Once synonymous with practical but not particularly sexy beginner boards, NSP has undergone something of a transformation in recent years. It now boasts a considerably more refined and versatile range. Since being picked up a couple of years ago by Cobra International, specialists in high-tech, sustainable, performance-driven composites, the brand has gone from strength to strength, literally as well as figuratively. Still a cornerstone of the beginner market, thanks to the excellent price point and durable construction, NSP boards are also relevant to surfers with an intermediate or even advanced skillset; the shapes are now more sophisticated, and the materials better suited to a performance approach. Protech construction is the most performance-oriented, E-Plus is the sturdiest, while HTD is a happy medium between the two. Be sure to check out their excellent SUPs as well. All of the NSP boards we stock are certified ECOBOARDS.