| the 520 |

Nelo 520 surfski

Boat Specs

Length x width: 5.2m x 0.55m / 16.7ft x 21.7″


Paddler Weight:
ML        < 165 lbs
L            165 – 200 lbs
XXL       > 200 lbs


(4) WWR – CARBON KEVLAR: 12.5 kg / 27.7 lbs
(7) SCS – CARBON: 11 kg / 24.3 lbs


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About the 520

The Nelo 520 surfski is not your typical stable surfski. Nelo has changed the game with its innovative concave hull design.
The 520 is similar in stability with other brands, however it is absolutely more agile, faster and surfs better than anything in its class.

We back this boat so much that we challenge you to take the 520 and compare it to your boat. Use a gps and experience it for yourself!

what people say

David Cooper Santa Cruz, CA

A Terrific Surfski: Quick, Stable, Fun! I’ve been paddling the 520 L in the WWR layup, for two months now, and am delighted with it in every way. Highly recommended for beginners and seasoned paddlers alike.

Ross Goldberg Los Angeles, CA

As I am over 70 years old, the most important thing for me is safety. The primary stability is about the same on the Nelo and the V8. However, the secondary stability is clearly better with the Nelo. Even when things get rough, I just don’t go over. On the occasion when I do go over, the entry is much easier. With the V8, I often struggled to get back on, especially in disorganized swells. Now, I can just hop back on easily. It probably is due to the lower sidewalls and greater secondary stability. Another plus is that the 520 is clearly faster, with more rapid acceleration.

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