Lightweight Surfskis | Nordic Kayaks USA

Squall

The Squall is best described as a stable, yet competitive intermediate ski. It is quick and fun with superb maneuverability in waves. Even though the boat is wider, it is designed to have a narrow catch to ensure good technique. The Squall also comes in two sizes; 580 and 540, both numbers represent the boat’s length in centimeters. This model has handles in the bow/stern and at the side of the cockpit.
NK USA Squall
NK Squall USA
NK squall USA
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.  
Squall 580
Squall 540

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

Squall 580

NK Stability 6

Squall 580

Carbon X: 9 kg | 19.8 lbs
Carbon Lite S: 10 kg | 22 lbs
Carbon Lite R: 11.3 kg | 24.9 lbs
Carbon Lite: 10 kg | 22 lbs
Carbon Comp: 11.8 kg | 26 lbs
Please note, boat weights listed may vary slightly.

Squall 540

Carbon X: 8.4 kg | 18.5 lbs
Carbon Lite S: 9.2 kg | 20.3 lbs
Carbon Lite R: 10.7 kg | 23.6 lbs
Carbon Lite: 9.2 kg | 20.3 lbs
Carbon Comp: 11.3 kg | 24.9 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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