2024 North Carve Kite

2024 North Carve Kite

Surf / Strapless Freestyle

Sizes:4m, 5m, 6m, 7m, 8m, 9m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 13m

ITEM INCLUDES: Kite, Kite Bag, Repair Kit


The Carve is a powerful, reactive and controllable kite, ideal for carving up a wave face, tucking into a barrel or boosting strapless tricks. Engineered with a stable, lower aspect ratio design for fast pivot turns and excellent drift, the Carve has an extremely direct feel in both bar pressure and steering initiation. Intuitive control - especially when the kite's not visible on a big bottom turn, cut back, or in a barrel - means you can focus 100% on the surf. The Carve has a longer, progressive travel, so feels smooth and responsive throughout the full depower range and when you sheet out, is reactive to the very end. For 2024, the Carve feels lighter, faster turning and more agile. We’ve redesigned the whole kite from top to bottom for better drift and more responsive fingertip-light steering. It has a lowered aspect ratio, new panel layout, refined leading edge and profile for more responsive steering and lighter bar pressure, more stable efficient drifting and less pull on the wave face. Improved overall balance with more sweep in the tips enhances drift, so when you're surfing, it glides down the line, waiting for your bar input. The wingtips are lighter, and we’ve introduced a smoother curve and more shape draft back, so the balance is more in the centre of the profile. A smaller LE diameter reduces the pulling power, while added sweep enables effortless roll to relaunch. The Carve is now much more smooth, stable and manageable in gusty conditions. The Carve flies fast upwind and experienced riders will benefit from the kite's impressive power and efficiency. Intermediate riders will find it offers a smoother, more user-friendly ride. Freeride and Strapless Freestylers will love the light reactive steering, longer bar stroke, improved hangtime and catch for rotations and softer landings.


  • Faster responsive turning
  • Lighter handling with earlier initiation
  • Progressive travel through full depower range
  • Smooth and intuitive power delivery
  • Excellent hangtime and catch
  • Lighter weight surf-tough construction


  • N-HTRS High Performance high tenacity ripstop canopy 
  • DuraLite seam protection  
  • Lighter weight bladders in all sizes 


Longer Travel for improved drift and smoother response

The Carve is a statically balanced, stable kite that resists nose diving. Its bridling ensures you’re able to maintain complete drift while sheeted in or out, riding a down-the-line or onshore wave.

New lighter weight durable reinforcement

For 2024 we’ve removed some unnecessary excess weight to help the kite drift better, without compromising the kite’s structural integrity.

Improved wind range with more low-end efficiency

The Carve’s low aspect ratio design creates more apparent wind, providing excellent stability and wind.

Lightweight bladders in ALL sizes

The lighter the kite, the faster the steering and the more lift it creates. The Carve has lighter weight bladders in all sizes in the range

Smoother power delivery

For 2024 we’ve redesigned the whole kite from top to bottom, reduced the leading-edge diameter and smoothed out the profiles to provide a smoother power delivery.

Highest quality low-drag, no-pulley bridle lines

All North bridle lines are pre-loaded and measured before cutting to improve accuracy and consistency.

Refined aerodynamic profile transition panels

The profile transition panels ensure that as the leading edge expands, tension from the elongation doesn't migrate into the canopy and a precise lateral profile shape is maintained as close to the leading edge as possible

4x Bar Pressure options for precise steering and depower

Allows more area in the centre of the kite for efficiency and makes the kite easy to roll off the water during critical relaunch in the surf.

DuraLite seam protection

Lightweight reinforcement to protect from chafing and abrasion along the struts to the leading edge.

2x personalised performance tuning options

Bar pressure and steering impulse can be adjusted on the wing tip, allowing you to fine tune the kite's characteristics to your personal preference. 

Kevlar reinforced strut system with bridle deflectors

For the most accurate and durable connection between the strut and the leading edge. Bridle deflectors on the leading edge prevent the control lines catching on the struts.

HyperFlow rapid single-point inflation

Ergonomic high volume single point inflation system with large diameter hose for rapid inflation and deflation. 

N-HTRS High Performance high tenacity ripstop canopy

All our kites are manufactured using high tenacity polyester yarn canopy material for lightness, high tear strength, zero porosity and longevity.

Durable highest-quality Dacron inflated structures

For uncompromised strength and durability, all of the inflated structures and the wingtips in the Carve are constructed from the highest quality industry-proven Dacron with the best strength to weight ratio in a heavy-duty application.





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