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  • 10' 6" Length
  • 31.5" Width
  • $ 699.95 From

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(35 Consumer Reviews)

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Owned this for almost a...

Owned this for almost a year. Was looking for something durable and light and this has been living up to its promise. Performer's slim profile maneuvers well and glides through the water. It is ideal for flat water and low waves. Used this in rivers, creeks and lakes. Don’t really surf paddle so couldn’t say how well it handles in surf. Good for beginner through expert. It comes with a large deck pad which is great for standing but if want to sit or kneel, also comfortable. Has a nice, ego grip handle for carrying it. Highly recommend it.

Just ordered this board...

Just ordered this board and so far so good! smooth, stable ride on the ottawa river which is known for being a bit bumpy

My wife and I both...

My wife and I both purchased this SUP. We considered ourselves novice to intermediate when we bought them. They are very fun and easy for use to use, navigate, travel with and learn paddling techniques with. We have used them primarily in lakes and salt water ponds so do not have much experience on how they handle in large waves. We have taken them in some rivers with current and boats and they have been stable and easy going against current and handling wake from boats.

I bought the 10'6" a few...

I bought the 10'6" a few months ago and I couldn't be happier. I use it in the river every day and also in the surf. It's super fun on long, sandy point breaks and also on complicated reef breaks. My only problem has been that when I first bought the board I didn't really know what I was doing and I hurt my rotator cuff. Since I can't stay off the board, It won't heal. If you're a rookie like me, make sure you watch some paddling videos before you hurt yourself.

Fun all around board!...

Fun all around board! Great for leisurely lake paddling and SUP yoga. Nice and stable, grippy surface, and not too heavy to carry. Just the right size for me and my little dog. Pros Grippy surface, good stability, durable Cons None! Usage Lake paddling, SUP yoga

Awesome board. Easy to...

Awesome board. Easy to stand up and maneuver (even for some one new to SUP) and relatively easy to carry. I love it and my teenage girls love it. Still working on managing the waves but love the board. Pros lightweight, easy to use. very stable. Cons ridge around the perimeter of the board scratches you. have to sand it down. Usage Surf and touring.

The BIC Ace-TEC 10'6"...

The BIC Ace-TEC 10'6" Performer is a very stable and easy to use SUP. Definitely would recommend this SUP for beginners and intermediates alike. Great cruiser on flat water and easy to ride in the small surf we have in the Gulf of Mexico. All around good board. Pros Light and stable. Cons None. Usage Exercise, surf.

Beautifully finished...

Beautifully finished board. I'm new to paddleboarding and have only used this on the Colorado River so far. It handles well, seems a good fit for my 5'11" 195 lb. frame. Can't wait to get it in the ocean. Pros Versatilty, quality construction. I like the pad, has a good grip. Cons Usage Touring, exercise.

I purchased this 3 in 1...

I purchased this 3 in 1 SUP Surf / Wind / SUP board and wanted to give everyone a Quick Review of the surfing part of the board, Not the best waves and the camera kept messing up when surfing but all and all not a bad board at all for surfing. My full Video Review is Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xS0XlduV7tM Pros Cons Usage

Board was stable in mild...

Board was stable in mild surf condition. Board grips well when splashed with water. Carrying the board across a parking lot to get to the water it was light and easy to maneuver. Overall impressed with this board. Pros Cons Usage surfing and long paddles.

As this board is touted by...

As this board is touted by BIC, it is almost indestructible, which makes it great for a family all-around board. It is durable, ride-able, and enjoyable. While it's considered a beginners board, it still handles well as I have progressed over the past five years, starting out on much bigger, bulkier boards. I love this board. Pros Stable, but maneuverable. Good in the ocean, on small to medium waves. Not afraid of dinging it up. Cons The grip pad on the deck of mine is the older version, and is like a tough floor mat. I know they have improved upon this, which is good. SO if I had a newer board, I would have no "cons". Usage Ocean, surfing, cruising, back bays

I enjoyed using this...

I enjoyed using this particular SUP for a first time try. I was a bit uneasy trying to get hold of the balance issue and getting upright and steady, but that was due to being a beginner. Otherwise, once I got up and more confident, I had a great time! Pros Fun sport to participate in. Once you get the hang of standing up and finding your "center", it is pretty easy. Well at least on a lake with no wind! Cons Nothing at all. I loved it! Usage Used it recreationally, but if I happen to be chosen as the winner, I will likely begin attending an SUP class held at a local lake for exercise.

I enjoyed this board. it...

I enjoyed this board. it was easy to use and was great on flat water with a bit, very little, current. It is light enough to maneuver but sturdy too. I had a great time on this board, borrowed from a friend, while in NC. We were able to stand, kneel and even practice a bit of awkward yoga. Pros it was easy to use and was great on flat water with a bit, very little, current. It is light enough to maneuver but sturdy too. Cons I liked everything Usage I used the board for light recreation, a bit of touring and a bit of learning how to stand and paddle at the same time.

I am 5'4 and an...

I am 5'4 and an experienced paddler. I have tried several.SUP's and all were too long, too heavy and not easy to paddle. I tried my friends ACE-TEC 10'6 and fell in love with stand ups. I went out and bought the same one and have been enjoying it ever since. It is light enough to carry it myself. The 10'6 length allows you to.easily paddle.it, keep.it straight, make a "u"turn, ride waves and keep up with the big guys. I highly recommend BIC and this board!!! Pros Light weight Easy to handle Nice graphics Cons So far none. Usage Exercise Touring Riding waves FUN

I purchased my board in...

I purchased my board in July of this year. It was the best purchase I ever made and my life has been forever changed. I had been paddling before with others who had boards and I fell in love at the first stroke of the paddle. Now having my own, I cherish the isolate moments on the water Pros The ability to handle this board with ease from mounting it on my rooftop to gliding across the water. It is light and durable. Cons There is really nothing to report here. I am overall very happy with my board. Usage I live on the river so my paddling is predominantly touring and doing some yoga, or at least trying to.

We love our ace tech 10'6....

We love our ace tech 10'6. My wife uses it to teach yoga and can anchor it easily for her classes. The deck pad had been improved and it much softer your feet and also better for yoga. We also use it daily for our kids to good around on. They love diving off of it out in the deeper water. I don't have to worry about them damaging it because it is so rugged. It's also great for just touring around as it is easy to maneuver. I'd like to try surfing on it too. I highly recommend this board for a good all around family board! Pros Durable, fun Cons A little small Usage All of the above

I been using my BIC SUP...

I been using my BIC SUP for 2 months primarily on a lake. I like the weight of the board and stability. The padding on the board is comfortable on the feet. The board is great and I highly recommend it. Pros Light weight Cons Nothing Usage Recreation. Exercise, surf and touring

Overall a decent SUP for...

Overall a decent SUP for the beginner. I used it mostly on a tidal river and protected bays. It's stability impressed and performance impressed me. I would recommend to anyone who is looking for a durable SUP that feels good to paddle. Pros Durability and stability. Cons I liked it. Usage exercise, touring.

My wife and I both have...

My wife and I both have this board and we love it. I usually take my dog, who likes to stand between my legs, or walks from end to end. Great all around board. Reasonably light, maneuverable and well made. Decent price, too. Pros Light, maneuverable, well made and reasonable price. Cons Nothing. Usage River running, ocean bays and harbors. Looking forward to trying in waves.

Very versatile board....

Very versatile board. Stable, light weight, durable. Geat for novice, beginers,and intermediate skill levels meaning you wont want to buy another board for a very long time... if ever! Pros It's light weight construction makes it easy to maneuver, carry, and surf on or Paddle across wide seas or lakes. Cons My only complaint, (and trust me I had to really dig deep to find one) is not the board itself it's actually the bag! I do not like that the bag does not fully unzip! It would totally streamline the process of unpacking and loading the board each time! thats it! Love Love Love the board though! Usage Surfing Mostly

Fantastic Board for any...

Fantastic Board for any ability this board is strong and light weight and paddles like a dream in all conditions stable in the ocean and fast on the flats it even catches waves easy. If it's for fitness or just cruising this board is one of the best available Pros This board ticks all the boxes for a 10'6 Cons No complaints Usage

Great paddleboard for...

Great paddleboard for people getting into the sport.Very stable and relatively fast.This paddleboard tracks well and feels like it glides over the water.It is very forgiving if you get off balance. Pros stable fast tracks well Cons nothing Usage mostly exercise

Gotta love this paddle...

Gotta love this paddle board. BIC has some really amazing products for great prices. You're getting all the features of a much more expensive board for far less than the other brands. I've used this board primarily on lake water with a few waves but it has handled well and really stood the test of time. They also look classy out on the lake with your friends. Simple but with a pop of colors. For all around use for years to come, it doesn't get much better. Pros Design, durability, ease of use Cons No complaints! Usage Exercise, touring

This board is awesome for...

This board is awesome for anything you might need it for. I've taken it out on the lake with friends, and it responds well to every command, stops, moves fast, anything you ask it! Definitely worth the investment for this smart board. Pros design, functionality, responsiveness Cons none! Usage exercise, touring

As a beginner to the sport...

As a beginner to the sport of paddleboarding I researched boards for a few weeks before narrowing down my choice to the Ace-Tec 10' 6". I was tired of being cramped into a kayak and dragging around fifty pounds of plastic. The Ace-Tec 10'6" is very light and easy to load and unload. It's perfect for river paddling, even with a little chop. I've used it extensively on my local lakes and rivers and I'm looking forward to next season when I hope to try it in the waves at the ocean. Again, great board, light weight, perfect for any type of paddling. Pros Light weight. Reputable manufacturer. Local dealer network. Great beginner board... Cons Scratches easily. Needs tie down points. Usage Touring,fitness,racing.

I rode this board at a...

I rode this board at a rental Outdoors location while on vacation and it was wonderful! It was my first time doing SUP and this board was easy to learn on and I enjoyed every minute of it! Pros Easy to learn on! Easy to maneuver. Cons None I can think of. Usage Exercise, Ocean Paddling, Intro, First Time SUP

Just got the Wahine 10'6"...

Just got the Wahine 10'6" & love it. We live on a lake & it is perfect. Nice & light. Easy to carry. Very stable. Had been using an old windsurfer board. Pros Light. Stable. The carrying handle. Pretty!!! Cons Nothing yet. Usage Exercise & touring around our lake in Colorado.

I have the FIT version of...

I have the FIT version of this board. It's super awesome. It's maneuverable and versatile. You can use it on flat water or surf conditions and it also awesome to do Yoga on. Pros Just the right size and able to do both flat water and surf with 1 to 3 fin configuration. Cons It could be a little thicker for slightly more stability. Usage Exercise, flat water, surf, Yoga.

Great all around...

Great all around board! Pros Light, stable, maneuverable, bullet proof. Cons None. Usage So far exercise and touring on river, lakes and ponds. Will be out in small surf soon.

I really liked this board....

I really liked this board. I rented it my first time paddle boarding, but I have surfed some having grown up in California. It was a little less unstable if you're not use to standing on a board. I had a blast with it paddling around Utah lake shorelines and harbors. Pros It was comfortable to stand on. Big enough to put my 5 year old daughter on the front and take her with me. She LOVED it. Cons If it's your first time and balance is an issue, you may want to get a different one the first time you go. It took me about 15 minutes to get use to it, but then I was good to go. Other people in my group who used it had a harder time balancing. Usage exercise and recreation use.

The ACE-TEC 10'6" is a...

The ACE-TEC 10'6" is a great all around board. Its stable for most riders up to 240 lbs and rides easy. The official weight rating is 180lbs for Beginners, and up to 230lbs for Experts - I fall somewhere in between on my "skill", but am a little heavier than that range, yet the board is solid and controls great, and it doesn't sink due to excess weight. While its shape is more designed toward surf conditions, its a good board for flat water or moving rivers. As it's not designed as a racing SUP (which shares a more pointed nose and better water displacement like a kayak), you won't be winning any speed competitions. However for every day touring, the "I wonder what's up there?" trips, its an excellent board that won't make you regret taking it out on the water. Prior to buying a board I tested out a few different sizes - the 11'6" was very floaty - great for balance, but I struggled to keep up with my kayak entourage. The 11' WING (which is based more on a Kayak design) was fun and really cut through the water, however it didn't turn as responsively as the 10'6" ACE-TEC and suffers from a thinner midsection, meaning more effort on your part to keep it level. At the end of the day, the ACE-TEC 10'6" is a great all around board - you'll have a great experience on the water and it will make you want to get back out there. It's even stable enough to lay down and nap if you need a break. And if you're looking at SUPs its because you have a surfer inside you - there's no better feeling that being able to surf a pond, river, lake, or even an ocean. Pros 1.) Solid construction for a stable ride. 32" wide gives you a great plane to stand on and doesn't punish you for little missteps. 2.) Light weight at only 26 lbs - easy to toss on top of a car rack or truck bed. 3.) FCS Thruster (3 fin) set up to allow you to switch out between "deep water" fins or "river running" short and/or flexible fins. The center fin is a long box, so if you're buying shorter fin sets, make sure you have a long box adapter* Cons 1.) Deck Mount kit is NOT included on older models. I ride a 2013 board, similar to that in the picture. The new 2014 boards come with a factory installed deck mount system. There are good deck mount systems out there, from using 3M adhesives, suction cups, or permanent deck mount systems (as in drilling into your board) - just know you'll have a small purchase on top of the board to mount life vests, cargo, etc. 2.) Not for creek running. This may sound odd, but in my area I have a lot of shallow to mid-depth creeks. In the deeper areas (honestly, 1' deep or more) this board is a champ, but the shallow areas will make you suffer. While it does turn well, you're still a victim to water dynamics - in other words, you're going to hit rocks, be it with the deck or, worse, the fins. Even using 3" fins, the board will come to a dead stop and you'll be doing a fine superman impression over the nose of the board. Worse still you run the risk of breaking your fins and that WILL ruin your day, because... 3.) Flat Bottom: to continue on the last point, DO NOT try this board without fins. The surfing base of this board is just that - flat. With no natural keel and no fins, this board will take you wherever the water pushes it, no matter how hard you paddle. Usage I use my Bic ACE-TEC mainly for exercise and touring (which, really, are the same thing). Surfing is the reason I opted for the shorter 10'6" board.

Bought this board a couple...

Bought this board a couple years ago for my first board. Overall, it has been a fantastic first SUP board. Pros *easy, comfortable ride *light-weight *good for flat-water and small waves Cons No cons. Usage Mostly flat-water cruising/exercise

I have owned this board...

I have owned this board for nearly two years. Overall it is a decent board. The rocker in the nose allows for a great cutting through waves, and for surfing out in the sea. It is maneuverable to say the least. The board is incredibly light for its size, however, the light weight sacrifices durability. The outer shell encasing the styrofoam (or whatever its made out of) core is way too brittle and thin to allow for use on a rocky coast or river. I had damage mysteriously occur that required the use of a repair kit. It is patched up and works great now, but I still am leery of taking it anywhere there might be an obstacle that could puncture the hull. I'd recommend for bay, beach, and lake use only. Price was a little much for the quality. I think the board should have been 200 dollars cheaper due to the weaknesses in the shell. Pros Light, maneuverable, good buoyancy and stability. Cons The outer shell is too brittle. When cutting over choppy waves in a bay or lake the board vibrates and shakes. Not a big deal, but it gets rather monotonous. Usage Ocean surf, bay, short distance trekking, lakes, used it in some rescue scenarios (I am a lifeguard), and for exercise.

Lightweight, great board...

Lightweight, great board for touring, fitness, and yoga. Pros Lightweight I can carry this board everywhere. Great way to stay fit and it's fun! Cons Love this board can'say anything negative. Usage Touring, fitness, and yoga.

I live up in PARRY SOUND...

I live up in PARRY SOUND and stay in Barrie so I can work in Toronto. I bought this board in 2013 and its the best thing I could have ever down for myself. I work at a job where I sit and get a sore neck and back. I'm in so much pain that I need physiotherapy 1x week. I dream about MY board. I can be in so much pain but when I get on my board and start paddling I stretch all my muscles and no pain and my body feels great and my stress and the rat race of the week in Toronto is gone. Thanks Bic for man ng this awesome board. Pros Very light. I have a bad arm, back and shoulder and its so easy to lift and bring down the hill to the water. Its so stable and looks great. Cons Love everything about it. Usage Exercise, physiotherapy on my whole body and to destress.
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