12'6 EXPLORE AIR

12'6 EXPLORE AIR

Lightweight, Rigid, Durable, Portable

“A smooth, stable and fast ride”

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!

Oxbow AIR inflatable paddleboards feature ultra-light, durable and extremely rigid construction for performance typically found only in rigid boards. By adding a non-stretch stringer along the top and bottom center line together with double layer rail construction we’ve reduced weight, dramatically increased rigidity and improved ease of re-rolling and packing the board after use. The AIR models inflate to a rigid 15psi and come with an oversize wheeled backpack for ease of transport and storage, rugged two-way pump with gauge, packing straps, removable center fin with easy on/off thumb screw, repair kit and valve wrench.
WIND Air Stable, versatile flat-water fun in a compact, portable design for surf and windsurf.
EXPLORE Air Touring performance in all conditions, travel-ready and easy to store.

 



Program

Race

Touring



Key Features

Versatile shapes for all-round use.
6” thickness for better stiffness.
Ultra-light construction = easy to carry.
Top & Bottom composite stringer for maximum stiffness and performance.
Mastfoot insert (WIND Air).
Deck bungee cord for storing gear.
Carry handles at nose, tail and center.
Diamond grip EVA pad for added traction and comfort.
Universal center fin box with removable center fin.
Includes oversize wheeled backpack, heavy duty 2-way pump with pressure gauge and repair kit.

 

User Guide



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Technical data

Length Width Thickness One Feet Off nose width One Feet Off tail width Volume Weight Weight range
12'6" 28.0" 6.0" 18.7" 11.6" 190 L 24 lbs 24 lbs
  • Fins set up : Single Fin
  • Center Fin : Touring 9"

Technology

No-Flex Stringer construction for lightweight yet rigid inflatable boards

Ultra-Light, Impressively Rigid, Highly Durable – We’ve revolutionized our Oxbow AIR construction to optimize rigidity, reduce weight and maintain shape control (via the rocker profile) and durability. An ultra high-density Dyneema® Stringer belt wraps the board tip to tail for added rigidity. Double layer rails maximize durability where needed most and helps to maintain shape. A single layer of drop-stitch material keeps the board extremely lightweight.

Key Features :
High density drop stitch material for stiffness and performance.
Single layer deck and bottom construction for light weight, improved finish.
Deck and bottom stringer with no-flex properties for maximum stiffness and controlled rocker profile.
Double belt construction on the rails for durability.
Tail inflation for easy packing and rolling from the nose.

Inflatable SUP technology for oxbow by bic sport

1 - Deck Pad
2 - Inner PVC layer reinforcement along the rail
3 - Outer PVC layer reinforcement along the rail
4 - Single layer PVC
5 - PVC stringer patch
6 - High Density Dropstitch 4”75 or 6” thicknesse
7 - Bottom stringer
8 - PVC stringer patch

 

 

Oxbow SUP

Oxbow is the name for a river that takes a meandering path on its journey to the ocean. Born in the mid-1980’s in Normandy, France, the Oxbow brand found inspiration in this idea – a desire to wander and an understanding that life is about the journey, not the destination. Choosing nature and the relationship with the ocean as it founding value, the brand puts emphasis on the quality of its products and the pleasure they bring, providing new twists on fashion with an unconventional approach.

Oxbow developed alongside some of watersports greatest athletes, such as Laird Hamilton, pioneer of tow-in surfing, kitesurf, foilsurfing and stand-up paddle surfing. For 30 years, Oxbow has never stopped exploring new territories and supporting riders in pursuit of their passions.

The early 2000s saw the emergence and incredible growth of Stand Up Paddle, a new sport born from the convergence of these waves of enthusiasm. Oxbow has lent its support and experience to many top riders and events that have given visibility and an enduring legacy to the sport, including Laird Hamilton, pioneer of tow-in surfing, kitesurf, foilsurfing and stand-up paddle surfing. For 30 years, Oxbow has never stopped exploring new territories and supporting riders in pursuit of their passions.

Around the same time in France the Bich family, of BIC pen fame, united their passion for the sea with expertise in sustainable manufacturing to found BIC Sport. Today BIC Sport is a world leader in boardsports manufacturing, designing and building paddleboards, surfboards and windsurf boards using exclusive construction technologies in Vannes, France.

These two iconic French brands have joined forces to develop a new range of Oxbow Stand Up Paddleboards that embody the shared values, passion and philosophy of both companies. This exciting collaboration brings the best of each brand to the forefront with products proudly manufactured at the BIC Sport factory in France* with the unique Oxbow look, feel and spirit.

We invite you to explore the new Oxbow range of paddleboards, paddles and accessories in the pages that follow.
*All ACE-TEC Oxbow Stand Up paddle boards are made in France