Unleash Your Inner Athlete with the Amazing Bluefin Nitro 14′ Paddle Board

Overview
Touring
9.8
9.8
Our score
Stability
10
Design
10
Performance
10
Price/Quality ratio
9
Supplied accessories
10

Sleek and speedy – this board will take you places!

Whether you’re a seasoned paddle boarder or a first-time rider, the Bluefin inflatable paddle board assortment has something for everyone. From their high-quality inflatable boards to their top-of-the-line accessories, this company has quickly become a favorite among water enthusiasts all over the world.

So grab your sunscreen and get ready to join me as we take a closer look at what makes the Bluefin SUP company stand out from the crowd.

Bluefin offers a range of popular paddle boards, but some of the most popular boards in their line-up include the Bluefin Bruise 10’8, Bluefin Sprint Carbon, and their Aura.

I have tested the Nitro board extensively, and I have proof to show it πŸ™‚ You will see a lot of pictures of me carrying or floating around on this board. In my review below, I will talk about my experience with this paddle board and why I think it’s fantastic for experienced paddlers in need of speed.

Watch my Unboxing Video of the Bluefin Nitro 14′

I tested the Bluefin Nitro for a whole day and filmed it. Check it out to see what this awesome beast of a board has to offer 🀩

Soon I’ll finish my in-depth review video too. Stay tuned!

Pro’s

  • A top racing board that comes complete.
  • Good Quality SUP and Beautiful Design
  • Extra handles for lifting on the beach.
  • Removable bungee cord.
  • Kick-pad on the back with tracking on the board.

To be fair, these aren’t really cons, more like small suggestions for the next updateπŸ˜‡

  • The pump is very small
  • Can’t attach a kayak seat
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Bluefin Nitro is so massive, I can disappear into it

My upcoming review will focus on the latest version of the Bluefin Nitro 14′, highlighting its updated features and improvements. Let’s dive in!

The new Bluefin Nitro 14′ paddle board boasts a sleek design and exceptional performance. This board is perfect for those seeking a fast and efficient ride on the water. With enhanced features and top-of-the-line materials, the Bluefin Nitro 14′ is a true game-changer in the world of inflatable paddle boards.

Whether you’re a professional athlete or a casual but experienced adventurer, this board is sure to exceed your expectations. Let’s go into the details and see what makes the Bluefin Nitro 14′ a must-have for any water enthusiast.


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The backside of the Nitro

The Bluefin Nitro 14′ Paddle Board Is Most Suitable For: 

People that want a touring and a racing board. A fast and efficient SUP that will take you places so you can explore more in less time and be the fastest in the group at that. If you still need to perfect the art of paddle boarding, I would suggest getting the top-notch Bluefin Cruise Carbon.

What Makes The Bluefin Nitro NXT 14′ SUP Stand Out?

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Bluefin Nitro Bungee cords

Several features make the Bluefin Nitro NXT 14′ inflatable paddle board stand out from the competition. The board’s construction is top-quality. Made from dual-layer drop stitch PVC, it’s durable and can handle even the toughest of conditions. This is great for embarking on any water conditions in paddle boarding!

Another standout feature is the board’s single US race fin optimized for speed and maneuverability.

πŸ”₯ Want to Know More? Watch My Full Review Video on The Nitro πŸ”₯

The board also comes with a variety of accessories that are both functional and high-quality. The adjustable carbon fiber paddle is lightweight and easy to use, while the included coiled ankle leash adds an extra level of safety.

The high-pressure pump makes inflating the board a breeze, and the backpack makes it easy to transport the board anywhere you want to go.

What sets the Bluefin Nitro NXT 14′ apart is its speed and performance.

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Many handles for easier transport

This board is designed to glide effortlessly through the water, making it perfect for long-distance paddling or racing. Its sleek design and efficient shape make it one of the fastest inflatable paddle boards on the market.

All in all, the Bluefin Nitro NXT 14′ is a fantastic board that offers outstanding quality, performance, and versatility. Whether you’re a seasoned paddler or a beginner, this board is sure to exceed your expectations and provide hours of fun on the water.

There is a simpler version of this board, developed in Bluefin’s first-ever line, the Bluefin Sprint. There is also a higher-end version of the Sprint, which is the Sprint Carbon – an updated, superfeature SUP for racing.

This is why I’m such a big fan of Bluefin. They have a board for everyone and for every adventure.

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The Bluefin Nitro hanging out in its natural habitat

This board offers amazing value for money, and I can personally guarantee you that with this money, you will not be able to get a better board. Bluefin offers an amazing 5-year warranty on all of their boards! (only matched by Red Paddle). They also offer 1-year manufacturing warranty on the included accessories.

So it is clear that the company itself also has a lot of faith in the product and that they are willing to stand up for it. The quality of the board is so high they can afford to take the gamble, it will be hard to break this board during normal stand-up paddleboarding.

If you are looking for an advanced inflatable stand-up paddle board of high quality in a complete package for a good price this is your best choice by far!

length
Length
427cm / 14'
width
Width
71cm / 28"
thickness
Thickness
16 cm / 6"
weight
Weight
12.4 kg / 27.3 lbs
rider weight
Max Rider Weight
190 kg/ 419 lbs
air pressure
Max Air Pressure
18 PSI
colour options
Board type
Race
skill
Skill
Advanced

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Primary use
Racing / Touring / Exploring

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Speed on the water
The Bluefin Nitro 14′ offers exceptional speed and performance on the water. Its streamlined shape and efficient design allow it to glide through the water effortlessly, making it perfect for long-distance paddling or racing. Plus, its center-fin setup provides excellent tracking, allowing you to maintain control and balance even at high speeds.

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Transport
The Bluefin Nitro 14′ is incredibly convenient and easy to carry. When deflated and packed away in its backpack, the board is compact and lightweight, making it easy to transport in a car, on a plane, or foot. Additionally, the board features multiple handles for easy carrying, which is particularly helpful when moving it to and from the water.

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Stability
Even though its 6-inch thickness provides a stable platform for riders of all skill levels, I have to say this is a board for experienced paddlers due to its 28-inch width. Thanks to its narrow body, this SUP is fast, but that does affect its stability up to a point, and unless you’re experienced, you will have some initial trouble adjusting to it. The deck pad provides excellent traction, preventing slippage and ensuring a secure grip while paddling.

My own experience

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Bluefin Nitro side view

Let me tell you about my experience purchasing and trying out the Bluefin Nitro 14′ paddle board! It was honestly one of the best SUP adventures I’ve ever ventured on.

When I first ordered the board, I was impressed with the customer service from Bluefin. They were super helpful and responsive, answering all my questions and even offering some tips for getting the most out of my new board.

Once the board arrived, I was blown away by the quality and attention to detail.

The packaging was top-notch, and the included accessories (paddle, leash, pump, backpack, waterproof phone case) were all high-quality and easy to use.

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Smooth sailing

Setting up the board was a breeze, and I had it inflated and ready to go in no time.

Now, I had read all the reviews and heard about the board’s impressive speed and performance, but I was still blown away by how sleek it was on the water. It was like riding a rocket! But despite the speed, the board felt stable and secure, and I had no trouble maintaining my balance or controlling my direction.

Note that this board is narrow with the intention to gain speed, so if you’re a complete beginner, it will take you some time to master balancing on it.

Another thing I appreciated about the Bluefin Nitro 14′ was how versatile it felt. It was equally at home on calm lakes and slow-moving rivers. It didn’t take me a huge amount of time to adjust to it. I felt confident and in control no matter where I was paddling.

I also loved the responsive handling of the board. It was easy to turn and maneuver, even in choppy or windy conditions.

The UV-resistant deck pad was super comfortable and provided excellent grip, even when the board was wet.

And when it was time to pack up and head home, the board deflated quickly and was easy to roll up and pack away in the backpack.

Overall, I am so thrilled with my Bluefin Nitro. It has exceeded my expectations in every way and has quickly become my go-to board when I’m tired of casual paddling. If you’re in the market for a high-performance paddle board, I highly recommend giving this one a try!

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Exo Surface Laminate Technology of the Nitro

After I unpacked everything, I went on with inflating the Bluefin Cruise. It took me exactly 6.5 minutes to inflate this board to 18 PSI, which is really quick! I do have the video to prove it but I don’t reckon anyone is interested in a 9-minute video of me inflating a paddle board, so I will not bother you with that.

The Bluefin Nitro, although quite long, was easy to carry to the water.

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Inflating valve for the pump

The croco-diamond grip deck feels great, and I never felt like losing my grip while paddling. It does not only feel great, but it also looks really cool with the look of crocodile skin (hence the name).

The kick pad on the back allows you to lean back a bit and lift up the front to make those sharper turns. I did not fall in the water (surely I must be a pro), so I don’t know how this would be with a wet board, but I trust the grip would still be handy.

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It is nice and challenging to paddle fast on this board, and I managed to build up quite a bit of speed by paddling hard. The size is perfect for speed, and the pointy front of the board helps to cut through the water quicker than with a rounded board. The single-fin system made sure I stayed in a straight line when paddling at higher speeds.

This is the best paddle board for experienced paddlers looking for speed and agility. I would recommend this board to anyone who wants to get started right away with a complete package. With the 5-year warranty, you can be sure you will not need to purchase more things anytime soon!

I am certain the very tough material will not break easily and you will use this board for the years to come. The thick layers of PVC and the side reinforcement prevent any damage when bumping into something. The board even has a UV-resistant coating, so it will not get damaged by the sun that quickly. (I still recommend using 303 protective spray to be sure, read more about paddle board maintenance here).

If you need an all-around touring board instead and only want the best of the best you can check out the Bluefin Cruise Carbon, but if you are experienced and looking for a thrill on the water, the Bluefin Nitro will be the best value for money with its complete package!

Important features

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Setup

  • 1000 Denier Exo Surface Laminate PVC & Pro Weave Drop Stitch
  • Non-slip croco-diamond deck pad is comfortable underfoot, offering extra grip & traction
  • Single US race fin for speed, better tracking, and maneuverability
  • High-pressure inflation up to 25 PSI for rigidity and speed
  • D-rings and bungee cord for securing gear
  • Multiple handles for easy transport and handling
  • Complete accessories
  • A rear arch bar so you know where your feet are without looking down 
  • Kick pad for improved agility 
  • FRS carbon rails for added stiffness
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Fins
The Bluefin Nitro 14′ features a single US race fin that’s optimized for speed and maneuverability. This setup provides better tracking and staying in line when paddling fast.

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Material
The board is made out of 1000 Denier Exo Surface Laminate PVC & Pro Weave Drop Stitch. 11200 stitches of 500 denier space yarn per square meter make for one rigid board. The fact that this material can take up to 25 PSI inflation makes it clear that it is incredibly strong! The FRS carbon rails add extra stiffness and rigidity, ensuring the board performs well in a variety of conditions.

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Inflate/deflate
The Bluefin Nitro 14 can be inflated to a maximum pressure of 25 PSI, making it extremely rigid and stable. The included pump makes it easy to inflate the board quickly, and the high-quality valve prevents air leaks during inflation and deflation. Despite the small size of the pump, it took me 6 minutes and 30 seconds to pump up the board.

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Warranty
Bluefin offers an amazing 5-year warranty on the board and a 1-year warranty on the accessories (manufacturing warranty for accessories). You won’t possibly get this better anywhere.

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Design
The board is light for its length and looks narrow and fast. When sailing it takes some getting used to when it comes to stability, compared to the Bluefin Rogue, which is a lot wider. However, with this board, you notice that they went a step further in their design which provides unmatched speed! The board glides easily through the water, and you find stability once you get used to it.


In the package

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Bluefin Nitro Box

When unpacking the Bluefin Nitro, it felt like I was getting gifts over and over with all the included accessories, all of them of great quality. (Small note to Bluefin, your packing is a bit too amazing, tone it down on the plastic wrappings;-))

Paddle

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The paddle looks fantastic with the whole design

The paddle consists of three parts. This is Bluefin’s NXT series, where the shaft is carbon fiber and is combined with a PVC blade. This combination makes it a nice sturdy paddle.

The handle comprises extra rubber for a good grip. The paddle is adjustable from 175cm to 210cm, and while this is great, I found the blade properly sized, but my girlfriend thought it was slightly oversized for her. So pay attention to those dimensions.

The T-bar handle of the normal SUP paddle has a very good ergonomic grip, so you hands will not start hurting when paddling. The shaft has a bit of a grainy texture for extra grip, which makes it very comfortable to paddle with this SUP paddle.

Check out my guide for the Best SUP paddles for 2023!

Triple-action Pump

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The pump is easy to use. With the triple-action feature, you can pump the first part with sufficient volume, after which you can use the dial to adjust the pump to continue pumping.

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The pump is on the smaller side, so it is possible that you get some back pain while pumping, depending on how tall you are. The footplate and handles can be disassembled for easier transport, but it’s worth mentioning that the pump does not fit into the backpack with the rest of the SUP package.

Leash

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Bluefin Nitro Leash

The Bluefin leash is a coiled leash, which is great because it only extends if you actually fall in the water. So it is never in your way when you are paddling. The leash can easily be connected to the D-ring on the back of the board.

The neoprene padding on the inside of the Velcro ankle attachment makes it feel comfortable around your ankle and will not start irritating.

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The majestic Bluefin SUP Leash and Groot 🌳

Besides humans it also attaches perfectly to tree stumps as you can see, in case you want to go paddle boarding with Groot (sorry for the non-geeks who don’t get this one).

Read my full guide on the Best SUP Pumps for this year or the Best Electric SUP Pumps.

Backpack

Bluefin Nitro backpack
Bluefin Nitro backpack

The Bluefin paddle board backpack is very comfortable because of the extra back and strap padding on the extra wide straps. It has some handy outside pockets, and the zippers are webbing-reinforced. This can easily hold your Bluefin Nitro paddle board and all accessories.

You can also use this bag to pack stuff you want to take on your trip with the Bluefin Nitro. The bag fits under the front luggage cord, so you have a nice cargo holder right with you, and you do not need to worry about what to do with the bag.

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Bluefin Nitro backpack -> dry bag

You can turn the bag around and into the front pocket, which allows it to be transformed into a waterproof dry bag that you can take with you on the SUP to store things that absolutely shouldn’t be wet.

Unfortunately, the pump does not fit in the bag when it goes with you on the sup.

Also, need a small dry bag to take some of your things along? Read more about dry bags here.

Looking for a wetsuit for paddle boarding? Read everything you need to know about wetsuits here.

Fins

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Bluefin Nitro fin

The Bluefin Nitro 14′ NXT SUP comes with a single US race fin that’s optimized for speed and maneuverability. It provides added stability and control.

However, the main purpose of the single-fin setup is to provide excellent tracking. With it, you stay in a straight line when paddling fast. And since this is a race board, you will love the speed of this sleek board.

Repair Kit

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Bluefin Nitro repair kit

In case of any damage during paddling, the board also comes with a repair kit that includes everything you need to make minor repairs and get back out on the water quickly.

In the package, you will find white and blue PVC pieces and an extra screw for the large fin. Please remember to supply waterproof glue yourself because it is not included in the kit.

Waterproof Phone Case

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Bluefin Nitro waterproof phone case

The Bluefin Nitro 14′ NXT SUP also comes with a waterproof phone case, which keeps your phone dry and protected while you’re out on the water.

You can take pictures and capture video while paddling, and the transparent case allows you to use your phone’s touch screen and camera without removing it from the case.

Optional accessories (not included)

Restube Classic

Restube classic
Because extra safety measures never hurt anyone!

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Bluefin Electric SUP pump
For those who don’t want the exercise before getting on the board.

Difference between an Inflatable board and a Hard board

Advantages Inflatable board

  • Easy to take on holiday (even on the plane)
  • Easy to store in the winter days
  • Much cheaper
  • Technology has improved greatly over the past 10 years. For this reason, these boards are now almost hard to distinguish from hard boards

Advantages Hardboard

  • More speed, which is important if you are a professional
  • Easier to make sharp turns on the water because the board is thinner
  • No inflation needed, you can get on the water right away
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Bluefin Nitro fin

Other reviews of the Bluefin Nitro 14′ Paddle Board Online

The Bluefin Nitro is a great new stand-up paddle board, so let’s see what other people are saying in the online reviews.

A short overview of some of these reviews:

“Truly the Bluefin Nitro is the best of the best. If you’re looking for quality then you’re looking in the right place. This paddle board is definitely of pure professional quality. Firstly, I can state everything came extremely well packaged with padding, straps, bags, bubble wrap, protective film, and cardboard. They covered everything in regards to packaging to ensure the board and all the additional equipment came safe and sound.”

Amazon.com

“It’s nice that real SUP racing fans now get their money’s worth at Bluefin. Even more gratifying that the manufacturer has succeeded in putting together a really strong package. Above all, the innovative construction with its first-class stiffness is a big plus of the new Bluefin Nitro.”

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FAQ | Bluefin Nitro 14′ NXT Paddle Board

What is the weight limit for the Bluefin Nitro 14′ NXT Paddle board?

The Bluefin Nitro 14′ NXT Paddle board has a weight limit of 419 lbs.

What is the material of the board?

The Bluefin Nitro 14′ NXT Paddle board is made from high-quality PVC material with FR’s carbon rails, which provides stiffness and durability.

How long does it take to inflate the board?

It takes around 5-7 minutes to inflate the Bluefin Nitro fully, depending on the level of inflation you desire. The included triple-action pump makes it quick and easy to inflate.

How long is the warranty for the Bluefin Nitro 14′ NXT SUP?

The Bluefin Nitro 14′ NXT SUP comes with a 5-year warranty for the board, fins, and pump. The paddle comes with a 1-year warranty.

Is the Bluefin Nitro 14′ NXT SUP suitable for beginners?Β 

The Bluefin Nitro 14′ NXT paddle board is optimized for speed and agility. The way it glides on the water makes this board the perfect SUP for experienced paddlers looking to race. While the swept-back kick pad and rear arch bar provide added stability, the board is definitely better suited to experienced paddlers.

Can I use the Bluefin Nitro 14′ NXT paddle board for racing?

Absolutely! The single US race fin makes the Bluefin Nitro 14′ NXT paddle board an excellent choice for racing and track in a straight line. The board is optimized for speed and maneuverability, allowing you to take on any challenge on the water.

How does the Bluefin Nitro 14′ NXT paddle board compare to other inflatable paddleboards?

The Bluefin Nitro 14′ NXT paddle board stands out from other inflatable SUPs due to its FRS carbon rails, which provide added stiffness and durability. Additionally, the board features a swept-back kick pad and rear arch bar for improved agility and stability.

Is the Bluefin Nitro 14′ NXT SUP easy to transport?Β 

Yes, although 14 feet, the Bluefin Nitro is fairly easy to transport by anyone thanks to the compact design. The board comes with a durable backpack for easy carrying and can be quickly deflated with the included pump for convenient storage in the off-season.

What is the difference between the Bluefin Nitro 14′ and the Bluefin SUP Cruise and Carbon?

The Bluefin Nitro 14′ is optimized for speed and maneuverability, making it an excellent choice for racing. The Bluefin Cruise and Bluefin Cruise Carbon, on the other hand, are designed for stability and comfort, making them a great choice for beginners or those looking to tour for extended periods.

Can the Bluefin Nitro 14′ NXT paddle board be used for fishing?

The Bluefin Nitro 14′ is optimized for speed and agility and I wouldn’t recommend it for fishing because of its narrow design. If you’re looking for a fishing board, check out the Bluefin Voyage, specifically designed for fishermen.

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Bluefin Nitro in action

If you’re looking for other great boards, check out the best Stand Up Paddle Boards on the market.

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More handles on the new Bluefin Nitro for easy transport

Conclusion – Should I buy the Bluefin Nitro?

The Bluefin Nitro 14′ NXT SUP is an absolute game-changer for watersports enthusiasts. From its impressive speed and stability to its sleek design and durable construction, this board has everything you need for an amazing time out on the water.

And with all the included accessories, like the paddle, triple-action pump, leash, fins, repair kit, and waterproof phone case, you’ll have everything you need to get started right out of the box.

So, whether you’re looking to race, tour, or just paddle for fun, the Bluefin Nitro 14′ is an excellent choice that won’t disappoint. Get ready to experience the thrill of the open water like never before! One of the best racing SUP boards compared to other boards!

What are your thoughts about the Bluefin Nitro Paddle Board? Have you heard of this brand or tried it out yet? Would you go for the Bluefin Nitro or right away for the Bluefin Sprint?

And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest updates and news on paddleboarding. We love seeing our readers out on the water, so tag us in your photos and share your adventures with the SUPworld community. Happy paddling, everyone!

Which boards do you think could compete with this board at this price range? I’m wondering if you guys are as positive about this board as I am and if not, what could be improved?

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Review written by: Tom

Hi! My name is Tom. During the year I try to be on a paddle board as much as possible. By reading this blog you'll stay updated on everything I test on the water :)

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Hi! My name is Tom. During the year I try to be on a paddle board as much as possible. By reading this blog you'll stay updated on everything I test on the water :)