Instigator SLX

The Instigator is the latest design in NSP’s line of dedicated Surf SUP boards, tested by Ty Judson and the International Team riders.

Available in four sizes, it is a versatile surf SUP featuring a shortboard-inspired outline and a 4+1 fin cluster for a variety of fin setups.

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– Deep single concave for maximum speed, combined with a curvy rocker, fast and loose
– Shortboard-inspired outline
– 4+1 fin box cluster
– Comes with 2+1 set of high-performance RTM fins


Whether you ride thrusters, quads or something even less conventional, with a very complete 4+1 cluster, the Instigator is going to accommodate your favorite fin setup. It comes with four FTU boxes (compatible with Futures® fins) and a single US10 slot.

Out of the box, each Instigator comes with a set of  J3 performance side bites and the Wave 6 center fin.

The NSP Instigator is an Alain Teurquetil design.

High-Performance accessories by NSP
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Accessories Included

  • FTU RTM Fins

    2x J3 RTM Side fins

  • Wave 6.0 RTM fin

Size Chart

LengthWidthThicknessVolumeWeight +/- 5%
7'0''25"3 ³/⁴"75 Liters5.55 Kg EST
7'6''27"3 ¹³/¹⁶"89 Liters6.30 Kg EST
8'0''27 ¹/²"4 ¹/¹⁶"103 Liters6.93 Kg EST
8'6''28"4 ¹/⁴"117 Liters7.58 Kg EST


Additional Information

The Instigator is a take-no-prisoners performance board.

Featuring a deep single concave nose to tail and slightly curvier rocker complimented by a heavily influenced performance shortboard outline this Surf SUP board is designed for those who are about to rock.

With its curvy rocker, squash tail, and hard tail edges the concave acts to straighten the curve along the stringer creating a board that is blisteringly fast but has a short turning arc that wants to go vertical and fit into hollower waves.

Instigator Profile

Instigator Features

SLX FLAX Construction

SLX Flax construction diagram

SLX  Flax Technology delivers wave-riding performance and reduced weight without compromising durability.

–   Vacuum bonded SLX (Super Light Epoxy) core offers a lighter weight than others
–   Full Paulownia wood deck for added strength and rigidity
–   Unidirectional flax fiber rails for superior flex control and increased durability
–   SLX Flax; a premium and high-performance package
–   Eco-friendly flax rails
–   Extended EVA grip toward the nose
–   4+1 fin box setup for added versatility
–   EVA Tail pad with arch bar and tail kick
–   Squashed tail for tighter turns, speed and responsiveness


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    Bag details

    Bag NameDimensionsDesigned for
    Surf Day Bag 7'0" 4mm218 x 66 cm7'0"
    Surf Day Bag 7'10" 4mm249 x 68 cm7'6"
    SUP Surf Day Bag 8'3" 4mm266 x 98 cm8'0"
    SUP Surf Day Bag 9'0" 4mm286 x 92 cm8'6"
    Surf Day Bag 7'0" 4mm219 x 67 cm7'0"
    Surf Day Bag 7'10" 4mm250 x 69 cm7'6"
    SUP Surf Travel Bag 8'6" 8mm266 x 98 cm8'0", 8'6"

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