CocoFlax Cruise Design
The NSP Cruise is the most popular shape in the SUP range and currently one of the most popular boards in the world by a mile. Suitable for riders of all sizes and skill levels.
Features a wider nose and rounded square tail, which creates a stable platform for easy turns.
The bottom of the Cruise has a double concave with a single fin, helping gliding characteristics, making the Cruise a board that works both on flat water and in small waves.
Single fin setup
Supplied with our CocoMat 8″ fin, the Cruise has that classic setup, ideal for long and drawn-out power turns. For flat water paddling, a single fin will outperform a multi-fin setup as well.
9’8″ tail shape
While the smallest CocoFlax Cruise (9’8) has a rounded tail (pictured below) which helps maneuverability, the bigger sizes benefit from a squashed tail for a slightly quicker release. After testing the different shapes, we found that the round tail is more responsive on the smaller 9’8″. It didn’t scale up to the 10’2″ upwards though, so adding the squashed tail works better for the bigger boards in the range, as it releases better.
Natural Flax rails
Amazingly light, yet strong, high-end eco-friendly performance boards featuring natural Flax rails. Recognized and awarded at the 2019 Paddle Expo as “Product of the Year”. What’s more, all NSP Cocoflax boards carry the highly desirable “Gold Level” Ecoboard label. Boards carrying this label are manufactured with more sustainable materials, sourced from responsible supply chains, and made by board builders with improved manufacturing processes.
In 2019, NSP introduces uni-directional (UD) Flax fiber rails to its (already) eco-friendly CocoMat series. Flax is a highly durable and naturally reinforced fiber that allows a board construction with significantly less fiberglass, which reduces our overall carbon footprint.
– Natural Flax fiber rail and tail patch – Visually unique board with an unmatched strength to weight ratio. It– Light to carry, easy to maneuver and even lighter to paddle. – Responsive flex and strength enable you to push your limits.