Equipment and Clothing
Already established as a world leader in the field of windsurf, a position it has held for more than 20 years, Bic is also now a recognised force in surfboard manufacture. Located in the Brittany region of France, Bic utilises unique methods in the manufacture of its products with no less than three separate construction technologies employed.
Founded in 1979, it was not until 1994 that Bic first diversified into the production of surfboards. Its initial model was the best-selling Natural Surf, which became the first ever mass production surfboard and was instrumental in opening up the sport to a whole new audience. Longboards and shortboards soon followed and proved to be just as commercially successful. Much of the credit for the unique shaping of Bic surfboards must go to the legendary Gerard Dabbadie, one of the greatest professional shapers in history.
The current Bic surf range is divided into three categories - Ace Tec, Dura-Tec and Superfrog. The Ace-Tec range consists of a number of light weight performance boards suited to intermediate and advanced surfers. For those who are still in the process of learning the sport, the Dura-Tec range is probably more suitable. The Bic Dura-Tec boards feature a shape that has been designed to favour easy progression for rookie surfers, while at the same time remaining highly durable and hard-wearing. The bevelled design of the hull makes for easy nose riding.
The Bic Superfrog collection is varied and ranges from short 5'10" boards all the way up to a 10'0 longboard. The Epoxy/fibreglass laminated polystyrene core ensures the boards in the Superfrog range are much lighter in weight, therefore delivering the rider with a far superior feel when on the water.