SAN DIEGO, California - The BIC SUP Air Inflatable paddle board series are offered in multiple designs: All-round, Touring, Fitness, River and Wind. Learn about each design for the air inflatable series below:
The Allround series delivers on all the benefits of their unique SUP AIR construction technology in shapes that excel in a wide variety of conditions, from flat water cruising to surfing in ocean waves. The 8’4 is tailored for kids and small riders up to 120lbs and can be ridden by larger more experienced riders looking for an inflatable with good surf performance. The 10’ works great for novice riders up to 175lbs and the 10’6 is suitable for riders up to 200lbs. Allround boards come standard with nose and tail carry handle, O-ring leash attachment point, universally compatible center fin box and premium diamond-groove EVA deck pads. The 10’ and 10’6 also include bungee deck rigging for storing gear.
The 11’ and 12’6 Touring are designed to efficiently cut through the water for maximum glide. This makes them ideal for longer distance trips as well as recreational racing. Both Touring models feature nose and tail carry handles, deck bungee storage area, premium diamond groove deck pads and a universally compatible fin box with removable touring fin. The 12’6 SUP AIR recently won Men’s Journal Magazine “Gear of the Year” award for its innovative features and performance!
Floating Fitness Studio, Liquid Yoga Mat, oh yeah – and a great paddle board too! The Fitness is a lightweight, portable and easy-to-store paddle board optimized for fitness and yoga use. The ultra-stable 34” wide platform gives confidence to those looking to get started with SUP yoga and fitness and also allows more advanced participants to try advanced yoga postures. A longer yoga mat style deck pad provides plenty of space for your on-water yoga and fitness practice. At just 21 pounds, the Fitness is super light and easy to carry when stored inside the included backpack as well as when fully inflated. Inflation is a cinch with the rugged 2-way pump and a universal center fin box.
If running rapids on a SUP is your bag, the RIVER is your board. Thoroughly tested and developed with BIC SUPs whitewater ambassadors to create the ultimate blend of features and performance for whitewater paddling. At 9’2” the River is compact, rigid (15psi), rugged and maneuverable. At 36” wide and 6” thick it’s a super-stable platform that easily punches through waves and swirly, boily eddylines. Six grab handles are carefully placed along the rails for easy access when you need to quickly pull yourself back on board. These rugged handles also work great for securing gear with cam straps if you need to bring along more gear than the standard bungee deck rigging will accommodate.
Optimized nose and tail rocker help keep the board on top of the water through holes and prevents pearling while surfing. A Low-profile permanent quad flexi-fin set-up is ideal for running shallow rapids and for maximum maneuverability while the universal center fin box lets you attach a longer center fin (included) for added stability and tracking in deeper water. This fin also makes the River versatile for all-around flat water paddling (psst- it works GREAT as a yoga board too!) Backpack, 2-way pump, gauge, repair kit and removable center fin all come standard.
Check out the Air Inflatable Series 2016 stand up paddle boards in action in the newly released 2016 video from BIC SUP below.