 cm² 44.5 cm 18.5 cm

575 cm² 44.5 cm 18.5 cm

665 cm² 44.5 cm 21.5 cm

575 cm² 44.5 cm 18.5 cm

575 cm² 44.5 cm 18.5 cm

665 cm² 44.5 cm 21.5 cm

575 cm² 44.5 cm 18.5 cm

665 cm² 44.5 cm 21.5 cm

575 cm² 44.5 cm 18.5 cm

665 cm² 44.5 cm 21.5 cm

Edge Guard Cover

No No

No No

No No

No No

No No

No No

Installed Yes

Installed Yes

Installed Yes

Access. Yes

Access. Yes

Access. Yes

Access. Yes

WEIGHT

WEIGHT

WEIGHT

WEIGHT

WEIGHT

US (oz) World (g)

36 oz 1030 g

42 oz 1190 g

43 oz 1230 g

28 oz 790 g

32 oz 920 g

35 oz 990 g

31 oz 885 g

31 oz 885 g

33 oz 935 g

27 oz 760 g

28 oz 800 g

23 oz 650 g

23 oz 660 g

Ref.

100716

100717

100718

100719

100720

100721

100722

100723

100724

100725

100726

100727

100728

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BIC SUP Accessories

Fins

BIC SUP Touring 9’’ SUP Fin

BIC SUP Dolphin 10’’ SUP Fin

FCS Eric Terrien 8.5’’ SUP Fin

FCS Dolphin 8’’ SUP Fin

FCS Dolphin 9’’ Soft SUP Fin

FCS M-5 Fin Glass Fex Set 2x Side Fin

Leashes

Multileash 9ft

Leash 11ft Ankle Strap

Leash Coil 11ft Knee Strap

Boards bags

Board bag HD 9’6’’ / 10’0’’ / 10’6’’ / 11’0’’ / 11’6’’

Transport

Trolley Eco S Max load: 110lbs / 50kg 56

Board bag HD Touring 11’0’’ / 12’6’’ / 14’0’’

For SUP deck

SUP Deck Bag

SUP Deck Attachment kit


BIC SUP Board Selector

The table below is designed to help you choose the right Stand Up Paddleboard for your size and the type of activities you plan to use your board for. The basic rule is, the heavier the rider, the more board volume and width you will need for a stable ride. However, extra width isn’t always better as a wider board typically has less glide and can be more difficult to paddle properly for a smaller rider. Also, more volume than you need will mean you’re carrying around extra size/weight. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR ONE BOARD FOR MANY PEOPLE TO USE, GO WITH ONE OF THE BIGGER SIZE BOARDS. Smaller people can always use a bigger board, but bigger riders won’t be successful on a board that is too small.

Waveriding Allround

Touring

Race

Windsurfing

Volume

Max rider weight for good stability

ACE-TEC 9’6’’ Original

130L

140lbs

65kg

10’6’’ Original & Performer

185L

200lbs

90kg

11’6’’ Original & Performer

215L

240lbs

110kg

10’0’’ Cross

195L

220lbs

100kg

11’0’’ Cross

260L

285lbs

130kg

11’0’’ Wing

220L

170lbs

75kg

12’6’’ Wing

285L

260lbs

120kg

10’6’’ Wind

185L

200lbs

90kg

11’6’’ Wind

215L

240lbs

110kg

10’0’’ Soft

195L

220lbs

100kg

10’6’’ Soft

185L

200lbs

90kg

11’6’’ Soft

215L

240lbs

110kg

12’6’’ Master

240L

165lbs

75kg

12’6’’ Kahuna

280L

210lbs

95kg

14’0’’ Grand Master

298L

240lbs

110kg

8’6’’ Wave Pro

103L

150lbs

70kg

9’0’’ Wave Pro

130L

165lbs

75lbs

9’4’’ x 30’’ Wave Pro

145L

175lbs

80kg

9’4’’ x 32’’ Wave Pro

160L

210lbs+

95kg+

12’6’’ x 26.5’’ Race Pro

240L

185lbs

85kg

12’6’’ x 28.5’’ Race Pro

258L

240lbs

110kg

14’0’’ x 25.5’’ Race Pro

248L

185lbs

85kg

14’0’’ x 27.5’’ Race Pro

267L

240lbs

110kg

12’6’’ x 25.0’’ World Series

252L

155lbs

70kg

14’0’’ x 25.0’’ World Series

280L

185lbs

85kg

8’4’’ Kids Original

72L

80lbs

35kg

9’4’’ Original

120L

135lbs

60kg

9’10’’ Original

185L

200lbs

90kg

10’4’’ Original

175L

185lbs

85kg

11’4’’ Original

205L

210lbs

95kg

10’0’’ Allround

200L

175lbs

80kg

10’6’’ Allround

235L

200lbs

90kg

11’0’’ Touring

280L

220lbs

100kg

12’6’’ Touring

290L

240lbs

110kg

sofT-TEC

C-TEC

RACE-TEC

DuRA-TEC

Sup AIR

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Twenty years ago BIC Sport launched the first ever sustainably produced production surfboard, opening the sport and market to tens of thousands of would-be surfers by offering them high-quality, highly durable boards at very reasonable prices. BIC Surfboards are designed by some of the world’s best shapers to guarantee high performance and ease of use. Gerard Dabbadie, a French surf legend, has been instrumental in this philosophy. He immediately understood the unique opportunity to bring his shaping expertise to the widest possible audience with BIC Sport’s unique sustainable manufacturing technologies. These exclusive processes allow for unrivaled consistency, meaning every board precisely matches the designers original shape, every time. Dabbadie is responsible for the majority of boards in the BIC Surf range, including the celebrated 7’3 and 7’9. Recently, the 100,000th 7’3 Mini-Malibu rolled off the production line at the factory in Vannes, France. This highly symbolic event was recognized by the European Surf Industry Association (EuroSIMA), which awarded BIC Sport “Brand of the Year” in 2013. This honor applauds not only this unique milestone, but also BIC Sports unique sustainable manufacturing process and the role BIC Surf products have played in helping make surfing accessible and affordable for more people.

BIC Sport also introduced the “one-design” concept to the surfing world with the BIC Longboard Challenge, a professional-level competition launched in 2001. Today the BIC KID One Design contest circuit for French junior surfers is growing this same concept in amateur surfing and is exploding in popularity.

For 2015 the BIC Surf range continues the evolution of the DURA-TEC boards by introducing the new 7’6 DURA-TEC Mini Nose Rider. This larger sibling of the 7’0 EGG - which was a great success in its first year, is perfect for enjoying the fun nose-riding capability of a longboard, while still being as maneuverable as an EGG board for handling the radical turns and tight carves. All DURA-TEC boards continue to be supplied with traction tail pads to maximize performance and comfort for the rider and adding value to the board. The new G-BOARD 7’0 & 8’0 shapes have also proven a great success for surf schools, with the flatter decks and wider outlines making surfing for the first time easier than ever. As a result we have now applied this new shape to a kids board, the new 6’0 G-BOARD EVO, meaning that kids can progress just as quickly as their parents! Ongoing innovation, while maintaining a consistent product offering that works for all riders, is what continues to make BIC Surf one of the largest single-brand surfboard companies in the world.

Matahi Drollet and Yann Keoni

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BIC SURF Collection 2015

ALLROUND

DuRA-TEC Original POLYETHYLENE BOARDS Rugged, ultra-durable boards Perfect for learning and progressing …and also for experts!

5'10’’ Fish 5’10’’ | 178cm Length 20.50’’ | 52cm Width 2.60’’ | 6.5cm Thickness 9.5lbs | 4.30kg Weight 35L Volume Thruster Tri Fin Set-Up Fin Supplied FCS M5 Thruster Peter Pan Shaper Weight range ≤154lbs | ≤70cm

6’7’’ Shortboard

7’0’’ Egg

7’3’’ Mini Malibu

7’6’’ 7’9’’ Mini Nose Rider Natural Surf 2

6’7’’ | 198cm 20.75’’ | 53cm 2.40’’ | 6.0cm 10.5lbs | 4.70kg 38L Thruster Tri FCS M5 Thruster G. Dabbadie ≤154lbs | ≤70cm

7’0’’ | 214cm 22.00’’ | 56cm 2.90’’ | 7.3cm 12.8lbs | 5.80kg 51L Thruster Tri + Quad FCS M5 Thruster G. Dabbadie ≤176lbs | ≤80cm

7’3’’ | 220cm 21.25’’ | 54cm 2.50’’ | 6.4cm 12.5lbs | 5.60kg 46L Thruster Tri FCS M5 Thruster G. Dabbadie ≤176lbs | ≤80cm

7'6” | 230cm 22.25” | 57cm 2.90” | 7.3cm 15.2lbs | 6.90kg 62L US Centre Box + Sides FCS 8'' + FCS GL G. Dabbadie ≤187lbs | ≤85cm

7’9’’ | 238cm 22.00’’ | 56cm 2.90’’ | 7.3cm 15.0lbs | 6.70kg 58L Thruster Tri FCS M5 Thruster G. Dabbadie ≤187lbs | ≤85cm

8’4’’ Magnum 8’4’’ | 254cm 23.25’’ | 59cm 3.20’’ | 8.2cm 17.0lbs | 7.80kg 72L US Centre Box + Sides FCS 8'' + FCS GL Peter Pan ≤220lbs | ≤100cm

PERFORMER

ACE-TEC Original ADVANCED COMPOSITE ENGINEERED BOARDS Precise production of Performance Shapes Extremely Durable Light Weight & Rigid

7’6’’ Performer

9’0’’ Longboard

9’4’’ Nose Rider

9’6’’ Big Boy

7’6’’ | 228cm 21.40’’ | 54cm

9’0’’ | 276cm 22.25’’ | 57cm

9’4’’ | 285cm 22.75’’ | 58cm

9’6’’ | 290cm 28.00’’ | 71cm

Thickness Weight Volume

2.75’’ | 7.0cm 12.5lbs | 5.70kg 51L

2.75’’ | 7.0cm 15.5lbs | 7.00kg 66L

3.00’’ | 7.6cm 16.5lbs | 7.50kg 78L

3.85’’ | 9.8cm 21.0lbs | 9.50kg 130L

Fin Set-Up Fin Supplied

Thruster Tri FCS M5 Thruster G. Dabbadie ≤187lbs | ≤85cm

US Box + Sides FCS 8'' + FCS GL G. Dabbadie ≤187lbs | ≤85cm

US Box + Sides FCS 8'' + FCS GL Darrell "Rooster" Dell ≤230lbs | ≤105cm

US Box + Sides FCS Dolphin 10'' + FCS M5 Peter Pan ≤330lbs | ≤150cm

Length Width

Shaper Weight range 60


DuRA-TEC Wahine

Padded

9’4’’ Super Magnum

7’0’’ Egg

7’3’’ Mini Malibu

7’9’’ Natural Surf 2

7’3’’ Mini Malibu

7’9’’ Natural Surf 2

8’4’’ Magnum

9’4’’ | 285cm 27.50’’ | 70cm 3.75’’ | 9.6cm 27.5lbs | 12.50kg 118L US Centre Box FCS 10'' Peter Pan ≤352lbs | ≤160cm

7’0’’ | 214cm 22.00’’ | 56cm 2.90’’ | 7.3cm 12.8lbs | 5.80kg 51L Thruster Tri + Quad FCS M5 Thruster G. Dabbadie ≤176lbs | ≤80cm

7’3’’ | 220cm 21.25’’ | 54cm 2.50’’ | 6.4cm 12.5lbs | 5.60kg 46L Thruster Tri FCS M5 Thruster G. Dabbadie ≤176lbs | ≤80cm

7’9’’ | 238cm 22.00’’ | 56cm 2.90’’ | 7.3cm 15.0lbs | 6.70kg 58L Thruster Tri FCS M5 Thruster G. Dabbadie ≤187lbs | ≤85cm

7’3’’ | 220cm 21.25’’ | 54cm 2.50’’ | 6.4cm 13.0lbs | 6.00kg 46L Thruster Tri FCS M5 Thruster G. Dabbadie ≤176lbs | ≤80cm

7’9’’ | 238cm 22.00’’ | 56cm 2.90’’ | 7.3cm 15.5lbs | 7.10kg 58L Thruster Tri FCS M5 Thruster G. Dabbadie ≤187lbs | ≤85cm

8’4’’ | 254cm 23.25’’ | 59cm 3.20’’ | 8.2cm 18.0lbs | 8.20kg 72L US Centre Box + Sides 8'' Glass + FCS GL Peter Pan ≤220lbs | ≤100cm

SCHOOL

G-BOARDS EVO SOFT BOARDS User-Friendly Shapes Dedicated to Novice Surfers Comfortable and Durable

6’0’’ EVO

7’0’’ EVO

8’0’’ EVO

9’0’’ EVO

Length

6’0’’

7’0’’

8’0’’

9’0’’

Width

181cm 18.90’’ 48cm

213cm 22.00’’ 56cm

244cm 23.00’’ 58cm

274cm 23.75’’ 60cm

2.70’’ 6.8cm Thruster Tri

3.00’’ 7.6cm Thruster Tri

3.50’’ 9.0cm Thruster Tri

4.20’’ 10.5cm Thruster Tri

G-Boards Soft ≤110lbs | ≤50cm

G-Boards Soft ≤145lbs | ≤65cm

G-Boards Soft ≤165lbs | ≤75cm

G-Boards Soft ≥165lbs | ≥75cm

Thickness Fin Weight range

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BIC SURF Technology

Yann Keoni

Matahi Drollet

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Matahi Drollet

Yann Keoni


DURA-TEC 1

THE MOST DURABLE CONSTRUCTION AVAILABLE! An ultra-durable polyethylene outer shell with a full, closed-cell polyurethane foam core.

2

1- Polyurethane foam inner core 2- Fully integrated FCS fin boxes 3- Durable polyethylene outer shell 3

Factory installed premium traction pad with center arch and tail kick for maximum performance and comfort.

ACE-TEC LIGHT WEIGHT, PERFORMANCE AND DURABILITY An ASA composite skin covering an epoxy resin impregnated glassfibre, wrapped round a polystyrene core.

1

2

3

3

4

5

5

6

1

123456-

ASA (Styrene Polymer) 200gr Woven Fibreglass 150gr Unidirectional Fibreglass (EPS) Expanded Polystyrene 25gr/l 200gr Unidirectional Fibreglass 50gr Fibreglass

G-BOARDS 1

2

3

DURABILITY, RESISTANCE TO KNOCKS, GLIDE A closed-cell polyethylene composite reinforced with a stringer, a soft skin deck and high resistance slick-skin hull.

4

5 6 7

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Twin composite reinforced stringers 2mm EVA deck 3mm Polyethylene Closed Cell Foam 0.6mm Highly Durable Slick Skin Polyethylene Closed Cell Foam Core 0.6mm Highly Durable Slick Skin 20mm Highly Durable EVA Bumper Rails

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BIC SURF ALLROUND

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DuRA-TEC

DEVELOPED & PRODUCED IN FRANCE

Matahi Drollet


NEW 7'6'' Mini Nose Rider

Dura-TEC 7’6’’ MINI NOSE RIDER The new DURA-TEC 7’6 Mini Nose Rider is perfect for enjoying the fun nose-riding capability of a longboard, while still being as maneuverable as an EGG board. Shaped by the legend Gérard Dabbadie from Hossegor, France, this board features a wide nose section, tight rocker profile and concave, and a beveled hull design for easy nose riding; combined with a wide rear section and pronounced V-Shape on the bottom giving the board excellent handling in radical turns and tight carves on the face of the wave. With almost the same volume as a genuine long-board, the board is accessible for all skill levels. Gérard Dabbadie : «This board will appeal to surfers looking for a wide but compact board that’s as easy to paddle out as it is to surf back in. It’s going to give them the true taste of nose-riding more easily than any other board on the market, all on a relatively short board they can push to the limits through carved turns.»

7’6’’ x 22.25’’ / 230 x 57cm / 62L Weight range : ≤187lbs / ≤85kg

Advanced

Intermediate

Beginner

First Timer

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BIC SURF ALLROUND

DEVELOPED & PRODUCED IN FRANCE

DuRA-TEC

Matahi: ‘‘I was bowled over by the control and comfort on top of the wave, where it pivots on its own axis.’’ There are 3 key elements to consider when purchasing your first surfboard : 1. A shape well-adapted to beginners for catching lots of waves and easy progression. 2. A strong, durable construction that will last a lifetime, and 3. A shape that allows you to progress to the advanced level! Our DURA-TEC Boards meet each of these criteria to a tee.

TAIL PADS : All DURA-TEC Boards now come with tail pads, maximizing your foot grip and control during all manoeuvers and conditions.

Dura-TEC 5’10’’ FISH A short, fat shape with good width in the nose and tail that packs a lot of volume into a small board. Provides stability and buoyancy for learning, allowing easy entry onto the wave. Once the learning is sorted you can quickly progress to the next level, and really carve the board tightly on the rail, particularly in less punchy waves. The ideal first surfboard for kids and an excellent board for good light weight surfers. 5’10’’ x 20.50’’ / 178 x 52cm / 35L Weight range : ≤154lbs / ≤70kg 5'10'' Fish 66

6'7'' Shortboard

Advanced

Intermediate

Beginner

First Timer


Quality Boards - Reasonable Price

Yann Keoni Dura-TEC 6’7’’ SHORTBOARD A short-board that turns on the spot, is comfortable off the top of the wave and really surfs your line. With a slightly pumped up volume it also caters easily for the beginner-intermediate market. Kids can learn on it, intermediates find that it’s the perfect first short-board, and advanced riders can use it as their reliable go-to board for all conditions, even when the conditions get bigger. 6’7’’ x 20.75’’ / 198 x 53cm / 38L Weight range : ≤154lbs / ≤70kg

Advanced

Intermediate

Beginner

First Timer

Dura-TEC 7’0’’ EGG A no-compromise modern shape featuring a full outline, gradual rocker profile and unique double concave to vee bottom contour. This unique design allows the 7’0 Egg to catch waves with ease, accelerate to speed quickly and remain maneuverable yet controllable in waves of all sizes. Ideal as a first board for riders in the 50-70kg (100-150lb) range who are looking for rapid progression and a board that will allow more advanced surfing as skills develop. For experienced riders the 7’0 Egg is an all-conditions performer in a rugged construction that you won’t worry about dinging at shallow spots or when your friends borrow it! Five fin-boxes give you the option of a thruster set-up (standard) or quad depending on your surfing style and to match the surf conditions. Shaped by Gerard Dabbadie, a Hossegor legend for over 30 years, best known for shaping super fun mid-sized boards, just like this one! 7’0’’ x 22.00’’ / 214x 56cm / 51L Weight range : ≤176lbs / ≤80kg

Advanced

Intermediate

Beginner

First Timer 7'0'' Egg 67


BIC SURF ALLROUND

DEVELOPED & PRODUCED IN FRANCE

DuRA-TEC

Yann: ‘‘A great board for relatively calm, unbroken surf. Ideal for surf schools, perfect for learning and progressing.’’ Dura-TEC 7’3’’ MINI MALIBU The world’s single best-selling surfboard! A proven all-rounder : Stability for paddling and catching waves for beginners, great drive off the bottom turn that allows more advanced surfers to set-up easily for the rest of the wave, even in the critical section. A joy to ride and a performance potential that will give you long lasting memories of surfing great waves! 7’3’’ x 21.25’’ / 220 x 54cm / 46L Weight range : ≤176lbs / ≤80kg

Advanced

Intermediate

Beginner

First Timer

Dura-TEC 7’9’’ NATURAL SURF 2 One of the most versatile boards of the range, particularly for those looking for a combination of longboard stability and mini-mal surfing. The Natural Surf 2 gives lightweight riders a durable and stable “longboard” feel for easily catching many waves. Heavier surfers will enjoy the mid-range length for their transition to shorter boards, short-board manoeuvers and bigger surf conditions. 7’9’’ x 22.00’’ / 238 x 56cm / 58L Weight range : ≤187lbs / ≤85kg

Advanced 7'3'' Mini Malibu 68

7'9'' Natural Surf 2

Intermediate

Beginner

First Timer


Light and Durable

‘‘Really easy to ride, super-stable, obviously a brilliant beginner board.’’ Dura-TEC 8’4’’ MAGNUM Designed as a performance board for bigger surfers, the Magnum’s exceptional volume makes it easy to paddle and catch waves no matter your size or ability. Offering riders a fast learning curve, its mid-range length keeps it loose and fun in a wide range of surf conditions. The Magnum will help novice surfers gain confidence and progress quickly by catching heaps of waves. Intermediate and advanced riders will easily learn to carve the Magnum through faster sections of any break. If you’re looking for one board that allows the widest range of rider sizes to learn how to surf, this is your board! 8’4’’ x 23.25’’ / 254 x 59cm / 72L Weight range : ≤220lbs / ≤100kg

Advanced

Intermediate

Beginner

First Timer

Dura-TEC 9’4’’ SUPER MAGNUM The 9’4’’ Super Magnum follows in the footsteps of the celebrated 8’4’’ with a very clear aim : guarantee easy access to the surf experience for any size of rider. An even easier ride than the 8’4’’, its big and well distributed volume makes surfing your first waves simple for all sizes of rider. Paddling, take-off, standing and surfing to shore has never been easier! The 9’4’’ Super Magnum’s design lends itself to a steep learning curve followed by more advanced performance turns, trimming down the line and nose riding. The 9’4’’ Super Magnum opens up the surf experience to anyone who cares to try. 9’4’’ x 27.50’’ / 285 x 70cm / 118L Weight range : ≤352lbs / ≤160kg

Advanced

Intermediate

Beginner

First Timer

8'4'' Magnum

9'4'' Super Magnum 69


BIC SURF ALLROUND

DuRA-TEC

DEVELOPED & PRODUCED IN FRANCE

‘‘You’ll be amazed at how well it performs in the most critical sections!’’ Dura-TEC WAHINE SERIES The long-established Wahine Hibiscus flower graphic is dedicated to surfer girls, and anyone who loves pink! This year’s collection of DURA-TEC Wahine surfboards reflects the very cool fact that more and more girls are getting into surfing. Based on the same top-selling 7’0’’, 7’3’’ and 7’9’’ DURA-TEC boards, the Wahine series is suited to all levels of surfing. A great choice for girls getting into surfing with user-friendly yet high-performance shapes that make learning to surf as easy as possible, while also offering ease of progression to more advanced surfing. The Wahine collection is produced as a Limited Series which adds to the board’s value and exclusivity.

7'0'' Egg 70

7'3'' Mini Malibu

7'9'' Natural Surf 2


Easy to Ride

Adrien: ‘‘A great board for relatively calm, unbroken surf. Ideal for surf schools, perfect for learning and progressing.’’ Dura-TEC PADDED SERIES The same boards as the DURA-TEC Range, but with the added benefit of an integrated EVA deck pad. No need for wax, ensuring the board stays cleaner longer while providing excellent traction and a great indicator of where to stand on the board. The perfect choice for surf schools and any surfer that wants to spend more time surfing and less time waxing.

7'3'' Mini Malibu

7'9'' Natural Surf 2

8'4'' Magnum 71


BIC SURF PERFORMER

DEVELOPED & PRODUCED IN FRANCE

acE-TEC

Adrien: “Effortlessly catches waves, and then you can push your bottom turn to the max! Love it.” BIC Sport’s ACE-TEC construction technique produces a board that is approximately 30% more durable while being almost identical with regard to stiffness and weight when compared to a similar polyester constructed surfboard. To accommodate the needs of more advanced surfers, ACE-TEC surfboards provide shapes that not only suit the intermediate surfer, but also experienced riders who know how to ride a surfboard.

ACE-TEC 7’6’’ PERFORMER A board that is super fun to surf, rapid and precise, giving a real spring under foot. Thanks to the board’s elongated pin-tail you can really drive off the bottom turn and start to attack good waves, right in the critical section. You can also surf “old school” as this board is the perfect transition between the stability and ease of a longboard, and the rapidity and tight carves of a shortboard. Enjoy! 7’6’’ x 21.40’’ / 228 x 54cm / 51L Weight range : ≤187lbs / ≤85kg

Advanced

7'6'' Performer 72

Intermediate

Beginner

First Timer


Light Weight Performance Boards

Adrien Boedec ACE-TEC 9’0’’ LONGBOARD A no limits longboard. Handling both small waves and larger swell with style, this classic Longboard offers both beginners and seasoned nose riders a ride with endless possibilities. Whether you’re looking to hang five, get tubed or perform a roundhouse cutback, this board is with you all the way. Effortlessly bringing together modern technology with old-school style, the 9’0” will satisfy surfers of all levels. Beginners will appreciate its volume and a forgiving outline, while advanced wave walkers will be impressed with the way it handles bigger waves and rides sweetly through the high-line into and out of radical sections. 9’0’’ x 22.25’’ / 276 x 57cm / 66L Weight range : ≤187lbs / ≤85kg

Advanced

Intermediate

Beginner

First Timer

9'0'' Longboard 73


BIC SURF PERFORMER

DEVELOPED & PRODUCED IN FRANCE

acE-TEC

Adrien Boedec ACE-TEC 9’4’’ NOSE RIDER Designed by the legendary shaper Darrell «Rooster» Dell, the 9’4” Nose Rider is focused on a more traditional nose riding, old-school style of longboarding. Particularly suited for mid to heavy weight riders the 9’4 has good volume for easy take-offs and stable nose rider, and shape characteristics favoring good speed and easy rail-to-rail transitions. A versatile board, great for cruising the waves. 9’4’’ x 22.75’’ / 285 x 58cm / 78L Weight range : ≤230lbs / ≤105kg

Advanced

9'4'' Nose Rider 74

Intermediate

Beginner

First Timer


Light Weight Performance Boards

‘‘Fast and easy to master, perfect for small waves. As the name suggests, excellent for noseriding, turns really well. Top class.’’

Mathieu Marechal ACE-TEC 9’6’’ BIG BOY

The 9’6” Big Boy is a big volume longboard designed for big boy (or girl!) surfers and is also perfect for any size first-timer to get up and riding with ease. Very similar to the 9’4 Super Magnum but with the added benefits of a lighter weight and stiffer ACE-TEC Construction. With an easy pick up and take off, anybody can surf with ease and nose ride seemingly the smallest waves. A fun board, particularly on smaller days when smaller boards just don’t work. 9’6’’ x 28.00’’ / 290 x 71cm / 130L Weight range : ≤330lbs / ≤150kg

Advanced

Intermediate

Beginner

First Timer

9'6'' Big Boy 75


BIC SURF SCHOOL

G-BOARDS

Oscar Dabbadie To meet the needs of particularly surf clubs and schools, or learners and families looking for the safest possible start to surfing, the G-Boards EVO range of soft boards focuses on several clear performance criteria : - A full soft construction for maximum safety, comfort and no stress surfing. - Good volume and stability for catching waves and standing up easily right from the start. - Reliable surfing performance for ongoing progression. - As with all BIC Surf products, long term durability for years of reliable use, even when used in a surf school environment. To meet these criteria : - Short and wide boards, with good volume and a relatively flat deck, offer the most stable platform for your first take offs. - Proven rocker lines, rail shapes and board outlines surf great when you start to progress. - The core of the board is made from a high quality blank of closed-cell, fully watertight foam, unique to G-Boards.

G-BOARDS 6’0’’ EVO 6’0’’ x 18.90’’ / 181 x 48cm Weight range : ≤110lbs / ≤50kg, ideal for kids

G-BOARDS 7’0’’ EVO 7’0’’ x 22.00’’ / 213 x 56cm Weight range : ≤145lbs / ≤65kg 6'0'' EVO 76

7'0'' EVO

Advanced

Intermediate

Beginner

First Timer


Soft Boards for Safe Start

Léopoldine Gélibert - A composite stringer gives the board good stiffness along its length, and the «Slick Skin» bottom gives the board excellent glide, cushioning bumps and offering impressive knock-resistance. - A laminated foam non-skid deck is comfortable to paddle, take-off and stand-up on. - The flexible soft fins are very safe, yet still offer suitable surfing performance and durability for learning. 4 key sizes of G-Boards EVO boards mean that you can find the right board for any size surfer • 6’0 : ≤ 110lbs / 50kg, ideal for kids • 7’0 : ≤ 145 lbs / 65kg • 8’0 : ≤ 165lbs / 75kg • 9’0 : ≥ 165lbs / 75kg Get you, your family or your students correctly hooked on surfing right from the start! Make the right choice of a safe board that is easy to learn on, is fun to surf for progressing riders and is long lasting.

G-BOARDS 8’0’’ EVO 8’0’’ x 23.00’’ / 244 x 58cm Weight range : ≤165lbs / ≤75kg

G-BOARDS 9’0’’ EVO 9’0’’ x 23.75’’ / 274 x 60cm Weight range : ≥165lbs / ≥75kg

Advanced

Intermediate

Beginner

First Timer 8'0'' EVO

9'0'' EVO 77


BIC SURF Fins

FCS

www.surffcs.com FCS M-5 Thruster (ref: 53615) Base: 4.37” ‫ ׀‬111mm Depth: 4.55” ‫ ׀‬115mm Area: 14.76”² ‫ ׀‬9525mm² Sweep: 33.0º DURA-TEC: 5’10 / 6’7 / 7’0 / 7’3 / 7’6 / 7’9 ACE-TEC: 7’6’’ FCS M-5 FCS M-5 Soft Thruster (ref: 31624)

FCS M-5 Soft FCS G-L Side (ref: 53616) Base: 3.45” ‫ ׀‬87mm Depth: 3.65” ‫ ׀‬93mm Area: 9.37”² ‫ ׀‬6046mm² Sweep: 30.9º DURA-TEC: 8’4’’ ACE-TEC: 9’0’’ / 9’4’’ FCS G-L FCS Dolphin 8’’ US-Box (ref: 31679) • Single symmetrical fin • Comes with screw and slider (x1) • Injection moulded construction • Designed to fit the centre fin box of: ACE-TEC: 9’0’’ / 9’4’’

8’’ US-Box

FCS Dolphin 10’’ US-Box

FCS Dolphin 10’’ US-Box (ref: 31754) • Single symmetrical fin • Comes with screw and slider (x1) • Injection moulded construction • Designed to fit the centre fin box of: DURA-TEC: 9’4’’ ACE-TEC: 9’4’’ (E-Comp: 9’4” & 10’0 until 2010) 9’’ Soft US-Box

FCS Dolphin 9’’ Soft US-Box (ref: 31681)

Fin-Loc ©

Left, Central, Right, asymmetrical symmetrical asymmetrical

9cm Fin-Loc© (ref: 30608) 78

Hydronamic 10.5cm Fin-Loc© Set of 3 Fins (ref: 31311)

10.5cm Fin-Loc© (ref: 31318)


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BIC SURF Accessories

Surf Board Bags

Protect your boards from minor dings and heat damage with our tailored board bags. Designed to perfectly fit our surfboards, the bags are constructed using extremely durable and heat resistant PolyPro fabric, contain heavy duty zips, padded shoulder strap and are ideal for day surf trips and general board storage. Available to fit the following BIC Surfboards: • 6’7” Shortboard (ref: 31236) • 7’3” Mini Malibu (ref: 31237) • 7’9” Natural Surf (ref: 31238) • 8’4” Magnum (ref: 31239) • 9’0” Longboard (ref: 31240) • 9’4’’ Nose Rider (ref: 31287) • 9’4’’ SuperMagnum & 9’6’’ Big Boy (ref: 31742 / Board bag HD ref: 31743)

Surf Leash Standard

Avoid losing your board in the surf! BIC Surf leashes fit our boards perfectly, are constructed from high quality components and meet our demand for rigorous standards of workmanship. With a detachable rail saver, swivel and moulded stand-off on the ankle end, you can choose from three lengths: 6’, 7’ and 9’. Carrying a lifetime guarantee for workmanship and raw materials for 6-months from date of purchase, our leashes are great quality at a reasonable price. • 6ft Surf Leash (ref: 31503) • 7ft Surf Leash (ref: 31504) • 9ft Surf Leash (ref: 31505) 80


Surf Pads set

A set of 3mm EVA foam stick-on foot pads, adaptable to fit all BIC longboard and shortboard surf boards. Helps avoid needing to wax. (ref: 31457)

Surf Wax BIO

BIO Cool Water wax using 100% natural ingredients and no petro-chemicals. Ideal for a more ecological surfing session. Provides unbeatable traction for BIC Surfboards. (50 bars of Wax per carton). • Warm (17-25°C Water Temperature). Coconut flavor perfume. 90g. (ref. 100054) • Cool (to 17°C Water Temperature). Melon flavor perfume. 90g. (ref. 100053)

Epoxy repair kit

Double syringe kit comprising a 15ml each of resin and a hardener and coloured white. The recommended repair material for all BIC DURA-TEC and ACE-TEC surf boards. (ref: 30640) 81


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Gérard Dabbadie shaped his first board in 1972. A surf fanatic, he worked first on his own riding style and technique, then used the experience and his contact with the top surfers of the day to start creating his own highly personalized shapes that quickly found favor with many top European riders. In 1975 while based in Hossegor, France (Surf Capital of Europe) he created his signature board brand “Superfrog”, and went on to become a full-time professional shaper. With his philosophy of “shaping easy, fun-to-ride boards, for all kinds of conditions, with no compromise on strength and performance”, Gerard wasn’t content to follow trends of the day. He was among the first to build boards using epoxy resin and EPS foam, at the time a radical departure from the traditional mix of polystyrene foam and polyester resin that was much heavier and less durable. A small detail perhaps, but one that really made his name among the pro surfers of the period. 40 (!) years on, and Gerard is as attentive as ever to the detail of how his boards are made. In addition to nuanced details of board shape and design, which he clearly knows inside-out, what’s behind all the wave-riding fun is an understanding of modern, reliable, 100% faithful manufacturing techniques, so he’s fully confident in the quality and performance of every production boards he designs. Superfrog boards are first pre-shaped using the AKU shaping tool, then hand-finished before being coated with fiberglass and epoxy resin. Two 6 ounce layers of fiberglass on the bottom and two 6 plus one 4 ounce layer on the deck for shortboards, three 6 ounce layers on the longboards. There is no other board on the market that has so many fiberglass layers, and therefore such strength. Even so, Superfrog boards are amazingly light, the result of 30 years of experience using this construction technology and best quality raw materials on the market, plus the passion to make it happen. But for Gerard, it’s all about shaping and surfing, rather than dreaming up marketing spiel : NO BLAH BLAH BLAH, as the man himself would and does say.

Yann Keoni

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SUPERFROG Collection 2015 CLEAR EPOXY BOARDS

Egg / Fish

Hydro Fish

High-Tech Construction Light Weight and Strong A Blend of Modern and Traditional Shapes

5’4’’ NoseLess

5’10’’ Retro Fish

6’4’’ Egg

6’0’’ Hydro Fish

6’4’’ Hydro Fish

Length

5’4’’ | 162cm

5’8’’ | 173cm

5’10’’ | 172cm

6’4’’ | 193cm

6’0’’ | 183cm

6’4’’ | 193cm

Width

18.90’’ | 48cm

22.00’’ | 56cm

22.00’’ | 56cm

21.50’’ | 54.5cm

20.50’’ | 52cm

20.60’’ | 52.5cm

Thickness

2.40’’ | 6.0cm

2.40’’ | 6.0cm

2.65’’ | 6.8cm

2.75’’ | 7.0cm

2.60’’ | 6.5cm

2.75’’ | 7.0cm

28L

39L

43L

45L

36L

40L

Thruster Tri

Thruster Tri

Twin fins

Thruster Tri

Thruster Tri

Thruster Tri

+ Quad

+ Quad

FCS TF1

FCS M5

FCS M5

FCS M5

Thruster Tri

Thruster Tri

Thruster Tri

JP Stark

G. Dabbadie

G. Dabbadie

Volume Fin

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5’8’’ Egg

Set-Up

+ Quad

+ Quad

Fin

FCS M5

FCS M5

Supplied

Thruster Tri

Thruster Tri

Shaper

G. Dabbadie

JP Stark

JP Stark


Longboard 6’8’’ Hydro Fish

7’0’’ Hydro Fish

7’4’’ Mini Noserider

8’2’’ Super8

9’0’’ Performer

9’2’’ Noserider

10'0’’ Cruiser

6’8’’ | 203cm

7’0’’ | 213cm

7’4’’ | 224cm

8’2’’ | 248cm

9’0’’ | 275cm

9’2’’ | 278cm

10’0’’ | 305cm

21.00’’ | 53.5cm

21.50’’ | 54.5cm

22.00’’ | 56cm

22.00’’ | 56cm

22.15’’ | 56.5cm

22.85’’ | 58cm

23.75’’ | 60cm

2.50’’ | 6.4cm

3.00’’ | 7.6cm

2.65’’ | 6.8cm

2.75’’ | 7.0cm

2.60’’ | 6.5cm

3.15’’ | 8.0cm

3.35’’ | 8.5cm

40L

50L

55L

62L

70L

85L

92L

Thruster Tri

Thruster Tri

Thruster Tri

Thruster Tri

Thruster Tri

US Centre Box

US Centre Box

+ Quad

+ Quad

+ Quad

+ Quad

FCS M5

FCS M5

FCS M5

FCS M5

FCS M5

8’’ Glass

+ Sides

Thruster Tri

Thruster Tri

Thruster Tri

Thruster Tri

Thruster Tri

+ FCS GL

G. Dabbadie

G. Dabbadie

G. Dabbadie

G. Dabbadie

G. Dabbadie

G. Dabbadie

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SUPERFROG Technology

3

2

1

8 5

7 6

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1- Reinforced nose and tail areas 2- Transparent polymer «Top Quality» material finish 3- Epoxy Resin and Fiberglass – two layers 6oz + 1 4oz (Egg/Fish/Hydro) or three 6 oz. (Longboard) 4- Proprietary EPS lightweight blank. Density 26kg 5- Wood stringer 6- Epoxy Resin and Fiberglass – two layers of 6oz 7- Additional reinforcement along rails 8- Seamless finished rail


No Bla-Bla !

SUPERFROG Egg / Fish

Benjamin Pilon SupERfRog Egg / Fish 5’4 NOSE-LESS : A nose-less shape means that you can have the radical performance and manœuverability of a super short board, but the same comfort and ease of use as a 6’4”. The straight rocker line associated with such a large tail also makes this board very fast with excellent planing. No nose, no problem! 5’8 EGG : The width of a longboard + the length of a shortboard = Incredible planing and performance particularly on small and mushy waves. 5’10 RETRO FISH : A classic “vintage” shape with flat rocker, boxy rails and plenty of volume. Twin fin set-up for maximum looseness and a classic feel. 6’4 EGG : A super popular design that mixes ease of paddling, smooth soft turns and versatility. This board surfs where you want it to, and is the perfect all round fun shortboard for anything from knee high to overhead. Fin Set-up all boards (except 5’10 Retro Fish) : Boards supplied with thruster fins for maximum drive, quad fin set-up possible for more speed and looseness.

Advanced

Intermediate

Beginner

First Timer 5'4'' NoseLess

5'8'' Egg

5'10'' Retro Fish

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SUPERFROG Hydro Fish

Matahi Drollet SupERfRog Hydro Fish The 4 Hydro-Fish shortboards all have the same concept : Easy surfing in all conditions. Different sizes allow you to fine tune your choice according to desired performance vs. ease of use. The larger 6’8” & 7’0” boards even give the fun surfing of a mini-mal with the look of a shortboard. A wide pointy nose helps catch waves easily and provide stability in the take offs, while the narrow winger swallow tail gives great drive off the bottom turn and control off the top. Super versatile, these boards will surf in anything, from mush to tubes. Thruster or Quad Fin set-ups allow you to adjust the board further to your style.

Advanced 6'0'' 90

6'4''

6'8''

7'0''

Intermediate

Beginner

First Timer


The French Touch !

SUPERFROG Longboard

SupERfRog Longboard 7’4’’ MINI NOSE RIDER & 8’2’’ SUPER 8 : As wide as a 9’0 Longboard, but only 7’4” or 8’2” long, these boards offer maximum glide and still turn like an Egg. A winger swallow tail on the 8’2” gives extra bite during tight turns. Boards also come with thruster or quad fin set-up. 9’0’’ PERFORMER : An all-round longboard made for modern performance in more powerful waves. Good rocker at the front combined with a subtle concave and progressive lift in the tail make this board extra loose and maneuverable, yet you can still ride it on the nose. A favorite among Hossegor’s longboard locals! 9’2’’ NOSE RIDER : A traditional shape with a deep concave on the front half of the board for maximum glide and nose riding control, combined with a subtle vee in the tail for solid rail-to-rail transitions. Lots of volume positioned evenly throughout the board for a well-balanced ride. 10’0’’ CRUISER : One of the easiest boards to ride, a real cruiser when paddling out, catching waves and while surfing. Precise volume placement means that this board is perfect for the heaviest of riders, as well as those wanting to get the most out of small or soft waves. Surprisingly maneuverable for its length, the Cruiser is a true longboard that will also work great if you end up riding some famous tidal bores. Advanced

Intermediate

Beginner

First Timer 7'4''

8'2''

9'0''

9'2''

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In the face of the goldrush towards elitist boards and the seemingly endless models that have appeared since the year 2000, all supplied by manufacturing in the Far East, BIC Sport has opted to do things very differently, concentrating efforts on a more limited range of products, investing heavily in establishing monotype/formula competitions, and by keeping manufacturing base in France, enabling to respond rapidly to the sport’s even more rapidly changing trends, using unique and highly efficient production facility.

The 2015 Windsurf Collection comprises 4 different board series, concentrating on a more limited number of models in each : • The new 240D Techno is the perfect tool for starting windsurfing, a wide, stable and light weight board. • The Nova 240D incorporates features such as the full deck pad; It’s designed for clubs, schools, and for any beginners looking to learn fast and progress quickly on the same board. • With the Beach series, you’ll find the unrivalled strength and solidity of polyethylene construction, combined with imaginative modern shapes, at a price that will suit sailing schools and clubs, and families/friends looking for a robust, durable board to get out for some simple fun on the water. • SUP is the most recent arrival in the BIC Windsurf range. Our two SUP Wind models are the obvious «missing-link» between windsurf and the new paddle sport that is making such a big impact. The 11’6 has been a huge success with families and clubs looking for a quality all purpose board: great for SUP, great for windsurfing.

As for competition activity, BIC Sport has been steering a very different course from its market rivals lately. After winning numerous World Championship titles around and after the year 2000, BIC has turned its attention to establishing monotype competitions, alongside the development of the Techno 293 One Design as the worldwide official competition race board for juniors. This has made Techno 293 OD the most dynamic race class in the world today and a true windsurfing phenomenon.

Learn fast, progress easily, get into regattas and racing, spend time having fun on the water ! The BIC Sport vision of windsurfing is one of the most exciting and affordable way of getting yourself under sail, as long as we keep the whole thing simple. We wish you some unforgettable sessions in 2015 !

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DEVELOPED & PRODUCED IN FRANCE

BIC WINDSURF 2015 Collection

T293 One Design

TECHNO

Powered by SELECT

Length Width Volume

Powered by SELECT

T293 OD

240 D

160 D

148

133

293cm

297cm

255cm

264cm

250cm

79cm

92cm

82cm

75cm

70cm

205ltrs

240ltrs

160ltrs

148ltrs

133ltrs

Weight

13.0kg

15.5kg

11.0kg

9.7kg

9.0kg

Fin

Ride 46

Beach WA30

Beach WA30

Ride 46

Ride 43

Ideal sail (m²) Program Technology

2.5 - 9.0

2.5 - 7.2

2.5 - 9.0

6.0 - 9.5

5.5 - 9.0

One Design

Beginner/Freeride

Beginner/Freeride

Freeride

Freeride

ACE-TEC

ACE-TEC

ACE-TEC

ACE-TEC

ACE-TEC

TECHNOLOGY BIC Sport is the only windsurf manufacturer who’s production facility is in Europe, and the only manufacturer

ACE-TEC Rigidity and weight very close to epoxy/sandwich construction, with vastly superior resistance to knocks. Ideal for all skill levels of freeride leisure sailing. The Techno 293 OD benefits from carbon fibre reinforcements under the foot strap area. 1

to have mastered the technological art

1

of thermo-forming in aluminium moulds,

2

guaranteeing 100% faithful reproduction

3

of the original prototype shapes approved by the shaper and riders. Two construction

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techniques are used, with the optimum mix of materials for each different type of performance required. 5 1 94

Powered by SELECT

1

1- UD glass 160gr 2- Cellular structure + Glass fiber 50gr 3- Polystyrene core 20 gr/l 4- ASA sheet 0.8mm 5- UD glass 200gr 6- UD Carbon (T293 OD only)


NOVA

BEACH

ACE-TEC SUP Wind

Powered by BIC Sport

Powered by BIC Sport

240 D

225 D

175 D

10’6’’ Wind

11’6’’ Wind

297cm

290cm

285cm

10'6'' | 320cm

11'6'' | 350cm

92cm

90cm

78cm

31.5'' | 80cm

32.5'' | 82cm

240ltrs

225ltrs

175ltrs

185ltrs

215ltrs

16.5kg

16.9kg

14.9kg

29lbs | 13.5kg

33lbs | 15.0kg

Beach WA30

Beach WA30

Beach WA30

BIC Dolphin 10'' + FCS M5

BIC Dolphin 10''

2.5 - 6.5

2.5 - 6.5

2.5 - 6.5

2.5 - 6.5

2.5 - 6.5

Beginner

Beginner

Beginner

Beginner/Wave

Beginner

ACE-TEC

DURA-TEC

DURA-TEC

ACE-TEC

ACE-TEC

DURA-TEC

ACE-TEC SUP WIND

Unequalled strength and solidity derived from a composite construction of polyethylene foam and polyurethane skin, to meet the needs of schools, clubs and absolute beginners.

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Rigidity and weight very close to expoxy/sandwich construction, with vastly superior resistance to knocks. Reduced weight and number of reinforcements for SUP boards.

1- Impact Resistant ASA Polymer Shell 2- 200gr Woven Fibreglass Patch 3- 200gr Unidirectional Fibreglass 4- Molded, Watertight EPS Core 5- 200gr Unidirectional Fibreglass 6- 50gr Fibreglass 7- Impact Resistant ASA Polymer Shell

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DEVELOPED & PRODUCED IN FRANCE

BIC WINDSURF T293 ONE DESIGN

TECHNO 293 ONE DESIGN The official worldwide-approved board for Junior Under 17 competitions, the Techno 293 One Design has seen its fleet numbers explode over the last few years. Today, there are more than 9000 Techno 293s sailing somewhere in the world, with a supporting competition program that is constantly growing. The 2014 World Championships, held in Brest in France, drew more than 400 competitors from 35 countries and 6 continents: a windsurfing record. The 2013 European Championships in Torbole were another huge success with 312 competitors. The Techno 293 OD is firmly established in numerous countries now and the 293 sceneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vitality has quickly made it the biggest windsurf fleet on the planet. The Techno 293 OD class launched a new sub-category in 2013, Techno 293 OD+, opening the monotype competition door to older riders/competitors. This format got a big success in Brest and holds a great promise. To break into formula competitions where all equipment is equal, is high quality, is reasonably priced; to enable young riders all round the world to share the same passion, to make new friends and have great fun, the Techno 293 OD is a must ! Catch up with all the info, news and competition dates on the official 293 website www.techno293.org

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Powered by SELECT

293 x 79cm / 205ltrs / 12.5kg Fin: Ride 46 / Fin box: Deep Tuttle / Dagger system: 60cm

Beginner

Freeride

One Design


The Techno 293 OD is the world’s largest windsurfing class

TECHNO 293 OD

Start, progress and race What helped the Techno 293 OD become such a successful Class Racing board

was its general performance and easy control. With a high volume and moderate outline, the Techno 293 OD provides a stable platform for learning to windsurf. A daggerboard provides directional stability and makes sailing upwind a breeze. In light winds, the near 3 m length helps the board really glide through the water, making windsurfing an exciting option in sub-planing conditions. Once the wind gets up, the concave hull helps boost the board onto the plane making for great funboard sailing. Its lightweight and solid construction ensure that performance and durability remain even after intensive use.Competition aside, the Techno 293 OD is ideal for learning and leisure funboarding. This versatility enables clubs to reduce their overheads and equipment costs by having just one board model from learning right through to racing. With high quality fittings it really is a reliable, high performance board, comfortable in all water conditions.

www.techno293.org

Fittings Footstraps: Ergoform x 6 positions : 2 + 1 in the centre + 2 upwind straps on 3-position inserts Footpads: 5 pieces, 5 mm thickness

5.8m²

6.8m²

7.8m²

8.5m²

Recommended rigs (m²) One Design Techno Nova T293 OD 5.8 > 8.5 - 97


DEVELOPED & PRODUCED IN FRANCE

BIC WINDSURF TECHNO

TECHNO This legendary range in many ways wrote the modern history of funboarding, with easy-riding, highly versatile boards that are much respected for their performance, their strength, their light weight and the quality of their fittings. Built using ACE-TEC construction technology, the Techno boards have become the benchmark in their category. The 2015 range divides neatly in two : the Techno 133 and 148 pure funboards on one side, on the other the super-versatile Techno 160 D and 240 D which come fitted with a (retractable) daggerboard.

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160 D

148

133

Powered by SELECT

Fittings Footstraps: Ergoform x 4 positions : 2 + 1 centre rear on 3 position inserts Footpads: 5 pieces, 5 mm thickness


Strong and light weight freeride performance

Carine Camboulives TECHNO 240 D & 160 D

Generous volume, great stability and featuring a retractable daggerboard, the Techno 240 D

and 160 D are perfectly designed to give you the most helpful conditions for learning to plane, to jibe and how to ride properly in the footstraps. Highly versatile bords that will encourage the whole family learn and progress.

TECHNO 148 & 133

The ideal boards for attacking and getting into funboarding, the Techno 133 and 148 give you great

sailing speeds in light to moderate winds. Fast to learn, easy to jibe, the perfect combination of ingredients to give you unlimited freeride fun, with some great surf sensations to enjoy from day 1.

Techno 240 D: 297 x 92cm / 240ltrs / 15.5kg Fin: Beach WA30 / Fin box: Deep Tuttle / Dagger system: 60cm

Beginner

Freeride

One Design

Techno 160 D: 255 x 82cm / 160ltrs / 11.0kg Fin: Beach WA30 / Fin box: Deep Tuttle / Dagger system: 60cm

Beginner

Freeride

One Design

Techno 148: 264 x 75cm / 148ltrs / 9.7kg Fin: Ride 46 / Fin box: Deep Tuttle

Beginner

Freeride

One Design

Techno 133: 250 x 70cm / 133ltrs / 9.0kg Fin: Ride 43 / Fin box: Deep Tuttle

Beginner

Freeride

One Design

Recommended rigs (m²) One Design Techno Nova Techno 240 D - 5.2 > 7.2 2.5 > 5.5 Techno 160 D 5.8 > 8.5 5.2 > 7.2 2.5 > 5.5 Techno 148 5.8 > 8.5 5.2 > 7.2 Techno 133 5.8 > 8.5 5.2 > 7.2 99


DEVELOPED & PRODUCED IN FRANCE

BIC WINDSURF NOVA

NOVA The new Nova 240 D is geared towards heavier-weight riders or for schools who want a stable, light, big volume board, and fitted with a retractable daggerboard. This board is also great for progressing on, thanks to its relatively moderate length, its reduced weight and forward footstrap positions. It is made using the thermoformed composite technology and is as a result much lighter than those of the competition. The Nova 240 D is fitted with an integral pad for a totally anti-skid surface which also helps protect the rider in case of falls. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no better board to learn how to windsurf!

NOVA 240 D

The Nova 240 has a retractable daggerboard to help return back to shore safely.

The multiple footstrap positions placed quite forward on the board make it easy for all levels of rider to learn funboarding and jibes. Its short length means it is highly manoeuvrable and still has great speed when the wind fills in and they start planing, giving you the excitement of full-on funboarding!

Fittings Footstraps: Ergoform x 4 positions: 2 + 1 centre rear on 3 position inserts Footpads: 3 pieces, 5 mm thickness Nova 240 D: 297 x 92cm / 240ltrs / 16.5kg Fin: Beach WA30 / Fin box: Deep Tuttle / Dagger system: 60cm

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Freeride

One Design

Recommended rigs (m²) One Design Techno Nova Nova 240 D - 5.2 > 7.2 2.5 > 5.5


For starting to windsurf and progressing

Integral pad for durable anti-skid surface: helps protect the rider in case of falls. Retractable daggerboard: easy to handle with the feet: helps return back to shore safely.

Front protection EVA pad : protect the nose of the board in case of boom or mast falls.

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DEVELOPED & PRODUCED IN FRANCE

BIC WINDSURF BEACH

BEACH The Beach boards have been designed with sailing schools in mind, to offer them strong, practical and modern equipment. They are made using the technology already applied to BIC Sport kayaks and surfboards: the outer skin is in polyethylene, the same as that of BIC Sport kayaks, whose solidity is wellknown, and the core of the boards is made of the same high-density polyurethane foam that is also inside the BIC DURA-TEC surfboards. Both Beach boards offer particularly good stability as well as being easy to handle, so that beginners can start to learn various moves. A new EVA foam pad, very hard-wearing, comfortable and anti-skid covers the deck. Both boards come with a retractable daggerboard that is solid and easy to handle.

Fittings Footstraps: Ergoform x 4 positions: 2 + 1 centre rear on 3 position inserts Footpads: 3 pieces, 5 mm thickness 225 D 102

175 D


Easy riding boards, Super strong, Superb price

BEACH 225 D

The Beach 225D has the most volume, making it specially ideal for heavier riders looking for a very stable board

to learn on. It is fitted with a retractable daggerboard and with carry handles at the front, side and rear, which help to carry the board in and out of the water and are very useful for handling it in the water during the learning sessions. It is a very solid board, and with its particular volume and its EVA-foam pad covered deck, it is particularly apt for both sailing schools and windsurf-enthusiast families on their holidays.

BEACH 175 D

The Beach 175D is a more compact board, and is suited to lighter-weight beginners. It glides well in light winds

while maintaining good manoeuvrability. It is fitted with a retractable daggerboard and with carry handles at the front, side and rear, which help to carry the board in and out of the water and are very useful for handling it in the water during the learning sessions. It is a very solid board, and with its particular volume and its EVA-foam pad covered deck, it is particularly apt for both sailing schools and windsurf-enthusiast families on their holidays.

Beach 225 D: 290 x 90cm / 225ltrs / 16.9kg Fin: Beach WA30 / Fin box: Deep Tuttle / Dagger system: 60cm

Beginner

Freeride

One Design

Beach 175 D: 285 x 78cm / 175ltrs / 14.9kg Fin: Beach WA30 / Fin box: Deep Tuttle / Dagger system: 60cm

Beginner

Freeride

One Design

Recommended rigs (m²) One Design Techno Nova Beach 225 D - 5.2 > 7.2 2.5 > 5.5 Beach 175 D - 5.2 > 7.2 2.5 > 5.5

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BIC WINDSURF ACE-TEC SUP WIND

DEVELOPED & PRODUCED IN FRANCE

ACE-TEC SUP WIND Particularly long and specifically shaped for multi-purpose navigation, the BIC SUP Wind boards offer the advantage of being able to double-up as windsurf boards in light wind conditions. Their large volume and width make them also suitable for beginners. The 11’6 and 10’6 BIC SUP Wind boards offer therefore the extra appeal of a dual-program.

Fittings Footpads: 3 pieces, 5 mm thickness 10'6 Wind 104

11'6 Wind


Windsurf & SUP

10’6’’ WIND

The 10’6’’ ACE-TEC Wind is a stable, dependable and highly versatile SUP which features a mastfoot box for

mounting a windsurf rig. Designed as an all-round performer for novice riders up to 180lbs/80kg the 10’6 Wind also works great as a performance surf-SUP for riders up to 220lbs/100kg. Featuring even volume distribution, confidence-inspiring width, a refined rocker profile for surf performance as well as flatwater glide. An excellent windsurf board for beginners on flatwater as well as more advanced windsurfers in waves. ERGO-GRIP carry handle = Easier Transport + Less Fatigue!

11’6’’ WIND

Featuring a mast foot track for attaching a windsurf rig as well as a retractable daggerboard, the 11’6 WIND is a

highly versatile and adaptable SUP/windsurfer for both windy and calm conditions. Its substantial volume and width offer excellent lateral stability without compromising performance. Volume is evenly spread throughout the board and its finely balanced rocker and longboardstyle outline make it easy to handle in flatwater conditions without reducing agility in the surf zone. The 11’6’’ is also a great choice for families looking to bring along the kids or pets. Shaped for novice riders up to 260lbs/120kg and will float more advanced paddlers up to 300lbs. ERGO-GRIP carry handle = Easier Transport + Less Fatigue! A cover is delivered with the board to cover the daggerboard hole during SUP use.

10’6’’ Wind: 10’6’’x 31.5’’ / 29lbs / 185L 320 x 80cm / 13.5kg / 185L Fin: Dolphin 10’’ + M5 Max rider weight for good stability: 200lbs / 90kg

Wave Allround Touring Race Windsurfing

11’6’’ Wind: 11’6 x 32.5’’ / 33lbs / 215L 350 x 82cm / 15.0kg / 215L Fin: Dolphin 10’’ Max rider weight for good stability: 240lbs / 110kg

Wave Allround Touring Race Windsurfing

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BIC WINDSURF Rigs

The 2015 BIC Sport Techno and Nova rigs have been seriously re-cut and updated in 2014, to deliver even easier handling, even more versatility, and improved overall performance. The One Design rig has likewise had also a 2014 makeover, making it more than ever a benchmark rig for competitions and freeride/performance.

ONE DESIGN

TECHNO

NOVA

The One Design Rig specifically for young

The Techno is a pure engine freeride rig,

The Nova rig is ideal for «leisure» sailing

riders racing in the T293 OD Class.

easy to handle and light weight, making

on flat water. Its aims : simplicity, light

A fantastic package that allows racing in

it especially attractive for light to medium

weight and strength, a perfect fit with

the widest possible wind ranges :

winds. A huge wind range despite the

our existing Nova range. It allows you to

from light wind pumping conditions to

complete absence of cambers. It’s easy

learn the basics, then improve your skill

full planing racing. The official rig package

to handle during moves and tricks, its

level effortlessly and without having to

approved by ISAF for racing in the

steady responsiveness making it a very

worry about having the right equipment.

T293 OD Class as well as a great option

comfortable ride. Excellent quality and

The NOVA 6.0 SUP WIND rig package

for all your total freeride sailing.

great value for money.

is ideally suited for flatwater cruising on the SUP Wind boards for maximum fun in light to moderate winds.

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5.8 / 7.8

6.8 / 8.5

One Design

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Ext. Mast Battens Cams Vario top

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BIC WINDSURF Accessories

Masts • An excellent price to performance ratio. • Constant curve offers ideal performance in BIC Windsurf sails, but also good performance in other brand sails also. • Construction: Filament winding. One Design  60% Carbon 430 / 460 / 490 cm Nova  Epoxy 350 / 400 / 430 cm

Booms • • • • •

Aluminium booms with an excellent price to performance ratio. One Design = 50cm adjustment for maximum versatility. Nova 160 / 170 / 190 = Fixed length for maximum simplicity. Nova 160 / 170 = 28mm grip diameter for maximum comfort. One Design and Nova 190 = 30mm grip diameter for maximum stiffness.

Mast extensions & bases • • • • •

Durable mast bases designed for regular use. Large button + large stainless steel pulleys for ease-of-use. Extensions allow you to set your sail at 2cm intervals. Different combinations allow for 0cm, 32cm or 46cm of extension. Mast foot, tendon and joint.

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For maximum power and comfort. Windsurfing style: Freeride and race. Quick Release spreader bar for maximum ease-of-use. Spare rope attachment ring. Woven fabric construction for maximum comfort and durability.

Seat harness

Board bag Techno 293 One Design • Designed specifically for the T293 OD. • 5mm EPE foam for protection. • Length 3m / Width 80cm / Fin opening / Hand & shoulder carry handles.

Board bags HD for ACE-TEC SUP Wind • • • • •

5mm foam thickness Reflective deck + hull. Durable 600D material at the nose, tail and rails Carry handles at the nose, tail, side + center Velcro fin slot.

Harness line

Uphaul • Vario adjustment from 24-30cm. • Quick attachment system makes it possible to mount the harness lines without breaking down the boom.

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• Allows you to pull the sail out of the water when learning or in light winds. • Elastic keeps the uphaul out of the way when sailing.


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Ever since the release of our first model just after 2000, BIC Sport has been paying special attention to the look, performance, build quality, features and fittings of our kayaks, to ensure maximum fun out on the water. From the easy-riding Sit-On-Tops to the higher performance Sit-Ins, not forgetting the light-weight and easy- transport inflatables, our 2014 collection really has got something to suit all tastes, with great-looking, super-stable boats delivering you a fanstastic ride. Pretty soon, you’ll find it hard to leave the house for your holidays without one!

Resolutely «made in France», BIC Sport kayaks are environmentallyfriendly, using an energy-efficient and non-polluting manufacturing process, with both the production off-cuts and kayak itself (at the end of its life) being 100% recyclable.

To help you make the right choice, our kayaks have been categorised according to their general use. Our range names, «Beach», «Sport», Performance» and «Leisure» will help guide you through our catalogue.

New for 2015, our Sit-On-Top range welcomes the new Java, an especially innovative kayak as regards its transportation and its extensive range of navigation/paddle options. The Java is also available in a Fishing version, with all the extra fittings and features you would expect for successful fishing expeditions. Java. A brand new single-seater Sit-On-Top over 4 metres long and crammed with innovative features, the Java Fishing has great glide and is comfortably stable. Main advantages for fishing activities : its capacity for carrying substantial loads, and its integral roller system. The Java also benefits from top quality fittings, such as its built-in adjustable foot rests and integral rudder inserts, to help you to paddle further and faster, searching for new fishing locations.

Our inflatable range covers all possible choices, with two different series designed for two different types of use. The YAKKAir Lite and Kalyma are entry-level kayaks, well-equipped and easy to paddle for beachside fun. A bit more serious, the Nomad and YAKKAir HP kayaks, with their High Pressure technology, are for faster, longer and more extreme paddling.

We have a totally comprehensive range of accessories and paddles, to help you get maximum enjoyment from all your outings.

Safari, beach fun, or carried on a cruise boat, we wish you a great year’s paddling on any water in all our kayaks !

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BIC KAYAKS Collection 2015

SIT-ON-TOP Length Width Weight Max load Capacity Technology

ouassou

TrInIdad

kalao

BIlbao

Tobago

8’6’’ | 2.60m 31’’ | 0.78m 39lbs | 18kg 242lbs | 110kg 1 adult + 1 child* TST

11'9’’ | 3.59m 33.1’’ | 0.84m 62.8lbs | 28.5kg 400lbs | 180kg 2 adults + 1 child* TST

14’4’’ | 4.35m 34.6’’ | 0.88m 87lbs | 39.5kg 683lbs | 310kg 2 adults + 2 children TST

9’10’’ | 3.00m 31’’ | 0.78m 46lbs | 21kg 264lbs | 120kg 1 adult + 1 child* TST

12’11’’ | 3.95m 33.1’’ | 0.84m 70lbs | 32kg 550lbs | 250kg 2 adults + 1 child TST

Weekend Excursion Touring / Sea kayak

INFLATABLE

Recreational

NEW

NEW

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Sport

Beach

yakkaIr lITE 1

yakkaIr lITE 2

yakkaIr hp 1

yakkaIr hp 2

nomad hp 1

nomad hp 3

11’0’’ | 3.35m

10’9’’ | 3.30m

13’5’’ | 4.10m

10’9’’ | 3.30m

13’5’’ | 4.10m

14’5.2’’ | 4.40m

16’4.9’’ | 5.00m

37.4’’ | 0.95m ±33lbs | ±15kg 440lbs | 200kg 2 adults

35.4’’ | 0.90m ±20.9lbs | ±9.5kg 242lbs | 110kg 1 adult

37.8’’ | 0.96m ±29.7lbs | ±13.5kg 550lbs | 250kg 2 adults

35.4’’ | 0.90m ±24.2lbs | ±11kg 242lbs | 110kg 1 adult

37.8’’ | 0.96m ±33lbs | ±15kg 550lbs | 250kg 2 adults

31.5’’ | 0.80m ±37.5lbs | ±17kg 440lbs | 200kg 1 adult

33.5'' | 0.85m ±55.1lbs | ±25kg 617lbs | 280kg 2 adults + 2 children

Inflatable

Inflatable

Inflatable

Design: FRITSCH Associés.com & Bureau d’Étude BIC Sport

* Child max 55lbs / 25kg

Inflatable high-pressure Inflatable high-pressure

Inflatable high-pressure Inflatable high-pressure


Performance

NEW

NEW

java

java TourIng

BornEO

Scapa

13’5’’ | 4.10m 28’’ | 0.71m 64lbs | 29kg 330lbs | 150kg 1 adult TST

13’5’’ | 4.10m 28’’ | 0.71m 66lbs | 30kg 330lbs | 150kg 1 adult TST

13’5’’ | 4.10m 33.1’’ | 0.84m 75lbs | 34kg 550lbs | 250kg 2 adults + 1 child TST

14’5’’ | 4.40m 26’’ | 0.66m 50lbs | 23kg 286lbs | 130kg 1 adult + 1 child* TST

FISHING

Sit-On-Top

Inflatable

NEW

BIlbao Length Width Weight Max load Capacity Technology

BornEO

yakkaIr hp 2

TrInIdad

java

9’10’’ | 3.00m

11’9’’ | 3.59m

13’5’’ | 4.10m

13’5’’ | 4.10m

13’5’’ | 4.10m

31’’ | 0.78m 50lbs | 23kg 264lbs | 120kg 1 adult + 1 child*

33.1’’ | 0.84m 65lbs | 29.5kg 400lbs | 180kg 2 adults + 1 child*

28’’ | 0.71m 66lbs | 30kg 330lbs | 150kg 1 adult

33.1’’ | 0.84m 77lbs | 35kg 550lbs | 250kg 2 adults + 1 child

37.8’’ | 0.96m ±33lbs | ±15kg 550lbs | 250kg 2 adults

TST

TST

TST

TST

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BIC KAYAKS Design & Technology

As a leading specialist in board and water sports, we’ve designed a range of high-performance, aesthetically pleasing kayaks that are as durable as they are innovative : imaginative hull designs, fast and stable ride, thermoformed polyethylene construction produced in France, ergonomically designed cockpits and seats, top quality fittings and fixtures, every possible care has been taken to ensure you get maximum pleasure from your time on the water. Various BIC Sport kayaks have been recognised with awards from the influential «Observateur du Design» magazine for their overall design, innovative features, and the environmental considerations behind their manufacturing/construction technology.

Removable wide-tyre wheels (Java / Borneo) Capacious baggage-carrying area Foam pads on the seats Ergonomic footrests Abrasion protector Can housing

Ergonomics seats Safety lines QUALITY FITTINGS AND FEATURES

Abrasion protector

All the integral production fittings of BIC Sport kayaks are top quality to guarantee durability and paddle comfort • Foam seat pads = improved paddle comfort • Rubber-coated front and rear carry handles = easy carrying on land • Protective rear bumper = protection from knocks and easy launching • Removable rear trolley wheels (Java/Borneo) or casters (Bilbao and Tobago) = easier transportation on land • Life lines = easy to climb back on board • Elasticated straps = simple, secure storage for bags and water bottles • Storage net = stores your essential equipment within easy reach 114

Removable rear trolley wheels (Java/Borneo)


SUPER SOLID BUILD QUALITY TST - Twin Sheet Technology : The exclusive Twin Sheet technology used in the construction of BIC Sport kayaks is acheived by using thermoformed Polyethylene sheets. The deck and hull sections are formed and sealed together in one single operation. The result of this fusion is incredibly durable, unique in kayak manufacture. The join line is invisible and 100% secure. This process, creating a product that is lighter, stronger and smoother finished than rotomoulding, is also anti-UV treated. Highly resistant to knocks and scratching, it gives all BIC Sport kayaks exceptional durability.

HIGH PERFORMANCE HULL DESIGN The THD (Triple Hull Design) shape was conceived to provide excellent glide and to give great manoeuvrability, while retaining maximum stability. The special shape of our hulls was inspired by trimaran construction, and features a large central section (1) with narrow water channels to optimise glide, and two outer hull sections (2) that give the boat stability without slowing its forward speed. The two resultant concave sections (3) help improve the overall performance.

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Rubber-coated carry handles ERGONOMIC SEATING The seat ergonomics of the entire BIC Sport kayak range have been specially developed to ensure optimum paddle comfort. â&#x20AC;˘ Flat back rest inclined towards the rear at the bottom to prevent the pelvis from being pushed forwards. This also relaxes the legs, relieving pressure against the foot rests. â&#x20AC;˘ Centre of gravity set low down for improved stability, but above the flotation line so that the bottom of the seats stays dry.

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BIC KAYAKS

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BIC KAYAKS SIT-ON-TOP

BEACH

DEVELOPED & PRODUCED IN FRANCE

BEACH Stable, designed to be simple and affordable, the BEACH series kayaks are the gateway kayaks for our Sit-On-Top range, the easiest way to get out and have fun on the water while you’re at the beach. They are made to BIC Sport’s usual high standards, and their deck and cockpit design make them easy to use and very well suited to family and group activities. The Trinidad and Kalao models can be fitted with a small motor.

OUASSOU

* The Ouassou is designed as a versatile and manoeuvrable kayak ideal for beach fun. The stern handles let you hang on

to body drag and allow easy access on board. The Ouassou also handles surf and waves comfortably due to the ‘spatula’ shaped hull and the three hull inserts, enabling a set of fins (available separately as an accessory) to be fitted for better tracking. Its compact form and light weight make this a kayak that is easy to manoeuvre, transport and store.

TRINIDAD

* The Trinidad is a kayak purpose-built for leisure : compact, able to seat two adults and a child, it’s highly versatile and

stable, making it suitable for all kinds of situations. For family outings, its ergonomic seats and stability are reassuring. For more serious paddling and exploring, solo or two-up, its very low draught, innovative hull design and wide rear storage area are really useful for getting can be fitted with a small electric motor to give it even more possibilities.

KALAO

* The Kalao is quite the 4x4 of the kayak world. It is equally at ease on the sea, rivers or simply having fun on any stretch

of water. The largely flat hull design with very little water draught is very stable and enables the kayak to go almost anywhere. It makes it simple for a family of two adults and two children to all ride together in complete comfort and safety. This is also a true 3 (adult) person Sit-On-Top, with 3 proper ergonomic seats and a wide rear storage area. Two other advantages of the Kalao : it’s unsinkable, and it can be adapted to take a small electric motor.

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*Design: FRITSCH Associés.com & Bureau d’Étude BIC Sport

where you want wherever that is, with whatever equipment you need to take, and for going further, faster. As a final bonus, the Trinidad


Kalao

Trinidad

Ouassou

Sit-On-Top for Everyone

Manoeuvrability Straight Line perf. Stability Gliding properties Sea Lake / flat water Beginner white water Beginner waves

Manoeuvrability Straight Line perf. Stability Gliding properties

L.: 8’6’’ / 2.60m w.: 31’’ / 0.78m W.: 39lbs / 18kg Maxi load: 242lbs / 110kg Capacity: 1 adult + 1 child (max 55lbs / 25kg)

L.: 11’9’’ / 3.59m w.: 33.1’’ / 0.84m W.: 62.8lbs / 28.5kg Maxi load: 400lbs / 180kg Capacity: 2 adults + 1 child (max 55lbs / 25kg)

Sea Lake / flat water Beginner white water Beginner waves

Manoeuvrability Straight Line perf. Stability Gliding properties

L.: 14’4’’ / 4.35m w.: 34.6’’ / 0.88m W.: 87lbs / 39.5kg Maxi load: 683lbs / 310kg Capacity: 2 adults + 2 children

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SPORT

DEVELOPED & PRODUCED IN FRANCE

SPORT The kayaks in the SPORT range are already best sellers. The Bilbao and Tobago kayaks have helped create the BIC reputation in the kayak market with their combination of innovation in design, quality fittings, and a near-perfect stability/performance ratio. Compact and superbly finished, they are excellent kayaks giving great glide and superb handling for your most ambitious excursions and outings.

BILBAO

* The BIC Sport Bilbao is a versatile kayak that will suit beginners and experienced kayakers alike. Whether you’re paddling

for sport, exploring, diving or having a quick paddle with the kids, the quality of its design makes all activities possible with comfort and ease. The fluid hull shape provides a nice smooth ride, while the deck shape and quality extras allow you to carry almost any load with optimum stability and guaranteed safety. Its size and reduced weight make it easy to stow and transport.

TOBAGO

* The Tobago is the perfect kayak for family outings and general use. It offers several possibilities: 1 or 2-adult

paddling, with 1 or 2 children seated on the central section, shaped like a motorbike seat. There is also space for a bag or container when out on an excursion. The fluid hull lines mean it’s also well suited to sport kayaking, all in complete comfort and safety. The Tobago pads cover the seats. The Tobago is a fast, stable and comfortable sea kayak.

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comes with a wheel at the rear, for easy transport in car parks, bow protection and elastic straps to secure your equipment. EVA foam


Bilbao

Easy Glider

Manoeuvrability Straight Line perf. Stability Gliding properties Sea Lake / flat water Beginner white water Beginner waves

L.: 9’10’’ / 3.00m w.: 31’’ / 0.78m W.: 46lbs / 21kg Maxi load: 264lbs / 120kg Capacity: 1 adult + 1 child (max 55lbs / 25kg)

Tobago

L.: 12’11’’ / 3.95m w.: 33.1’’ / 0.84m W.: 70lbs / 32kg Maxi load: 550lbs / 250kg Capacity: 2 adults + 1 child

Manoeuvrability Straight Line perf. Stability Gliding properties Sea Lake / flat water Beginner white water Beginner waves

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PERFORMANCE

The adventurer

JAVA

The new Java is a single-seat Sit-on-Top kayak that stands out from the rest thanks to its excellent handling in any type of water, its capacity for carrying substantial loads, and its integral roller system. The Java also benefits from top quality fittings, such as its built-in adjustable foot rests, and its integral rudder inserts. It’s a high-performance exploration and touring kayak, combining stability and comfort to help you go further, faster. KEY FEATURES

:

• Ergonomic cockpit = increased paddle-comfort. • Vast rear storage area = can carry sizeable load of equipment for long trips or fishing. • Wide, deep, triple-volume hull design = excellent steering control, great performance in sea conditions, glide. • Integral roller system using removable wheels that are stored under the rear deck when on the water = easy transportation to the water edge without needing a trolley. • Built-in adjustable foot rests = wide range of paddle position settings, paddle comfort. • Design-led concept = aesthetically pleasing, great ergonomics. • Integral rear protection runner and front bumper = longevity. • Fishing Version fitted with integral rod racks/rests, watertight storage hatches, bait box holder... = totally adapted to meet your fishing trip needs. • Three vesrions available : Standard, Touring (same colour as Standard but fitted out for Fishing), and Fishing (camouflage green/beige colour scheme).

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Built-in adjustable foot rests


NEW JAVA and BORNEO

100% mono/duo convertible for family fun

BORNEO

The Borneo kayak is a two-paddle family kayak that features some outstanding innovations. There’s nothing else to rival it in the Sit-on-Top market and the Borneo has a range of attractive, original features specifically designed for the «leisure» paddling market. KEY FEATURES

:

• Carries 2 adults, 1 child, plus baggage. • Adaptable for solo paddling with the same paddle-comfort as the duo set-up. • An effective transportation system for the beach has been incorporated in the kayak’s design. Removable wide-tyre wheels sit on an axle mounted on the kayak’s keel. Once at the water the wheels are removed and stored in a special hatch on the rear baggage area. • Its generously-proportioned, «triple-volume» hull design gives the kayak a combination of excellent glide and re-assuring stability. • The large rear section incorporates a capacious baggage-carrying area. • As with all BIC Sport kayaks, the Borneo’s shape and concept has come from a specialist designer. • The Borneo is also available as a specialist «fishing» version, and includes a number of factory-fitted extra features (rod racks and rests, watertight storage hatches...) • The extra features on the fishing version are available as individual accessories to fit to a standard Borneo.

1. 2. 3. 4.

Land use configuration Wheels mounted on their axle

Water use configuration Wheels stowed in their storage hatch

Mono-paddle seating configuration Duo-paddle seating configuration Storage space with integral elasticated straps Wheel storage hatch / 5. Foot rest / 6. Rear bumper

1

5

2

2

4 3

6

Highly stable triple-volume hull design = Total safety for family and/or fishing excursions

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PERFORMANCE

DEVELOPED & PRODUCED IN FRANCE

PERFORMANCE Much longer than our other boats, the two models in the PERFORMANCE series are aimed at a more sporty market, offering a wider range of paddling styles and options, but still easy to use. Joining the Scapa and the Borneo, the new Java model arrives with a fistful of innovations.

JAVA / JAVA TOURING

New for 2015, the Java features above all an excellent glide/stability ratio, it’s a high

performance sea-going single-seater, longer than the Bilbao to allow you to take on even more ambitious outings and trips. Combining an innovative hull and a neat design, it also gives you equally high quality features : a wide, flat rear storage area for carrying sizeable loads, integral wheels/rollers for easy transportation, plus a moulded deck insert for storing the wheels/rollers while sailing, all conceived to help you get in and out of the water with the minimum of effort. It also includes excellent and comprehensive extra equipment enabling you to customise your boat for fishing trips and excursions.

BORNEO

The Borneo is a brand new family oriented double Sit-On-Top, with a number of innovative features, notably the

possibility of solo use in equal paddling comfort to double. Its fluid hull lines give it great glide whilst retaining reassuringly comfortable There’s a molded deck insert for storing the wheels/rollers while sailing. Clearly a future benchmark boat in its category.

SCAPA

* With its narrow, water-cutting bow section and clean hull shape, the Scapa is a boat that is designed for speed.

The look matches the feel in every way but still retains the excellent stability and added safety and comfort you expect from a BIC ‘Sit-On-Top’. Fast but stable, it’s an excellent boat for fast cruising, physical conditioning and ideal for learning sea kayaking. The molded baggage storage area behind the cockpit allows you to load up with diving tanks, as well as fishing or touring equipment.

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stability. There’s innovation in the equipment and fittings too, like the removable integral wheels/rollers for easy transportation.


Scapa

Borneo

Java

Further, faster

Manoeuvrability Straight Line perf. Stability Gliding properties Sea Lake / flat water Beginner white water Beginner waves

Manoeuvrability Straight Line perf. Stability Gliding properties Sea Lake / flat water Beginner white water Beginner waves

Manoeuvrability Straight Line perf. Stability Gliding properties

JAVA

L.: 13’5’’ / 4.10m w.: 28’’ / 0.71m JAVA W.: 64lbs / 29kg JAVA TOURING W.: 66lbs / 30kg Maxi load: 330lbs / 150kg Capacity: 1 adult JAVA TOURING

L.: 13’5’’ / 4.10m w.: 33.1’’ / 0.84m W.: 75lbs / 34kg Maxi load: 550lbs / 250kg Capacity: 2 adults + 1 child

L.: 14’5’’ / 4.40m w.: 26’’ / 0.66m W.: 50lbs / 23kg Maxi load: 286lbs / 130kg Capacity: 1 adult + 1 child (max 55lbs / 25kg)

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RECRATIONAL

RECREATIONAL The inflatable models in the Leisure range are designed for leisure paddling close to the beach or on lakes and rivers. Aimed at beginners and occasional paddlers, they’re stable, sturdy and light weight and are well fitted for and suited to family fun. They pack down into a carry bag but can be unpacked and inflated in minutes.

KALYMA

The Kalyma is a family fun kayak for beach, open sea and rivers. Comfortable, tough, stable and light, it’s packed full of

practical fittings and features : removable seats that are also adjustable for leg length, integral water resistant storage compartment, an integral draining valve… The safety features include three independent inflatable sections, a removable rear fin and a guiding skeg. It can be used by 1 or 2 persons paddling in comfort and comes with a carry bag, air pressure gauge and a repair kit.

YAKKAir Lite 1 & 2

Developed directly from the successful YAKKAir HP, the YAKKAir Lite is aimed specifically at coastal

paddling close to the beach, for rivers and for other inland waters. Stable, strong and light weight, the YAKKAir Lite is the ideal way to get out on the water on your holidays. Lites are inflatable but built to last : Polyurethane bladders + Dacron bladder sleeve, multi-tube bottom with a coated fabric outer skin giving exceptional durability. The rigid front and rear tip stiffeners help sharpen the cutting edge and further improve glide. The YAKKAir Lite 1 has been conceived for one person use. Stable, fast, light weight and comfortable, it’s a fully-equipped kayak which comes equipped with backrest and footrest. The YAKKAir Lite 2 has been designed for two person paddling, but can easily be used solo by mounting a single seat in the centre of the kayak. It’s a fully-equipped kayak which comes equipped with backrests and footrests.

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Beach Sports 1 3

LP

5

4

LP

LP 2

LP

LP LP

1. Cordura Polyester fabric 2. Reinforced PVC 3. Dacron tube

4. Polyurethane bladder 5. Multi-tube hull LP : Low pressure

2

1

3

4

YAKKAir Lite 2

YAKKAir Lite 1

Kalyma

1- Heavy duty twin screw valve 2- Nylon skin with highly resistant PU coating 3- PVC bladders 4- Heavy duty abrasion-resistant supported «hull» skin

Manoeuvrability Straight Line perf. Stability Gliding properties Sea Lake / flat water Beginner white water Beginner waves

Manoeuvrability Straight Line perf. Stability Gliding properties

L.: 11’0’’ / 3.35m w.: 37.4’’ / 0.95m W.: ±33lbs / ±15kg Maxi load: 440lbs / 200kg Capacity: 2 adults

L.: 10’9’’ / 3.30m w.: 35.4’’ / 0.90m W.: ±20.9lbs / ±9.5kg Maxi load: 242lbs / 110kg Capacity: 1 adult

Sea Lake / flat water Beginner white water Beginner waves

Manoeuvrability Straight Line perf. Stability Gliding properties

L.: 13’5’’ / 4.10m w.: 37.8’’ / 0.96m W.: ±29.7lbs / ±13.5kg Maxi load: 550lbs / 250kg Capacity: 2 adults

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WEEKEND EXCURSION / TOURING

WEKKEND EXCURSION / TOURING The principle behind these highly innovative inflatables lies in their use of multiple materials to help reduce weight, plus the use of a keel and bottom section inflated to high pressure to give the hull a superbly efficient V shape. Result : the YAKKAir HP and Nomad HP are light weight and high performance boats with the advantage of pack-down and storage into a compact carry bag. This means you can get to further flung and less accessible spots much more easily.

YAKKAir HP1 & HP2

The YAKKAir HP range is a true revolution in inflatable kayaks with the combination of a keel and a

high-pressure inflatable hull/floor to maximise the V shape and with it the kayakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s overall performance. YAKKAir HP kayaks are lighter, perform better and give a more comfortable ride than conventional inflatable kayaks. Wind drag/resistance is reduced and they are easier to steer at sea, giving them a performance equal to that of existing rigid designs. The YAKKAir HP1 & HP2 come equipped with backrests and footrests. YAKKAir HP kayaks can be fitted with flexible deck cover to keep splash water out, without any hindrance to movement or safety.

NOMAD HP1 & HP3

The Nomad HPs use the same concept that was so successful on the YAKKAir HP,

with a high pressure inflatable keel and bottom section of the hull, together creating a dynamic and high performance hull shape, all at a feather weight and giving an excellent paddle position. As for performance, the Nomad HP benefits from a higher bow section, extended length, and a flexible decking system giving better internal protection. With its innovative decking system, the Nomad HP3 is a true sea kayak, ideal for longer double paddling excursions, and featuring a large storage area for carrying equipment. It also makes it more viable for the more challenging conditions you find in cooler seasons. Take out the decking and the HP3 becomes a vast, stable, top-performing family 3-seater. The Nomad HP1 is a solo kayak with the same features as the HP3 (higher bow section, flexible decking...) giving you the same level of paddle-comfort and protection for more extended solo trips. The Nomad HP1 & HP3 come equipped with backrests and footrests.

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High Pressure !

LP

LP 1

HP 2 3

LP

LP 1

HP 2

3

When you sit down in a YAKKAir HP or a Nomad HP, the highpressure floor (1) presses down on the high-pressure keel (2) putting the PVC skin (3) under tension. Under the pressure of the water, the skin stretches and curves out to give the hull its highperformance double concave shape. HP : High pressure

LP : Low pressure

Nomad HP3

Nomad HP1

YAKKAir HP2

YAKKAir HP1

Keel + rigid high-pressure floor + fabric + water pressure = concave shape keel + rigid dry seat

Manoeuvrability Straight Line perf. Stability Gliding properties Sea Lake / flat water Beginner white water Beginner waves Manoeuvrability Straight Line perf. Stability Gliding properties Sea Lake / flat water Beginner white water Beginner waves Manoeuvrability Straight Line perf. Stability Gliding properties Sea Lake / flat water Beginner white water Beginner waves Manoeuvrability Straight Line perf. Stability Gliding properties Sea Lake / flat water Beginner white water Beginner waves

L.: 10’9’’ / 3.30m w.: 35.4’’ / 0.90m W.: ±24.2lbs / ±11kg Maxi load: 242lbs / 110kg Capacity: 1 adult

L.: 13’5’’ / 4.10m w.: 37.8’’ / 0.96m W.: ±33lbs / ±15kg Maxi load: 550lbs / 250kg Capacity: 2 adults

L.: 14’5.2’’ / 4.40m w.: 31.5’’ / 0.80m W.: ±37.5lbs / ±17kg Maxi load: 440lbs / 200kg Capacity: 1 adult

L.: 16’4.9’’ / 5.00m w.: 33.5’’ / 0.85m W.: ±55.1lbs / ±25kg Maxi load: 617lbs / 280kg Capacity: 2 adults + 2 children

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BIC KAYAKS FISHING

SIT-ON-TOP & INFLATABLE

The kayaks in the Fishing range enable you to get quickly and easily to the best spots, and to glide through shallows and rocky areas totally risk-free. Single or double-seaters, they set themselves apart from the rest with their beige or green camouflage colouring as well as by their angling-specific fittings (integral rod rests and racks, storage lockers...) giving you the freedom of hassle-free angling action.

Bilbao* With its very rounded hull shape and narrow tips, the Bilbao Fishing has great glide and excellent stability, guaranteeing you complete safety for your solo fishing trips. The intelligent deck design and quality fittings allow you to carry any kind of load. Its reduced length and weight make it easy to store and transport.

Trinidad* Compact but wide, the Trinidad Fishing

is the kayak for double paddling. It’s a highly stable boat, designed for solo or two-person fishing trips. It’s got great storage possibilities for your fishing equipment. It can be fitted with the appropriate mountings to take a small electric motor.

Java New for 2015, the Java Fishing gives you above all an outstanding compromise between glide and stability. At more than 4 metres long, you can take on even more ambitious excursions than in the Bilbao. Its large rear storage area and integral roller system are great advantages for angling outings. Better still : comprehensive fittings and accessories giving you lots of options for personalising its set-up, for angling or other trips. The Java is also easily converted into a sea kayak.

Borneo A brand new double-seater Sit-On-Top over 4 metres long and crammed with innovative features, the Borneo Fishing has great glide and is comfortably stable. The main innovation : you can switch between solo and double and keep exactly the same comfort of paddle position. A real plus for angling excursions. Its other major pluses : a sizeable flat rear storage area and an integral roller system. And it’s very simple to convert to a sea kayak.

YAKKAir HP2 The YAKKAir HP2 Fishing is carried in a wheeled back-pack for easy transport, whether you’re on foot or by car. It only takes a few minutes to set up and is ideal for reaching difficult fishing spots. Its high-pressure keel and high-pressure floor with their solid PVC skin form a highly-efficient V shape hull. Lighter but as powerful and comfortable as a rigid Sit-On-Top kayak, the YAKKAir HP2 Fishing can also be fitted with a protective canvas cover. It is made from sturdy material that will withstand potential damage from fishing hooks. The YAKKAir HP2 can also be used for solo kayaking, leaving lots of room for all your fishing gear. 132


Fishing in Total Freedom

Fishing range kayaks are fitted with rod racks and watertight hatches for carrying extra equipment.

Bilbao*

Trinidad*

Java

Borneo

YAKKAir HP2

Length

9’10’’ / 3.00m

11’9’’ / 3.59m

13’5’’ / 4.10m

13’5’’ / 4.10m

13’5’’ / 4.10m

Width

31’’ / 0.78m

33.1’’ / 0.84m

28’’ / 0.71m

33.1’’ / 0.84m

37.8’’ / 0.96m

Weight

50lbs / 23kg

65lbs / 29.5kg

66lbs / 30kg

77lbs / 35kg

±33lbs / ±15kg 550lbs / 250kg

Max load

264lbs / 120kg

400lbs / 180kg

330lbs / 150kg

550lbs / 250kg

Capacity

1 adult + 1 child*

2 adults + 1 child*

1 adult

2 adults + 1 child

2 adults

TST

TST

TST

TST

Inflatable high-pressure

Technology

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BIC KAYAKS Accessories

Paddles BIC Kayak's catalogue offers a wide range of kayak paddles, to give the best choice possible for every kayak pursuit and paddling style. Mini-ranges called "Beach" (leisure kayaking), "Sport" (all-round and sport kayak), "Sport Soft Grip" (integral foam grips), and "Adventure" (top quality materials, long distance paddling) will help guide you to the perfect paddle for you. The blades of our Sport and Adventure paddles have been custom designed to ensure maximum paddle comfort. The central rib stiffens the whole blade to help spread your effort and the water flow as efficiently as possible during the submerged phase. Making them exceptionally easy on your hands, comfortable to use, and delivering top performance.

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Beach

Sport

Soft Grip

Adventure

1 part

1 part

2 parts

1 part

1 part

2 parts

4 parts

1 part

2 parts

1 part

2 parts

1.90m

2.15m

2.15m

2.25m

2.20m

2.20m

2.20m

2.20m

2.20m

2.20m

2.20m

Shaft:

Aluminium

Aluminium

Aluminium + Soft Grip

100% Fiberglass

Asymmetric blades for mainly fun kayaking and your first paddling adventures. Easy to use and not too physical with very little water runoff. Black anodized shaft, polyethylene blade.

Asymmetric blades for long distance courses and touring paddling. Moderate power, comfort in windy and choppy conditions. Black anodized shaft, fitted with anti - drip shields.

Asymmetric blades for long distance courses and touring paddling. Moderate power, comfort in windy and choppy conditions. Aluminim shaft covered with a soft and comfortable grip. Fitted with anti - drip shields.

Asymmetric blades for the more advanced kayakers. Very stable, light weight, powerful, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ideal for taking you to another level, an excellent motor at a great price for the more demanding enthusiast.

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BIC KAYAKS Accessories

Backrests BIC Sport's backrests improve the paddle comfort of BIC Sport kayak seats, and are absolutely indispensible for long distance paddling. Aside from the improved comfort, they also help increase your paddle power, keeping the back well positioned in the lumbar region. The Ergonomic backrest (see photo) is the best example of our expertise. Inspired by windsurf harness design, it's a rigid, moulded, ergonomic backrest giving exceptional back support, to help deliver maximum power with minimum fatigue. There's nothing else that can match it on the kayak market.

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Power

Standard

De luxe Fishing

Ergonomic

Foam covered back rest, comfort and support for your back, easy adjustment.

Foam covered seat and back rest, comfort and support for your back, easy adjustment.

Thick, ergonomic foam cushioning, rear pocket; 2 integral rod holders. Soft neoprene comfort.

Backrest aimed for maximum comfort. Ultra-rigid and ergonomic, it gives superb back support for less fatigue and more paddling power. Material: pre-formed, articulated, thermoformed foam with a rigid inner plate.


Ergonomic Accessories

Deck cover YAKKAir Lite1 & HP1

Deck cover YAKKAir Lite2 & HP2

Fins

Spray skirt

Set 3 fins Soft FCS for Ouassou

Safety Knee straps

Deck bag

Waterproof bags 30L / 45L

Buoyancy Aids Sport Jr / S / M / L / XL / XXL ISO EN 12402-5

Buoyancy Aids Beach Jr / S-M / L-XL ISO EN 12402-5

Accessories

Roof rack foam pads

Car roof strap

Drain plug (x4)

Paddle leash

Kit rod support with screw

Hatch lid diam. 20cm

Hatch kit diam. 20cm with screw

Hatch kit oval shape with screw

Sail

Sail area: 1.2 m² Wind range: 3-18 knots

Motor Bracket

For Kalao & Trinidad

Transport

Kayak trolley Max load: 176lbs / 80kg

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For more than 8 years, a wind of change has been what the O’pen BIC has brought to the world of dinghy sailing for kids. Designed specifically for kids, the O’pen BIC is a true glide machine for real excitement on the water. The O’pen BIC, with its modern and powerful rig, is a fast boat, quick to respond, self-bailing, and is fitted by the best marine hardware manufacturers. The O’pen BIC is THE link between the Optimist generation and the new generation of sailing dinghies. Launched in 2006, the O’pen BIC has already convinced more than 6000 young sailors around the world. They love the fun they can get out of it, its capacity to react fast and its prowess. An ISAF international class is also very active for those who enjoy competitive racing. Racing enthusiasts benefit from an energetic international ISAF Class and from the motivation of many national federations who have selected the O’pen BIC for their clubs. This enthusiasm and appeal for the boat can be witnessed from the success of the last World Cups on lake Garda in Italy and in Travemünde in Germany and from the many regattas that are organized every season around the world. In certain instances, some regattas at national level were able to organize very innovative race formats. The UN Regatta in the United States of America and in Australia are the best example: they put together a cocktail of ingenious freestyle sessions as well as more standard-type regattas, all in a very festive atmosphere… The young racers really enjoyed!

Technical data Length : 2.75m Width : 1.14m Weight : 45kgs (hull only) Hull technology : Thermoformed polyethylene Ideal sailor weight : 30 to 65kgs Max. user weight : 90kgs Daggerboard a: Composite Epoxy Rudder Blade : Composite Epoxy

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For fun, recreation, perfection & racing

The hull of the Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;pen BIC was designed with fun sailing as the priority. It is a modern boat where the hull is as open as possible, thereby leaving the helmsman completely free to move around and trim the boat to any wind and water conditions. When hiking, the large sides allow the sailor to set-up comfortably with his/her feet in the straps without placing any unnecessary stress on the body. The totally open and sloping cockpit means that there is absolutely no water in the boat either during sailing or just after a capsize. A relatively hard chine design was chosen for the bottom shape of the hull. Used by numerous modern boat architects, this design offers an excellent compromise between performance and stability. When reaching or broad-reaching, the boat accelerates quickly to planing speed. When close-reaching, the boat sets on its chine and has excellent performance up wind. The hull includes integrated carry handles for easy launching into the water and easy transport.

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DEVELOPED & PRODUCED IN FRANCE

O’PEN BIC

o’pEN BIC

High quality rigs

The rig includes a fully-battened, 4.5m² mono-film sail with mast pocket, similar to that of a windsurf sail. Rigged on an epoxy mast, the sail has been designed with an open leech to give sailors maximum control and performance in windy conditions. The Cunningham tackle (6 threads + cleat) associated with the boom vang / boom safety attachment, allows sailors to trim efficiently the tension of the sail. The 3.8 m² dacron sail has been designed for clubs and can be rigged on the same mast and boom as the 4.5 m² monofilm rig.

O’pen BIC Monofilm 4.5m² Rig Sail: 4.5m² ; K film polyester - 4 battens/ajustable tension Mast: 3.90m / 2 parts / 2 kg - fiberglass epoxy - IMCS 16 Boom: 2.00m - aluminium

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Dacron Sail 3.8 m²


The O’pen BIC breaks away from "Classic Sailing"

o’pEN BIC International Class The aim of the International O’pen BIC Class is to provide an exciting format of international and national dinghy sailing for young sailors. The steady annual growth of the Events’ Calendar is proof that the Class’s formula of providing exciting race formats on an attractive boat is a great success. At present there are over 10 countries that have regular event calendars of national competitions, and the international World O’pen Cup is the pinnacle each year. The O’pen Cup event style is very original, with some highly innovative courses and race rules derived from funboarding, where races are short and quick, the course changes regularly and can include crosswind legs and freestyle moves or an adventure race, and protests are judged immediately out on the water so no racing time or effort is wasted! These improvements are in line with ISAF’s Introductory Rules of Sailing, and are quite a break from the last 40 years of «classic» sailing. O’pen Cups are a cocktail of fun and pure regatta racing, great for motivating our young sailors and keeping them hooked for life! More information on the Class rules and on the various regattas worldwide can be found on the Class website.

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