Boat Description

Nelo 550 ML surfski

Nelo 550 Ski – Racing Ski for Lighter Paddlers

ML Size | WWR Construction

The lively 550 is a great all-around performance surfski with stability for all conditions.

The 550 offers an incredibly fun paddling experience in flat water and surf. The 550 is both maneuverable and fast. With its ability to hop on a wave quickly, the 500 is an action-packed ride in the surf that catches small waves easily. In the flats, the 550 is a competitive boat that accelerates quickly and gains ground on the turns with its tight turn radius.

ML is for the lightest paddlers, Nelo boats adjust volume along with bucket sizes!

Weight specs have some overlap, ML is designed for the paddlers who benefit from the low volume of the ML. A more average build person at 145 – 165 may fit the L better depending on hip size.

Surfski size chart with wider weight capacity

Surfski Sizes by Weight (lbs)

Nelo 550 Low Volume racing Surfski ML
Nelo 550 Low Volume racing Surfski ML

Maximize Power with Carbon Footplate and Pullbar!

The Nelo carbon footplate upgrade is included with this surfski! This ski is outfitted with the Nelo carbon footplate with a solid carbon pull bar which lets you maximize your power with each stroke. The footplate can be adjusted for angle and also rapidly adjusted for length. The carbon pull bar includes a neoprene sleeve as shown.

Nelo carbon Footplate for surfski

Front View

Your footplate is the most important contact point with your boat

Details of Nelo Carbon footplate


Metal ring for immediate depth adjustment for leg length

Nelo carbon Footplate for surfski

Side View

Nelo Carbon footplate with solid pull bar and neoprene sleeve


Blue ITA 5005

White RAL 9016

Yellow Viz Lines


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