The Sea Eagle Classic NeedleNose 14 SUP is an extremely fast and stable touring board that is capable of providing high performance in a wide variety of conditions. Featuring a unique razor sharp bow design that effortlessly cuts through waves and chop, the Classic NN14 excels in the glide department and allows for faster and easier paddling.
In this Sea Eagle Classic NeedleNose 14 review, we'll be taking a closer look at the best features of this iSUP, as well as the technical specs, available packages for sale from Sea Eagle, the warranty, and what type of rider this board is best suited for.
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Review: Best Sea Eagle Classic NeedleNose 14 Features
The Classic NN14 bundles maximum flotation, stability, and rigidity into a touring package that is one of the best tracking inflatable SUP boards available. Ultimately, it's a good choice for riders weighing 275 pounds or less who are searching for a high-performance touring SUP. Smaller paddlers would be better off with Sea Eagle's smaller Classic NeedleNose 116 or Classic NeedleNose 126.
The beautiful curved touring profile paired with the straight-line hull allows the rider to easily adjust the board's performance by stepping up or back on the diamond patterned deck pad. The custom kick tail design enables easy pivoting and kick turns, scoring big points when it comes to overall handling.
Tracking on this board is outstanding. The board comes with a large removable center skeg, along with two non-removable side skegs.
Conveniently located at the front of the Classic NN14 is a grab handle, and there are also multiple D-rings and elastic cords at the bow. Sea Eagle included the ability to attach a seat to this board, and it has center seat D-ring attachments for that purpose. On the rear of the iSUP is a large D-ring for towing or attaching a leash.
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Classic NN14 Specs
The Classic NeedleNose 14 is the largest iSUP in Sea Eagle's lineup at this time, and the board measures 427cm (length) x 76cm (width) x 15cm (thickness). Total load capacity is 125kg, and the hull weight is 12.7kg.
Inflating the Sea Eagle Classic NeedleNose 14 is extremely easy and takes less than 10 minutes to get it to the recommended PSI of 12-15. Deflated, the board measures just 81cm (length) x 43cm (width) x 28cm (thickness), making it super easy to transport and store.
Sea Eagle uses a military-grade, 1000 Denier reinforced material with drop stitch construction to construct the board. The result is an extremely rigid board that doesn't sag when under pressure. It also features quadruple overlapped seams, which obviously contributes to the Classic NeedleNose 14's great durability.
What Comes With It?
The base configuration of the Classic NN14 includes a SUP paddle, Sea Eagle backpack bag, removable rear skeg, pump, and repair kit. The owner's manual for the board can be downloaded here. Also, we highly recommend the BP12 automatic electric pump if you want the ability to inflate your board quickly and effortlessly.
Sea Eagle Classic NeedleNose 14 Packages for Sale
In addition to the basic Startup configuration, Sea Eagle also offers four additional Classic NeedleNose 14 packages including a seated paddleboarding set up and a SUP fishing option. Click here to check out the different packages that are currently being offered.
Also, Sea Eagle recently released an updated version of the Classic NN14. Be sure to check out our review of the new Sea Eagle NeedleNose 14 inflatable SUP.
Sea Eagle Classic NN14 FAQ
Can I bring my dog on the Sea Eagle Classic NN14?
Absolutely! The military-grade material used to construct this board makes it virtually indestructible. While we recommend keeping your dog's nails trimmed, they won't cause any issues with your board. Don't forget to bring along a life jacket for your dog — very important!
What kind of maintenance is required for this board?
After you pull the board out of the water, it's recommended that you rinse the board off with fresh water and dry completely before deflating and rolling up. You can also wash it with mild soap. Other than that, just remember not to leave it out in the sun and you should be good to go.
Can I use the Sea Eagle Classic NeedleNose 14 in salt water?
Definitely! All of Sea Eagle's SUP boards were designed for both salt water and fresh water use.
Where is the best place to store my Sea Eagle SUP?
We recommend storing your board in a closet or under the bed. If you're going to be storing it in a garage or shed, it's not a bad idea to throw it in a sealable plastic tub to prevent any critters from getting into it.
As always, Sea Eagle delivers a lot of bang for the buck. Using only the highest quality materials and backing it with a 3 year warranty, the Classic NeedleNose 14 is designed to give you many years of worry-free enjoyment.
This popular SUP touring board is fun and easy to paddle, and it glides effortlessly through the water. It's also extremely stable, giving the paddler added confidence whenever conditions are less-than-ideal.
Overall, the Sea Eagle Classic NeedleNose 14 is one of the best touring SUP boards on the market today, and it's a board that we can confidently recommend.