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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 – 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]