Thinking the same as you Supa ,i just love my 2013 nugget ,and more i use it more i like it ,it s just became my go to board ,for one very important thing :fun
! And at 5 feet it just fit in my board bag so i can bring my baby everywhere i want
That said ,not sure about the new ones :2014,the size,shape,colors... Time will tell,demo will confirm ! Chow! the Freak.
Check this out...word for word from the North handbook 2013
Light wind machine
Small wave ripperMaximum stoke
in average conditions
The Nugget is all about having fun and maximizing your time and stoke on the water!
This radically different approach to a conventional surfboard allows you to get out there and rip apart small waves in light wind.
The Nugget's ultra wide round-tail,super low rocker and a unique bottom shape are all aimed at maximum glide,tight turns and upwind performance in light wind and small surf.
Full boxy rails and an ultra flat deck maximize the Nugget's volume to keep it short and compact.
Don't let the looks deceive you...This fat little board absolutely rips strapped or strapless!
If you are serious about maximizing your time on the water and want a board that truly performs when others will not,you need a Nugget.
At 5'0" the Nugget is also a great option for minimizing excess baggage costs.
Message to Ken.............that board was a Winner
To change it is like having the bright idea to change the best selling kite in the world...the Rebel