The 520 is the right a boat for every person who really wants to get into the sport of surfski.


Product Details

Boat Details


BOAT SIZE: 5.2m x 0.52m

AIR – 8.5kg
SCS – 11kg
WWR – 12.5kg

ML: 0.7 – 0.9m
L: 0.8 – 1m
XXL: 0.8 – 1m

ML: 36cm
L: 38cm
XXL: 40cm

ML: – 75kg
L: 75-90kg
XXL: + 90kg

About the Boat

So do you know how to paddle, already try to surf your first waves and the ocean asks for more from you?

The 520 is the right a boat for every person who really wants to get into the sport of surfski.

Like the 560, the 520 is easier to do downwind but also easy to paddle quickly on flat water.

With the new side handles, it makes the carrying very easy.

Perfect for all who looks comfort and speed in all water conditions.

Due to its dimensions the maneuverability of the ski is better as changing direction and surfing waves becomes easier; the weight can be maintained whilst building a stiffer ski and for last but not less important as transport regulations become stricter one shorter ski can be transported without problem on a normal car roof rack.

CUSTOMIZATION No ideas for your new boat? No problem! In addition to our color schemes you can contact Paddle Sports Design, our partner for a top personal design touch. 

Layups & Sizes

How to Setup your Nelo Boat

The Perfect trim

As with any high-performance machine, there is an ideal configuration where our boats are at peak efficiency, specifically with the angle of attack (pitch). This guide will help you trim your boat in order to be at that perfect angle when at speed.

  • Check the table and images below to find the right measures for your boat size. That’s how you find the optimum static rending.
  • Using a marker trace a small straight line, according to the right measure indicated in the table, on the bow for the static line;
  • With the boat stopped, adjust your seat and footrest position so that the static line is levelled with the waterline. At that point is the Optimum Static Rending.

The measures we provide are for the median weight for each boat size (80 kg on an L, for example). So if you are on the limits of the boat’s weight range, the line will be over or under water, but the most important is that the static line is still levelled with the waterline.

These ideal trims were the result of real-world testing and CFD analysis, under optimal conditions: flat water, constant speed, no wind, and average water temperature. Meaning that these results may not apply to other scenarios.