Ric Burnley
Bic Cross Adventure is a fishing SUP and much more.

BIC knows boards. After years building some of the most popular sailboards, surfboards and SUPs, they’ve turned their experience to fishing. Teaming up with the team at YakAttack, BIC has built a utilitarian boat that is perfect for fishing, family cruising, yoga or whatever. We got our first look at the Cross Adventure during the 2015 Outdoor Retailer show Demo Day.

With the boat outfitted with YakAttak BlackPak, Gear Tracks, rod holders, paddle holders and more, the Cross Adventure turned a lot of heads. A GearTrack in the bow holds fishfinder, transducer and rodholders. Deck attachments hold YakAttack and RAM mounts. Two Gear Tracks can accommodate a cooler to hold the catch and serve as a seat or standing platform.

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Aft of the cooler, a YakAttack BlackPack holds gear and YakAttack’s new paddle holder. The board is built with BIC’s ACE-TEC construction that layers fiberglass and EPS foam in a thermoformed hull for superior strength and lightweight. The hull features a keeled nose to keep the board on track in wind and waves. Paddling the Cross Adventure was easy.

The board stays straight and turns quickly. Stability was no problem, but the stability is loose enough to take waves and turn easy. Whether sitting, standing or perching on the 25 quart cooler, I was able to operate the SUP without worrying about taking a swim.

YakAttack and RAM Accessories with a Orion 25 quart cooler make Cross Adventure the ultimate fishing SUP.

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Ric Burnley
“Thank God my dad wasn’t a podiatrist,” jokes Ric about following in the footsteps of a famous outdoor writer. After graduating from Radford University and serving two years in Russia with the Peace Corps, Ric returned to Virginia Beach and started writing for The Fisherman magazine, where his dad was editor. When the kayak fishing scene exploded, Ric was among the first to get onboard. His 2007 book, The Complete Kayak Fisherman is one of the first tomes to introduce anglers to paddle fishing and hundreds of articles and seminars have brought countless anglers into the fold. When he’s not chasing every fish that swims, Ric teaches English at a school for at-risk teens.

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