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 X Breed Kite Surfboard - 5'3"

    2020 Cabrinha X Breed Kite Surfboard - 5'3"

    Cabrinha

    $899.00
    2020 Cabrinha X Breed Kite Surfboard - 5'3" Size: 5'3" x 18.5" x 2.04" - 21.6L Includes: Fins and tailpad What Cabrinha has to say about the X Breed Features Twintip thruster design Thruster vin setup Double concave deck Straight rail for a lot...
    $899.00
  • On Sale
    2020 Cabrinha Spectrum Kiteboard 2020 Cabrinha Spectrum Kiteboard

    2020 Cabrinha Spectrum Kiteboard

    Cabrinha

    Now: $405.00
    Was: $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...
    Now: $405.00
    Was: $449.00
  • 2020 Cabrinha H1 Footstraps

    2021 Cabrinha H1 Footstraps

    Cabrinha

    $129.00
    2021 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...
    $129.00
  • 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
  • On Sale
    2020 Cabrinha XO Kiteboard Top Deck 2020 Cabrinha XO Kiteboard Bottom

    2020 Cabrinha XO Kiteboard

    Cabrinha

    Now: $449.00
    Was: $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...
    Now: $449.00
    Was: $609.00
  • On Sale
    2020 Cabrinha Ace Kiteboard Top Deck - Wood 2020 Cabrinha Ace Kiteboard Bottom - Wood

    2020 Cabrinha Ace Kiteboard - Wood

    Cabrinha

    Now: $449.00
    Was: $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...
    Now: $449.00
    Was: $629.00
  • On Sale
    2020 Cabrinha XCAL Kiteboard Top Deck - Wood 2020 Cabrinha XCAL Kiteboard Bottom - Wood

    2020 Cabrinha XCAL Kiteboard - Wood

    Cabrinha

    Now: $499.00
    Was: $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...
    Now: $499.00
    Was: $659.00
  • Cabrinha S-Quad Pro Surfboard - Front Cabrinha S-Quad Pro Surfboard - Back

    01 Cabrinha Squad Pro Kite Surfboard

    Cabrinha

    $1,059.00
    2021 Cabrinha Squad Pro Kite Surfboard Sizes: 5’7” x 18.5” x 2.1” - 23.4 L / 5’9” x 19.1” x 2.2” - 26.3 L The S:Quad - our purest surf model. The S:Quad has proven itself in some of the most iconic...
    $1,059.00
  • Cabrinha Cutlass Pro Surfboard - Front Cabrinha Cutlass Pro Surfboard - Back

    01 Cabrinha Cutlass Pro Kite Surfboard

    Cabrinha

    $1,059.00
    2021 Cabrinha Cutlass Pro Kite Surfboard Sizes: 5’2” x 18.8” x 2.3” x 23.9L / 5’5” x 19.5” x 2” x 26L In what could possibly be one of the most fun boards to ride, the Cutlass is a performance fish...
    $1,059.00
  • 01 Cabrinha XO Kiteboard (BO)

    01 Cabrinha XO Kiteboard (BO)

    Cabrinha

    $639.00
    :01 Cabrinha XO Freeride/Freestyle Sizes: 133x38.5cm / 136x39.5cm Included: 4x 5-mm Fins, 4x Washers, 10x M6x16mm Screws, Grab Handle What Cabrinha has to say about the XO The XO is a high performance freestyle/ freeride model that is optimized...
    $639.00
  • 01 Cabrinha Tronic Kiteboard (BO)

    01 Cabrinha Tronic Kiteboard (BO)

    Cabrinha

    $649.00
    :01 Cabrinha Tronic Freeride/Wave Sizes: 137x41cm / 141x42cm Included: 4x 5-mm Fins, 4x Washers, 10x M6x16mm Screws, Grab Handle What Cabrinha has to say about the Tonic Designed specifically for riders who want twin tip capability for use in the...
    $649.00
  • 01 Cabrinha Tronic Surf Kiteboard (BO)

    01 Cabrinha Tronic Surf Kiteboard (BO)

    Cabrinha

    $689.00
    :01 Cabrinha Tronic Surf Stance Freeride/Wave Size: 149x44cm Included: 4x 5-mm Fins, 4x Washers, 10x M6x16mm Screws, Grab Handle What Cabrinha has to say about the Tonic Surf Stance The Tronic Surf Stance is for riders who want twin tip capability...
    $689.00
  • :01 Cabrinha XCaliber Wood Kiteboard (BO)

    01 Cabrinha XCaliber Wood Kiteboard (BO)

    Cabrinha

    $699.00
    :01 Cabrinha XCaliber Wood Kiteboard (BO) All Around Freestyle/Big Air Sizes: 133 x 40cm / 135 x 41cm / 138 x 42cm / 141 x 43cm Included:  4x 40mm fins, 4x washers, 10x m6x16mm screws, grab handle What Cabrinha has to say about the...
    $699.00
  • :01 Cabrinha XCaliber Carbon Kiteboard (BO)

    01 Cabrinha XCaliber Carbon Kiteboard (BO)

    Cabrinha

    $1,029.00
    :01 Cabrinha XCaliber Carbon Kiteboard (BO) Competition Freestyle Sizes: 135 x 41cm / 138 x 42cm / 141 x 43cm Included: 4x 40mm fins, 4x washers, 10x m6x16mm screws, grab handle What Cabrinha has to say about the XCaliber The new Xcal...
    $1,029.00
  • :01 Cabrinha Stylus Kiteboard (BO)

    01 Cabrinha Stylus Kiteboard (BO)

    Cabrinha

    $669.00
    :01 Cabrinha Stylus Kiteboard (BO) Light Wind Freeride Sizes: 150 x 45cm / 160 x 47.5cm Included: 4x 50mm fins, 4x washers, 10x m6x16mm screws, grab handle What Cabrinha has to say about the Stylus The Stylus is a high performance light wind...
    $669.00
  • :01 Cabrinha Spectrum Kiteboard (BO)

    01 Cabrinha Spectrum Kiteboard (BO)

    Cabrinha

    $479.00
    :01 Cabrinha Spectrum Kiteboard (BO) All Around Freeride Sizes: 133 x 40cm / 136 x 41cm / 140 x 42cm / 144 x 43cm / 148 x 44cm / 152 x 44cm Included: 4x 50mm fins, 4x washers, 10x m6x16mm screws, grab handle What Cabrinha has to say about the...
    $479.00
  • :01 Cabrinha CBL Kiteboard (BO)

    01 Cabrinha CBL Kiteboard (BO)

    Cabrinha

    $649.00
    :01 Cabrinha CBL Kiteboard (BO) Wakestyle/Cable Sizes: 139 x 42cm / 142 x 43cm Included: 4x 20mm fins, 4x washers, 8x m6x16mm screws What Cabrinha has to say about the CBL The CBL is a dedicated crossover wake style cable board designed for...
    $649.00
  • :01 Cabrinha Ace Wood Kiteboard (BO)

    01 Cabrinha Ace Wood Kiteboard (BO)

    Cabrinha

    $669.00
    :01 Cabrinha Ace Wood Kiteboard (BO) All Around Performance Freeride/Big Air Sizes: 133 x 38.5cm / 135 x 40cm / 138 x 41.5cm / 141 x 43cm Included: 4x 40mm fins, 4x washers, 10x m6x16mm screws, grab handle What Cabrinha has to say about the...
    $669.00
  •  :01 Cabrinha Ace Hybrid Kiteboard (BO)

    01 Cabrinha Ace Hybrid Kiteboard (BO)

    Cabrinha

    $809.00
    :01 Cabrinha Ace Hybrid Kiteboard (BO) Sizes: 135 x 40cm / 138 x 41.5cm / 141 x 43cm Included: 4x 40mm fins, 4x washers, 10x m6x16mm screws, grab handle What Cabrinha has to say about the Ace Hybrid The Ace Hybrid combines start of the art...
    $809.00
  • 2021 Cabrinha Cutlass Foil Kite-Surfboard 2021 Cabrinha Cutlass Foil Kite-Surfboard

    2021 Cabrinha Cutlass Foil Kite-Surfboard

    Cabrinha

    $1,099.00
    2021 Cabrinha Cutlass Foil Kite-Surfboard FREESTYLE SURF Includes front pad, Does NOT include fins or straps. *See "Frequently purchased with" for recommended parts. Sizes 5'2" x 18.8" x 2.3" x 23.9L The entire line of Cabrinha surfboards got a...
    $1,099.00