Teacher’s Pet

The Teacher’s Pet is built-to-teach

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This range of boards is designed by some of the best surf instructors from around the globe. These shapes are designed specifically for first-time surfers and help shorten the learning curve.

Teacher’s Pet Design:

A smooth constant rocker with a flipped nose and tail rockers make this board paddle easy and the extra nose lift makes taking the drop easier than most boards. (no more nose diving or tail stalls). A “Learn-to-Surf” setup with its positioning marks for paddling, hand placement and ultimately foot placement is designed to take the guesswork and bad habits out of the learning process.

Teacher’s Pet Fins:

The board comes with flexible bolt-through fins reducing risk and turning with ease on the wave. These are easy to mount and detach and can be removed quickly for land-based practice.


Accessories Included

  • 3x Bolt-through fins

Size Chart

LengthWidthThicknessVolumeWeight +/- 5%
7'0"22 ¹/²"3 ¹/⁴"66 Liters5.39 Kg
8'4"23 ¹/²"3 ³/⁴"93 Liters7.07 Kg
10'0"24 ¹/²"3 ¹/²"123 Liters11.20 Kg


Colour options

NSP Teacher's Pet 2024 colours

Teacher's Pet Construction

– PE deck and rail
– Learn to Surf teaching guides for easy hand placement
– Ridges on the tail for easy learning and foot positions
– CNC-cut and hand-finished EPS core with integrated fiberglass-reinforced bamboo stringers
– Bamboo stringers: 7’0 (2) / 8’4 (3) / 10’0 (4)
– PE slick bottom
– Extra strong nose and tail reinforcement on 10’0
– Bottom handle on all boards
– Bolt-through thrust fin for added durability


Teacher's Pet Features

Teacher’s Pet with the paddle position

The oval in the center of the deck allows inexperienced riders to better position themselves correctly on the board. Sometimes referred to as “the balance point”, the markings reduce the chances of being too far forward, which makes the board nosedive, or too far back making the board stall.

Hand Placement

The outside lines of the oval are great guide as well as a hand-placement guide. By simply putting your center fingers (flat hands!) under your chest, you avoid intuitively grabbing the rails. This correct posture really helps in getting the rider into that pinpoint technique for the all-important ‘pop up’ from the start.

Center Line

The centerline running 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 and riders know that time they get on the board, they are perfectly positioned.

Comfortable Handle

Learning to surf can be exhausting so The Teacher’s Pet features a convenient handle on the bottom of the board, just below the rail and over its center of gravity.  This helps surfers carry their boards to-and-from the spot with ease, instead of dragging the boards behind them.

Straight A’s all round.

For other softboard options by NSP, the more recreational Sundowner is perfect for travelers or a spontaneous session, while the P2 Soft range offers wider boards, longboards and funboards with more durability than traditional foamies for early stages of learning.


Dane talks Teacher's Pet and surf teaching

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Teacher's Pet how-to's

How to use the markings on NSP Teacher’s Pet

How to ride the NSP Teacher’s Pet 10′

How to pick the right size for the NSP Teacher’s Pet

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    Bag details

    Bag NameDimensionsDesigned for
    Board sock 7'0"7'0" x stretchy7'0"
    Board sock 8'6"8'6" x stretchy8'4"
    Board sock 10'0"10'0" x stretchy10"
    Surf Day Bag 7'0" 4mm218 x 66 cm7'0"
    Surf Day Bag 8'6" 4mm270 x 68 cm8'4"
    Surf Day Bag 10'0" 4mm317 x 74 cm10'
    Surf Travel Bag 7'0" 4mm218 x 64 cm7'0"
    Surf Travel Bag 8'6" 4mm271 x 69 cm8'4"
    Surf Travel Bag 10'0" 4mm318 x 75 cm10'

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