The new NSP Protech Hybrid is a new shape and new technology for 2018. The Protech technology uses a SecureCELL EPS core wrapped with 6oz + 4oz Deck and 6oz + 4oz + 4oz (Patch) bottom, with BIAX carbon tail patches and BIO-EPOXY resin. The result is a super durable and long lasting quality board, but still remains light with a responsive flex pattern through the board.
NSP was born in 2001 from the vision of Bruce "Buzz" Hansen, a life-long surfer, skater and allround waterman. Buzz had an epiphany for producing affordable, versatile, durable and great performing surfboards. Buzz realized there were everyday surfers that needed an affordable board that performed in Hawaii, yet they didn’t require “custom” or specialized competition or extreme surf boards. His dream was a utilitarian surfboard that could ride in the back of the pick-up truck to the beach, be left in the sun all-day or loaned to a friend without fear of damage - of course it had to surf good enough to give to his long-time surfing buddies, neighbours and friends and save face.
The code name while in development was “New Surf Project”. Somehow the name stuck and “NSP” was established. The word “New” reflected the brands identity, using new technologies that were new to the market and a new way of thinking about the surf industry.
NSP began selling in Hawaii and Australia in 2002 with immediate success making surfing more accessible. In 2007 NSP was one of the first brands to produce SUPs based on the brand’s original concept of performance and value. Today NSP has become one of the world’s largest brands in recreational surfing and stand-up paddleboards, introducing new participants, young and old, who in turn have introduced their friends and family to the joy and freedom of the sport and brand.
Over 16 years hundreds of thousands of boards have passed, yet our core values haven’t changed. NSP remains true to the original vision of the great performing, affordable, durable surf or paddleboard that allows everyone to surf.