When two-time world watersports champion and Guinness Book of World Records record-holder, Billy Rossini decided that there just wasn’t enough time to get all of his paddling in during the day, he sat down at his white board and started planning. When he emerged from the NOCQUA lab, NOCQUA Adventure Gear was born.
For those of you still in the dark, NOCQUA Adventure Gear is the premier developer of the revolutionary, removable LED lighting system designed for stand-up paddleboards (SUP), kayaks, canoes, and outdoor living. Our three systems, the Pro Series NOCQUA 2000 and NOCQUA Spectrum, and the newly released consumer model, the NOCQUA Sport, allow paddlers to strap and go, lighting their vessel of choice beneath the water for hours of on the water fun, long after the sun goes down.
So in case you aren’t 100% sold yet, here are 5 reasons why you probably need NOCQUA in your life.
1. More hours to get on the water
Between work, school, kids, spouses, and life in general, there isn’t always enough time to hop in your kayak or on your SUP before night falls. With NOCQUA, you are able to illuminate the waters around you, opening up a number of possibilities after dark. Night paddlers used to have to wait for a full moon to explore the night. Now you don’t have to.
2. Make new friends
At this point in time, it’s no secret that there is wildlife under the water…but with NOCQUA, you get to see them! Potential friends include fish, crabs, dolphins, and manatees. And seriously, who doesn’t love manatees???
3. Stay confident and safe
The LED lights that give NOCQUA paddlers their underwater glow also help keep them safe. When asked what he loves about the NOCQUA experience, Team NOCQUA ambassador, Blake Olsen replied, “It gives me such confidence going out on the water in the middle of the night knowing that people from shore can see me and know that I’m safe.” The Coast Guard does still require a 360˚ white beacon, whistle, and PFD though, so be sure to pick up a safety pack from the NOCQUA Store!
4. Improve your sport
Whether you are using the colored modes of the Spectrum to align your chakras during a nighttime SUP Yoga session or using green lights on your angling kayak to attract your next catch, NOCQUA adds a little something extra to your everyday water sports.
5. Bad-ass factor
There’s no denying that at the end of the day, night paddling is just cool. The opportunity to experience the water at night is simply incredible, whether you’re a first time paddler or a seasoned water veteran.
Contact us for more information, dealers and tour operators near you, or to purchase a NOCQUA system all of your own.