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Stand-Up Paddleboards

NSP 14' Flatwater Coco Mat

83

2014

NSP 14' Flatwater Coco Mat

The new NSP 14' Flatwater Coco Mat craft will appeal to recreational racers–this board is fast. NSP claims the Coconut husk fibers sandwiched in with the boards fiberglass and epoxy core make it the lightest and strongest SUP’s on the market. 

NRS Czar 6

81

2014

NRS Czar 6

With experience from inflatable river rafts and kayaks, NRS has put together a consumer friendly product in the NRS Czar. Those sticking to fun size waves and short treks will enjoy the ease of use, safety and excellent portability of this design.

NRS Mayra

80

2014

NRS Mayra

The NRS Mayra works well as a no-fuss SUP board that travels well. The design is especially well suited to SUP yoga fans and fitness paddlers.

BIC ACE-TEC 11’6

90

2012

BIC ACE-TEC 11’6

The BIC ACE-TEC 11’6 standup paddleboard is designed as a recreational board for touring, surfing, fishing and paddling adventures. The board includes three fins, board deck pad, integrated carry handle and a surf leash.

NSP Flatwater 12’0

88

2012

NSP Flatwater 12’0

Steve Doviak takes the NSP Flatwater 12'0 for an extended paddle, and likes the results.

Surftech Joe Bark Expedition 14’0

87

2012

Surftech Joe Bark Expedition 14’0

At 14-feet, the Surftech Joe Bark Expedition can be hard to handle on dry land. But that's also what helps make it such a dream to paddle on flat to slightly choppy water.