Includes: board with EVA Deckpad
Fins and straps sold separately.
2024 North Cross Surfboard
Your one-board quiver. Light and fast with an immediate edgy and responsive feel, the Cross lets you drive effortlessly upwind, carve a tight turn or smack the lip. It delivers a fun, forgiving ride with plenty of speed. The Cross is your everyday go-to. It helps you nail it in every condition. For 2024 North engineered the Cross in their durable EcoLite Impact Resistant Bamboo construction. The Cross has a more traditional surf outline with reduced nose and tail width for easier, sharper turns and improved control at the top end. The refined low-entry rocker aids acceleration and drive, and forgiving rounded surf rails provide a responsive feel with locked-in grip. Instantly familiar, intuitive and easy to ride, this smooth carving and super comfortable all-round freeride board blends the line effortlessly between surf, freeride and strapless freestyle.
- Effortlessly blends surf with freeride and strapless freestyle
- Improved comfort and stability
- Finer and rounded surf rails
- Lower surf-style rocker
- Forgiving deep-v channel and Quad tail channels
- Lightweight and durable strength and stiffness
- Fast responsive feedback
- Optional thruster or quad mode
- North Hexcel Coremat Fins (3 fin set) sold separately
Materials: EcoLite Impact Resistant Bamboo Construction
NEW COMPACT SURFBOARD OUTLINE
Trimmed nose shape reduces length and weight. Reduced nose and tail width adds control at the top end and creates a better wave-fit for easier, sharper turns. The narrower, rounded pin tail reduces the tail area behind the fins and makes the board more responsive off the back foot.
North moved the wide point slightly further forward and kept the area in the nose, giving you a little bit more front foot stability and a nice planing surface forward of your front foot, which makes it easier and more forgiving to ride. Anyone can get on it and feel like a pro. There’s no 'where should I stand” or 'this feels twitchy” – it just locks in and feels totally comfortable.
NEW ECOLITE CONSTRUCTION
New EcoLite Impact Resistant Bamboo Construction - the lightest way to make the strongest board. Lightweight and durable strength and stiffness with fast feedback.
E-Glass layered with bamboo veneer top and bottom for impact resistance. By using thin layers of bamboo veneers in the laminate, you gain global stiffness of the board and impact resistance at once, while keeping the board weight really low. The new Cross has a very agile and direct feel. There's no delay when you give a steering command. It is also soft on the landings and handles the choppy conditions extremely well.
NEW FULL-LENGTH BOTTOM CHANNEL WITH DEEPER-V
Grips when you want it to, releases when you don't. For 2023 North refined the bottom shape, making the centre channels deeper and the outside channels more subtle. This gives the rider more control of the board and improves traction when you're going fast. It also gives you confidence to go harder, because it doesn't max-out at speed, and rides smoothly out of critical landings and turns.
NEW LOW-ENTRY SURF ROCKER
For fast acceleration, speed and drive. The low-entry surf rocker combines with generous width and volume, making the board easy to ride with great upwind ability for getting back to the take-off zone.
NEW ROUNDED, LOW-PROFILE SURF RAILS
Smoother performing, more forgiving rounded surf rails provide a more responsive feel, with an edgy and immediate rail-grip.
NEW THRUSTER OR QUAD FIN MODE (sold separately)
The new inserts allow you to run a quad setup, traditionally used for more grip on the rails in bigger waves. For a more vertical attack, North recommends the classic North Excel Coremat fins, lightweight and durable fiberglass thruster surf fins for smooth control and traction. North's custom fin base shape does not require FCSII infills. Fins are sold separately.
FCSII PREMIUM FIN BOX
The lightweight premium fin box allows for 9-degree rake. Compatible with both FCSI and click-in keyless FCSII fins for more speed and drive, quicker acceleration, and more response form your board. High-density foam reinforcements surrounding the FCSII fins box are shaped to match the curved template of the inbox for a clean bond and smoother load transfer into the board.
NO-SLIP DECK GRIP WITH TOE BUMP AND REAR WEDGE KICKER
Micro-corduroy textured one-piece EVA deckpad with intuitive front toe bump and rear wedge kick for maximum traction and control.
FOOT STRAP INSERT OPTIONS - RECOMMENDED WITH FREE STRAPS (sold separately)
For when conditions get challenging, locking the rider into a comfortable stance for control in high winds or large waves. Experience instant-planing in full comfort with North's lightweight memory foam surf straps, featuring North's unique pre-tensioned and laminated seamless KnitFlex inners. The Free Straps allow you to customise your fit and stance, giving you freedom to move and shred in any conditions.
HONEYCOMB MESH PACKAGING
North removed all plastic from their surfboard packaging, replacing it with a unique cushioning material that mimics honeycomb. Strategically cut to allow the card to stretch into many different hexagons, this flexible material creates a lightweight protective layer of 'honeycomb' mesh. The mesh behaves like a spring to absorb impact and protect the board from abrasion.
Conventional cardboard box packaging is very rigid and offers little cushioning or support around large, curved items like surfboards. As a solution, the space between a product and its box is often filled with polystyrene, bubble wrap and other single-use plastic materials to create a layer of protection. Many of these materials cannot be recycled and contribute to the plastic waste that ends up in our oceans and landfills.