Looking for a quick mover? The SIC Maui X-14 is the ideal board. We tested the ultralight, carbon 14-footer under a wide range of conditions, and it really came alive in smooth, flat water. The piercing nose and low rocker Ginsued through the water with tons of acceleration and glide, yet remained steady as a sober man's hand. [$2,500; sicmaui.com]
The 2014 Adventure Issue
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