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Finn Mullen wins 2014 Irish SUP Surf Championships


It’s been a successful Autumn for Starboard rider Finn Mullen who won his 6th consecutive Irish SUP title in perfect surf at the 2014 Irish National Championships Bundoran, County Donegal. The famous A frame reef wave of the ‘Peak’ in Bundoran was the contest venue and the near flawless conditions saw some of the best surf experienced for a national championships in recent years. Continue reading ‘Finn Mullen wins 2014 Irish SUP Surf Championships’

Kenny Kaneko Recounts Japan Race

By: Allie Brown


The racing scene in Japan seems to have grown tremendously this year. There are races literally every weekend between the month of May thru October.
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Starboard’s Iballa Moreno Takes 2nd in EUROSUPA


Iballa Moreno becomes 2nd in the European SUP Surf Contest #EUROSUPA 2014.

The canarian rider Iballa Moreno could not defend her tittle from last year in Somo-Cantabria, north of Spain. Caroline Angibaud takes the win with Maïli Tahar in third.
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Kenny Kaneko On Podium In Japan

By: Allie Brown


Kenny Kaneko took a very impressive 2nd place this weekend in Kumano Japan! There were 167 paddlers and a strong international field with Travis Grant taking the top spot. Looks like the race scene is really taking off in Japan…
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SIC Team Athlete Lina Augaitis Wins 2014 Stand Up World Series

By: Allie Brown


OAHU, Hawaii – SIC Maui Team Athlete Lina Augaitis sealed the 2014 Stand Up World Series title over the weekend with her results from the final round of the series at the Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu. Fresh off her Battle of the Paddle victory on her SIC X-14 PRO-LITE in the distance race, Augaitis was off to Oahu in a very tight race with Australia’s Angie Jackson for the overall title.
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Starboard’s Zane Schweitzer Wins Sprint Race at Turtle Bay

By: Au


Dedicated and Determined Waterman, Zane Schweitzer overcomes a foot injury suffered at the BOP to win the Sprint Division of the Stand Up World Tour, Turtle Bay event. Having a set back in the long distance to the foot injury, Zane was determined to continue and to all out go for the win in the sprints, winning every one of his heats!

We received a full recap from Zane below… Congratulations Zane! Continue reading ‘Starboard’s Zane Schweitzer Wins Sprint Race at Turtle Bay’

SIC Team Rider Lina Augaitis Takes 1st Place At BOP

By: Allie Brown


Dana Point, CA – SIC Maui (Sandwich Islands Composites) had an awesome outing from the SIC Global Team rider Lina Augaitis, as she finished 1st overall for the 2014 Battle Of the Paddle at Salt Creek. Racing on SIC production boards, Augaitis earned 2nd place in the elite course on her X 12 PRO and 1st place on her X 14 PRO Lite in the distance race. Augaitis was carried to the stage by her SIC Team members. Continue reading ‘SIC Team Rider Lina Augaitis Takes 1st Place At BOP’

Kenny Kaneko Joins SIC Global Team

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.
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Lina Augaitis Talks SUP Community

By: Allie Brown


I came down to southern California 2.5 weeks before BOP and likely will stay and head to Turtle Bay the week after BOP. I am a Pro athlete which means I do have a lot of fun on the job but also spend a lot of time alone, figuring out logistics, and managing my budget. Continue reading ‘Lina Augaitis Talks SUP Community’

Connor wins the Overall Event Title and Secures the 2014 World Title ahead of the final event

Connor Baxter Makes it a Clean
Sweep to Take the Overall Title
at Huntington Beach and
Win The 2014 WORLD TITLE!



The 2014 Huntington Grand Slam was a great event. The contest started off on Tuesday with the trials for the surfing portion. The next day the main event started and I was in heat 10. The waves were funky and super hard to judge where to take off. I was sitting in second place but then Brennan got a great wave which narrowly put me in third place, so I had to go the loser round and had one more chance to make it to round three. So the next day I got ready for my next surf heat with Robin Johnson and Fernando Stella. This was a very close heat between all of us but I edged out the other two guys to advance to round three. This next round I had a super tough heat and surfed my best. But just got edged out. Continue reading ‘Connor wins the Overall Event Title and Secures the 2014 World Title ahead of the final event’

Starboard’s Bart de Zwart Tackles the Muskoka River X Race

By: Au


Congratulations to hard core, Bart de Zwart who just loves expeditions! After a grueling 11 City Tour, where Bart came out on top for the 4th time, he then went to Canada to take on the longest 1 day expedition in the Muskoka River X race only to Win AGAIN! Continue reading ‘Starboard’s Bart de Zwart Tackles the Muskoka River X Race’

SIC’s Sonni Honscheid Prepares For 2014 BOP

By: Allie Brown


Team SIC’s Sonni Honscheid is a fierce paddler and she has been preparing for the 2014 Battle of the Paddle. Watch her in this clip as she is at home preparing for the biggest event of the year. Continue reading ‘SIC’s Sonni Honscheid Prepares For 2014 BOP’

Ultimate SUP Showdown on CBS Sports Network 9/21!!!!!!!

This was sent to us via email by Karen Baxter.


Aloha Family and Friends –

The Event Connor won in Waikiki in August is going to be televised. That’s right. SUP IS GOING TO BE ON TV!!
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Starboard’s Bart de Zwart Wins 11 City Tour – 4 x’s!

By: Au


Congratulations Bart de Zwart on his 4th win of the 11 City Tour. Bart gives us a full recap on this amazing feat, which some say is the most grueling race of the year to win.

More from Bart here: Continue reading ‘Starboard’s Bart de Zwart Wins 11 City Tour – 4 x’s!’

Team SIC Maui In Hood River, Oregon

By: Allie Brown


The SIC Maui team were all up in Hood River, Oregon recently for the Columbia Gorge Challenge and we all had a blast!

Check out this edit that shows the SIC Maui team having fun! Continue reading ‘Team SIC Maui In Hood River, Oregon’