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Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Atmos 138 x 41cm 2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Atmos 138 x 41cm 2022
North Kiteboarding Atmos

North's most popular high-performance board returns for another year with some lovely new features and bold graphics while still following suit with two different construction builds. The Atmos is built around all things Big Air and Freeride and paired with the all-new Orbit. As Marc Jacobs has recently shown, it's a match made in heaven proven to take you to…

Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Orbit 9m 2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Orbit 9m 2022
North Kiteboarding Orbit

Since the Orbit hit the kiteboarding scene, it's done nothing short of thrive within The Big Air scene. In 2019/20, North's Jesse Richman took the first edition Orbit to a podium finish at the King of The Air, with Marc Jacobs recording the highest jump over the course of the competition. Fast forward two, the all-new 2022 North Orbit carried…

Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Reach 9m 2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Reach 9m 2022
North Kiteboarding Reach

In 2022, we saw North Kiteboarding bring the 3rd edition of the Reach to market. Your 'Desert Island Kite' is the go-to kite in the range that does everything exceedingly well. It's a lively and playful three strut kite with exceptional wind range, it shoots upwind, and it is now lighter than ever before. For 2022 North has introduced a…

Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Trace 145 x 45cm 2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Trace 145 x 45cm 2022
North Kiteboarding Trace

As North continues to develop and add more products to its range for 2022, we see a new twin tip addition that joins the family, the North Trace. The Trace is all about light wind and free ride blasting. On those light wind days, having the option to take out a bigger board can really change your session for the…

Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Flare 147 x 43 cm 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Flare 147 x 43 cm 2021
North Kiteboarding Flare

The North Flare 2021 is the dedicated wake-style and park board from North Kiteboarding. It's the board of choice of the innovative freestyle king Tom Bridge, who is renowned for throwing down some outrageous blind moves. The Flare with the highest quality manufacturing from North that has distinguished the relatively new brand into being a staple in the kiting industry.…

Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Focus 139 x 42cm 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Focus 139 x 42cm 2021
North Kiteboarding Focus

For 2021, North has combined the carbon version and the wood core versions of the Focus into one board. Compared to the 2020 versions, the tips of the board has been squared off more, which means that the board is more durable, as the sharper tips catch more when moved around. The construction of the board has the well-balanced Paulownia…

Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Navigator 45-50cm 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Navigator 45-50cm 2021
North Kiteboarding Navigator

The 2020 Navigator Bar was packed full of neat features and was a very well thought out design. For 2021 North have made minor adjustments and improvements which make this bar even better, which was hard to do with something that already worked incredibly well. Previously there were 2 bars to choose from in size, 45-50cm & 50-55cm. 2021 sees…

Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Orbit 9m 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Orbit 9m 2021
North Kiteboarding Orbit

For the past two years, the North Orbit has thrived within The Big Air scene. North's Jesse Richman took the 2020 Orbit to a podium finish at The King of The Air contest with Marc Jacobs recording the highest jump over the course of the competition. There's no denying that this kite boosts and performs to the highest level. The…

Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Pulse 9m 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Pulse 9m 2021
North Kiteboarding Pulse

2021 has seen North bring out their second model of the Pulse. Already a favourite amongst freestyle riders, the Pulse is North’s freestyle/wakestyle kite providing the rider with explosive pop, sharp turns and quick steering, precisely what you want when busting those moves. This hybrid C kite consists of a 3-strut design with a pulley-less bridle system. The new improvements…

Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Reach 9m 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Reach 9m 2021
North Kiteboarding Reach

2021 sees North Kiteboarding bring out their second model of the Reach. Your ‘Desert Island Kite’ is the go-to kite in the range that does everything exceedingly well. This kite has no boundaries. A playful kite that boosts well and shoots upwind while also having the ability to drift nicely in the waves and be accessible for all levels. Looking…

Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Sense 135 x 47cm 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Sense 135 x 47cm 2021
North Kiteboarding Sense

It’s recently been announced that there will be two medals at the Olympics for males and females, instead of the single medal for a mixed relay. This is great news for the sport, and from this, we’ll almost certainly see a large uptake in foiling. Therefore, the need for high-quality entry-level foil boards is key. North has embraced the foiling…

Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Atmos Hybrid 138 x 41cm 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Atmos Hybrid 138 x 41cm 2020
North Kiteboarding Atmos Hybrid

We’ve been hugely impressed with the scope of the North Kiteboarding product range, something they have developed over an exceedingly short amount of time. The Atmos is their freeride and big air twin tip, available in two constructions: Hybrid and Carbon. The Hybrid version here uses carbon taping in high load areas to reinforce the glass lamination over the Paulownia…

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Shaun Bennet heads out for a session during the North Kiteboarding Demo Tour in South Padre Island, TX. Thanks to our team rider Brad Strahm…

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In case you missed the action, watch Frenchman Charles Brodel take his second GKA Big Air World Championship title with his powered kiteloop and huge…

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6 days ago

Kitesurfing VS Wing Foiling? In this video, Jake Kelsick explains why you might want to try one over the other or maybe even both!

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Featuring over 23 brands, tech talks, rider interviews, and much more, the GKA Expo was a huge hit this year -- check out this highlight…

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Watch Charles Brodel take his second World title in the hydrofoil discipline at the Qatar Airways GKA Big Air World Championships in Tarifa - we've…

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With 23 brand exhibitors at this event, the GKA Kite Expo is THE place to be from the 21st to 26th of June 2022 -…

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Kitemana just released a compilation of the most hectic kiteboarding crashes of 2022 - #WipeoutWednesday

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Jake Kelsick gives us the load down of what to expect during your first kiteboarding lesson!

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3 weeks ago

Got no one to film your session? Mikkel Hansen has some tips for you in his latest vlog.

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3 weeks ago

Jake Kelsick outlines the five reasons that people become obsessed with kiteboarding! Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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At only 12 years old, Marley Franco is already a pro kiter and valued member of the North Kiteboarding International Team! We are blown away…

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Bibo Beach, Tarifa will host the Qatar Tourism GKA Kite Expo 2022 during the first week of the GKA Big Air World Championships, 21 -…

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Issue 93

Rou Chater heads to Qatar on a voyage of discovery to check out a new world-class kite spot and discover what this small peninsular in the Arabian Gulf has to offer the travelling kitesurfer. Read all about what he found in this exclusive article!

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Issue 93

The Red Sea is a kitesurfer’s dream, and what better way to explore all the kite spots on offer than on a yacht? In this article, Joshua Emanuel takes us on board on his Egyptian adventure! Click here to read all about his journey!

3 weeks ago
Issue 93

In Issue 93, we’ve got the new version of North’s ‘desert island kite’, Cabrinha’s versatile Moto, and a solid selection of boards from CrazyFly, Future, and Duotone. Find out what we thought about Ion’s premium wetsuit range and the minimalist Ether harness from AK Durable Supply Co. Click here to read our reviews on the latest kitesurf gear!

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Issue 93

Lightroom Issue 93 is jam packed with epic photos with nowhere else to go!

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Issue 93

Get in the know with On The Fly, featuring all the latest industry news. Learn about the new kite from Airush, the life of a grom with Marley Franco, and a few very exciting industry events scheduled for June 2022. Get updates from riders in South Africa, Dominican Republic, Tarifa, and Ireland, and more in this issue’s On The Fly!

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Issue 92

Your choices matter in kiteboarding. Whether it's who you voted for in our Readers Awards, what gear you spend your money on, or how you engage with rider and brand content online, your decisions fuel the industry. Read more, and hear from your Readers Awards winners in this IKSURFMAG feature by editor Crystal Veness!

3 months ago
Issue 92

From humble beginnings in Hawaii to the newest face on the North Kiteboarding International Team, Karlie Thoma is living life her own way! In this Insight feature, Jen Tyler catches up with this Maui-based daredevil. Get to know all about Karlie and what inspires her in this exclusive IKSURFMAG interview!

3 months ago
Issue 92

A collection of the best photos with nowhere else to go! Check out Lightroom Issue 92!

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Issue 92

In this issue, we caught up with the legend himself, Tom Bridge! Hear about how this talented athlete rider has built an impressive international career, from how he got started to his World Championship hopes, thoughts on Red Bull King of the Air, and more in this exclusive IKSURFMAG interview!

3 months ago
Issue 91

Being a top-level athlete in any sport comes with significant risk; kiting is no different. The road to achieving kitesurfing glory can be bumpy, but is the risk worth the reward? We speak to international pros and average Joe's to get their perspectives. You won’t want to miss what they had to say!

5 months ago
Issue 91

Simplicity is the name of the game in our first Technique of the year! Christian and Karine braved cool climates and light wind to take a closer look at two essential moves achievable by any rider, Popping to Toeside and the No Slide Turn. Read on to find out how to perfect these two techniques!

5 months ago
Issue 91

From race reports to snowkiting to the lagoons of Brazil, we check in with a few of your favourite riders and brands to see what’s going on. Don’t miss out on the latest industry news, rider stories, and product releases, all right here in On The Fly!

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When the elements call to us it’s the ultimate seduction. We must go. We know that thirst. We chase that feeling.

It Calls.

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