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.

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    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 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 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 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

    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

    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 Wam Surfboard

    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 Quest Surfboard

    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 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 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 and customization in a kiteboarding...
    $200.00
  • 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 Apex Bindings

    2020 Naish Apex Bindings

    Naish

    $190.00
    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
  • On Sale
    2020 Naish Drive Kiteboard 2020 Naish Drive Kiteboard

    2020 Naish Drive Kiteboard

    Naish

    Now: $648.75
    Was: $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...
    Now: $648.75
    Was: $865.00
  • On Sale
    2020 Naish Hero Kiteboard 2020 Naish Hero Kiteboard

    2020 Naish Hero Kiteboard

    Naish

    Now: $333.75
    Was: $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...
    Now: $333.75
    Was: $445.00
  • On Sale
    2020 Naish Monarch Kiteboard 2020 Naish Monarch Kiteboard

    2020 Naish Monarch Kiteboard

    Naish

    Now: $566.25
    Was: $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...
    Now: $566.25
    Was: $755.00