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

North Says:

The Neo is a purebred wave kite ready to meet your wave shredding needs. Perfectly suited to hardcore wave fanatics and strapless wave freestyle riders, this powerful kite design allows you to use 1-2sqm less than you would normally do on other models, which automatically makes you use faster turning kites! The high performance design concept makes the Neo travel fast and effortless when riding towards the kite or surfing down the line, but delivers smooth power when needed, e.g. in powerful bottom turns. The Neo is the guarantee for a responsive ride with excellent maneuverability . Due to its accessible steering, the forgiving feel and a quick and easy relaunch, the Neo is also ideal for freeriding — doesn’t matter if on a twin tip or a surfboard.

Visit for more info: www.northkiteboarding.com/products/kites/neo

Our Testers Say:

“Flies upwind fast and does quick loops. The Neo is the pinnacle of stability, ease of use, reliability and power.” // Justin Lord.

“Turns quickly with smooth power delivery. This is a user-friendly kite that inspires confidence no matter whether you’re carving, boosting or learning kiteloops.” // Tiberiu Anghel.

“Blasts upwind and provides great lift and hangtime when jumping.” // Alejandro Strauss.

Meet Our Testers
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TKB Says:

The 2017 Neo is a 3-struts medium aspect kite with a slight delta shape that North markets as their surf kite. North’s large diameter inflation valve connects directly with its pump hose without the use of a nozzle and the inflation system’s twist valve rotates with the insertion and removal of the hose making inflating and packing up quick and easy. The Neo features two wingtip steering settings which offers “hard” and “soft” performance and a front bridle with pulleys that also offers two settings, one for smoother turning/drifting and the other for more depower and shorter bar stroke. Testers highlighted the Neo’s user-friendly handling with super stable flying overhead and commented on the Neo’s good boost for jumping and the kite’s great low-end grunt. With wider wingtips, the Neo offers good steering response and a very smooth power delivery — the drifting capability when its lines go slack is all that you want from a surf kite. With good relaunch, the Neo is not only a great option for the surf, but is also a solid option as an all around freeride kite for kiters of all levels.TKB-FREERIDE-2017-NORTH-BAR-CLICK-BARThe Click Bar is the latest 4-line control bar released by North and features a new power adjustment system that is built into the control bar and is easily accessed while riding. By simply twisting the right side of the bar you can power up your kite, or by pressing a button you can depower it, keeping the power controls within your reach at all times with a visually indicator that shows where you are in the tuning of your kite. The Click Bar comes in a single 49cm length with 22m or 24m line lengths and features a single center-line safety depower system, high-V, a durable plastic throw line that untwists itself after you spin, a sliding stopper and North’s proven push away quick release. The bar features retractable bar bungees, soft bar ends and integrated floats. The Click Bar settles the debate between above or below the bar tuning by placing it exactly at your fingertips. The twisting motion for power up takes a little bit of focus while riding and the button for depower is easily accessed at all times. While it’s a big shift to the systems we have come to know, seamless controls like this are the future of the sport.

Visit for more info on the bar: www.northkiteboarding.com/products/bars/click-bar