I think Er Presidente is Rommey and well he lost!
A friend of mine came to Brasil with a new Wam 2012 I was very disappointed in the quality of this board, pads had came off numerous times front and back it was like the surface was not prepared correctly for the pads to stick. Construction well lets call it on the fragile side, I was scared to ride it hard. I am a surfer with more than 30 years experience the ride of the board was great just thought it could have been made better. Also the angle on the fin boxes where the screws go is very bad, my bro Mark had to have a guy here re-do his fin boxes. For me this 1000 dollars surfboard is not worth the price tag, but I am not your typical North customer so go figure. If you are gonna spend this kind of money there are way better boards if you want one to last, these are one season if you are lucky throw away boards. If you look on the web there are all kinda of top notch board for way cheaper. Real has Merricks for 300 to 400 dollars gimme one of these!
I have no affiliation to North obviously or anyone else I pay full price for my kit.