Born with a Paddle in Her Hands LOU BOUVET

You’ve been reading about her adventures for years in the pages of Standup Journal, but who is Lou Bouvet? Like many Maui kids, Lou was exposed to the ocean at an early age. But in her case, the sup paddling experience actually began before she was even born.

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17
Sep.2018
SUP trip to Tahiti

Stand Up Paddling round Tahiti in Polynesia… Between the crystal clear water of the lagoons, the exceptional wildlife and the incredible Polynesian culture, it must be most paddlers’ ultimate dream. Our brand ambassadors Jeremy and Ludovic Teulade, plus Agathe Rodier, lived the dream and went to Polynesian paradise at the beginning of this year. Something to bring you some southern cheer as the autumn weather settles in.

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Venice by SUP : an unforgettable experience

Who in the world has never dreamed of visiting Venice one day ? The canals, the gondolas, the exceptional architecture, the sense of mystery and romance…Italy’s pearl is literally brimming with charm and interest, but imagine for a moment if you could go and explore this unique city, paddling on an SUP.

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04
Sep.2018
The green wave 2

« The green wave », is in fact the name of the blog, protest, and individual action “group” recently created by Carine Camboulives and Emmanuel Bouvet, watermen and sensation-seekers at heart. In their first episode under the new flag, they ask what effect climate change might have on something as fundamental to all of us as the waves on our seas.

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Peter Durham Product Manager BIC SUP

How do BIC sport manage to keep their manufacturing in France ? How exactly are their Stand Up Paddle, surf and windsurf boards developed and then mass-produced ?... You'll find the answers in our interview with a key figure/post within BIC Sport, Product Manager Peter Durham, also Product Chief for the SUP range. He's the orchestrator of every board's evolution, from the first design sketches all the way to releasing the finished product.

By Laurent Nevarez/SUP Mag 

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T-20  for the Morbihan Paddle Trophy!

The 23rd and 24th of June will see the 5th running of the BIC Sport/Ouest France Morbihan Paddle Trophy at St Goustan, in the legendary Golfe de Morbihan. This mass gathering of Stand Up Paddlers is as popular as the level is high, each year seeing more and more enthusiasts of the discipline taking part, and the event is now established as the second biggest of the season.

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18
May.2018
The Green wave

Indefatigable travellers, board fanatics, and eco-warriors, Manu Bouvet and Carine Camboulives, along with their two young daughters, recently made the journey to Sao Tomé & Principe, two tiny islands off the west coast of Africa, bringing home another incredible travelogue of their adventures. From the vantage point of their stand up paddle boards, they help us understand the true beauty of our planet, and the dangers that threaten it.

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TOUGH TEC Technology, one year on...

Making its appearance in 2017, TOUGH TEC thermoformed technology, combining a solid polystyrene core wrapped in a polyethylene skin, has sparked something of a revolution in the windsurf and stand up paddle markets ...

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THE RAPA NUI EXPERIENCE

Have you ever wondered just how far the tentacles of our modern plastic society have spread? Carine Camboulives and Manu Bouvet met up with the Race For Water Odyssey on Easter Island, a round-the-world expedition that aims to draw up the first global assessment of plastic pollution in the ocean. On these distant shores, they learnt a lot about the fragility of our planet’s seas.

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SUP Yoga? The perfect hat-trick: physical, mental and spiritual well-being!

On the ride again" is a regular feature written by Carine Camboulives and Emmanuel Bouvet for the Adrenaline Team blog. BIC Sport brand ambassadors, they're on a permanent quest for new experiences and are both seriously into their Stand Up Paddle Yoga, whether it's at home in France, or on a stretch of water in some far-flung corner of the world on their travels. In the latest chapter, they share some of their secrets and experiences, and offer some basic rules to help you get the most out of this simple, enjoyable and regenerative new sport.

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01
Mar.2018
SUP in New York

40km paddle racing in New York. The Teulade brothers/boys accepted the challenge,preparing in the minutest detail for the race. They even had a plan for winning it, but that was counting without an incredible comeback by Kai Lenny. Here's the story...

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2018 OXBOW TEAM : racers, riders an watermen

True to the spirit of the brand, the Oxbow team comprises a group of passionate young French ambassadors, high-level riders and watermen seeking new thrills and a lifestyle that keeps them in contact with the ocean. Their aim: to have fun discovering new spots and new sensations.

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A voyage of discovery with the Teulade brothers

Last September, the Teulade brothers, Jeremy and Ludovic, went to explore the magnificence of the Crystal Coast in North Carolina. With more than 135km of wild, varied coast including the Outer Banks islands, and Cape Hatteras, it seemed like the perfect place to test the latest developments in Oxbow’s SUP board range...

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Pacific Paddle Games : BIG UP TO MARTIN!

On Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October, the legendary Pacific Paddle Games took place. This international competition held this year in California at Dana Point is very much the unofficial World Championships of Stand Up Paddle Race. All the big specialists in the discipline were present, including a number of Frenchies, among them the Teulade brothers and Martin Vitry, racing for the Oxbow team.

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Fanning ou l’impossibilité d’une Ile

In total contrast to all modern means of transport, the Kwai, one of the last remaining sail-powered transport schooners. is the vital supplies link for the La Ligne island chain, lost in the vast empty expanse of the Pacific Ocean. It also carries passengers to and from the islands, continuing the essential service of assuring contact with the rest of the world.

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BIC Sport signs agreements with the SIC brand

BIC Sport (France) reaches agreement with FLOW Sports, Inc. (USA) for the worldwide rights to operate, market and sell SIC (Sandwich Island Composite) stand up paddle board products.

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New Technology TOUGH-TEC

BIC Sport has been well known for years for offering reliable and long lasting watersports products. However, we are always striving to make stronger, lighter and better boards for our customers.

After years of experience and research in molding, we are proud to release in 2017 a ground-breaking technology. TOUGH-TEC construction is another big step forward ...

 

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Happy New Year 2017

Wishing everyone an excellent 2017 with a maximum number of unforgettable watersport sessions. We hope your year has already started in great style!

Our entire 2017 product range can be viewed on line, and the 2017 vintage is rich with promise, plenty of new toys in all categories.

 

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Release of a new Oxbow SUP Range

The two companies, OXBOW, the leading French surfwear brand, and BIC Sport, the world leader in Stand Up Paddle equipment, are delighted to announce their partnership agreement for the manufacturing and marketing of a complete range of OXBOW-branded STAND UP PADDLE boards. Designed by OXBOW, the range will be manufactured and distributed in France worldwide by BIC Sport, available as from March 2017.

 

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Results of the SUP Paris Crossing 2016

It's 5:30 a.m. It's still dark and all of Paris is asleep. Actually, not all of it. 600 stand up paddle fans were gathered at the Paris Salon Nautique at portes de Versailles. The participants gradually came to life as each donned their neoprene and lycra in order to participate in the world's largest stand up paddle race!

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26
Apr.2016
Ecoride Gold

BIC Sport wins the Ecoride Gold Medal for the second Year Running.

 

 

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14
Apr.2016
Deep down in Egypt

While walking on the Ho'okipa sand, a mythical spot on the north coast of Maui (Hawaii), Carine and Manu met. Over the years, this couple has established a travel diary worthy of Captain Cook .

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The SUP Earth Biscayne 12'6

In december 2015, at the annual Observeur du Design gala evening, held at the famous and prestigious "Cité des Sciences" de La Villette, Paris, BIC Sport received the Etoile du Design award for the SUP Earth Biscayne 12'6. Its innovative concept, materials used in its construction, and its excellent design, convinced the jury at this, the 17th annual Prix de l'Observeur du Design.

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08
Apr.2016
Why we SUP ?

A look at the motivations and passion for SUP Surfing with BIC SUP ambassadors Connor Bonham, Matt Hite, Casi Rynkowski and Jimmy Blakeney as they surf and explore in Barbados on the new 2016 Wave Pro Surf series. 

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It's been a good start to the season for Alexis Deniel

Alexis Deniel came to participate in the first round of the World Tour, which was played in Hawaii. At the end of this competition that brought together the world's best in this discipline, he delivered his first impressions to the Telegram newspaper. "Its the end of the competition for me in Hawaii, on Sunset Beach on the North Shore. Tough conditions this year, with the El Nino phenomenon that gave us big and beautiful waves worldwide, and Hawaii was no exception with waves between 3 and 6 m. I've had a good debut season on this legendary spot; with the support of my family, this has been a wonderful experience. I came in eighth over all, after beating Leco Salazar, 2014 World Champion, in the first round. At the material level, I felt more comfortable with my new board (BIC SUP Wave Pro) , which was more adapted to my style and above all very efficient. With many thanks to the support of my partners and the city of Perros-Guirec (FRANCE), I will contend in another round of the Sup World Tour, after the summer, in California."

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23
Sep.2015
CHANGING SKIN

Last month, Carine Camboulives, Manu Bouvet and their 2 daughters left their Maui home for a coastal village of Chile for a 6 month house exchange and SUP adventure. Between the endless point-breaks and the mountain lakes there is a new life to embrace and an experience to share.

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