2024 North Reach Kite

2024 North Reach Kite


Item Includes: 

Kite, Kite Bag, Repair Kit

Kite Size

10m, 12m, 15m, 9m


Pacific Blue, Turquoise, Marine Green

Lively and playful, this 3-strut allrounder has unparalleled versatility and wind range. Easy jumps. Upwind performance. Effortless relaunch. For 2024 the Reach is lighter overall. We’ve improved the canopy tension for faster flying, and revised the arc design for a crisper, snappier response, more direct steering and more dynamic recovery. Still nimble and easy to ride, but now with a cleaner profile entry and smoother more aerodynamic shape that’s even more stable in kite loops, the Reach is your go-to kite in all conditions.

The lighter construction excels in lightwind, foil and surf, without compromising the kite’s durability. Its fast, responsive steering and efficient power delivery give rise to confident boosts, loops and freestyle, while the short responsive bridle provides quick, exponential depower. In the three larger sizes, the Reach is a powerful lightwind kite designed with a predictable, consistent drive forward for TwinTip riding – long after everyone else has gone in.


  • Smoother segmented curve arc
  • Improved canopy tension
  • Cleaner profile entry
  • Lighter weight construction
  • Faster and more responsive steering
  • Stable lightwind-optimized profile
  • Low drag with no-pulley bridle lines
  • Direct and Responsive Steering
  • Confident relaunch with swept design
  • Precise draft-forward profile
  • Progressive freestyle medium high AR
  • Kevlar reinforced strut system with bridle deflectors
  • HyperFlow rapid single-point inflation
  • Boosts and loops with a smooth reliable catch
  • Incredible stability for foil and lightwind
  • Well-balanced tactile surf handling
  • Massive windrange and upwind drive
  • Incredibly powerful and efficient


  • New lighter N-Max Dacron in all sizes
  • N-HTRS High Performance high tenacity Ribstop canopy
  • Lightweight bladders (all sizes)
  • DuraLite Seam Protectors


Boosts and Loops with a Smooth Reliable Catch

The Reach has superb loft and hangtime with a compact steering radius, thanks to its medium-high aspect ratio design with wider wing-tip and well-balanced bridle. During a loop, many kites will pause before they climb back up, but the Reach has a smooth, consistent catch and doesn’t hesitate to come back around. 

Incredible stability for foil and light wind image

Incredible stability for foil and light wind

Boasting predictable, consistent power delivery in every condition, the Reach has exceptional performance at the low-end – especially at slower speeds in lighter wind. Its moderate leading-edge diameter provides additional buoyancy, helping the kite to release quickly from the water in even the lightest conditions.    

Well-balanced tactile surf handling image

Well-balanced tactile surf handling

Quick responsive steering and neutral static balance helps you fire up your performance in the surf, without any surprises. The Reach drifts well and doesn’t fall over, front-stall or back-stall – making it your go-to kite for foiling and wave-riding.  

New segmented curve arc for improved canopy tension   image

New segmented curve arc for improved canopy tension  

Where nature meets technology. We’ve revised the Reach arc shape so tension can transition more evenly through the canopy, as you would see in a catenary shape in nature.  The new segmented curve arc gives the kite a cleaner profile that is more stable in kite loops. The kite remains light and fast but now has a crisper, more snappy feel.   

Massive wind range and upwind drive image

Massive wind range and upwind drive

A precise draft-forward profile gives the Reach a very smooth and efficient profile entry and upwind drive. We’ve refined the panel cuts for a cleaner profile entry, removing the heavy-duty canopy panels.

N-Max Airframe image

Using N-Max Dacron on the leading edge and struts saves a significant amount of weight. For 2024 we’ve also reduced the total amount of Dacron used on the kite, making the Reach even lighter.

Progressive freestyle medium-high AR  

A forgiving kite with pop when you need it for freestyle maneuvres. The medium high aspect ratio, combined with the powerful profile, gives the Reach explosive pop. Good pop helps generate line slack for handle passes – simply load up, edge hard and pop off the water for easy freestyle progression.  

Direct and Responsive Steering   image

Direct and Responsive Steering  

Tactile handling with light bar pressure and steering impulse for a fast response and tight turning radius. Refined tuning of the short responsive bridle gives the Reach quick, exponential depower, allowing you to ride it in an even wider range of conditions. 

Larger sizes light wind-optimised  image

Larger sizes light wind-optimized

Predictable, consistent power delivery in every condition, and exceptional performance at the low-end. The 13, 15 or 17m Reach will get you up and riding with a power-hungry twintip like the new Trace in just 8 knots.

Lightweight bladders in every size   image

Lightweight bladders in every size

Bladders make up a bigger weight percentage than any other material used in a kite.

Durable, higher tensile leading edge seams  image

Durable, higher tensile leading edge seams

There is a large amount of force on the closing seam of the leading edge due to inflation and steering movement.

Highest quality no-pulley, low drag bridle lines

Our highest-quality, low-profile, pre-stretched bridle lines are pre-loaded and measured before cutting to improve accuracy and consistency.

High Performance N-HTRS Canopy  image

High Performance N-HTRS Canopy 

All our kites are manufactured using North High Tenacity Ripstop (N-HTRS) polyester yarn canopy material for lightness, high tear strength, zero porosity and longevity.  

DuraLite seam protection  image

DuraLite seam protection 

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

HyperFlow rapid inflation system cap and valve geometry  image

HyperFlow rapid inflation system cap and valve geometry 

Ergonomic high volume single point inflation system with large diameter hose for rapid inflation and deflation. The cap and valve base geometry have been updated for more comfortable opening and closing in colder conditions (when your fingers are freezing). The bayonet style main inflation valve is compatible with most pumps – no adapter required.