OXBOW presents SCULPTURES : Greg Rabejac captures Art in the Ocean

OXBOW presents SCULPTURES : Greg Rabejac captures Art in the Ocean

In his latest video called Sculptures, Greg Rabejac takes us on a discovery of a slab in South West France. An atypical wave that is formed and disperses rapidly, so quick that an onlookers naked eye mightn't pick up on it from the ledge. This wave, which has traveled thousands of kilometers across the Atlantic, for a split second becomes an ephemeral sculpture. Thanks to his photographs, we are able to witness this natural phenomenon in artform.

Every day, the ocean puts on a magnificent show, and we have Greg Rabejac to thank for capturing this underappreciated sight to behold... A well-known name in the worlds of surfing and ocean photography, photographer Greg Rabejac was featured on the TV show, Thalassa, on December 10th. More than 2 million viewers enjoyed the work of this passionate artist. At OXBOW, we have been fortunate enough to know and have been collaborating with Greg for several years. Our resident photographer, he is the man behind the lens who captures and transforms our surfers exploits. He encapsulates the ocean like no other; captivating all lovers of the sea and surf perfectly. Greg Rabejac stands out from his peers by focusing his work not on the surfer, but on the object of his desires: the wave. From small to gigantic, like Belharra, Greg spends hours in the water, in summer and winter, day and night, capturing the artistic beauty behind every wave.

TOP 8 SIC MOMENTS OF 2018

Around this time of the year, we start to think about our goals and aspirations for the new year and how we plan to accomplish them. But before we fully turn our heads towards another exciting new year, we want to give a nod to some of the best SIC moments from 2018. From inspiring SIC athlete performances to new SIC products and industry awards, 2018 has been an extra special year. Take a look at some of our favorite moments below!

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1) PADDLE IMUA KEIKI O KE KAI

The annual Imua Keiki O Ke Kai brings together racing and fundraising to benefit the special needs children of Camp Imua, and this year’s event was nothing short of amazing. Lead by our fearless leader Andrea Moller, Imua Keiki O Ke Kai, which means “go forward, children of the sea,” connects children with special needs to the ocean and the local Maui community of ocean athletes, as well as builds community among families. Tons of stoked athletes and happy kids could be seen all around the water at Kahului Harbor on Maui and SIC Ambassadors Andrea Moller, Jeremy Riggs, Kody Kerbox, Livio Menelau, and Master Shaper Mark Raaphorst were some of the many faces in attendance this year.

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2) SIC WINS SUPCONNECT BRAND OF THE YEAR & RACE BOARD OF THE YEAR

SIC was honored with the 2018 Supconnect Brand of the Year award and the Race Board of the Year award for the new RS Series. The annual Supconnect awards acknowledge brands, athletes, and gear that have made exceptional contributions to the sport and winners are selected based off of a combination of criteria including consumer and retailer feedback. In addition to the Brand of the Year and Race Board of the Year awards, SIC Global Athletes Seychelle and Jade Howson received runner-up titles for the SUP Woman of the Year and SUP Grom of the Year awards respectively.

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IFA PROWEAR to Launch New Line

Just released - IFA PROWEAR plans to launch men’s and women’s underwear line for 2019! Stay tuned for Nakedwear.

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Checkout Our All New Brand: Carve

Checkout Our All New Brand: Carve

Big News! Centripetal is stoked to now represent the 20-year-old Australian brand Carve!

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You’ll catch the brand on the beach, in the bowl, at the park, on the hill, off the deep end and on faces as a multinational brand, retailing sunglasses, clothing, wetsuits, swimwear, snow gear and accessories!

Checkout their latest Floating Eyewear Collection, which means you never lose your sunglasses again!

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This floating eyewear collection are the ultimate pair of sunnies if you enjoy Fishing, Boating or other Water Sports.

With floatable memory tech frame and hydrophibic lens these sunglasses won’t sink to the bottom of the ocean. No matter how hard you go. The floatable memory technology in the frames adds a modern twist to a classic pair of sunglasses. The inclusion of hydrophobic lens means this range of sunglasses are water resistant!

The floating eyewear collection includes 4 styles:  Voyager, Moray, Volley and Wolf Pak. This collection not only looks great, but also has 100% UV protection. Most sunglasses that say they float, only float in the bath! If there is any movement on the top of the water - down…. they… go…. These sunglasses will float even in the most turbulent conditions.

 DUNE PADDLE CROSSING: THE FILM OF AN OCEAN ADVENTURE OF 50KM

DUNE PADDLE CROSSING: THE FILM OF AN OCEAN ADVENTURE OF 50KM

OXBOW Ambassador, Pierre Lopez presents the Dune Paddle Crossing

Imagine a rowing race between Lacanau and the Dune du Pilat. An oceanic marathon of almost 50km ... The Dune Paddle Crossing is the crazy project of our ambassador Pierre Lopez . Lifeguard in Lacanau-Océan, Pierre practices paddleboard prone in all conditions. He was inspired by the mythical races of the Molokai2Oahu in Hawaii and the Catalina Classic in California to create the Dune Paddle Crossing. Much more than a race, it's a real adventure where participants row between Lacanau's baïnes, Cap Ferret's tip and the Arcachon basin passes. More than 6 hours of effort in sight of the arrival at the foot of the most beautiful dune in the world.

Pierre invited his friends to make this first test edition, Ludovic Dulou, Olivia Piana, Mederic Berthe, Alexy Berthet, Antoine and Olivier Darrieumerlou. We followed them with the cameraman Pierre Frechou, to make you live from inside (and from the air) this incredible crossing.

SIC Maui Review from SUP Connect

SIC Maui Review from SUP Connect

Who is it for?

If you’re looking for a fast, non-inflatable, multi-purpose board to paddle long distances then the Bullet from SIC Maui is worth a look. This stand up paddle (SUP) board comes in the Tuff Carbon Wood (TWC) construction which is durable. The board is 28.25 inches wide making it somewhat stable and the board is fast. Its construction is at an average weight of 27.5 lbs and has 2.5 lbs per foot, which is average for an 11 foot board. Its construction and shape combined make this board diverse in its ability to be exceptional for downwind, touring and racing. Retailing at $1,599, the board sits just above the popular mid-tier market in terms of affordability.

First Impressions

On first impressions, the graphics and color are gorgeous, the shape design is very thoughtful and the construction strikes as durable. The graphics are simple yet stunning and give the board a premium look. The shape design is unique for boards in these categories, offering features tailored for both recreation and competition. The construction does appear rather strong and looks to be able to handle frequent use but needs to be handled carefully. Because the board is 27 lbs it’s slightly difficult to carry however the EZ grab handle makes carrying much easier because you’re able to fully grip the handle. The glide feels fast, which is to be expected since speed-centric designs are fully in place for this board model. Putting everything together, the Bullet is a board for intermediate and advanced paddlers that are interested in finding a multipurpose board great for racing, downwinding and touring.

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To read the rest of the review, please visit our friends at http://www.supconnect.com/reviews/sic-maui-bullet-11-stand-up-paddle-board-review

SIC Team Athlete Seychelle Moves Up To 3rd In The Euro Tour Rankings

SIC Team Athlete Seychelle Moves Up To 3rd In The Euro Tour Rankings

SIC Global Team Athlete Seychelle moves up to 3rd place in The Euro Tour rankings after scoring her second podium in two weeks at the Iberdrola Bilbao World SUP Challenge in Bilbao, Spain and the Thonon Race in Thonon les Bains, France.

"I feel so grateful to be here in Europe representing SIC Maui and the USA for the 5th edition of the Euro Tour SUP racing against the best athletes from all across Europe and the Globe," said Seychelle. 

"My first European race this year was in Hossegor, France. I took 1st place in the 200m sprints, 5th in the long distance and 4th In the technical race, coming 4th overall in the event. In Thonon I took 3rd in the long distance and 1st again in the Sprints race. In Bilbao Spain, I took 3rd in the single, long distance event. I am currently sitting in 3rd overall in the Euro tour rankings and am super excited for my 4th and final event this weekend in San Sebastián, Spain."

Seychelle has been competing in this year's Euro Tour on the new SIC Maui Custom RS Prototype, a new fast and competitive race board shape currently being tested for R & D by SIC's athletes and ambassadors.

"For all events I have chosen to use my new SIC Maui RS 14.0 prototype. A true all-water race board! A huge thank you to SIC for all the support and cheers on the new stellar board design."

"See you guys back on the East coast soon!"

 Photo shot by photographer Georgia Schofield.  http://www.sicmaui.com/blog/

 Photo shot by photographer Georgia Schofield.

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 Photo shot by photographer Georgia Schofield.

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BicSup: New Technology Tough-Tec

BicSup: New Technology Tough-Tec

Over the past 35 years BIC Sport has earned a reputation for building durable, performance-minded watersports equipment at a great price. We’re always striving to make stronger, lighter and better boards for our customers. 

After years of development and testing, we’re proud to announce the launch of TOUGH-TEC, a ground-breaking new boardsport construction technology exclusive to BIC Sport. TOUGH-TEC boards are a major step forward in durability while offering lighter weight and higher performance*

While the materials are simple, the technology needed to properly build TOUGH-TEC boards is anything but. Under heat and pressure we fuse an incredibly durable polyethylene skin around a stringerless, precision-molded EPS foam core to reach a pinnacle in terms of durability to weight ratio. 100% Made in France with the highest quality standards and sustainable manufacturing techniques. TOUGH-TEC SUP and Windsurf boards offer unmatched product lifetime and excellent value for money.

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Sup Women: Catching up With the Atlantic SUPer Girls

Sup Women: Catching up With the Atlantic SUPer Girls

On October 12, 2015, friends and coworkers LouAnne Harris and Julieta “Jules” Gismondi—aka the Atlantic SUPer Girls—paddled out of New York City with their sights set on Miami, Florida. Over the next four months, the duo experienced strong winds, freezing temperatures, and aching muscles as well as beautiful beaches, personal growth, and an ever-growing thirst for adventure as they paddled down the East Coast. Upon landing in Miami—in addition to raising $16,000 for charity—their epic journey earned them the coveted “Top Expedition” award at the 2016 SUP Awards. Here, the Atlantic SUPer Girls share their story.
Read more at https://www.supthemag.com/sup-women/sup-women-catching-atlantic-super-girls/#thzmyoqGi3EUCby8.99

Tell us about your background with SUP.
LH:
 I started standup paddling five years ago working at The Manhattan Kayak Company (MKC) in Manhattan. When I began working the company did not have an official SUP program, but when they launched it the next year I got in on the ground floor and grew with the program.

JG: I was always into watersports. I started rowing at a very young age back home in Buenos Aires, then took up kayaking when I moved to NYC where I became an instructor and guide. In the summer of ‘07, we bought a couple of boards from C4Waterman and got them shipped from Hawaii and it all evolved from there.

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Road.cc: Jelly Belly Extreme Sport Beans

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Jelly sweets – a favourite source of sugar among many cyclists – have become turbocharged with these Extreme Sport Beans from Jelly Belly.

Sometimes, out on the road during a long ride or sportive, the body craves a hit of simple sugars. For me, having a stash of jelly sweets, or taking advantage of jellies on offer at fuel stops, means I can get these sugars on board easily, with the spike of energy a welcome and tasty relief from fatigue.

Jelly Belly has taken this principle and added extra caffeine and vitamins B1, B2, B3 and C to aid energy release, and potassium and sodium to give you the boost of electrolytes you need for optimum muscle function.

To read more of this review, please visit our friends at: http://road.cc/content/review/181172-jelly-belly-extreme-sport-beans