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  • NSP Surfboards Collaborates with Hawaiian Carl Schaper

    With decades of experience in the shaping bay, Carl Schaper belongs to the higher echelon of shaper royalty on the island of Oahu. Knowing a thing or two high-performance surfing, he has shaped boards for some of the very best, including longboard world champions (Bonga Perkins), pipeline chargers and industry legends like Garrett McNamara (Guiness…
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    SurfCloud expands distribution of NSP to Portuguese market

    NSP Surf, SUP, Race and Foil is proud to announce that SurfCloud, currently distributing NSP in several European countries has added Portugal, an all-important surf market, to its network. Established in 2001, NSP or “New Surf Project stood at the vanguard of modern surfboard technology, producing light, affordable and ding-resistant surfboards.” NSP Founder Bruce “Buzz”…
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    How to cut a carbon paddle

    This tutorial is written for paddlers looking for detailed info on how to cut a carbon paddle. Riders sawing through their own paddle for the first time will appreciate this article especially. We understand your hesitancy at putting a hacksaw to that brand-new carbon shaft, and glueing it up without some proper guidelines. Which is…
  • Jonesy ding repair

    Ding repair for epoxy surfboards

    So in this how-to video on ding repair, we are going to show you how to repair a ding in your epoxy surfboard. In the video, you’ll hear Jonesy mentioning he accidentally let his board slide out of the car, onto the pavement. This caused a minor ding and to be fair, accidents like these…
  • Dominic DiMaggio new Brand Manager North America

    NSP welcomes Dominic DiMaggio as Brand Manager of North America. To Dominic, who lives in Socal, taking on the expansion and promotion of a brand he is already intimately familiar with is a logical choice. Working from the distribution office in Carlsbad, Dominic is focused on advancing NSP’s vision on surf, SUP, race and foiling. “We…
  • Ty talks winning on the Eurotour

    Euro tour posted a lead up to Costa Brava that last year you were in between teams but riding a NSP and this year you were going after your first win as an official NSP team rider. Was there any pressure that you felt , did you feel you had anything to prove or did…
  • Cocoflax Allrounder 10’6″ reviewed by SUP International (UK)

    IT'S GOOD TO BE REVIEWED In the 2019 Spring Issue of SUP International, a range of four SUP boards were tested, made by market-leading manufacturers. Three were hardboards and one was inflatable. SUP International has agreed to let us publish the review on our own site, so here goes nothing: VERDICT NSP are historically known…
  • Ty Judson reviews the NSP Airwave Hydrofoil

    About Ty Ty Judson is an International Team rider for NSP, avid racer and overall waterman hailing from Australia. You can follow him on his Facebook channel and instagram under @tyjudson_ Apart from going fast and winning races, Ty’s an experienced foiler. Having tried several models in different constructions, shapes and sizes before, we sent Ty…
  • Dane Gillett, founder of surfinginjapan.com joins NSP

    Even though Japan is not primarily known for its Surf culture, it really should be. Japan has some of the longest coastlines in the world and as such there is a vibrant surfing culture in the Land of the Rising Sun that any travelling surfer ought to explore. On that note, we are more than…
  • Thailand Transformation with Flow World Travel

    Jessica and Rob are NSP ambassadors, intimately tied to the sport of stand-up paddling and with inexplicable itch to travel the world. As such, Rob owns Flow World Travel, a travel organization combining exotic adventures with the perks of travelling in a group of like-minded souls. Have a look at their website if you want to…
  • Winter training for SUP Athletes

    With the Northern Hemisphere covered in snow, grey skies and long nights, stand-up paddle enthusiasts may find their time on the water is not what it used to be a few months back. Winter Training is important, so how do you go about keeping in shape? After all, stand-up paddling is a little unique compared…
  • Annie Reickert joins NSP

    We’ve been agonizing the last couple of weeks, trying to stay hush, but things are final now, Annie’s boards have arrived and we are SUPER STOKED to welcome an amazingly well-rounded water woman on the International Athlete Team! Trent Pedersen, CEO NSP: "An accomplished surfer, a dedicated racer and quickly building a reputation as a foiler…
  • Dutch Teamrider Morene Dekker

    Morene joins NSP as an accomplished long-distance paddler and engaged waterwoman who loves to explore the waterways of the Netherlands, alone or together with M & M clients from M&M SUP Amsterdam. Coming from a background in journalism, she made the change from working indoors to outdoors and hasn't looked back since. So anyone looking to check…
  • Wave pools in 2019

    updated Tuesday 8.01.2019 Kelly Slater's Wave Company buys NLand Surf Park Towards the end of last year, World Surf League (WSL), majority shareholders of the Kelly Slater Wave Co., quietly purchased the struggling Texas Surf Park. As mentioned further down in the article, all current manufacturers are still working out kinks and NLand was no…
  • Is Stand Up Paddleboard Racing dying?

    What Made me Start Racing All about fun times with this crew in Hood River, 2018. A downwind paddle with Gorge Performance Arriving on the beach. Nervous. Scared. Sweating palms. Wondering if I made the wrong decision. Do I really want to race my stand up paddleboard? Seven years ago. I was introduced to stand…
  • Carolina reviewed in-depth

    Disclaimer: The paragraphs below were written by Ted Schatz (#IG), a recreational paddler who likes to go fast, just like Ricky-Bobby. So naturally, Ted connected with Jeramie Vaine at one point, who is NSP's North American Team Manager. Bob and Kim were also instrumental, as their shop "Gorge Performance" has been Ted's go-to place for demos and…
  • Ty Judson wins Sand and Sea Festival 2018

    The South Coast of NSW comes alive in October when Jervis Bay plays host to Australia’s largest multisport Sand and Sea Festival. Just 2.5 hours south of Sydney, this inaugural festival brings together competition, recreation, clinics and exhibitors showcasing stand-up paddle, windsurfing, kite surfing, ocean paddling and much more. Ty Judson made it to Jervis Bay…
  • NSP’s CocoFlax Technology wins “Product of the Year” at 2019 Paddle Expo

    Last week saw the Paddle Expo in Nürnberg, Germany. Lauded as one of the biggest conventions in the industry, manufacturers and retailers come together to discuss trends, product development and of course to present their current line-up. In that vein, the Product of the Year award is a tradition of the expo where manufacturers have…
  • Tripping up at Battle of the Bay SF and still securing 2nd place

    Unreal event Battle of the Bay means paddling around one of the most Iconic and famous locations. Cross below the Golden Gate Bridge past Alcatraz looking at the San Fran backdrop. I am super stoked to have competed in this race, with a pretty impressive field of elite paddlers. I was lucky enough to get…
  • 2019 New CocoFlax construction now available

    10.10.2019 Update: CocoFlax technology was voted "Product of the Year" at the Paddle Expo 2019 in Nuremberg, Germany Building on the success of NSP’s patented pending CocoMat technology, both NSP surfboards and stand-up paddle boards will benefit from new CocoFlax technology in the 2019 line up. For SUP, the Cruiser, Allrounder and the DC Surf…
  • 2019 Protech now in white

    Protect range now also in white With the excitement of the new 2019 NSP line-up we don’t just want to direct all the attention to our brand-new construction technology this week, because even though NSP CocoFlax is a major development and another big step towards a more ecological feature, we’ve also worked on another NSP…
  • Titouan wins technical race at Gorge Paddle Challenge 2018

    A WORD ON THE GORGE PADDLE CHALLENGE Hood River is a scenic area in Oregon USA renowned amongst watermen and women. Not only is the area incredibly beautiful, it is also home to one of the most famous spots in the world for wind- and kitesurfer and many other sports. What makes the conditions truly unique…
  • NEW NSP 2019 RACE RANGE

    2019 NSP RACE BOARDS NOW AVAILABLE We are proud to announce the release of our 2019 SUP Race line. After a year of research and development and many hours of testing led by our team designer Alain Teurquetil, the team consisting of Travis Grant, Titouan Puyo and Marcus Hansen made sure this year's range is even…
  • Travis wins 4th Molokai title

    After this 2018 victory, Travis and NSP now hold the most Molokai wins of anyone competing in this legendary race. This is what Travis had to say after he crossed the finishing line about his battle over 1st place with Connor Baxter: "I got away, but sort of tried to make Connor chase me. You can…
  • Noelani wins Sieravuori SUP Masters and wraps up Euro Tour in Finland

    "Arriving with my brother Maui on Friday afternoon in Helsinki we made our way three hours drive up north to the small hidden place Sieravuori in the middle of one of Finland’s many forests." "Last year this event marked my first ever participation on the EuroTour and it was great to be back. That same evening we began…
  • Marcus Hansen reports from the APP London Sup Open 2018

    Last weekend saw the first leg of the APP World Tour with the London SUP Open on the Thames and around the royal docks, both iconic locations. The last and final distance race was held in such uncharacteristic London heat that even the pacific paddlers were melting. Temperatures soared up to 30 degrees Celsius and…
  • Travis reports from the APP London Sup Open 2018

    Travis Grant is an elite NSP paddle athlete, holding several world titles under his belt, including Molokai, the Carolina Cup, King of the Harbour NZ and countless others. Travis contributed on several articles on this website like: Technique with Travis - Properly securing your board Technique with Travis - Leashes Technique with Travis - Improving…
  • NSP 14’0” x 24” Sonic Pro Carbon reviewed by SUPmag

    Note: This review of the 14’0” x 24” Sonic Pro Carbon originally appeared in supmag.fr on May 12th 2018. They had the 2018 Sonic Pro Carbon reviewed as a part of their annual test. Read the entire article in French on the SUPmag website. The 2018 Sonic Pro Carbon comes in different sizes and widths, click the…
  • Titouan takes 1st place at Hossegor 2018

    After Bilbao being a river race, the Hossegor race course may start on a canal too, but it is renowned for its Atlantic tide and the more rougher conditions on the open water. Naturally, offshore specialists were eagerly anticipating this event, especially those paddlers who had a bone to pick from previous stages. But with…
  • Four advantages of racing dugout boards – Technique with Titouan

    Technique with Tituoan When a competitive edge can make the difference between a 1st or 2nd place on the podium, athletes usually take notice. In SUP racing, a dugout offers an interesting range of advantages over more conventional shapes, allowing a Ninja, Sonic or Carolina more glide, a more efficient paddle stroke and an overall more stable feel despite…
  • Technique with Travis – Properly securing your board

    Technique with Travis An often overlooked part of raceboard ownership is the transportation from your training grounds to the race location. Designed for elite racing, these boards have to be handled carefully and packaged appropriately when on the road. And even a short ride means strapping your board to a roof rack in a secure and efficient…
  • Matt Anderson takes the win at Triple Crown SUP Tour – New Zealand

    At last week's Bay of Islands Triple Crown event, Matt Anderson dominated with his Sonic and took home the title after racing under a wide variety of conditions: "The Bay of Islands Triple Crown is a 3-day event held at some of New Zealand’s most historic and scenic places. The rules of the competition are…
  • Technique with Travis – Leashes

    Technique with Travis This little tutorial on the use of leashes is one of several clips in an NSP exclusive series of short, instructional videos by Travis Grant. In this episode, Travis points out the different options there are and like Travis, we can't stress enough how important the use of a leash is: Always use a…
  • Racing results from last weekend (26th of May)

    We’ve gone into the 4th week of the EuroTour last weekend, and Crete was bound to be a special race for NSP, as one of the older athletes (Happy Birthday btw Alain!) who participated has stood at the very cradle of the NSP Racing program. Also congratulations on a well-deserved 41st place ;-) Agios Nikolaos is…
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    Technique with Travis – improve your SUP paddling style

    This technique with Travis tutorial is one of several clips in an NSP exclusive series of short, instructional videos by Travis Grant. In this episode he explains how to improve your SUP paddling style. His tips and techniques will help racers like yourself to better and perhaps iron out some of the kinks in your current routines.…
  • NSP Wins 1st and 3rd on EuroTour at Vendée Gliss

    Great results from the entire NSP racing team in France this weekend at Euro Tour Vendée Gliss! After a cool, fun 10km downwinder, the racers were met with some brutal sidewind conditions, followed by a long 200 meter sprint to the finish line. Having settled for a 4th place finish in Carolina, the leader of…
  • SUP Paddle shafts at different lengths

    Technique with Travis – Choosing SUP paddle length

    Technique with Travis This SUP paddle length tutorial is one of several clips in an NSP exclusive series of short, instructional videos by Travis Grant. His tips and techniques will help racers like yourself to improve and perhaps iron out some of the kinks in your current routines. Travis explains choosing the right SUP paddle length…
  • Saving the planet, one Coconut at a time

    From the entire NSP line-up, a CocoMat Surfboard is our most environmentally friendly product you can buy, and yet it doesn’t compromise on performance. All thanks to the outstanding performance of the natural fibers used, and some smart R&D for the production process. But very few people know how CocoMat boards actually came about. The…
  • Technique with Travis – How to do buoy turns

    Technique with Travis This buoy turn tutorial is one of several clips in an NSP exclusive series of short, instructional videos by Travis Grant. His tips and techniques will help racers like yourself to improve and perhaps iron out some of the kinks in your current routines. Travis explains great buoy turn techniques About Travis Travis…
  • Technique with Travis – Racing strategy 101

    This week in Technique with Travis, we're going to have a brief chat about SUP racing strategy, and what to do to get the very best out of your training when it's time to compete. Travis of course is no stranger to competition himself, having numerous big titles on his name, and coming in third…
  • Technique with Travis – Choosing your SUP fins

    Whether you use your SUP for touring, racing or surfing, choosing your SUP fins actually determines the performance of your board. A right fin can make paddling, maneuvering and simply staying on top, that much easier. In the video below, Travis will discuss his two favourite choices and the impact a fin, its placement and…
  • Update: Final Carolina Cup 2018 results, NSP claims 3 out of top 6 positions

    UPDATE: Last weekend's competition is over and it turns out Carolina Cup 2018 was a dream. Skies were blue, the conditions were great and despite not making it all the way to the #1 spot, the NSP team and their NSP Sonics managed to snatch half of the top 6 spots. Images before & after Anyone…
  • Carolina Cup, Travis Grant and the Sonic

    Arguably the biggest SUP event in the world right now, the Carolina Cup is about to kick off in two days. Traditionally held at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, the event has been around since 2011. What makes the Carolina Cup so great is the community spirit of the event, where total beginners are just as welcome…
  • Technique with Travis – How to do fast beach starts

    Technique with Travis This fast beach start tutorial is the first in an NSP exclusive series of short, instructional videos by Travis Grant. His tips and techniques will help racers like yourself to improve and perhaps iron out some of the kinks in your current routines. Travis explains fast beach start techniques About Travis Travis Grant…
  • Marcus Hansen taking home the title

    Marcus Hansen wins Air France Paddle Festival on Tahiti

    Flat water and scorching heat This 5th edition of the Tahiti Paddle Festival took place at Maeva Beach, with the Lagoon Race kicking off at 08:30 AM and the last race of the day starting at 03:15 PM. This was the first event on the 2018 Paddle League World Tour Schedule, so even though the previous…
  • Update: Protech now available in all-white

    Update 04 Nov: With the initial batch of Protech coming to dealers in Arctic Grey, Sky blue, Aqua and regular blue, 2019 Protech boards are now also available in gorgeous matte white. Think of Protech as lighter than Elements HDT construction, but considerably less fragile than hand-glassed surfboards. Available at a very attractive price point,…
  • Madeira’s SUP Challenge / Portuguese Nationals just in

      Our official results of the first event on the Portuguese Race Tour are in, and it’s been pretty epic. The race took place around Madeira and the contenders got hit with 20 knots of wind and a solid Atlantic swell. Rúben Afonso secured 1st place overall, with his team buddy Renato Queiros making some questionable choices…

  • Titouan Puyo Wins Double Downwinder

      Congratulations to Titouan Puyo for his victory at the #SUPdownunder, Double Downwinder event on the Queensland Gold Coast. Last week, Titouan fell just short and took 2nd place overall in the men’s elite race at the 12 Tower event, which, if the wind conditions were any better then flat, could have been a different…

  • Paul Jonesy Wins 10′ SUP Longboard Division at 12 Towers

      Paul Jonesy shows us that age doesn’t matter! After fighting the heat and battling a stacked field of International Pro riders, Jonesy was able to make his way to the top spot of the podium in the over 40 age group. The grueling 15km distance race normally showcases the skills of the top, down-winding…

  • NSP Racing Takes 2nd and 4th at 12 Towers

      As the 2018 SUP Racing season kicks off this weekend at the 12 Towers Ocean Race in Australia, our NSP racing team put on a great showing considering they were well prepared for what is normally a downwinder. The wind didn’t cooperate and the racers found themselves battling hard on a very flat course.…

  • Gla Gla Race: Behind the Scenes with Travis Grant

    Gla Gla Race: Behind the Scenes with Travis Grant Heaps of snow and hundreds of racers gathering in the French Alps, can only mean one thing… Gla Gla SUP Racing. Over 500 stand up paddle board racers participated in the largest SUP event to date. We have all seen the live updates, we know the winners……

  • SUP Examiner Reviews Puma 14×23.5

    Board Review: NSP Puma 14×23.5 Review by Michael Kelley,  republished in full with permission thanks to www.supexaminer.com, photos by IanClampett. In the short history of modern SUP design, most racing boards were designed like sharp-edged destroyers that sliced through the water. The idea is for the bow to pierce through the water and then for…

  • NSP visits the Mentawai Islands

    NSP visits the Mentawai Islands With thanks to the crew and friends at www.ratumotu.com NSP Surf recently visited some of the most secluded beaches on the planet on the Mentawai Islands, 150 kilometers off the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The beauty of a simple bonfire on the beach after an amazing surf session  with…

  • NSP Shop Of The Week – Puerto Rico : Rebuilding after Hurricane Maria! !

    NSP & Puerto Rico : Rebuilding after Hurricane Maria! We know the island took a huge hit from Hurricane Maria. But it looks like you guys are back on the water! How’s everything and everyone on the island? After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico has been rebuilding from the destruction of its direct strike.  It will take…

  • “My job is to share my passion connecting with people across the globe”

    1) Who is Jeramie Vaine? A 38 years old traveler, a lover of all things water, a student and a teacher. With passion to grow as much as humanly possible. Every time I arrive on the water, my mat, board or in the midst of exploring. Growing up on a small lake in Central New…

  • 2018 NSP Elements Fish Action + Review

    Kirsty Delport rides the NSP Elements Fish. More details about the board > https://goo.gl/sVeHWf

  • 2018 NSP Elements Longboard Action + Review

    NSP’s surf range is refreshed for 2018. Check ’em out and catch some wave action during your Christmas holidays! Here a nice little preview of what to expect from our new longboards! More info about the board > https://www.nspsurfboards.com/product/elements-longboard/ Video link > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgzRSC_UEKE  

  • Australia, France, Singapore, New Zealand! Intense and successful weekend of racing all over the world!

    The 2017 season is officially over, it has been a successful year for Team NSP and it’s ended amazingly! This weekend was a great representation of the entire season! Titouan Puyo 2nd, Travis Grant 5th, Dale Chapman 1st over 50’s and Alain Teurquetil 2nd over 50’s at the King Of The Cut in Perth, Australia…

  • NSP PU Heritage Series – Hand-Crafted Surfboards At Their Finest!

      Designed and shaped by legendary Australian surfer/shaper Kym Thompson. These polyurethane boards are laminated with high end cloth and feature a traditional tinted gloss resin finish.   Soulful longboard for the purest log rider seeking classic style and that endless glide! Sizes : 9’6″ x 23″ / 10’0″ x 23″   Aggressive high performance longboards that break…

  • Jorge Venancio’s interview: “Portugal is undoubtedly one of the best places in the world to surf”

    Who is Jorge? How did you get into Surfing? My name is Jorge and I have 45 years old. I was born in Mozambique and came to Portugal at the age of 4 to live in Parede, a small village near the beach, 10 minutes from Cascais, 20 minutes from Lisbon. Being close to the beach,…

  • 2018 NSP SLX – Oozing With Style

    The Super X range has evolved from riders demanding a focus on performance longboarding and exceptional surf versatility. Fins included: Wave 6 + 2 x J3   The DC Surf X creates the ultimate performance quiver to cover all conditions. Fins included: 3 x J3

  • “Stand-Up Paddle Pro Racer – the most memorable year of my life” NSP’s Marcus Hansen

    “Stand-Up Paddle Pro Racer – the most memorable year of my life” NSP’s Marcus Hansen 1) For people who don’t know you yet, who is Marcus Hansen? I am 24 years old and sport is my life. Sailing was my main sport previously. I represented New Zealand in sailing from the age of 13. I…

  • True performance soft surfboards from NSP!

    True performance soft surfboards from NSP! NSP P2 soft surfboards are the ultimate boards for intermediates, beginners, rentals and surf schools. These wave catching machines will have you surfing in no time. Upgrade the FCS compatible fins and unleash performance that will put a smile on any surfers face.  

  • Travis Grant: “the most hardcore race in the history of SUP!” – RedBull Heavy water’s story

    Travis Grant: “we all kind of switched from “race mode” to, “let’s maybe play it safe” mode When did you arrive at Ocean Beach, San Francisco?  I took the late “red eye” flight on Thursday night from Hawaii to San Fransisco.  Not an ideal situation considering the task that lay ahead of me. I have a super busy…

  • NSP is going seriously sustainable!

    NSP is going seriously sustainable! By the end of 2017, 90 percent of all NSP boards will proudly display Sustainable Surf’s ECOBOARD Project logo, acknowledging the company’s focus and commitment to making more sustainable surf craft. “The brand values of NSP, Nature – Science – Passion, are deeply embedded into every board, so the team…

  • 2018 NSP CocoMat – Lighter – Faster – Stronger!

    2018 NSP CocoMat – Lighter – Faster – Stronger! NSP CocoMat technology utilizes raw coconut fiber waste from naturally sustainable plantations. These boards are light and strong. This proprietary, patent pending technology from NSP creates a visually unique board with an unmatched strength to weight ratio. Click here to know more. 2018 NSP Cruise Great boards for…

  • Video FOIL – Travis Grant testing and developing the NSP’s next chapter –

     VIDEO FOIL – Travis Grant testing and developing the NSP’s next chapter – NSP’s Travis Grant enjoying the ultimate surprise for next season!  A lot of R&D with our shapers and riders to develop this foil board. Designed for the intermediate to expert SUP and surfer. Be ready! NSP will surprise you beyond your wildest…

  • Epic weekend racing at PPG – Photo and Video summary

    Thanks to everyone that made the 2017 Pacific Paddle Games so special, here’s the first part of our recap.  Lots of fun during the first day! Thanks to Ryan Guay for sharing us great action shots throughout the weekend! SUP Racer with Travis Grant after the long distance. To follow SUP Racer’s Instagram > Click here NSP’s…

  • NSP partnership with coconut water producer Harmless Harvest!

    For 2018 we are proud to announce our partnership with coconut water producer Harmless Harvest who will supply NSP with coconut husk waste from Organic for Life – Social & Fair Trade Certificated organic farms, to be used in our Cocomat technology. Started in 2009, Harmless Harvest is a progressive food & beverage initiative set to demonstrate…

  • In the beginning…

    In the Beginning NSP was born in 2001 from the vision of Bruce “Buzz” Hansen, a life-long surfer, skater and allround waterman. While working in Maui as a custom surfboard builder Buzz had an epiphany for producing affordable, versatile, durable and great performing surfboards. Buzz correctly realized there were everyday surfers that needed an affordable…

  • – NSP SUPER X – SUP longboarding in style!

    – NSP SUPER X – SUP longboarding in style! Oozing with style, the NSP Super X range has evolved from riders demanding a focus on performance longboarding and exceptional surf versatility! NSP’s signature 10ft model has been dubbed the”quiver killer”. Effortless to ride with less rocker in the nose and more in the tail it…