Has anyone had any experience with NSP SUPs? In particular the all rounder and the cruise? Looking into getting my first board but pretty experienced with other water sports. I will mainly use in the bay, occasionally in the surf, and want to be able to take my toddler out on it too.
We have just added a 10' NSP Elements A/R to the family collection. It glides well on the lake and in the chop, and paddles easily onto waves. No problem with knee to shoulder high waves. Good stability. Light weight. The rider is 6'2" and 90kg. You might need the 10'6" to be safe with a passenger onboard and could just run with the centrefin to increase stability when that happens. A good all rounder. Cheers
Their shapes seem to be good, I've had 3 NSP's now, but there won't be a 4th as I found their after-sales service to be poor. One of my boards had a manufacturing fault - the vent plug body was not properly glassed-in and air was venting between it and the board. The only solution i eventually got out of them was a replacement vent plug so i could fix it myself!
I bought a demo NSP 10 footer for those small days for a paddle along the beach to a small break say a k or 2 along. Does the job well - no complaints . Also good for newbies trying out paddling.
Thank you everyone for the great advice/tips. As a new person getting into the sport I follow everyone's recommendations.