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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 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…

Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Carve 7m 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Carve 7m 2020
North Kiteboarding Carve

The Carve from North Kiteboarding is a three strut wave kite; the clue is in the name, designed to offer fast turning, excellent drift and impressive depower. Suitable for both strapless freestyle and waves it’s the kite in the range you want to be looking at if you spend your days with a surfboard beneath your feet. It’s a medium…

Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Charge 5’9” 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Charge 5’9” 2020
North Kiteboarding Charge

North Kiteboarding have put a lot of effort into their surfboard range, and it shows. Shaper Jaimie Scott has been working hard behind the scenes to bring three shapes that will cover all bases in the surf no matter what the conditions throw at you. The Charge is, as the name suggests, the stick to take out on the bigger…

Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Comp 5’2 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Comp 5’2 2020
North Kiteboarding Comp

Strapless freestyle is a force to be reckoned with these days, the GKA World Tour put it firmly on the map a few years back, and it’s here to stay. While you can ride any surfboard without straps and make it work, increasingly more brands are specifically creating sticks for the needs of the pro riders. The Comp from North…

Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Cross 5’2 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Cross 5’2 2020
North Kiteboarding Cross

One thing North Kiteboarding have done well is the naming of the products; everything is almost self-explanatory. Charge big waves on the Charge, win strapless freestyle competitions on the Comp, and if you want something in between, well then the Cross is that crossover board between strapless freestyle and charging big waves. It borrows similarities from the other two boards…

Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Flare 143 x 42cm 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Flare 143 x 42cm 2020
North Kiteboarding Flare

The Flare is the all-out wakestyle freestyle board from North. Designed for those shredders who demand a board equally at home in the flats or over kickers, the Flare is a no-compromise wakestyle dream. From the bottom up, the Flare features a low friction P-Tex grind base for those features you have lined up; ABS rails for longevity and durability;…

Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Focus Carbon 139 x 42cm 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Focus Carbon 139 x 42cm 2020
North Kiteboarding Focus Carbon

The Focus twin tip comes in both wooden and carbon variants. We had the carbon on test for this issue which promises the perfect balance of stiffness and flex for an unrivalled freestyle performance board. The boards core is made from high grade paulownia wood which is fine tuned per size to ensure performance is maintained. This is then enveloped…

Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Navigator 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Navigator 2020
North Kiteboarding Navigator

The Bar We were incredibly impressed to see North Kiteboarding had brought their kite bar to the table. Kite bars are incredibly expensive to produce and have to perform in such a vast range of conditions it would have been easy for the brand to go the OEM route. Hugh Pinfold was tasked with coming up with a new control…

Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Orbit 9m 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Orbit 9m 2020
North Kiteboarding Orbit

We had seen a few prototypes of this kite being used by the likes of Jesse Richman and Nick Jacobsen at the King Of The Air in South Africa. The Orbit is as the name suggests, is a freeride and big air kite for boosting. It’s a 5-strut design with a high aspect swept wingtip design and a flattish profile.…

Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Prime 138 x 41cm 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Prime 138 x 41cm 2020
North Kiteboarding Prime

The Prime from North Kiteboarding sits in their line up as their go-to, easy to use freeride board. A simple approach with this board means it does exactly what you need when you need. Coming in an array of sizes to ensure there will certainly be an option to suit almost every rider out there. North have used sustainable Paulownia…

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Disney On Ice has nothing on Nick Jacobsen. Entertainment, finesse, and classic Nick Jacobsen style are all waiting for you in this video of Danish…

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With captivating teaser videos and imagery coming from the North Action Group, we've been looking forward to this product launch for a while! North has…

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Fundraiser launches for prolific kiteboarding photographer, Ydwer van der Heide, as he faces recovery from a serious spinal injury. 2nd March 2021: Our special friend…

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The kiting crowds thin out a bit in the winter, and Mikkel Hansen is on the spot in Denmark to enjoy the wide-open spaces at…

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Big news from the North Team today! A new wing and foil collection is dropping on March 3rd. Watch the movie introducing the new North…

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1 week ago

Keeping it tropical in Key West, Blake Olsen shares another session in his latest vlog. Yesterday's session at the White Street Pier, one of my…

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2 weeks ago

Full-on laid back Caribbean vibes in the corner of Florida. Blake Olsen takes his kite on a mangrove exploring mission in Key West with local…

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2 weeks ago

A dream of Sardinia... Annabel Van Westerop explores the south coast with The Action Cruise. Read the article featured in Issue 85 of IKSURFMAG, and…

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From the Bahamas to Barbuda, Blake Olsen heads off on another island adventure to the Barbuda Ocean Club to put on a show for their…

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Twin tip? Wave board? Foil? He's 12 years old and he already shreds them all. North Kiteboarding welcomes Marley Franco (a.k.a. Gnarly Marley) to the…

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When you can't decide between kiteboarding or snowkiting, why not both? Mikkel Hansen has some fun at the local spot on the water and on…

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If there's any place you don't want to be, it's in the impact zone at Jaws. Jesse Richman knows this spot about as well as…

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Issue 85

What happened in South Africa this year? Instead of analysing the King of the Air results, we’re taking a closer look at police interactions with kiters. Rather than a busy big air season in Blouberg, the locals are looking for outlets for civil disobedience. Get the inside scoop on the past year in Cape Town in this feature article!

4 weeks ago
Issue 85

Time to spice up your sessions with these three techniques from Christian, Karine, and Heliarde! Starting off with a grabbed back roll to toeside, tacking an indy grab onto your classic BLT, and finishing off with a board off varial, adding these three tricks to your collection will be sure to turn heads at the beach!

4 weeks ago
Issue 85

In a time of continuing uncertainty, finding solitude out on the water seems like the ideal escape. In this article, Annabel van Westerop joins The Action Cruise for an exploratory sailing mission in Sardinia. Did she make the most of the south coast? Find out in this article!

4 weeks ago
Issue 84

The final technique of 2020! Number one on the list is the sacred art of popping, Then it’s over to Heliarde for the BLT to Blind. For the grand finale, it’s a daring embellishment for a classic, adding a grab to the Back Roll Kite Loop. Learn how to do it all, right here!

3 months ago
Issue 84

Is this the biggest test that’s ever been done at IKSURFMAG? We think so! No less than 22 tests, it might be the most we have ever done in a single issue! Kites, twin tips, surfboards, harnesses, bars, we’ve got all the insight on the latest gear, right here!

3 months ago
Issue 84

Strapless freestyle on pure flatwater? Camille Delannoy uses his time in isolation to see life - and kiting - from a different perspective. Read the article to find out more about his journey into the natural wonderland of Brazil.

3 months ago
Issue 84

The best photos without anywhere else to go!

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Issue 84

The most popular videos on our website these past two months, ready for your viewing pleasure!

3 months ago
Issue 83

After dominating the podium at the King Of The Air event, the North Big Air Team of Jesse Richman, Marc Jacobs, Nick Jacobsen, Graham Howes and Tom Bridge go in search of secret spots in South Africa. Check them out boosting to the moon!

5 months ago
Issue 83

Christian and Karine are back once again with an impressive line up of tricks for you to learn, it’s time to get on with the homework, although this is the kind of assignment we can get behind! If you are looking to spice up your riding, look no further with some stylish moves for you to master. Click here to get your homework.

5 months ago
Issue 82

Mystic have just launched the impressive Stealth Harness, and we’ve got one to give away to a lucky subscriber this issue. Click here to win!

7 months ago
Issue 82

Kitesurfing when it’s windy provides a much-needed hit of adrenalin that was denied to most of us during lockdown. The conditions finally turned on for an all-out, balls to the wall wave session at one of his local spots and Rou Chater was there for his fix. Read all about it right here...

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At North we are drawn to nature’s ever-changing playground – where water meets wind.
We are Refined. Intuitive. Engineered.
On 2 September 2020 we launch our all new Big Air, Surf and Freeride collections.

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