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.

  • 2020 Cabrinha Ace Hybrid Kiteboard Top Deck 2020 Cabrinha Ace Hybrid Kiteboard Bottom

    2020 Cabrinha Ace Hybrid Kiteboard

    Cabrinha

    $769.00
    2020 Cabrinha Ace Hybrid Kiteboard What Cabrinha has to say about the 2020 Ace Hybrid: High Performance Freeride / Big Air Kiteboard SIZES 135 x 40 138 x 41.5 141 x 43 DESIGN PROFILE  High performance board with structural carbon...
    $769.00
  • 2020 Cabrinha Ace Kiteboard Top Deck - Wood 2020 Cabrinha Ace Kiteboard Bottom - Wood

    2020 Cabrinha Ace Kiteboard - Wood

    Cabrinha

    $629.00
    2020 Cabrinha Ace Kiteboard - Wood ALL AROUND PERFORMANCE FREERIDE / BIG AIR SIZES 133x38.5 135 x 40 138 x 41.5 141 x 43 DESIGN PROFILE High performance model with the dampening of Paulownia wood. RIDER PROFILE Freeride creatives...
    $629.00
  • 2020 Cabrinha CBL Kiteboard Top Deck 2020 Cabrinha CBL Kiteboard Bottom

    2020 Cabrinha CBL Kiteboard

    Cabrinha

    $769.00
    2020 Cabrinha CBL Kiteboard WAKESTYLE / CABLE     SIZES 139 x 42 142 x 43 DESIGN PROFILE Bottom shape and construction suited for wakestyle and cable. Also excellent for choppy water. RIDER PROFILE Progressive riders...
    $769.00
  • 2020 Cabrinha H1 Footstraps

    2020 Cabrinha H1 Footstraps

    Cabrinha

    $125.00
    2020 Cabrinha H1 Footstraps ALL PURPOSE FOOTSTRAP SIZES Small < 9 US / < 41 EURO Standard 9-12 US / 42-47 EURO   DESIGN PROFILE Lightweight 2 point foot strap connection. RIDER PROFILE Twin tip riders who are looking for a...
    $125.00
  • 2020 Cabrinha H2O Footstraps

    2020 Cabrinha H2O Footstraps

    Cabrinha

    $209.00
    2020 Cabrinha H2O Footstraps MULTI ADJUSTMENT PREMIUM BINDING SIZE STANDARD (One-size-fits-all) DESIGN PROFILE 4-point connection, Triple density pad, Triple density strap, Micro adjustment, Interchangeable heel insert. RIDER...
    $209.00
  • 2020 Cabrinha H3 Boots

    2020 Cabrinha H3 Boots

    Cabrinha

    $429.00
    2020 Cabrinha H3 Boots WAKESTYLE / CABLE BOOT SIZES Small < 9 US / < 41 EURO Medium 8.5 - 10.5 US / 42-44 EURO Large 11.5-13 US / 45-47 EURO DESIGN PROFILE Closed toe design, Low-cut, Flex chassis, Flex boot, Velcro closure. RIDER...
    $429.00
  • 2020 Cabrinha Spectrum Kiteboard 2020 Cabrinha Spectrum Kiteboard

    2020 Cabrinha Spectrum Kiteboard

    Cabrinha

    $449.00
    2020 Cabrinha Spectrum Kiteboard ALL AROUND FREERIDE Sizes: 133 x 40 136 x 41 140 x 42 144 x 43 148 x 44 152 x 44   DESIGN PROFILE A fast and forgiving outline with a medium amount of rocker. RIDER PROFILE Riders who need an...
    $449.00
  • 2020 Cabrinha Stylus Kiteboard Top Deck 2020 Cabrinha Stylus Kiteboard Bottom

    2020 Cabrinha Stylus Kiteboard

    Cabrinha

    $629.00
    2020 Cabrinha Stylus Kiteboard FREERIDE / FREESTYLE SIZES 150 x 45 160 x 47.5 DESIGN PROFILE Low rocker... high speed design. Optimized for light wind planing. RIDER PROFILE Riders who want to make the most out of extremely light...
    $629.00
  • 2020 Cabrinha Tronic Kiteboard Top Deck 2020 Cabrinha Tronic Kiteboard Bottom

    2020 Cabrinha Tronic Kiteboard

    Cabrinha

    $619.00
    2020 Cabrinha Tronic Kiteboard FREERIDE / WAVE SIZES 137 x 41 141 x 42 DESIGN PROFILE Curved outline and pulled in tips, ideal for choppy water. RIDER PROFILE The Tronic is for riders who want twin tip capability for use in the...
    $619.00
  • 2020 Cabrinha Tronic Surf Stance Kiteboard Top Deck 2020 Cabrinha Tronic Surf Stance Kiteboard Bottom

    2020 Cabrinha Tronic Surf Stance Kiteboard

    Cabrinha

    $619.00
    2020 Cabrinha Tronic Surf Stance Kiteboard FREERIDE / WAVE SIZE 149 x 44 DESIGN PROFILE Curved outline and pulled in tips, ideal for choppy water. RIDER PROFILE The Tronic is for riders who want twin tip capability for use in the...
    $619.00
  • 2020 Cabrinha Ultralight Surf Strap

    2020 Cabrinha Ultralight Surf Strap

    Cabrinha

    $89.00
    2020 Cabrinha Ultralight Surf Strap SURF / FOIL BOARDING STANDARD (One-size-fits-all) DESIGN PROFILE Symmetric entry, contoured outline, dual density RIDER PROFILE For the rider looking for a great, user friendly and simple strap for foiling...
    $89.00
  • 2020 Cabrinha XCAL Kiteboard Top Deck - Carbon 2020 Cabrinha XCAL Kiteboard Bottom - Carbon

    2020 Cabrinha XCAL Kiteboard - Carbon

    Cabrinha

    $979.00
    2020 Cabrinha XCAL Kiteboard - Carbon What Cabrinha has to say about the 2020 XCal Carbon: Competition Freestyle Kiteboard Sizes: 135 x 41, 138 x 42, 141 x 43 Design Profile High performance freestyle model with structural carbon and incredible...
    $979.00
  • 2020 Cabrinha XCAL Kiteboard Top Deck - Wood 2020 Cabrinha XCAL Kiteboard Bottom - Wood

    2020 Cabrinha XCAL Kiteboard - Wood

    Cabrinha

    $659.00
    2020 Cabrinha XCAL Kiteboard - Wood What Cabrinha has to say about the 2020 XCal Wood: All-Around Freestyle Kiteboard Sizes: 133 x 40, 135 x 41, 138 x 42, 141 x 43 Design Profile A Paulownia wood freestyle design with a dampened ride. Rider...
    $659.00
  • 2020 Cabrinha XO Kiteboard Top Deck 2020 Cabrinha XO Kiteboard Bottom

    2020 Cabrinha XO Kiteboard

    Cabrinha

    $609.00
    2020 Cabrinha XO Kiteboard  FREERIDE / FREESTYLE SIZES 133 x 38.5 136 x 39.5 DESIGN PROFILE High performance women’s model with the dampening of Paulownia wood. RIDER PROFILE A female rider who appreciates...
    $609.00
  • 2020 Duotone Hybrid Surfboard

    Duotone

    $1,149.95
    2020 Duotone Hybrid Surfboard SIZES: 5'0 5'2 5'4 What Duotone Has to say about the Hybrid: A crossover surf and foil board, perfect for traveling. The Duotone Hybrid is a crossover surf and foil board built in the high performance...
    $1,149.95
  • 2020 Duotone Pro Fish Surfboard

    Duotone

    $1,049.95
    2020 Duotone Pro Fish Surfboard SMALLER WAVE / CLASSIC SURF SIZES: 5'2 5'5 What Duotone Has to say about the Pro Fish : The Pro Fish is brand new to the lineup for 2020 and arose out of the need to have a board that excels in small waves and...
    $1,049.95
  • 2020 Duotone Pro Session Surfboard

    Duotone

    $1,049.95
    2020 Duotone Pro Session Surfboard ALL ROUND / CARVING MACHINE SIZES: 5'8 5'11 What Duotone Has to say about the Pro Session: A fast, high-performance surfboard, which can be ridden with or without straps, as thruster or Quad setup. The Pro...
    $1,049.95
  • 2020 Duotone Pro Voke Surfboard

    Duotone

    $1,049.95
    2020 Duotone Pro Voke Surfboard STRAPLESS FREESTYLE SIZES: 5'1 5'3 What Duotone Has to say about the Pro Voke: The pinnacle of strapless freestyle performance, the Duotone Pro Voke is an Airton Cozzolino inspired strapless freestyle competition...
    $1,049.95
  • 2020 Duotone Pro Wam Surfboard

    Duotone

    $1,049.95
    2020 Duotone Pro Wam Surfboard STRAPLESS PURE SURF SIZES: 5'3 5'5 5'7 5'9 5'11 What Duotone Has to say about the Pro Wam: The Pro Wam is a great all-rounder and able to handle all sorts of wave conditions. It is built around a high-...
    $1,049.95
  • 2020 Duotone Pro Whip Surfboard

    Duotone

    $1,049.95
    2020 Duotone Pro Whip Surfboard SMALL TO MEDIUM WAVES / STRAPLESS FREESTYLE SIZES: 4'11 5'1 5'3 5'5 What Duotone Has to say about the Pro Whip: Modern high-performance compact shape, aimed at performing in small to medium waves. The Pro Whip...
    $1,049.95
  • 2020 Duotone Quest Surfboard

    Duotone

    $699.95
    2020 Duotone Quest Surfboard WAVE FREERIDING SIZES: 5'10 What Duotone Has to say about the Quest: A classic design that is extremely versatile, very durable and perfect for first-time wave riders. Featuring a classic surfboard style design, the...
    $699.95
  • 2020 Duotone Wam Surfboard

    Duotone

    $949.95
    2020 Duotone Wam Surfboard STRAPLESS PURE SURF SIZES: 5'6 5'8 5'10 What Duotone Has to say about the Wam: A classic do-it-all surfboard should, a traditional shape with a modern twist, this high-performance board excels in every kind of wave...
    $949.95
  • 2020 Duotone Whip Surfboard

    Duotone

    $949.95
    2020 Duotone Whip Surfboard SMALL TO MEDIUM WAVES / STRAPLESS FREESTYLE SIZES: 5'0 5'2 5'4 What Duotone Has to say about the Whip: Designed for small to medium sized waves, the Whip is a modern high performance design packed into a compact...
    $949.95
  • 2020 Liquid Force Absolute Kiteboard

    2020 Liquid Force Absolute Kiteboard

    Liquid Force Kites

    $1,000.00
    2020 Liquid Force Absolute Kiteboard Expected Arrival: Mid November! What Liquid Force has to say about the Absolute: 136 x 41.7cm: Rider weight 55kg - 85kg140 x 42.5cm: Rider weight > 75kg The Absolute started with a simple idea: What would...
    $1,000.00
  • 2020 Liquid Force Benchmark Kiteboard

    2020 Liquid Force Benchmark Kiteboard

    Liquid Force Kites

    $500.00
    2020 Liquid Force Benchmark Kiteboard Expected Arrival: Mid November! What Liquid Force has to say about the Benchmark: 130 x 40cm: Rider weight 50kg - 65kg135 x 41cm: Rider weight > 55kg There is no question that a 10-time World Champion knows...
    $500.00
  • 2020 Liquid Force Boom Kiteboard

    2020 Liquid Force Boom Kiteboard

    Liquid Force Kites

    $550.00
    2020 Liquid Force Boom Kiteboard Expected Arrival: Mid November! What Liquid Force has to say about the Boom: 150 x 43.3cm: Rider weight 60kg - 85kg The gear demands of wakestyle and park riding kiteboarders differ greatly from the average Joe at...
    $550.00
  • Echo 142 Echo 137

    2020 Liquid Force Echo Kiteboard

    Liquid Force Kites

    $500.00
    2020 Liquid Force Echo Kiteboard Expected Arrival: Mid November! What Liquid Force has to say about the Echo: 137 x 42cm: Rider weight 65kg - 85kg 142 x 42.5cm: Rider weight > 75kg From competition to creative freeriding, Brandon Scheid is...
    $500.00
  • 2020 Liquid Force Messenger Kite-Surfboard

    2020 Liquid Force Messenger Surfboard

    Liquid Force Kites

    $850.00
    2020 Liquid Force Messenger Kite-Surfboard What Liquid Force has to say about the Messenger: Length: 4'8" Width: 17.8" Thickness: 1.98" Volume: 19.1 L Length: 5'2" Width: 18.5" Thickness: 2 3/8" Volume: 24.7 L Delivering confidence in the surf and...
    $850.00
  • 2020 Liquid Force Pro Pad Straps

    2020 Liquid Force Pro Pad Straps - Black/Gold

    Liquid Force Kites

    $200.00
    2020 Liquid Force Pro Pad Straps - Black/Gold Expected Arrival: Late November! What Liquid Force has to say about the Pro Pad: L/XL (Men's 9 to 13 / Women's 7+) S/M (Men's 7 to 10 / Women's 6 to 11) The Liquid Force Pro Pad is the peak of comfort...
    $200.00
  • Radnium 137 Radnium 142

    2020 Liquid Force Radnium Kiteboard

    Liquid Force Kites

    $600.00
    2020 Liquid Force Radnuim Kiteboard Expected Arrival: Mid November! What Liquid Force has to say about the Radnuim: 137 x 41.2cm: Rider weight 55kg - 85kg142 x 42.6cm: Rider weight > 75kg The evolution of our high-performance freestyle board...
    $600.00
  • 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
  • 2020 Naish Alana Kiteboard

    2020 Naish Alana Kiteboard

    Naish

    $600.00
    2020 Naish Alana Kiteboard WOMEN'S FREERIDE/FREESTYLE SIZES: 132  x38 136 x 40 PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The Alana is designed specifically for women who demand all-around freeride, freestyle and TT wave riding performance in a single board...
    $600.00
  • 2020 Naish Apex Bindings

    Naish

    $190.00 - $205.00
    2020 Naish Apex Bindings Sizes: US 5-12 US 9-15 What Naish has to say about Apex Designed for superior comfort, the Apex is the market’s leading ergonomic binding for all styles of twin tip riding in a stealthy new colorway. It features a...
    $190.00 - $205.00
  • 2020 Naish Drive Kiteboard

    2020 Naish Drive Kiteboard

    Naish

    $865.00
    2020 Naish Drive Kiteboard HIGH PERFORMANCE FREERIDE SIZES: 134 x 41 138 x 41.5 142 x 42 WHO’S IT FOR? Intermediate-to-advanced riders who demand an extremely lightweight and responsive board WHAT DOES IT DO? Delivers a responsive and...
    $865.00
  • 2020 Naish Hero Kiteboard

    2020 Naish Hero Kiteboard

    Naish

    $445.00
    2020 Naish Hero Kiteboard ALL-AROUND FREERIDE SIZES: 30 x 41.5 135 x 42 140 x 43 145 x 43.5 WHO’S IT FOR? Beginner-to-intermediate kiters who want a soft and forgiving ride WHAT DOES IT DO? Edges upwind with ease and absorbs chop for...
    $445.00
  • 2020 Naish Limited Edition Drive Kiteboard

    2020 Naish Limited Edition Drive Kiteboard

    Naish

    $865.00
    2020 Naish Limited Edition Drive Kiteboard HIGH PERFORMANCE FREERIDE SIZES: 134 x 41 138 x 41.5 142 x 42 WHO’S IT FOR? Intermediate-to-advanced riders who demand an extremely lightweight and responsive board WHAT DOES IT DO? Delivers a...
    $865.00
  • 2020 Naish Monarch Kiteboard

    2020 Naish Monarch Kiteboard

    Naish

    $755.00
    2020 Naish Monarch Kiteboard PRO PERFORMANCE FREESTYLE Sizes: 132 x 41 135 x 41.5 138 x 42 142 x 42.5 WHO’S IT FOR? Dedicated freestyle kiters WHAT DOES IT DO? Offers explosive pop and unmatched freestyle performance WHAT’S...
    $755.00
  • 2020 Naish Motion Kiteboard

    2020 Naish Motion Kiteboard

    Naish

    $560.00
    2020 Naish Motion Kiteboard PERFORMANCE FREERIDE SIZES: 134 x 41 138 x 41.5 142 x 42 WHO’S IT FOR? Any kiter in any condition WHAT DOES IT DO? Edges upwind with ease, slices through chop and jumps with ease and...
    $560.00
  • 2020 Naish Orbit Kiteboard

    2020 Naish Orbit Kiteboard

    Naish

    $685.00
    2020 Naish Orbit Kiteboard LIGHTWIND FREERIDE SIZES: 152 x 45 162 X 46 WHO’S IT FOR? Lightwind kiters WHAT DOES IT DO? Get on a plane and edge upwind in super light wind WHAT’S NEW? Max power tips and four-fin...
    $685.00