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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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NEW NSP 2019 RACE BOARD 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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 – 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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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, [...]
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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Red Bull Privateers & NSP

This past weekend NSP was part of something new, a change from the ordinary and traditional stand up paddle events. Less of a race, more an adventure that was part Burning Man, part Red Bull Flugtag The team at Red Bull and their usual outside the box approach to everything, wanted to create a stand […]

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NSP Florida SUP Demo Tour!

NSP’s Jeramie Vaine continues his rolling (and paddling) demo tour of Florida and the southern east coast of the US!   The amount of high fives, hugs and stories exchanged over the past few weeks has been at an all time high while wrapping up a quick trip to the Caribbean, which rolled right into […]

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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 […]

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Congratulations to our NSP Instagram Winners!

Congrats to our Instagramers @Daniel Parres, @rubysimmonds_skate_surf  and @Deaf.Kenzo winning NSP hats and t-shirts signed by Travis Grant and Titouan Puyo. Your Instagram posts best represented the NSP Christmas spirit with the hashtag #NSPChristmas. These will be on there way to all our winners in Singapore, Japan, Spain and Italy. Stay tuned for more! Follow our Instagram NSPsurfnsup and don’t […]

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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  

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Weekend Racing!

Weekend Racing! RED BULL HEAVY WATER 2017 NSP’s Superstar Travis Grant will participate to the RedBull Heavy Water. The event will start in the water at Ocean Beach and goes in-and-out through the surf before heading north for a mini-marathon to the Golden Gate Bridge, with the winners crossing the line inside San Fran Bay […]

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When SUP brings back an X-treme waterman to the ocean!

When SUP brings back an X-treme waterman to the ocean! Who is Eduardo “Chore”? My name is Eduardo, but everyone knows me as Chore, my alias. I live in Santander, north of Spain, so I´m surrounded by sea. I started watersports in 1987, first Bodyboarding going on to be a professional, I started Longboarding, Surfing, Bodysurfing along […]

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NSP – A spartan in Netherland

NSP’s Ronald Schuurbiers – A spartan in Netherland Rider of the week: Ronald Schuurbiers who recently finished the 11 City Tour When did you start SUPing? I started with Stand up Paddle only 3 years ago. I borrowed an inflatable board from a friend and took it with me on vacation to Kroatia. It was […]

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NSP Race – The evolution continues!

The evolution continues! Harry Lee presents the new 2018 race range just before he participated in the Middle Harbour SUP Challenge! NSP race boards represent a continued evolvement from the 2017 model, affirming its position as one of the leaders in the industry! NSP race designer Alain Teurquetil, has executed an intensive development program across […]

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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 […]

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NSP’s Jorge Venancio riding the 2018 DC Surf X

Our SUPer motivated Portuguese rider Jorge Venancio just received his new NSP 2018 DC Surf X and he obviously knows how to use it! Here’s Jorge settling into “hard core” control on a classic session around home (Parede, Lisboa, Portugal) Thank you to the photographer: Vanda Abreu Fotografia Photography for these amazing shots More pictures of him on his 2017 model: […]

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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 […]

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– 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 […]

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New accessories for 2018

Board Bags, Paddles, Surf fins, Performance race fins, leashes! 2018 NSP’s accessories come in a variety of formats to best meet your needs and every widget & spare part you could need to keep yourself on the water! To see every accessories click here

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Our new website is out!

Our new website provides a clear message of who we are and what we stand for, delivering you regulated content about Surf, SUP and Race. The website also boasts a clean design and intuitive and consistent site-wide navigation system with improved menu functionality that directs you to the information most relevant to you! Check out the […]

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