By: Allie Brown
October 4, 2014 San Clemente, CA – SIC Maui (Sandwich Islands Composites) is proud to announce that SIC Japanese Regional Team rider Kenny Kaneko has been promoted to the SIC Global Team. Kaneko has proven to be the best paddler in Japan in flat water racing, after joining the SIC Japan team. Kaneko has been a SIC Regional Team rider for a year now and has put up some impressive results in Japan.
“We are very happy to announce Kenny as part of the SIC Global Team,” said Braly Joy, SIC Marketing Manager. “Kenny is a former professional soccer player and comes from a family with a rich paddle history in Japan. We were very lucky to have Kenny on the team last year in Japan. After seeing his impressive results this year, SIC moved him up to the Global Team just in time for this year’s Battle of the Paddle.”
At 26 years young, Kaneko will be competing in his first BOP event this weekend at Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point, CA on October 4-5th.
About SIC Maui
SIC Maui (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 stand up paddleboards and for creating some of the most winning race boards in the world. SIC boards are designed for speed and agility. Their sleek styling, piercing waterlines, quality craftsmanship and attention to detail have also earned SIC the reputation of being the “Ferrari of SUP boards.” For more information on SIC, please visit www.sicmaui.com