Carolina Pro Carbon

The winning tool for 90% of all racing conditions that a competitive stand-up paddle racer encounters.

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• The bottom shape of the new Carolina remains the same, as its performance conquered a lot of podium finishes.

• A reduced width is nothing without stability. Optimizing the center of gravity for the Carolina resulted in a more balanced riding experience. This allowed us to decrease the width for noticeable performance gains. Note the subtle dug-out at the bottom of the rails, allowing a wider stance and improved stability. The NSP Carolina comes with a single centered, neoprene handle placed on a balanced fixture point for ultra-fast beach starts and close-call finishes.

• Recessed deck allowing for low center of gravity and adds stability. By lowering the center of gravity across the entire shape, not just the standing area, athletes benefit consistently, even when they are on the back of the board. The improved stability allows athletes to go more narrow, and reap the benefits of the increased performance throughout the Carolina range.

• Heightened rail lip around cockpit reduces water intake in the standing area.

• High-performance tail for easy buoy turns.

• Dug-out rails for wider stance creates additional width and improves stability.

FINS: The NSP 22 and 24 racing fins are designed to deliver top performance: expect excellent tracking, stability, efficiency, speed and easy acceleration.


Accessories Included

  • Race 22 for 20.5" & 22.5"

  • Race 24 for 23.5" & 25"

  • 2+1 Race handles

Size Chart

LengthWidthThicknessVolumeWeight +/- 5%
14'0''20" ¹/²Recessed Deck242 Liters11.01 Kg
14'0''22''Recessed Deck255 Liters11.48 Kg
14'0''23" ¹/²Recessed Deck269 Liters11.72 Kg
14'0''25"Recessed Deck282 Liters12.26 Kg



Carolina construction diagram:

Elite Pro Carbon technology construction is essential when winning is all that matters:

– The Carolina is fully built with Pro Carbon technology with extra carbon Innegra™ reinforcements around the nose, tail and lip of the cockpit for close quarter battles at race starts and from the chasing racers in a draft train.

–  Cutting edge aerospace carbon fibers and ultra-light core materials are combined with our unique vacuum construction, making Pro Carbon the lightest, stiffest and fastest racing construction technology available.

–  Featuring a PVC reinforced deck for integrity plus carbon rails for stiffness reducing flex and making the board ultra responsive.

–  Pro Carbon is an elite construction technology that is standard in our production race boards allowing you to own exactly the same boards that NSP pros Travis Grant, Titouan Puyo and Ty Judson win on.


By using Innegra™ Carbon for the rail lips in favor of “conventional” biaxial carbon, one of the most ding-prone areas on any race board is drastically reinforced without weight penalties. Ding resistance, durability and damage tolerance all increase, protecting your equipment. For several years now, all recessed NSP Raceboards have benefited from this new construction, along with Uni-directional rail bands (on the side) and 100% biaxial carbon layups (on the deck and bottom).

How To Turn Your Board

Tips for turning the Carolina

Turning a recessed board (dugout) can take some time to get used to. You may encounter water that comes into the tray (deck) of the board if you raise the nose too high during a turn. We asked Team Rider Titouan Puyo to show us how he maneuvers the Carolina around a buoy while keeping his speed up, while the water out. Be sure to step back, keep the nose down on the turn, and then quickly step back to the center. Have a look at the video.

Key Features

The Carolina comes with neoprene handles and several balanced fixture points.  4 AVS Drain holes quickly expel excess water from the dugout. A patented GORE® vent near the GoPro (or GPS) fixture point prevents a pressure build-up, allowing oxygen to pass but keeping out moisture.


“Stoked on the new 2021 20.5” Carolina. This is my 4th generation of this board and what Alain Teurquetil, Travis Grant, Titouan Puyo, Ty Judson, Annie Star has designed over the years is one awesome board. As soon as I stepped on it, it felt like home. I felt planted, the soft rails made for subtle movements, no twitching”

“In its element, water with texture is where this board excels but it’s not out of place in the flats either. Can’t wait to spend more time on mine”
Brandon van Elslander, Teamrider Canada

Ty talks NSP Carolina Pro Carbon

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    Bag details

    Bag NameDimensionsDesigned for
    Premium Raceboard bag 14'448 x 95 cmAll NSP Carolina boards

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