Nelo Viper 46 Surfski Review

Nelo’s most popular fitness kayak, the Viper 46, now comes in a sit-on-top version: introducing the hybrid Viper 46 Surfski!   The addition of a surfski deck makes the Viper 46 a versatile boat that maintains speed in the flats, handles small to medium downwind conditions and looks sleek. We’ve been paddling the Viper 46 Surfski […]

Nelo 600

Nelo 600 double ski

Overview Possibly the best downwind teaching tool on the market, the Nelo 600 is a small double surfski that delivers big fun in surf. At just 6 meters long (19.7 feet), the 600 is shorter than most traditional single person surfskis (6.4 meters).  If you are looking for a racing double or a double that […]

Resistance Training

There are many benefits to training with resistance, namely improving your Specific Strength, working on certain aspects of your paddling technique, and really appreciating how much glide you have when you take it off! Resistance Training Training with resistance can help take your paddling to the next level. There are many benefits to training with […]

Using Stroke Rate to Improve Your Paddling

I remember long ago being a young paddler and while paddling, my coach would whistle rhythmically to indicate what kind of stroke rate I should be at.  Gone are the days of following a whistle or a metronome in a zip-lock bag thrown in the boat. Thanks to some hardworking, very smart people we now […]

Choosing the right surfski for you

nelo surfski california

Surfski design and manufacturing has come a very long way since the days of Magnum P.I. crossing the Channel of Bones during the Molokai Challenge event in his old-school, double –foot well, spec surfski! The companies of today are developing lighter, stiffer, and ultimately faster surfskis. They are achieving this through innovative design, improved construction, […]

Choosing the right paddle for you

knsyna racing surfski paddle

“Be sure to match the paddle to your paddling technique, not the other way around“  With today’s wide array of choices when it comes to paddles, from design to shaft stiffness, having all the facts will help you to make an informed decision as to which paddle is the right one for you. Paddles were […]