Lightweight Surfskis | Nordic Kayaks USA

Nitro

The Nitro is our top end racing surfski developed for the elite paddlers seeking maximum speed. The Nitro comes in two sizes; the 640 and the 600, both numbers represent the boat’s length in centimeters. The well balanced rocker and volume distribution makes this ski a rocket in downwind, allowing the paddler to link waves and navigate with quick response. The Nitro also has excellent speed in the flats, making it a great choice on any race day. The Nitro does not have handles.
Why are there two size options on some models? Great paddlers come in all shapes and sizes; generally, lighter people prefer a shorter hull (less volume) which enables them more control over the boat. Bigger people need more volume and can benefit from a longer hull. Storage space is also a factor when choosing your new ski. Ultimately, the best boat for you will be based on your comfort, preferences, paddling style and water conditions; there are no right or wrong preferences. For reference, paddlers around 200 lbs + tend to prefer the longer option, where paddlers under 150 lbs tend to prefer the shorter option. If you are around 175 lbs, you may want to try both and take into consideration the type of water you will be paddling in.
Nitro 640
Nitro 600

Construction and Color Options

All NK boats are made the same way as a Formula 1 race car; with prepreg carbon fiber and autoclave techniques that hit pressures up to 4 atm. The heat from the autoclave creates an unmatched lamination of composite.  This means you get an extraordinary light, yet strong construction.  These techniques are not only used in F1 racing, but also in the space industry, so be assured, you are getting a very high quality boat.  Please note, boat weights listed below may vary slightly.

CarbonX

Limited edition, full carbon, naked construction. Extremely light and rigid, this is our flagship model. Minor cosmetic blemishes can occur in naked boats.

CarbonLite S

The CarbonLite S is a full carbon painted boat with a naked carbon cockpit, with premium grade diviny cell foam core. The Carbon Lite S is reinforced with stringer for increased stiffness and strength. Minor cosmetic blemishes can occur in naked cockpits.

CarbonLite R

The CarbonLite R is ideal for river racing and is available by pre-order only. The full carbon boat with single skin hull construction creates more durability. This construction comes with a kick-up rudder as an alternative rudder for shallow water paddling.

CarbonLite

The CarbonLite construction is a full carbon boat and fully painted. Like the CarbonLite S, it also has a premium grade diviny cell foam core and is reinforced with stringer for increased stiffness and strength.

CarbonComp

The Carbon Comp construction is a mix of fiberglass and carbon and is also fully painted. Like the CarbonLite S and CarbonLite, it also has a premium grade diviny cell foam core and is reinforced with stringer for increased stiffness and strength.

Specs

Nitro 640

Nitro 640

CarbonX: 9 kg | 19.8 lbs
CarbonLite S: 10 kg | 22 lbs
CarbonLite R: 11.3 kg | 24.9 lbs
Carbon Lite: 10 kg | 22 lbs
Carbon Comp: 12 kg | 26.5 lbs
Please note, boat weights listed may vary slightly.

Nitro 600

CarbonX: 8.4 kg | 18.5 lbs
CarbonLite S: 9.2 kg | 20.3 lbs
CarbonLite R: 10.7 kg | 23.6 lbs
Carbon Lite: 9.2 kg | 20.3 lbs
Carbon Comp: 11.5 kg | 25.4 lbs
Please note, boat weights listed may vary slightly.

Pricing

*Prices do not include sales tax or local shipping.

Rudder options

NK Surfskis come standard with the following:

Spare Parts

Check out our online shop for all NK spare parts.

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