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SIC Darkhorse foam surfboard

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Our opinion on Tahe surfboards

Formerly Bic Sports, the surfsTahe are among the most famous in the world of surfing

The boards have all the necessary assets for novice and recreational use they are durable and affordable

In 2021 BIC SPORT BECOMES TAHE after more than 40 years of history. The new TAHE brand takes up the essential values ​​that have made BIC Sport successful in order to pursue a new adventure.

If you want to know more about this change it's here in our Blog

Make an appointment with an expert

Imagine that more than 70% of surfers use a board that is not adapted to their level and their needs.

Need help, our experts are available 7/7 to guide you To make an appointment

Duratech technology

How is it made?

Dura-Tec technology who uses an extrusion blow molding process . This one exists nowhere else than in Vannes , as proof the machine is huge!

She must do at least 10m high and even had to dig a big hole in the factory floor to put it down. With this technology , TAHE can manufacture solid, light products with a very good quality/price ratio, three essential elements to have fun on the water whatever your level of practice.

In this one we just perform an extrusion. To put it simply, a kind of liquid is continuously injected into the mould. The plastic-based liquid is propelled with air out of the mold leaving a central cavity.

The compressed air cools the part, which freezes in its final shape , that of the mould. So here we are with a kind of plastic sock in the shape of our surfboard . Next step, fill our sock with a foam to form the core of our board.

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In a new mould, we just inject the liquid foam which will then cool to form the board . After a few minutes, you can open the mold and the board is ready! Simply install the stickers, the pad and the fin boxes in the slots provided and you're done. Our Dura-Tec board is ready to take its first waves.

SIC Darkhorse Soft Top Surfboard

Wondering what to choose for your next surfboard ? A foam board or a traditional rigid surfboard?

Foam surfboards have been gaining popularity in the surfing world for the past few years. They were originally found in surf schools all over the world. They are accessible and safe for learning to surf thanks to their deck entirely covered with EVA foam. Soft top surfboards allow you to learn to surf smoothly and offer good durability (provided the construction is good).

As with other surfboards, there is a wide range of boards with different shapes. From fish to mini malibu without forgetting the longboard. This diversity of shapes allows riders of all levels and sizes to discover the sensations of surfing. Some brands such as Softech specialize in designing high performance foam surfboards based on shortboard shapes.

If you are looking for an indestructible surfboard, we have a selection of surfboards made in France available under the brands Tahe and SIC (Ex Bic).

Our opinion on foam surfboards

If it's your first surfboard and you're looking for a board that's solid enough and doesn't suffer from shocks, the foam board allows you to surf in complete serenity. With a soft construction, you can surf with a clear conscience as the foam fins and rails are made to prevent you from getting hurt in case of shocks when you fall.

What size foam surfboard should I use?

As for a classic surfboard, foam surfboards are chosen according to several criteria, you must take into account your level of practice. This allows you to have the most adapted size and shape.

For a beginner surfer, we recommend a foam board of similar size to the one used in lessons, generally between 7' and 9'. Traditionally we opt for the same shape, like a funboard or a longboard.

In the SIC Darkhorse range, you will find what you are looking for, whether you are a beginner, an intermediate rider, a child or a rider weighing over 100 kilos, there is a board for you.

  • The 8'4 allows the tallest and the heaviest riders to discover the joys of surfing, with its 85 L you can surf it without worries up to 125 kilos. Close to a longboard shape, this board is fast to paddle and allows you to start on the smallest waves without forcing.

  • The 7'8 is the perfect foam surfboard for beginners, it's the right compromise between volume and length to glide effortlessly. Its big strength is its ease for take off. With its 70L, getting up on your surfboard is effortless. The 7'8 SIC Darkhorse is suitable for the whole family and will allow you to surf in a wide range of conditions and spots.

  • The 6'8 : You already know how to surf ? Or you are less than 90 kilos? Here is a board that will allow you to progress in surfing quickly, with its 5 fin boxes you will also be able to test different fin configurations depending on your style. It is the favorite board of teenagers, it combines glide and maneuverability.

  • The 5'8 was designed for the demanding rider, but is also suitable for kids and lighter riders. With a modern and compact shape, it will be able to perform turns in small waves. Riders up to 70 kilos will be able to surf it without worries, with its 40 L it offers stability and is close to the performance of a traditional shortboard.

About the SIC Darkhorse foam surfboard:

The SIC Darkhorse is part of the world of performance foam boards

Fun without compromising on performance, the Darkhorse is a real weapon on the lineup thanks to its reactivity, its maneuverability, its glide and a touch of nervousness!

The Darkhorse is available in two different fin configurations:

- Thruster (3) for the 5'8 and 6'8 models
- Combo (5) for the 7'4 and 8'4 models

About SIC.

SIC is one of the most iconic brands in the world of watersports. Founded by Mark Raaphors, SIC has quickly become one of the top brands in the world of SUP and Surfing. SIC surfboards are known for their durability and performance.

We self-tax with 1% for the Planet®

At Ocean Essentials since our beginning we have been part of a collective of companies that have decided to donate at least 1% of their annual sales toenvironmental associations.

Keep your equipment longer.

Buy used if you can, trade in and repair your equipment before making a purchase if you really need it.

If you can find a good used board near you, it's probably the best thing you can do for our planet, there are also sites like Akewatu which has a large selection of boards available at local surf stores.

Keep your gear longer.

Buy used if you can, exchange and repair your equipment before making a purchase ask yourself if you really need it.

If you can find a good used board near you, it's probably the best thing you can do for your planet , there are also sites like Akewatu which brings together a wide selection of boards available in local surf shops .

About Tahe

Learn more about the name change
Fabrication Surf France
Choosing the right first board

Choosing the right first board

Our tips for choosing your foam board
Surfboards in France

Go behind the scenes

Surfboards made in France

We were lucky enough to be invited for a visit to the Tahe Outdoors France factory in Vannes . For those who don't know, the Tahe Outdoors group is the first European Outdoor sports group to buy Bic Sport in 2019. No more Bic surfboards, make way for TAHE boards, the group's new brand and SIC!

On the program, a behind-the-scenes visit to the factory that manufactures half of the world's surfboards . Today, the Tahe Outdoors France group exports a large part of its production. Renowned for their accessibility and solidity , TAHE and SIC boards have been part of the surf landscape for a long time.

See our dedicated blog post