Loading posts...
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • travis grant paddling away from the camera

    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…
  • 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…
  • 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…