Teacher’s Pet

The Teacher’s Pet is made-to-learn

This range of boards is designed by some of the best surf instructors from around the globe. These are shapes specifically designed for first-timers to paddle out on, either with an instructor or as a private owner.


Accentuated front- and rear rockers make this board paddle easy and the extra “spoon”  is going to take the drop better than most boards out there (no more beginners nose digging or “wheelies”). A “Learn-to-Surf” setup with its positioning marks for paddling, hand placement and ultimately foot placement is an instructor favourite as it takes the guesswork and bad habits out of the learning process.


The board also comes with a super flexible 9-inch dolphin Click Fin (patent pending) that tracks perfectly while turning with ease on the wave. Best of all, these fins can be mounted and removed without tools. Instructors wanting to demonstrate something on the beach without damaging or bending the fin really appreciate this feature.


Accessories Included

  • 9" tool-less flexible Click fin

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Size Chart

Length Width Thickness Volume Weight +/- 5%
7'0"22 ¹/²"3 ¹/⁴"66 Liters5.4 kg
8'4"23 ¹/²"3 ³/⁴"93 Liters7.1 kg
10'0"24 ¹/²"3 ¹/²"123 Liters11.2 kg


Teacher's Pet Features

Paddle Position

The paddle position, oval in the centre of the deck, allows inexperienced riders to better position themselves correctly on the board with ease “sometimes referred to as the balance point” reducing the chances of being too far forward making the board nose dive or too far back making the board wheelie.

Hand Placement

The outside lines of the oval are also a great guide as to where your center finger of flat hands should be placed when under your chest (preventing riders from grabbing the rails). This helps in getting the rider into that pinpoint technique for the all important ‘pop up’ from the start.

Center Line

The center line running through the oval & from nose to tail acts as a guide to easily center your body from the left to right sides of the board. This creates confidence in the riders, knowing that each and every time they get on the board, they are in the perfect position. This also provides school instructors with an easy to use teaching tool.

Comfortable Handle

Learning to surf can be exhausting, so there is no need to push your students unnecessary. The Teacher’s Pet features a convenient handle on the bottom of the baord, just below the rail and over its center of gravity. Watch your students carry your boards to- and from the spot with ease, instead of dragging the boards behind them.

Straight A’s all round.

For other soft board options by NSP, the more recreational Sundowner is perfect for travellers or a spontaneous session, while the P2 Soft range offers wider boards, longboards and funboards for dedicated schools and surfcamps.


Teacher’s Pet design

• PE deck and rail
• Learn to Surf teaching guides with textured deck for easy hand placement
• Multi-textured ridges on the tail for easy learning and foot positions
• CNC-cut and hand-finished EPS core with integrated fibreglass-reinforced bamboo stringers: 7’0 (2) / 8’4 (3) / 10’0 (4)
• PE slick bottom
• Bolt-through leash plug
• Extra strong nose and tail reinforcement on 10’0
• Bottom handle on all boards

Dane talks Teacher's Pet and surf teaching

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