Kiteboards

Kiteboards

When it comes to kiteboards, we at MACkite have more than 150 years combined experience putting them to the test. Okay, that may be a bit of an exaggeration. Realistically, MACkite employees have around 60 years of combined experience on the water, and in that time we might have learned a thing or two about kite boards and kitesurf-specific boards. In fact, we have so much experience that we are so close to moving down to Florida during the winter, with margaritas in hand while the sun bakes our leathery skin.

In our well-aged (like a fine wine) wisdom, we know a thing or two about kiteboards. We have a great article discussing all of the possibilities of kites, boards, and their sizes. For the college-cram-night version, we can describe kiteboards as three different types: twin tip, directional surf, and race boards.

Twin Tip

Sporting a symmetrical outline, this type of board can be ridden on either side. This type of board is very versatile and can be used for any rider. Smaller Twintip kiteboards are used for freestyle, while larger boards are used for light wind, new riders and larger riders.

Directional Surf

Very similar to a surf board, this board has a definite tip and fail. Mostly used for waves, strapless riding or light wind days.

Race Boards

These boards have maximum speed availability and are great for light wind performance.

What about board sizes?

Good question. Board lengths are usually measured in centimeters (like a snowboard or skis). For example, a large beginning rider would typically learn on a 140-150cm board. You may see a second number also in centimeters; this is the board's width. Boards have become wider in the last 5 years. A board made in 2004 may have been 155x36. A similar light wind, big rider board built in 2011 would be 146x44. A 170lb advanced kiteboarder might ride a 132x40 (132cm long, 40cm wide) board. The larger the board, the less power needed to get onto a plane. The smaller the board, the more control you have at high speeds (opposite from skis and snowboards). Make sure to talk to your instructor during your lessons to decide which board will work best for you. A rock star wakeboarder can ride a smaller board much sooner than someone with no board skills.

  • 2019 Airush Element Footstrap

    Airush

    $259.00
    2019 Airush Element Strap What Airush has to say about the Element Straps: The two-part dual-density construction is ergonomically designed to support, stabilize and cushion the foot during high impact landings. Featuring an ultra-comfortable lower...
    $259.00
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    2019 Lightwave Wing 165cm

    2019 Litewave Wing Kiteboard 165cm

    Lightwave

    Now: $499.00
    Was: $599.00
    2019 Litewave Wing 165cm The 2019 Litewave Wing has evolved into the ultimate light wind machine!  Riding in ultra light wind has never been easier, even for the big guys. The tip-to-tip radical concave smooths out chop and makes for a...
    Now: $499.00
    Was: $599.00
  • 2020 Lightwave Wing

    2020 Litewave Wing Kiteboard

    Litewave

    $599.00 - $799.00
    2020 Litewave Wing The 2020 Litewave Wing has evolved into the ultimate light wind machine!  Riding in ultra light wind has never been easier, even for the big guys. The tip-to-tip radical concave smooths out chop and makes for a very...
    $599.00 - $799.00
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    2018 Slingshot Hover Glide NF2 2018 Slingshot Hover Glide NF2

    2018 Slingshot Hover Glide NF2 Foil Set

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $549.00
    Was: $899.00
    2018 Slingshot Hover Glide NF2 Foil Set The perfect progression foil that you won’t outgrow, the Hover Glide system is a durable aluminum construction that comes in two colors for 2018. The H5 wing continues to be a favorite for kiters across...
    Now: $549.00
    Was: $899.00
  • 2019 Duotone Hybrid Foilboard

    2019 Duotone Hybrid Foilboard

    Duotone

    $1,149.95
    Duotone Hybrid Foilboard Important Note:  This board MUST be used with a 90mm x 165mm bolt pattern hydrofoil. What Duotone has to say about the Hybrid Foilboard The Duotone Hybrid is a crossover surf and foil board built in the high performance...
    $1,149.95
  • On Sale
    Slingshot WF2 / NF2 Sale Foilboarding Package 2019 Slingshot WF2 Foil Board

    Best Deal in Foilboarding Package

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $999.00
    Was: $1,498.00
    Slingshot WF2 / NF2 Foilboarding Package Add the H2 for maximum lift and stability, or the H4 for a skatey, playful ride WF2 Foil Board Size 4'10" x 20.5" x 1.45" This board includes fin boxes for FCS II or FCS fins but does NOT include fins. The...
    Now: $999.00
    Was: $1,498.00
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    Slingshot Hypermiler GW2.0 91 Foil Package 2018 Slingshot Hypermiler Foilboard

    Carbon Performance Foilboarding package

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $2,199.00
    Was: $2,998.00
    Slingshot Hypermiler Ghost Whisper 2.0 91 Foilboarding package   2018 Slingshot Hypermiler Foil Board King of the foiling scene in your area? Well, you better have your Iron Throne to sit on - the Hypermiler is the ultimate foiling board in the...
    Now: $2,199.00
    Was: $2,998.00
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    2019 Slingshot WF2 Wakefoil Board 2019 Slingshot WF2 Wakefoil Board

    2019 Slingshot WF2 Wakefoiler Board

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $599.00
    Was: $666.00
    2019 Slingshot WF2 Wakefoiler Board Size 4'10" x 20.5" x 1.45" This board includes fin boxes for FCS II or FCS fins but does NOT include fins. The Slingshot Wakefoiler WF.2 board is a welcome addition to our wakefoil board lineup.  It has ample...
    Now: $599.00
    Was: $666.00
  • 2018 Airush Switch Sonic Progression Kiteboard 2018 Airush Switch Sonic Progression Kiteboard

    2018 Airush Switch Sonic Progression Kiteboard

    Airush

    $559.00
    2018 Airush Switch Sonic Progression Kiteboard Comes complete with Straps & Pads What Airush has to say about the 2018 Switch Sonic Progression The Switch Sonic Progression gives the best combination of freeride fun in light wind conditions while...
    $559.00
  • Dakine Cobra Half Hook - Black

    Dakine

    $30.00
    Dakine Cobra Half Hooks Black Theme Comes as a singular hook that can be used for kiteboarding or foil boarding.  Hardware not included. What Dakine has to say about the Cobra Hooks: A COMFY FOOT HOOK FOR KITEFOILING. Step into the right...
    $30.00
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    Dakine SUP 12' x 5/16" Calf Leash

    Dakine

    Now: $26.25
    Was: $35.00
    Dakine SUP 12' x 5/16" Calf Leash Size: 12' x 5/16"  The SUP Calf leash provides protection to keep you attached to your board while providing a quick means of recovery. Dakine relies on its longtime heritage as a surfboard leash brand founded in...
    Now: $26.25
    Was: $35.00
  • 2018 Airush Apex Team Kiteboard

    2018 Airush Apex Team Kiteboard

    Airush

    $839.00
    2018 Airush Apex Team Kiteboard Straps & Boots Sold Separately  What Airush has to say about the 2018 Apex Team The Apex Team is our premium freeride/freestyle crossover board. Coming from the same roots as the Apex, the Apex Team combines...
    $839.00
  • 2018 Airush Diamond Team Kiteboard

    2018 Airush Diamond Team Kiteboard

    Airush

    $859.00
    2018 Airush Diamond Team Kiteboard Straps & Boots sold separately  What Airush has to say about the 2018 Diamond Team The Diamond Team expands the women’s board collection offering with wakestyle performance in mind.  Taking Bruna...
    $859.00
  • 2018 Cabrinha S:QUAD Kite Surfboard

    2018 Cabrinha S:QUAD Kite Surfboard

    Cabrinha

    $859.00 - $879.00
    2018 Cabrinha S:QUAD Kite Surfboard Features | Technology | Style Guide | Strap Options Developed for traditional waveriding with strong winds and large, pumping swell, the 2018 Cabrinha S:Quad continues to dominate. The inline strap configuration,...
    $859.00 - $879.00
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    2018 Cabrinha Tronic Mutant Kiteboard

    2018 Cabrinha Tronic Mutant Kiteboard

    Cabrinha

    Now: $455.00
    Was: $569.00
    2018 Cabrinha Tronic Mutant Kiteboard Features | Technology | Style Guide | Binding Options The 2018 Cabrinha Tronic returns for another year of chop-destroying performance. The smooth and rounded outline allows the Tronic to cruise through chop and...
    Now: $455.00
    Was: $569.00
  • 2018 Liquid Force Benchmark Kiteboard

    2018 Liquid Force Benchmark Kiteboard

    Liquid Force Kites

    $499.00
    2018 Liquid Force Benchmark Kiteboard  The Liquid Force Benchmark is a brand new board to the Liquid Force line. Having jumped ship from Best, Gisela has joined the Liquid Force team and produced a board befitting of the progression-minded female...
    $499.00
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    2018 Liquid Force Carbon Drive Kiteboard 2018 Liquid Force Carbon Drive Kiteboard

    2018 Liquid Force Carbon Drive Kiteboard

    Liquid Force Kites

    Now: $559.00
    Was: $699.00
    2018 Liquid Force Carbon Drive Kiteboard The Liquid Force Carbon Drive is the same board as the standard Drive, only with carbon! This carbon construction delivers not only a light weight, but responsive board. Plus it’s the least expensive carbon...
    Now: $559.00
    Was: $699.00
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    2018 Liquid Force Drive Kiteboard 2018 Liquid Force Drive Kiteboard

    2018 Liquid Force Drive Kiteboard

    Liquid Force Kites

    Now: $399.00
    Was: $449.00
    2018 Liquid Force Drive Kiteboard  The 2018 Drive builds off the standard set in 2016. The focus of the Drive is rapid progression for new riders, as quickly as possible. With a simple concave bottom, the Drive gets new riders into the sport at the...
    Now: $399.00
    Was: $449.00
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    2018 Liquid Force Echo Kiteboard

    2018 Liquid Force Echo Kiteboard

    Liquid Force Kites

    Now: $439.00
    Was: $549.00
    2018 Liquid Force Echo Kiteboard If you’re after the ultimate in wakestyle riding, look no further than the LF Echo. This year’s Echo sees the addition of Flex Tip technology, allowing the tips to flex deeper while not impacting the center...
    Now: $439.00
    Was: $549.00
  • 2018 Liquid Force Impulse Foil Set - 94.5cm 2018 Liquid Force Impulse Foil Set - 60cm

    2018 Liquid Force Impulse Foil Set

    Liquid Force Kites

    $1,349.00
    2018 Liquid Force Impulse Foil Set This foil comes with a full carbon fuselage rather than the alloy standard. The jack of all trades foil, the 2018 Liquid Force Impulse Foil Set is designed to perform as a kite, surf, and wake foil.  Focusing on...
    $1,349.00
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    2018 Liquid Force Legacy Kiteboard 2018 Liquid Force Legacy Kiteboard - 136cm

    2018 Liquid Force Legacy Kiteboard

    Liquid Force Kites

    Now: $499.00
    Was: $629.00
    2018 Liquid Force Legacy Kiteboard  The Liquid Force Legacy is back for its fourth season, and for good reason. Despite its Pickle Fork resemblance, the Legacy is truly a state-of-the-art board designed to offer an exceptional freeride / freestyle...
    Now: $499.00
    Was: $629.00
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    2018 Liquid Force Lunar Lander Kiteboard

    2018 Liquid Force Lunar Lander Kiteboard

    Liquid Force Kites

    Now: $479.00
    Was: $599.00
    2018 Liquid Force Lunar Lander Kiteboard The Lunar Lander joins the ranks of the Moon Patrol and Space Craft, directional twin tips that put their emphasis on fun. The Lunar Lander takes the technology and design of the Legacy, and infuses it into a...
    Now: $479.00
    Was: $599.00
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    2018 Liquid Force Moon Patrol Kiteboard

    Liquid Force Kites

    Now: $399.00
    Was: $499.00
    2018 Liquid Force Moon Patrol Kiteboard  The Moon Patrol has made a full orbit to the origins of kiting, giving a nod to the mutant shapes of the past with a touch of modern directional snowboarding inspiration - giving us a brand new category of...
    Now: $399.00
    Was: $499.00
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    2018 Liquid Force Space Craft Kiteboard

    Liquid Force Kites

    Now: $399.00
    Was: $499.00
    2018 Liquid Force Space Craft Kiteboard Get ready to blast off into 2018 with Liquid Force’s Space Craft. The Space Craft is essentially the little brother of Moon Patrol, allowing it to be more playful when it comes to jumping. Filling the gap...
    Now: $399.00
    Was: $499.00
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    2018 North Free Foil Board

    2018 North Free Foil Board

    Duotone

    Now: $449.00
    Was: $699.95
    2018 North Free Foil Board 5'0" x 18.33" x 0.75" - Surfstrap with washers and M6 screws included Let's Chat: 2017 MACkite Foil Showdown  If 2016 was the year of the foil (according to the ancient kiteboarder zodiac calendar), then 2017 is the...
    Now: $449.00
    Was: $699.95
  • 2018 North Quest TT Kite Surfboard

    2018 North Quest TT Kite Surfboard

    Duotone

    $699.00
    2018 North Quest TT Kite Surfboard What North has to say about the 2018 Quest TT The Quest TT offers a truly classic surfboard shape and as such becomes one of the most versatile boards in our range. Built using our TT construction, which is both...
    $699.00
  • On Sale
    2018 North Team Series Kiteboard

    2018 North Team Series Kiteboard

    Duotone

    Now: $699.00
    Was: $999.00
    2018 North Team Series Kiteboard What North Kiteboarding has to say about the 2018 Team Series A competition Freestyle board with optimised and high performance design features for zero compromise. Features & Benefits Explosive Pop due to...
    Now: $699.00
    Was: $999.00
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    2018 North Wam Kite Surfboard

    2018 North Wam Kite Surfboard

    Duotone

    Now: $629.00
    Was: $899.00
    2018 North Wam Kite Surfboard What North has to say about the 2018 Wam The WAM is perfect for the riders out there looking for a high-performance board that works in all conditions. An updated shape, which is identical to the Pro WAM, for 2018 features...
    Now: $629.00
    Was: $899.00
  • On Sale
    2018 Slingshot Asylum Kiteboard

    2018 Slingshot Asylum Kiteboard

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $419.00
    Was: $599.00
    2018 Slingshot Asylum Kiteboard Slingshot’s aggressive freeride board of choice, the Asylum is an awesome option for throwing mad tricks in open water. Want crazy pop, soft landings, and top-of-the-line flatwater performance? This is a beautiful...
    Now: $419.00
    Was: $599.00
  • On Sale
    2018 Slingshot Converter Foil Board 2018 Slingshot Converter Foil Board

    2018 Slingshot Converter Foil Board

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $719.00
    Was: $899.00
    2018 Slingshot Converter Foil Board Wave junkie that’s looking to get into foiling? The Converter, per its name, can be surfed or foiled at your leisure - it takes less than five minutes to switch from foil to fins or vice versa. The Converter...
    Now: $719.00
    Was: $899.00
  • On Sale
    2017 Slingshot Hypermiler Foil Board 2017 Slingshot Hypermiler Foil Board

    2018 Slingshot Hypermiler Foil Board

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $759.00
    Was: $999.00
    2018 Slingshot Hypermiler Foil Board King of the foiling scene in your area? Well, you better have your Iron Throne to sit on - the Hypermiler is the ultimate foiling board in the Slingshot lineup. The Hypermiler, true to its name, is capable of...
    Now: $759.00
    Was: $999.00
  • On Sale
    2018 Slingshot Karolina Pro Kiteboard

    2018 Slingshot Karolina Pro Kiteboard

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $399.00
    Was: $629.00
    2018 Slingshot Karolina Pro Kiteboard In this day and age of confusion, Karolina is looking to simplify the game for the lovely ladies of our sport. World Champion of ladies’ kiting, Karolina shreds and then some. This board, specifically designed...
    Now: $399.00
    Was: $629.00
  • On Sale
    2018 Slingshot Misfit Kiteboard

    2018 Slingshot Misfit Air Core Kiteboard

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $379.00
    Was: $579.00
    2018 Slingshot Misfit Air Core Kiteboard A reboot of Slingshot’s ever-popular Misfit series, the Air Core is a board designed towards progression without being a board that will be outgrown. There’s nothing worse than outgrowing a board, and...
    Now: $379.00
    Was: $579.00
  • On Sale
    2018 Slingshot Mixer Kite Surfboard

    2018 Slingshot Mixer Kite Surfboard

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $599.00
    Was: $849.00
    2018 Slingshot Mixer Kite Surfboard New for 2018 comes the Mixer, shaking up the surf game like a top-shelf cocktail. Like to slash up the waves with a fun shortboard shape? With the Mixer’s quad-fin setup and stout shape, you’ll be carving...
    Now: $599.00
    Was: $849.00
  • On Sale
    2018 Slingshot Refraction Kiteboard

    2018 Slingshot Refraction Kiteboard

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $399.00
    Was: $629.00
    2018 Slingshot Refraction Kiteboard For the rider who indeed wants to do it all, the Refraction shreds in almost any conceivable situation. Just ask Sam Light, Slingshot’s top male rider - the board was designed for and by him to be the end-all...
    Now: $399.00
    Was: $629.00
  • On Sale
    2018 Slingshot Screamer Kite Surfboard

    2018 Slingshot Screamer Kite Surfboard

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $599.00
    Was: $849.00
    2018 Slingshot Screamer Kite Surfboard Got the need for speed? Well, if you’re a wave-carving aficionado, the Screamer will be music to your ears. Hard-edging parallel rail outlines allow for speed down the face of the wave, a modified thumb tail...
    Now: $599.00
    Was: $849.00
  • On Sale
    2018 Slingshot Vision Kiteboard

    2018 Slingshot Vision Kiteboard

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $399.00
    Was: $599.00
    2018 Slingshot Vision Kiteboard What Slingshot has to say about the 2018 Vision The Vision is a one-board quiver, with enough rocker to cushion your landings, enough pop to perfect your next new trick and enough speed and edge to carve upwind and...
    Now: $399.00
    Was: $599.00
  • 2019 Cabrinha Ace Carbon Kiteboard - Deck 2019 Cabrinha Ace Carbon Kiteboard - Bottom

    2019 Cabrinha Ace Carbon Kiteboard

    Cabrinha

    $929.00
    2019 Cabrinha Ace Carbon Kiteboard Includes: 4 x 40 mm fins, (4) washers, (10) 6 x 16 mm screws, and grab handle What Cabrinha has to say about the Ace Carbon Freeride creatives that want to bend the rule of gravity. The Ace Carbon model will free...
    $929.00