Pro-9 Nature Flex

The NSP Pro-9 is designed by Carl Schaper as a performance longboard, and it is the most high-performance longboard in the NSP lineup.

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Consider the CSE-version of the Pro-9 the most performance-oriented version with carbon elements and a 6mm wood stringer. The Nature Flex version comes without carbon elements and is considered the more eco-friendly version of the Pro-9, while the Elements version of the Pro-9 features the most durable construction in the lineup with wide, fiberglass stringers and our precise- and ultra-durable Elements moulding technology.

Bottom: Soft roll to mid-V to V to double concave
Intermediate – pro
Wave Type:
All conditions

The Pro-9 is a longboard with as much shortboard crammed into it as possible. Carl Schaper will often point out the back-third of the board, as it fits almost perfectly on his 6’2” step up, with the same thickness, tail dimensions and rails. The bottom has a soft roll to V in the middle, running into V with a double concave in the tail.

Talking about this version of the Pro-9, we have to say that the most significant improvement is in its nose-riding capability.

Fin Setup:
The Pro-9 comes in a 4+1 fin configuration enabling you to be creative in your setup as a quad, thruster or single fin. NSP placed the Surf 10 fin box slightly further back, creating an ideal configuration for a thruster setup. The board comes with FTU fin boxes, making it compatible with Futures® Fins (fins not included).

High-Performance accessories by NSP
Scroll to the bottom of the page for suitable high-performance fins for the Pro-9 by NSP.


Size Chart

LengthWidthThicknessVolumeWeight +/- 5%
9'1"22"2 ³/⁴"62.9 Liters6.07Kg EST


Who’s the Pro-9 for

This is a low-volume, high-performance, and durable longboard. Built-in NSP’s Nature Flex technology consisting of beautiful Paulownia wood sheets, a bamboo stringer, and SecureCell EPS core that provides a high strength-to-weight ratio, and offers exceptional compressive and flexural strength plus dimensional stability characteristics

The consistent feedback is that this board comes together in the powerful swell, where bigger riders like to roam and use their strength and weight to full effect. Think serious speed from a longboard.

NSP PRO-9 Logo

Pro-9 Features

– Performance nose with plenty of volumes to hang 10

– Double pinstripe accent

– Squeezed-in performance tail with a Surf 10 center and 4x FTU fin boxes

– Strong, durable, and lightweight Paulownia wood skin

Shapers Union

Carl Schaper

Shaper’s Union

The Pro-9 is a Shaper’s Union creation, a collaboration between NSP and world-class shapers like Carl Schaper. Established to bring new energy and high-performance to the surf line-up, Shapers Union is NSP’s way to showcase the incredible skill and talent of some of the most accomplished shapers in the world.

Having collaborated with numerous world champions, from longboarding to short boarding, these artists and their shapes are now accessible to riders worldwide through NSP and the Shaper’s Union.

Residing on the island of Oahu, Carl Schaper operates from the legendary Sugar Mill, creating longboard shapes, guns and mini mals for surfing royalty from Hawaii and beyond. His knowledge of shaping and construction is an essential part of the Shaper’s Union DNA.

Shapers' Union Thunderbolt logo

Pro-9 Profile


Nature Flex Construction

Construction diagram

NSP’s Nature Flex technology is the latest in our eco-friendly line of surfboard constructions. Building on our great response to Carl Schaper’s range of CSE boards, consumers will now have an eco-alternative for the CSE Pro-9.

Nature Flex lay-ups consist of a strong, SecureCell EPS core, which benefits the environment by minimizing foam cut-offs and foam dust waste. The core is reinforced with a 6mm bamboo wood stringer and wrapped in strong, durable, and warp-resistant Paulownia wood skin.

The result is a state-of-the-art surfboard shape, with an eco-friendly footprint and a great classic design.

Nature Flex Construction diagram

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    Bag details

    Bag NameDimensionsDesigned for
    Board sock 9'6"9'6" x stretchy9'1"
    Surf Day Bag 9'6" 4mm298 x 70 cm9'1"
    Surf Travel Bag 9'6" 4mm298 x 70 cm9'1"

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