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.

  • On Sale
    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 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 PROFILE The...
    $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 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 EXTENDED PAD 30 mm of increased foot room‣ Only 15 mm added to the overall length of the pad—fits all boards Ideal for Foot Sizes 9–15 BIGGER STRAP 30 mm added circumference...
    $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
  • 2020 Naish Stomp Kiteboard

    2020 Naish Stomp Kiteboard

    Naish

    $680.00
    2020 Naish Stomp Kiteboard PERFORMANCE FREESTYLE/WAKESTYLE SIZES: 135 x 42 138 x 42.5 142 x 43 WHO’S IT FOR? Wakestyle and freestyle kiters who want all-around performance WHAT DOES IT DO? In addition to explosive pop and unmatched...
    $680.00
  • 2020 Naish Switch Kiteboard

    2020 Naish Switch Kiteboard

    $545.00
    2020 Naish Switch Kiteboard VERSATILE FREERIDE SIZES: 134/138 138/142 WHO’S IT FOR? Anyone seeking added versatility in best all around board, those that share a board, or kiters who travel and want the best performance in varying...
    $545.00
  • Pre-Order
    2020 North Atmos Carbon Kiteboard

    2020 North Atmos Carbon Kiteboard

    North Kiteboarding

    $999.00
    2020 North Atmos Carbon Kiteboard Expected Arrival in September!! Master-crafted by our skilled engineers, who have carefully positioned the full carbon laminate layup to provide a dynamic and responsive ride, with well balanced torsional stiffness...
    $999.00
  • Pre-Order
    2020 North Atmos Hybrid Kiteboard

    2020 North Atmos Hybrid Kiteboard

    North Kiteboarding

    $649.00
    2020 North Atmos Hybrid Kiteboard Expected Arrival in September!! A high-performance freeride board for excessive boosting, looping and soft landings. The Atmos lets you edge in harder to load up the board, build up line tension and release into...
    $649.00
  • Pre-Order
    2020 North Charge Surfboard 2020 North Charge Surfboard

    2020 North Charge Surfboard

    North Kiteboarding

    $999.00
    2020 North Charge Surfboard Expected Arrival in September!! PERFORMANCE SURF Sizes: 5'7", 5'9", 5'11" What North has to say about the new Charge: A fast, dedicated surf shape with smooth turning and loads of projection, allowing a powerful vertical...
    $999.00
  • Pre-Order
    2020 North Comp Surfboard

    2020 North Comp Surfboard

    North Kiteboarding

    $999.00
    2020 North Comp Surfboard Expected Arrival in September!! STRAPLESS FREESTYLE SURF Sizes: 5'0, 5'2, 5'4 What North has to say about the new Comp: Progressing strapless movement is at the heart of this dedicated freestyle performer's DNA. A fast...
    $999.00
  • Pre-Order
    2020 North Cross Surfboard 2020 North Cross Surfboard

    2020 North Cross Surfboard

    North Kiteboarding

    $999.00
    2020 North Cross Surfboard Expected Arrival in September!! FREERIDE SURF Sizes: 5'0, 5'2, 5'4 What North has to say about the new Cross: It carves, it jumps, it pops. The Cross is your everyday go-to, the ultimate all-rounder, instantly familiar,...
    $999.00
  • Pre-Order
    2020 North Fix Kiteboarding Boots 2020 North Fix Kiteboarding Boots

    2020 North Fix Kiteboarding Boots

    North Kiteboarding

    $399.00
    2020 North Fix Kiteboarding Boots Expected Arrival in September!! Our extremely lightweight Fix boots combine simplicity and comfort with premium technical quality. Kiteboarding-specific low-cut design with Velcro tension allows easy one-handed...
    $399.00
  • Pre-Order
    2020 North Flare Kiteboard 2020 North Flare Kiteboard

    2020 North Flare Kiteboard

    North Kiteboarding

    $649.00
    2020 North Flare Kiteboard Expected Arrival in September!! Transition from kite to park with style. Designed for advanced kiteboarding wakestyle and park riders using bulletproof P-Tex grind base material to be the most durable board in the park...
    $649.00
  • Pre-Order
    2020 North Flex Footstraps 2020 North Flex Footstraps

    2020 North Flex Footstraps

    North Kiteboarding

    $189.00
    2020 North Flex Footstraps Expected Arrival in September!! Engineered and refined for connection, comfort and performance, our Flex bindings give you a locked-in feel and solid support. Extremely soft KnitFlex straps are fully adjustable, conforming...
    $189.00
  • Pre-Order
    2020 North Focus Carbon Kiteboard

    2020 North Focus Carbon Kiteboard

    North Kiteboarding

    $999.00
    2020 North Focus Carbon Kiteboard Expected Arrival in September!! The Focus is a high-performance freestyle board precisely engineered to push boundaries and generate ultimate pop for aggressive freestyle moves. Master-crafted by our skilled...
    $999.00
  • Pre-Order
    2020 North Focus Hybrid Kiteboard

    2020 North Focus Hybrid Kiteboard

    North Kiteboarding

    $649.00
    2020 North Focus Hybrid Kiteboard Expected Arrival in September!! The Focus is a high-performance freestyle board precisely engineered to push the boundaries and generate ultimate pop for aggressive freestyle moves. Greater traction allows you to...
    $649.00
  • Pre-Order
    2020 North Prime Kiteboard

    2020 North Prime Kiteboard

    North Kiteboarding

    $499.00
    2020 North Prime Kiteboard Expected Arrival in September!! Instantly familiar, intuitive and comfortable in all conditions, the Prime allows you to progress faster. A sweet performer in all wind and water conditions, it tracks upwind smoothly,...
    $499.00
  • On Sale
    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