Kites Recommended for Beginners

Kites Recommended for Beginners

The Cabrinha Switchblade, one of the best kites for beginners!When learning to kiteboard, a beginner friendly kite can make a vast difference to your early success. As someone new to the sport, you should look for a kite of appropriate size (see below) that has a reliable safety release, a good amount of on-demand depower, easy relaunch, a wide wind range, and stability. The followings kites match those criteria. 

What is your correct kite size?
Wind 12-18 mph   Wind 16-24 mph   Wind 22-30 mph
Rider Weight Kite Size   Rider Weight Kite Size   Rider Weight Kite Size
200+ lbs 17m+   200+ lbs 17m+   200+ lbs 12m
200 lbs 17m   200 lbs 14m   200 lbs 9-10m
180 lbs 14-17m   180 lbs 12m   180 lbs 8-9m
160 lbs 14m   160 lbs 10-12m   160 lbs 7-8m
140 lbs 12m   140 lbs 8-9m   140 lbs 6m
120 lbs 10m   120 lbs 6m   120 lbs 4m
Chart based on average rider, on a standard twintip kiteboard
  • 2019/20 Naish Triad Kiteboarding Kite - Red/Teal 2019/20 Naish Triad Kiteboarding Kite - Grey/Teal

    2019/20 Naish Triad Kiteboarding Kite

    Naish

    $850.00 - $1,455.00
    2019/20 Naish Triad Kiteboarding Kite   WHO’S IT FOR? Easy to control, the Triad is great for kiters looking for a smooth-flying, easy-to-handle kite or anyone that wants to improve their skills. WHAT DOES IT DO? Forgiving...
    $850.00 - $1,455.00
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    2018 Liquid Force NV (Envy) Kiteboarding Kite - Purple Theme 2018 Liquid Force NV (Envy) Kiteboarding Kite - Blue Theme

    12m Liquid Force NV V8 w/ Mission Control Bar

    Liquid Force Kites

    Now: $899.00
    Was: $1,900.00
    2018 12m Liquid Force NV V8 Kiteboarding Kite w/ Mission Control Bar Includes 12m Kite, Kite Bag, Safety Leash and Control Bar. Pump Sold Separate  Please Note: Kite color availability is subject to change. If you have a color preference, please...
    Now: $899.00
    Was: $1,900.00
  • 2017 Liquid Force NV (Envy) Kiteboarding Kite - Blue Theme 2017 Liquid Force NV (Envy) Kiteboarding Kite - Green Theme

    50% OFF - 2018 Liquid Force NV V8

    Liquid Force Kites

    $612.50 - $687.50
    2018 Liquid Force NV V8 Kiteboarding Kite Please Note: Kite color availability is subject to change. If you have a color preference, please contact us at 800-622-4655 to verify color availability. Current Discount & Availability Size Retail...
    $612.50 - $687.50
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    2017 Slingshot Turbine Kiteboarding Kite 2017 Slingshot Turbine Kiteboarding Kite

    50% off - 2017 Slingshot Turbine Kite

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    $725.00 - $899.00
    2017 Slingshot Turbine Kitesurfing Kite Video | Technology | Wind Range | Performance Profile | Bar Options Please Note: Kite color availability is subject to change. If you have a color preference, please contact us at 800-622-4655 to verify...
    $725.00 - $899.00
  • 2018 North Rebel Kiteboarding Kite 2018 North Rebel Kiteboarding Kite

    2018 North Rebel Kiteboarding Kite

    Duotone

    $750.00 - $800.00
    2018 North Rebel Kitesurfing Kite Video | Features | Technology | Wind Range | Bar Options | Style Kit Current discount and availability Size Retail MSRP Current Sale Discount 5m $1149 $750 35% off 6m $1219 $800 35%...
    $750.00 - $800.00
  • On Sale
    2018 Slingshot RPM Kiteboarding Kite - Profile 2018 Slingshot RPM Kiteboarding Kite - Front

    2018 Slingshot RPM Kiteboarding Kite

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    $715.00 - $1,039.00
    2018 Slingshot RPM Kiteboarding Kite Video | Technology | Wind Range | Performance Profile | Bar Options Please Note: Kite color availability is subject to change. If you have a color preference, please contact us at 800-622-4655 to verify color...
    $715.00 - $1,039.00
  • 2018 Slingshot Turbine Kiteboarding Kite - Profile 2018 Slingshot Turbine Kiteboarding Kite - Front

    2018 Slingshot Turbine Kiteboarding Kite

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    $1,279.00 - $1,370.00
    2018 Slingshot Turbine Kitesurfing Kite Video | Technology | Wind Range | Performance Profile | Bar Options Please Note: Kite color availability is subject to change. If you have a color preference, please contact us at 800-622-4655 to verify...
    $1,279.00 - $1,370.00
  • 2017/18 Naish Fly Kiteboarding Kite 2017/18 Naish Fly Kiteboarding Kite

    2017/18 Naish Fly Kiteboarding Kite

    Naish

    $1,875.00
    2017/18 Naish Fly The Naish Fly is ideal for larger riders or those riding in lighter conditions. This year, the diameter on the leading edge has been altered to allow the kite to fly further forward, which improves upwind riding and handling. Light...
    $1,875.00
  • 2018 North Mono Kiteboarding Kite - Peacock / Neon Pink 2018 North Mono Kiteboarding Kite - Vivid Viola / Neon Green

    2018 North Mono Kiteboarding Kite

    Duotone

    $1,015.00
    2018 North Mono Kiteboarding Kite Video | Features | Technology | Wind Range | Bar Options Current discount and availability Size Retail MSRP Current Sale Discount 9m  $1269 $1015 20% off What North has to say about the...
    $1,015.00
  • 2019 Duotone Evo Kiteboarding Kite

    2019 Duotone Evo Kiteboarding Kite

    Duotone

    $1,069.95 - $1,779.95
    2019 Duotone Evo Kiteboarding Kite Features | Technology | Wind Range | Bar Options What Duotone has to say about the 2019 Evo The Evo is the best all rounder with an incredible wind range, precise power delivery, amazing stability and...
    $1,069.95 - $1,779.95
  • 2019 Duotone Neo Kiteboarding Kite 2019 Duotone Neo Kiteboarding Kite

    2019 Duotone Neo Kiteboarding Kite

    Duotone

    $999.95 - $1,629.95
    2019 Duotone Neo Kiteboarding Kite  Features | Technology | Wind Range What Duotone has to say about the 2019 Neo: The high-performance pure wave-riding kite, securing Airton Cozzolino and Matchu Lopes 3x World Champion titles, impressing...
    $999.95 - $1,629.95
  • 2019 Duotone Rebel Kiteboarding Kite - CC1 - Blue 2019 Duotone Rebel Kiteboarding Kite - CC2 - Red

    2019 Duotone Rebel Kiteboarding Kite

    Duotone

    $1,199.95 - $1,919.95
    2019 Duotone Rebel Kiteboarding Kite Features | Technology | Wind Range | Bar Options Boards & More has dropped the name North Kiteboarding and has now rebranded as Duotone, under the parent company Boards & More, owns all of the patents...
    $1,199.95 - $1,919.95
  • 2019 P1 Liquid Force Kiteboarding Kite - Lime 2019 P1 Liquid Force Kiteboarding Kite - Light Blue

    2019 Liquid Force P1 Kiteboarding Kite

    Liquid Force Kites

    $840.00 - $1,400.00
    2019 Liquid Force P1 Kiteboarding Kite Please Note: Kite color availability is subject to change. If you have a color preference, please contact us at 800-622-4655 to verify color availability. Current Discount & Availability Size Retail...
    $840.00 - $1,400.00
  • 2019 Naish Pivot Kiteboarding Kite - Red/Teal 2019 Naish Pivot Kiteboarding Kite - Teal/Grey

    2019 Naish Pivot Kiteboarding Kite

    Naish

    $1,065.00 - $1,670.00
    2019 Naish Pivot Kiteboarding Kite The Pivot is back for 2019 as Naish’s freeride and wave kite. Quite possibly the most well-versed kite in the Naish line up, this kite does it all. From waves to boosting, the Pivot delivers smooth and consistent...
    $1,065.00 - $1,670.00
  • 2019 Naish Ride Kiteboarding Kite

    2019 Naish Ride Kiteboarding Kite

    Naish

    $880.00 - $1,535.00
    2019 Naish Ride Kiteboarding Kite The Ride is back for 2019 as Naish’s all around freeride kite. The ride is effortless and accessible, perfect for all skill levels. The Ride is a two strut design that delivers excellent low-end power. It provides...
    $880.00 - $1,535.00
  • 2019 Liquid Force NV v9 Lime 2019 Liquid Force NV v9 Red

    2019 NV v9 Liquid Force Kiteboarding Kite

    Liquid Force Kites

    $990.00 - $1,580.00
    2019 Liquid Force NV v9 Kiteboarding Kite What Liquid Force has to say about the 2019 NV V9 Redesigned with purpose. The NV Version 9 is not a new color way or slight change that has no impact on the performance of the kite. We looked at the ways in...
    $990.00 - $1,580.00
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    2019 Slingshot Rally Kiteboarding Kite 2019 Slingshot Rally Kiteboarding Kite

    2019 Slingshot Rally Kiteboarding Kite

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    $839.20 - $1,379.20
    2019 Slingshot Rally Kiteboarding Kite Features | Technology | Wind Range | Bar Options | Slingshot 30-Day Guarantee Current discount and availability Size Retail MSRP Current Sale Discount 7m $1276.67 $919.20 28% off 8m $1387...
    $839.20 - $1,379.20
  • 28% off
    2019 Slingshot SST Kiteboarding Kite 2019 Slingshot SST Kiteboarding Kite

    2019 Slingshot SST Kiteboarding Kite

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    $799.20 - $1,199.20
    2019 Slingshot SST Kiteboarding Kite Features | Technology | Wind Range | Bar Options | Slingshot 30-Day Guarantee Current discount and availability Size Retail MSRP Current Sale Discount 4m $1110 $799.20 28% off 5m $1165...
    $799.20 - $1,199.20
  • 2020 Slingshot Rally GT V1 Kiteboarding Kite 2020 Slingshot Rally GT V1 Kiteboarding Kite - Front view

    2020 Slingshot Rally GT V1 Kiteboarding Kite

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    $999.00 - $1,699.00
    2020 Slingshot Rally GT V1 What Slingshot has to say about the 2020 Rally GT V1: The NEW Rally GT is the evolution of our most popular and versatile freeride crossover kite. With a distinctly different outline than prior years, the Rally GT has been...
    $999.00 - $1,699.00
  • 2020 Slingshot 2020 SST V5 Kiteboarding Kite 2020 Slingshot 2020 SST V5 Kiteboarding Kite - Front view

    2020 Slingshot SST V5 Kiteboarding Kite

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    $1,049.00 - $1,549.00
    2020 Slingshot SST V5 What Slingshot has to say about the 2020 SST V5: The SST is the kite of choice for surfers, foilers, directional riders, downwind fanatics and general freeriders who value down the line drift, through the window speed and...
    $1,049.00 - $1,549.00
  • 2018 HQ4 Fluxx 1.8 R2F Kiteboarding Kite

    HQ4 Fluxx 1.8 R2F Kiteboarding Kite

    HQ Kites

    $91.00
    2018 HQ4 Fluxx 1.8 R2F Kiteboarding Kite HQ4 Trainer Kite Manual What HQ4 has to say about the Fluxx Kiteboarding Kite You are looking for a cheap and universal introduction to kiting and you are not yet committed to a specific direction? Whether you...
    $91.00