12'6" Wing

by  BIC Sport
12' 6"
Width (in)
Weight (lb)

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12'6" Wing Description

The new 12’6 WING is a Touring SUP designed for fitness paddling, flatwater cruising, open ocean touring and recreational racing. It’s aimed at medium and larger riders looking for a board with excellent glide that is versatile and easy to ride. With 285 liters volume the 12’6 WING is ideal for beginners up to 260lbs, with plenty of floatation for larger intermediate riders. ACE-TEC construction offers a unique combination of durability AND lightweight performance at a great price. New ERGO-GRIP carry handle = Easier Transport + Less Fatigue!

12'6" Wing Specs and Features

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Additional Attributes

  • Award-Winning Touring Shapes
  • Go Further, Faster, Quieter
  • Keeled nose cuts smoothly through chop while the flat section under standing area and tail improve stability
  • Designed for efficiency, stability and FUN
  • 2013 Outside Magazine’s Gear of the Year
  • Attachment Points – Leash plug at nose and tail + four attachment points in front of standing area for securing gear

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12'6" Wing Reviews

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This is a great general…

Submitted by: Ichabod_Spoonbill on 10/2/2018

This is a great general touring paddleboard. It has enough width for stability and a pointed nose to cut through the water, I like the tie-downs fore and aft for gear. That makes the Wing a good overnight cruiser. Anyone looking for a first touring board will not go wrong here. This isn't a race winner (unless you're doing Bic's one-design races) but it's fast enough for distance. The Ace-tec skin makes it pretty tough too.


Bought used last fall. Very…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 7/27/2016
Bought used last fall. Very well performing board. We use it in lakes mrimarily and it cuts right through boat wakes. Stable, fast, and most important - nearly indestructable! Nice tie-down area and large deck pad. Pros Durability, performance. Cons Nothing so far! Usage Touring

Ace-Tec Wing 12'6" is a solid…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 7/12/2016
Ace-Tec Wing 12'6" is a solid all around board. My wife (she has the 11') and I use them mainly for exercise and touring. They track strait and handle wave action fairly well. They're sturdy enough to handle extra load (we can pack some beach chairs and a small cooler and go to some more deserted beaches). Used mostly in the Gulf of Mexico on relatively calm water, we can go a few miles to barrier islands. Pros Stability and tracking Cons Waffle skid resistant surface digs into your feet after a while Usage exercise and touring

Love this board- super stable…

Submitted by: lspellme on 7/8/2016
Love this board- super stable and ding resistant. Cuts through choppy water with easy, great glide - no issue keeping up with kayakers in my group. decking is nice on the feet with out being squishy. Pros easy to paddle, easy to carry- fairly light. bow design is great for cutting through the water Cons I really like the way this board cuts, but some stability is lost over traditional shaped boards - touring boards are by nature less stable, therefore less useful for yoga and such Usage touring- use alongside kayakers for day trips.

A favorite board for just…

Submitted by: hv2kayak on 7/5/2016
A favorite board for just getting out and paddling some laps around the lake. Great for getting into those hard to go places and getting away from reality for a little while. I like the extra speed from the longer model. Overall this board is tough, carries descent speed, and is good fun. Pros Displacement hull to carry speed. Flat tail for pivot turns. Good deck pad. Cons It's a bit wider/heavier than some displacements, but that makes it nice and stable. Usage exercise

This board provided…

Submitted by: wayder on 6/28/2016
This board provided exceptional stability and control. It gave me confidence even though I am a novice. It had sure grip. I liked the colours offered as well as it was lightweight. Pros It provided great stability and control Cons There was nothing I did not like about it. Usage I used it for exercise.

Have rented this board twice…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 6/24/2016
Have rented this board twice at Morro Bay and find it to have good glide with plenty of stability. It is thermoforming construction which makes for a really durable board. I didn't find the pad to be as comfortable on the feet as some of the other boards but not something that would keep me from buying the Ace Tek Wing. The fin does a really good job keeping the board tracking in wind and some small chop. Pros I like its glide and finish. Very durable construction that should last many seasons. Cons I would prefer a little softer feel on the pad. Usage As earlier stated this was a rental but if I owned one I would use it for touring and exercise.

The Ace-Tec 12'6 Wing was my…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 5/5/2016
The Ace-Tec 12'6 Wing was my first touring/racing board. I had learned on a foam board and then transitioned to an inflatable board before buying this board. The Ace-Tec may be on the heavy side at 35 lbs, but it is sturdy and extremely durable. I think I'm hard on my paddleboards in general, which is why I opted for a board that isn't an epoxy wood board. The shape of the board makes for a smooth glide and it handles chop really well. Overall a really great board to enter into paddleboard racing without spending a hefty amount. Pros durable, good storage area up front, traction pad is stable Cons a little heavy... Usage Racing, exercise, touring

I tried the 12'6 and although…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 12/16/2015
I tried the 12'6 and although a great board, it was way to long and heavy for my size. My tall friends were able to maneuver this board easily but for my short size I found it hard to use. If u r new to paddleboarding, make sure u try out different styles, lengths, weights to find the one that feels great to you. Pros Nothing wrong with this board. Just too big for me. Cons Just too big for me. Usage Touring

I am a 5'11", 200 lb and 58…

Submitted by: DougKing on 11/3/2015
I am a 5'11", 200 lb and 58 year old kayaker that started SUPing 3 months ago on a ACE-TEC Wing Touring 12'6" and am very happy with this board. The stability is good for a beginner and it tracks fairly well. The real plus for this board is it's durability. Pros Durability, stable for a beginner and bungies are well positioned. Cons Weight at 35lbs and carrying slot/handle is too far forward. The board does not balance well and tips forward when it is being carried. Usage Exercise and touring. This is a good board for a new (beginner) SUP paddler.

Tried several boards in a…

Submitted by: Smokewagon on 10/4/2015
Tried several boards in a demo day offered by local retailer and found this board to be most comfortable to use. We bought two. My weight 180 lbs. Stable, tracks well and is used for mostly touring and exercise. Pros We like the diamond patterned deck surface which allows for slight changes to pressure on the soles of the feet so they don't get fatigued. Durable, light Carry slot for hand Cons nothing yet Usage touring,exercise and day trips with added cargo on top.

This is my second season with…

Submitted by: apex on 9/23/2015
This is my second season with my 12'6" Ace-Tec Wing, and I'm quite pleased with it. After kayaking for years, I started SUP last summer and have come to like it more and more as my skills got better. I paddle with others at times and I seem to have to work harder to maintain a decent speed than some friends with inflatable boards, which seem to glide along the top of the water. When the wind picks up my Wing stays on course lots better, and it also does well when the water goes from smooth to a bit of chop. I do weigh about 230 lbs. so perhaps this is to be expected when paddling next to someone weighing 100 (or more) pounds less. Pros The board seems very durable and I don't find it at all heavy, given its length. Primary stability is ok, but secondary stability is outstanding. Cons No complaints Usage I use the board for exercise and for flat water outings.

Rented a Wing today, wow…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 8/29/2015
Rented a Wing today, wow great fun, very stable and cut through the water like a hot knife to butter. Bic did a super job on this SUP. My feet were right at home very comfortable and stable as I paddled. Pros Very stable Cuts nicely through the water Light Easy to handle Cons None Usage Touring

This is a great board. It was…

Submitted by: YakingYak on 8/10/2015
This is a great board. It was very manageable and stable when my 19 and 11 year old sons and I tried it. The grip on top of the board was good. This was our first time on a paddle board - this was a great one to start on! We were able to stay on it even in the ocean inlet! Pros Stable and manageable. Good foot grip. Cons You have to be mindful of the fin when handling and in shallow water. Usage Exercise, touring, fun.

I got this board last summer…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 7/4/2015
I got this board last summer for father's day. I have been very pleased with it, but when in a little rougher chop the board seems to loose some stability. It feels like it is sliding or fish tailing. Also I cannot not get it to track straight. After a few paddles on one site, it is turning. I agree with everyone else, it's bomb proof. It might be a little heavy, but you can't beat the durability. Pros durable and fast in flat conditions Cons heavy and can't paddle more than 3 or 4 times on one side before you have to switch sides. Usage exercise and recreational racing.

Great entry board for racing.…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 7/2/2015
Great entry board for racing. More than adequate stablility. Excellent durability. I am very rough on boards and this has held its own better than most. Hand hold is slightly off balance. This combined with it's weight, makes carrying and putting it on your car roof difficult, for even a big man. Pros Decent speed and tracking. Good stability and durability. Cons Heavy Weight. Poorly balanced carrying hole. Usage Exercise, recreational racing, and touring.

i rode this board at a demo…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 6/8/2015
i rode this board at a demo day, and was very impressed by its stability and speed. I am six foot two, and about 210 pounds, and this board worked great for me. I would love to purchase one of these if I can find one on an end of season close out or demo for sale. Pros Great tracking, speed, stability. Holds its own in flat water or a slight chop. Cons Maybe heavier and slightly less maneuverable than other boards. Aesthetics could be better. Usage Touring, racing, crossing large lakes.

It's working out well for…

Submitted by: paddler231955 on 5/20/2015
It's working out well for fishing, happy with this board so far Pros Great price Seems fast and glides well but I don't really have any other 12'6" touring boards to compare to. Hull material is durable Tracks straight. Tracking not affected by wind. 12'6" is a nice size as it's more portable than 14' BIC has a large dealer network so I don't need to drive 100 miles if there's a problem Cons Needs tie-downs or leach-plugs along the sides of the middle of the board to attach a cooler or bag where items would be more accessible. I will be adding some aftermarket tie-downs. There are 2 useless tie-downs at the stern that I can't imagine using for anything Not the best looking board, the graphics are a little cheesy Usage Saltwater fishing, touring

This is an awesome board. It…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 5/9/2015
This is an awesome board. It glides really easily through the water but is still very stable. I did a lot of research before purchasing the BIC Wing and I wasn't disappointed. It's a very sturdy board but less expensive than other boards. It true that the Ace-Tec boards a slightly heaver than pure fibreglass boards but only just; at 34 lbs it's still much lighter than a small kayak. I would say that this is the best touring board for your dollar. Pros Everything: it's sturdy, glides well, and is stable at a great price. Cons No cons, accept I wish other manufacturers would start making light plastic boards. Usage Rivers and lakes.

This board is all that the…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 1/5/2015
This board is all that the manufactures say it is. It's stable, fast and handles chop with it's displacement hull design. I did lots of reviews and was happy I settled on this stand up paddleboard! Pros Built to last....Takes hits and doesn't have any dings.. built like a tank.... Cons Along with the durability comes the need for weight. Printing is starting to peel off. Wish it would have been laminated. Usage Exercise and touring and lite non pro racing.....

Bought this board without…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 10/10/2014
Bought this board without even trying it, it was better then expected. I am 5'9" thought this board might be on the large side but it is perfect for me. Great for long distance touring on rivers, lakes and reservoirs. It is actually a fast board, can get some real speed in good conditions. Very stable in bad conditions. Pros stability, speed and durability Cons a little heavy Usage touring, long distance

One of the best boards to…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 7/16/2014
One of the best boards to ride on. The narrow front allows you to cut threw almost any wave. Very sturdy board to balance on and have control over. Over all very nice board. Pros Easy to balance, fast, and easy to control. Cons I do not have any cons. Usage For recreational uses mostly. I hope to soon be racing/touring.

Demoed the 12'6 ace tec wing…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 7/3/2014
Demoed the 12'6 ace tec wing and really liked it. I'm new to SUP but It tracks straight and seamed fast to me. Room and places to strap down a bag or ice chest etc which is a big plus for me. Wish I could afford one right now! Pros Light, durable, looks good Cons Can't think of any except SUPs overall can be expensive Usage Fishing, touring

The perfect next board. This…

Submitted by: bvalinski on 7/1/2014
The perfect next board. This will be my third board.....and the first time I can say that I absolutely LOVE one! My first board was a plastic one that I bought for fun.....when I discovered that I really liked SUP, I purchased a beginner glass board at the suggestion of a sales rep at a paddle show. I guess they thought that because I was in my mid-50's I needed something wide and slow. Unfortunately I outgrew that quickly. The Ace-Tec Wing really makes paddling much more enjoyable....it's plenty stable for a 190 pound man....and it handles slight chop way better than a standard shaped flat bottomed board. This is the board that I will use for many years. Pros Stable, good glide, pointed bow cuts through chop.....also has great weight capacity. Easy to paddle fast board. Cons Hard to store a board this length Usage Exercise, touring, and lounging.

I am completely satisfied…

Submitted by: dmodifiedstock on 6/20/2014
I am completely satisfied with the ACE-TEC WING. It is my first ever SUP and while maybe not my last, I think I will get years of enjoyment out of it. After kayaking and canoeing for many years, the allure of stand up paddling gave me the bug to give it a try. Old dogs can learn new tricks. And of all the boards that I tried out, the BIC Ace-Tech gave me a great sense of initial stability and after using it for a while I came to appreciate the secondary stability as well. I live in Upstate NY and the ocean is a few hundred miles away. But, some of our wind whipped lakes in the Adirondacks can make mini whitecaps appear on a clear blue sky day. Couple that with wakes created by powerboats and the irregular wave patterns that are created make for a bumpy ride at times. But the ACE-TEC gives me a good solid feel under my feet. The glide seems to be efficient on flat/calm water and I cover a lot of 'ground' in short time. While it does seem a bit bulky and cumbersome, that trade off for stability is worth it to me. Pricing seemed fair. Pros Initial and Secondary Stability Cons Balance point at the carry handle seems off a bit. Usage I use this boat for exercise and touring. I would like to enter in some novice racing with no expectation of outdoing those on faster boards.

After trying out a SUP lesson…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 6/1/2014
After trying out a SUP lesson I had to get a board to learn on. I picked this one because of the great reviews. It even won the Outside Magazine's Gear of the Year. Wanted to get a board I could learn on and not get tired of after learning some basic skills. Started on my knees, to standing up, and now doing some light open ocean touring. Able to get a great workout on my own or take my daughter on a tour to see some dophins and sea lions. Pros 1) Stable design for a touring board. 2) Built like a tank - sturdy, exceptional well constructed. 3) Versatile for everyone in the family. 4) Can be used from flat water lakes to open ocean water...small chop. 5) Easy to learn on and great board to practice new skills. 6) Bic stands behind their product....I don't work for them but had great experience with customer care. Cons 1) Carry hole seems a bit displaced. Front end heavy. 2) Feels heavy. 3o lb. and 12'6" means you need to learn to carry the board. 3) Not for heavy chop in open ocean. Know its not designed for it but wished it handled it better. Usage -Race with some friends - It glides well but don't expect to win any races against the pro race boards. - Great exercise paddle board to practice your stoke or turning technique. Lost a few pounds and improved my core strength. - Great touring board around a lake, harbor, or close to shore touring in the ocean. -Did I mention it's built like a tank. You could invade the front castle gate and use it as a hammering ram and it wouldn't break. Not that I would try but It's a solid board.

A relatively fast flat water,…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 5/28/2014
A relatively fast flat water, touring, racing board. Pros stable and super-durable. Easy to learn on accelerates easily and tracks straight Cons not the most beautiful construction but looks aren't everything. Usage touring on flat rivers and ponds

I have used this board (my…

Submitted by: wet2bfit on 5/24/2014
I have used this board (my 1st SUP) one season without any complaints. I am 6'1", 195. At 12'6" and 30" wide it is a stable platform until heavy wind side chop - still doable but demanding more focus. Not the fastest board on the lake probably due to 34 lb. weight and 30" width but durability and stability are the benefits. Smaller version available from BIC for lighter weight paddlers. Pros Durability, stability, nice looking board, easy to car top if you can handle 34 lbs., would recommend it for what it is intended for. Cons Too heavy, 12"6" length is hard to store: all nit picks and trade offs because one knows it at purchase. Usage Raced once (2nd place out of two entries, beaten by a younger motor). Main use is touring local lakes on premium days.

Great all around board even…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 4/15/2014
Great all around board even in the Rockies! Pros Stability Cons I couldn't keep my lab on the board for very long! Usage Seeing the mountains. Running camp to camp to see my freinds

great all around touring…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 4/5/2014
great all around touring board- bomber construction! quick and responsive Pros indistructable Cons bit on the heavy side- i would not use it in an open category for racing Usage tour- training- guiding

I've owned this board for two…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 4/2/2014
I've owned this board for two years now and it works perfectly for what it is supposed to be, an all (nearly indestructible) around touring board. Pros Tracks well, goes fast, (as long as you are providing it with steady power) takes a beating and for a touring board you can still surf it a bit. Cons Heavy, doesn't downwind very well (it's very hard to keep it on glide unless you are continually powering it) Usage Mostly for exercise on flat days, a little bit of downwinding when the conditions allow.

The Bic Wing 12'6 is a good…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 3/28/2014
The Bic Wing 12'6 is a good around board for touring and racing. It has a thin plastic shell that makes it durable. The board is stable in the chop and fast in the flats. You can be rough on it and not worry about it. This board would be good for all around paddling and touring. Much more durable than a race board, not that much slower. If you have kids, are rough on your stuff, and still want a board you can beat the pack in, the wing is your board. The cons, it's a Bic. Not as sexy as a 404 or a SIC board, but not as fragile. Think of it as a Honda or a Huffy. Not as sleek as a vette, but it will serve its purpose and do it well. Think of the Bic Wing as your everyday board. It's priced good and paddles great. Pros Good board at a great price Cons Not as sexy as some other board makers. Usage Touring, race

After demoing many different…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 3/28/2014
After demoing many different paddleboards over the last couple of years and owning a fiberglass(brittle) and a polyethylene(very heavy) that both had their good and bad features I ending up selling those boards and buying this Bic Ace Tec wing 12.6. It has all the great features of a real deal SUP with a thermoformed tough skin to keep it from getting damaged. I simply strap it down in the back of my truck with a T-bone hitch extender and it shows no damage or wear on the board. Pros Very stable, great volume to float big paddlers, good glide, great recurved carry handle, very very durable, lots of bungee attachments, tracks great, feels lighter than claimed weight, big enough to carry a child or dog with the paddler Cons The price is high but all good paddleboards are but otherwise it's awesome Usage Exercise and fun exploring any waterway I can , lakes, rivers ocean, canals, intercoastal ect.

At 12'6" and 30" wide with a…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 3/23/2014
At 12'6" and 30" wide with a recessed deck this board is stable. Shaped with a displacement hull this board moves right along. Not just a "race board", this board has five tie down points to add carrying capacity. Pros Great price for a displacement hull, Ace-tec makes it reasonable light but also very durable. Good for the recreational racer or as a pretty fast touring board. Cons Deck pad is a little harsh, the "Edge guard" or "Rail bumper" makes the board look cheap. Usage Racing, Exercise, Touring

This is a fantastic board…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 3/19/2014
This is a fantastic board from beginner to advanced. It significantly changed the way I paddled from the moment I stepped on it. I absolutely love this board and would recommend this to anyone! Pros The ability to cut through waves and the stability Cons I would like more colors. Usage Touring and exercise mainly

Great board, stabile, and…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 7/21/2013
Great board, stabile, and super durable. Great price. My second sup and i love it. Pros Durable, fast, stable, even does a wave quite well for a displacement board. Cons Tiny bit heavier than classic fiber glass but the durability of the outer shell is well worth it. Usage Racing , touring fitness