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.…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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The countdown is on for the 2021 Red Bull King of the Air! After a long wait for the biggest kiting event of the year,…
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The adventure continues for Naish team rider, Nicolas Gambier! There hasn't been much wind in northern France lately, but when they saw a storm passing…
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10 seconds of PURE Jesse Richman madness!
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Join North Danish rider Lucas Gramstrup for a session on Læsø island - typical Danish weather, but they still sent it!
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North's Flex 2022 have arrived! Engineered for connection, comfort and performance, North Kiteboarding's Flex Bindings give you a locked-in feel and solid support. Extremely soft…
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Things got a little mental at the Cold Hawaii Games this year, but what a show the guys put on for us! Congratulations to Liam…
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Grey and gloomy weather won't keep Mikkel Hensen off the water!
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What a show these guys put on during the Cold Hawaii Games - Congratulations to Liam Whaley, Lorenzo Casati and Lasse Walker - you guys…
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Watch Thomas Rafn chase Lucas Gramstrup with an FPV Drone during the Cold Hawaii games in Denmark!
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Engineered for connection, comfort and performance, North Kiteboarding's Flex Bindings give you a locked-in feel and solid support - Strap in for the ride of…
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Check out Scandinavian North Kiteboarding team rider Lucas Gramstrup heats during Cold Hawaii Games!
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Just in case you missed the action, we've got you covered! Eighteen riders competed in Cold Hawaii Big Air (Presented by North Kiteboarding). The event…
Marc Jacobs knows a thing or two when it comes to Big Air! In this interview, we find out all about Marc: his childhood, KOTA, Big Air, mental health and even topics like marriage, handbags, and perfumes - we've got it all exclusively at IKSURFMAG!
This issue, we’re taking an in-depth look at the Slide Turn transition and transforming the Unhooked Pop from Toeside with a dazzling blind landing, adding a surface pass as the cherry on top. Get the tips from Christian and Karine in this issue’s technique guide!
This issue, we’ve got quite the mixed bag of gear with big ticket items like kites and boards on test alongside the accessories that are essential to getting you out on the water. We tested products from Airush, North, Nobile, and more… Find out what we thought of the latest gear from your favourite brands!
Dial in your rotations and dial up your style with three new techniques from Christian and Karine! In this issue, we’ve got the Double Front Roll Grab, Toeside Front Roll to Toeside, and a Board Off Double Back Roll. Are you ready for the challenge?!
Brexit hasn’t stopped us yet! More gear is trickling in at the new IKSURFMAG Test Centre at Loop Watersports in Littlehampton. Down in the Southern Hemisphere, we’ve added a ‘satellite test team’ in South Africa for more tests in a wider variety of conditions. This issue, we’ve got gear from North, Lieuwe, and FLYSURFER on test! Check it out!
Stay up to date on what’s happening in the industry with On The Fly! We’ve got updates from the top riders, news on the latest products, video releases, and kitesurfing events. Stay in the know with On The Fly!
Check out the best photos with nowhere else to go in this Lightroom Issue 88!
"The biggest obstacle kiteboarding faces with the next generation is making sure there is one." In this article, Graham Howes introduces North’s Next Gen, and gets philosophical about the future of kiteboarding and how we can all play our part in ensuring there is one. Click here to see what the future has in store!
If you want to have the coolest tricks on Kite Beach, look no further! Christian and Karine guide you through THREE new tricks to add to your collection, starting with the Inverted Backroll, moving on to the Toeside Upwind 360 for the strapless riders, and finishing up with the literally off the hook Unhooked Pop from Toeside!
We’ve got the latest gear on test this issue, with kites from North, Ozone, and CrazyFly, boards from F-ONE and Nobile, and the newest bar from Cabrinha. Our test team takes a close look at the newest kit on the market, and you can read all about it in Issue 87’s Tried & Tested!
What beats racing down to the beach enthusiastically anticipating landing that new trick you’ve been dreaming of? Surely, arriving at the spot with all of the handy help you need to actually land it! With the help of Karine, Christian, and Heliarde, you’re sure to stick the Surfboard Dismount, Toeside Front Roll to Toeside, and the Beach Start Back Roll Grab. Everything you need to know is right here in Technique!
Hydrofoil designer George Hadril joined the North team to develop their latest foil equipment. Read about how he works, and get the low down on the best foil he has ever designed in this North Tech Focus!
When the elements call to us it’s the ultimate seduction. We must go. We know that thirst. We chase that feeling.