North Swell - Kiteshop.com
North Swell - Kiteshop.com
North Swell - Kiteshop.com
North Swell - Kiteshop.com

North Swell

$1,152.00
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North Swell

$1,152.00 USD

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Description

The North Swell prone-surf foilboard is shaped for controlled carving and max pumpability on endless bumps and lumps. Happy to pump. Greedy for more. It has an ultra-lightweight yet durable hybrid carbon construction that is stiff, responsive and manoeuverable.

Pocket frother. Foam chaser. No wave is “too” anything for the Swell, our dedicated prone surf foilboard with an intuitive, direct connection to your foil. Engineered with a lightweight yet durable hybrid carbon construction with high-density dual stringers, the Swell feels stiff, responsive and manoeuvrable. Grip-friendly concaved forward rails make duckdiving and pop-ups a breeze and the wedged tail shape improves pumpability.

For 2024, North have introduced an efficient tri-plane hull design for more stable, fast-release take-offs and effortless touchdown recovery. A lower entry rocker and refined profile in each size gives the board more effective surface area, helping to support your weight when prone and increase your paddling speed. The board’s new non-abrasive max-traction heat-embossed deck grip features a centreline ridge and transverse markers for tactile and visual stance referencing. The integrated tail kickpad features cutouts for your feet while prone paddling. Catch more waves with ease with the new Swell.

Package Includes:
  • North Swell Deck
  • North Foil Board Screw Set
North Swell Sizes:

Sizes: 4'2, 4'4", 4'6" and 4'10"

**Comes complete with traction pad**

Specs

Wind Range
Features
Technology
Cutaway and Tapered Rail:

The sharp release edge on the tail allows for an earlier take-off, while the cutaways and the way the tail tapers reduces the volume in the tail, helping to bring the board’s centre of buoyancy forward, right underneath your stance.

Touchdown Recovery:

The nose spine and double-concave in the underside of the nose, combined with the steep bevelled rails, helps with touchdown recovery. The V-shape in the bottom contour of the board breaks the water surface on touch down, so the board dives in gently and releases quickly, without sticking.

Deep-V Double Nose Concave:

The nose spine and double-concave in the underside of the nose, combined with the steep bevelled rails, helps with touchdown recovery. The V-shape in the bottom contour of the board breaks the water surface on touch down, so the board dives in gently and releases quickly, without sticking. The V also helps to funnel air under the board, which helps it to release faster.

Intuitive Double Concave Deck:

There is a significant amount of concave in the deck that works to position the rider lower and makes the board more stable to ride. The concave puts all the volume outside on the rails, so the centre of the board is the low point. It creates the best potential for balancing and is the most comfortable and responsive shape to stand on. 

Integrated Underside Carry Handle:

Recessed carry handle on the underside of the foil board allows balanced load handling with or without the foil attached and leaves your other hand free to carry your wing or paddle down to the water.

Hybrid Carbon Technology:

Lighter weight construction for stiffness, manoeuvrability and glide. The stiffer the board, the better it will pump and the more responsive it feels. A light yet durable epoxy composite laminate, with a balanced carbon and e-glass fibre layup is wrapped around an EPS core. High-density closed cell PVC reinforcement around the foil track mount, leash plug and foot strap inserts spreads the load. An ultra-lightweight double bamboo reinforcement layer under the standing area adds greater impact resistance and rigidity.

Integrated PVC structural stringer system:

The DropBox foil mounting tracks are embedded into a high-density closed-cell PVC block. Two high-density PVC stringers are glued to each side of this block, distributing the load lengthwise, and the full system connects the top and bottom laminate skins for maximum support.

DropBox adjustable foil mounting track:

Speed-dial your foil setup. Simply drop your foil pre-assembled with screws and t-nuts into the track, slide it backwards, then tighten the screws to fasten. Our unique structurally-integrated DropBox has a longer track for a wider adjustment range, allowing you to precision-tune the foil set up for your rider weight. A measurement guide next to the track aids correct positioning. Industry-standard 90mm track spacing means the DropBox is compatible with most foil systems.

Corduroy deck grip with tactile & visual stance reference:

For a more intuitive and direct connection to your foil, grippy longitudinal corduroy with centre-line ridge allows fast, easy tactile foot placement. Tail kickpad with cutouts on the Swell for your feet while prone paddling.  Transverse markers on the deckpad provide a visual reference, giving you confidence to adjust.

Compact outline with generous nose volume:

The shorter the board, the more effective it is for pumping, the less swing weight, and the more aerodynamic and manoeuvrable it is when riding up on the foil. The reverse shear of the deck and downward curve in the nose allows for greater control over the board, even when fully submerged on water starts. The extra nose volume was added on top so the boards could be cut short without losing stability and allows you to ride a board 6” shorter. The volume in the nose also stops you nose-diving when you’re paddling into a wave and helps keep the water off the concave deck.

Cutaways and tapered tail:

The sharp release edge on the tail allows for an earlier take-off, while the cutaways and the way the tail tapers reduces the volume in the tail, helping to bring the board’s centre of buoyancy forward, right underneath your stance. Having the centre of buoyancy directly underneath your stance is essential for finding that sweet spot on the board where you can remain without shifting your weight back and forward. The wedged tail shape reduces the overall length and improves the pumpability of the foil. Every movement counts to staying up on the foil.

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