NORTH FOIL SONAR 1850R
The reflexed 1850R front wing gives you impressive control throughout the entire speed range, with extreme top-end speeds for such a large wing and an unbelievably low stall speed. Also a true crossover wing, the 1850R has more lift than the 1500R. In smaller to medium waves, prone foil surfers can perfect shorter radius surf-style turns with ease. Great for wing-foiling in all conditions and perfect for learning to foil, the 1850R is also still kite-able. Featuring our new, patent-pending reflexed-camber foil section design to give the wing pitch stability and prevent your board’s tendency to nose up strongly when you first get going. This eliminates the need for you to change your position to trim the board as you speed up, or as you drop-in on a wave. The 1850R has a relatively large surface area, which makes it highly controllable, with incredible roll and pitch stability. Usually, a large wing means more drag, hence less speed. But because it is positioned on the fuselage with a lower angle of attack, the 1850R feels smaller than it is in terms of speed range and responsivenes.
We are North
When the elements call to us it’s the ultimate seduction. We must go. This magnetic pull for freedom, for performance, for exhilaration – beats fear. We understand what it takes to commit to the unknown.
Engineered. Refined. Intuitive.
Nothing teaches design like nature. That’s why the North design process starts and finishes on the water. Every day we are inspired – and humbled – by nature’s engineering genius and her beautiful, intuitive simplicity. To that, we add cutting-edge technology and decades of expertise.
The people shaping our brand are first and foremost a team of riders. What absolutely unites us is a desire for a more intuitive, more natural and more powerful experience between water, wind and sky. Our passionate team constantly innovate and prioritise what is really important to the rider….
As a business so closely connected to the ocean and the elements, we find we have a responsibility to care for it and help to conserve our planet. Amidst other changes, our desire to reduce plastics and help the environment sees us using more sustainable materials and packaging.
The North brand started in 1957 when Olympic gold medallist and trained engineer, Lowell North, sought to change the world of sailing through precision technology. North pioneered advanced computer modelling in the design and manufacture processes.
North Kiteboarding and North Foiling are part of North Actionsports Group, owned by North Technology Group. Our Brand and Product Development team are based in New Zealand, home of the America’s Cup and an R&D playground exposed to wind and swell from all directions.