Squall 580 | Squall 540

Squall 580 - CarbonLite white with green nose

The Squall is best described as a stable fitness ski. Fast and fun with great responsiveness in waves. Although the boat is a little more wide at 49cm, it is possible to use the paddle more closely and at a high basic speed.

This competitive surfski has an exceptional balance between stability and speed. 

It is easier to remount (re-entry into open water) than most of the others and has a wide, comfortable seat that is also suitable for narrow hips.

The Squall 580 has the long cockpit and fits paddlers from 165cm to approx. 200cm and more. The Squall 540 has the short cockpit and fits paddlers from approx. 155cm to 195cm.

Squall 580 - Carbon X with green nose
Squall 540 - CarbonLite S white with pink nose and carbon cockpit

Construction and Design

Autoclave Prepreg Technology – All boats and paddles at NK are made with prepreg carbon in an autoclave. This is one of the most expensive and complex production processes and is not yet widespread in the kayak world. Due to the homogeneous material distribution of prepregs and the high, precisely defined temperatures and pressures in the autoclave, the boats and paddles achieve extreme strength with low weight. The individual layers form a very intensive connection, which ensures a very long service life and high reliability of the boats. The technology is otherwise used in space travel or Formula 1.

Carbon X naked

Limited availability. Extremely light and yet hard. 

Painting: none!  

Priority on lightweight construction, minimal cosmetic blemishes may occur.


8,2-8,9kg (fully equipped)


Price: 4.595 €

CarbonLite S (Special)

Sandwich structure made of 100% UD prepreg carbon and a core made of Divinycell foam.

Light and hard.

Finish: matt black, white, gray

Matt visible carbon throughout the cockpit.


9-10kg (fully equipped)

Price: 4.295 €

CarbonLite R (River)

100% prepreg carbon as a mix of unidirectional and woven carbon.

Robust and flexible.

Optimized for tough use with “ground contact”. Comes with standard and folding rudder.

Finish: brushed gray


10,3-11,3kg (fully equipped)

Price: 4.095 €


Sandwich structure made of 100% UD prepreg carbon and a core made of Divinycell foam.

Light and hard.

Finish: white


9-10kg (fully equipped)

Price: 3.995 €


Pre-preg UD carbon and fiberglass construction with premium grade divinycell foam core. Reinforced with stringer for increased stiffness and strength. 

Robust and hard.

Finish: white


11-12kg (fully equipped)

Price: 3.595 €

Dimensions and data

Squall 580

Length: 580cm

Width: 49cm

Cockpit length: 165-200cm

Cockpit width: 41cm

Recommended athlete weight: > 65kg 


Maße und Daten

Squall 540

Length: 540cm

Width: 49cm

Cockpit length: 155-195cm

Cockpit width: 41cm

Recommended athlete weight: > 50kg 



  • deBrito Self Bailer
  • carbon foot rest with NK foot strap
  • self-adjusting lines, easy length adjustment
  • Carrying handles on the front and back
  • Carbon handles on the side of the cockpit
  • Beverage bottle holder including NK drinking bottle
  • Luggage net on the deck
  • Standard rudder: Race


Surf, Weed, Race and Marathon

Have we sparked your interest?

Then send us an inquiry and we will arrange an individual consultation on site. This is the best way for us to find out which boat is right for you!