SIC team rider Livio Menelau with the Bullet 17.

SIC team rider Livio Menelau with the Bullet 17.

(San Clemente, Calif.) This past Sunday in Hawaii was the 27 mile Maui to Molokai SUP race. With most of the world's best paddlers converging on Hawaii for the month of July the competition has never been tougher. Connor Baxter finished first on an SIC MAUI Bullet 17 the same board he set the course record on in 2012. Conner has been unbeatable in every downwind race this year when paddling his SIC Bullet 17. The only other Unlimited Elite class victory on Maui was SIC Team rider Livio Menelau on his Bullet 17 at the Paddle Imua race this past May. In the Women's Elite class Andrea Moller has completely dominated on her Bullet 17 and remains undefeated in 2013. So far this year SIC has completely dominated all unlimited open-ocean and downwind races in both the men's and women's classes in Hawaii.

ABOUT SIC (Sandwich Islands Composites)

SIC "Sandwich Islands Composites" is the vision of master shaper/designer – Mark Raaphorst. Mark has more than 20 years experience building surfboards, windsurfers and outrigger canoes. He is credited as being one of the pioneers of SUP, the first to integrate an Active Steering System into a SUP and for creating some of the most winning race boards in the world. Their speed and agility, sleek styling and piercing waterlines, quality craftsmanship and attention to details, have also earned SIC the reputation of being the "Ferrari of SUP boards". SIC makes boards for intermediate to elite paddlers looking for the best in race, fitness/touring and surf.

Marketing – Braly Joy
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Sales – Brad Kingsley
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Custom boards – Mark Raaphorst
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