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
  • Ozone Edge V10 Kiteboard Kite Ozone Edge V10 Kiteboard Kite

    Ozone Edge V10 Kiteboard Kite

    Ozone

    $1,390.00 - $2,390.00
    Ozone Edge V10 Kiteboarding Kite THE EDGE IS A TRUE SPECIALTY, IT DELIVERS A MIND-BENDING FREE RIDE AND BIG AIR EXPERIENCE WHILE AT THE SAME TIME HAS ALL THE SPEED, POWER AND PERFORMANCE REQUIRED TO WIN WORLD AND OLYMPIC TITLES ON THE RACECOURSE. THE...
    $1,390.00 - $2,390.00
  • Flysurfer Peak4 Foil Kite Flysurfer Peak4 Foil Kite

    Flysurfer Peak4 Foil Kite

    Flysurfer

    $549.00 - $1,039.00
    Flysurfer Peak4 Foil Kite Freeride, Touring, Progression Total package consists of: 1x PEAK4 Kite only1x Kite Safety Guide1x Repair Kit1x Set of B-Safe Top Lines1x Sandbag1x PEAK4 Bag   What Flysurfer has to say about the Peak4 Foil Kite The...
    $549.00 - $1,039.00
  • On Sale
    2020 Slingshot 2020 SST V5 Kiteboarding Kite 2020 Slingshot 2020 SST V5 Kiteboarding Kite - Front view

    2020 Slingshot SST V5 Kiteboarding Kite

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    $1,142.99 - $1,687.99
    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...
    $1,142.99 - $1,687.99
  • Airush Lithium V13 Kite - Teal/Yellow Airush Lithium V13 Kite - Red

    Airush Lithium V13 Kiteboarding Kite (KO)

    Airush

    $1,075.00 - $1,685.00
    Airush Lithium v13 Kite Sizes: 5m / 6m / 7m / 8m / 9m / 10m / 12m / 14m / 17m All-around freeride performance. Precise steering, balanced & stable. Powerful delta hybrid with a huge wind range. For the rider looking for a kite that provides...
    $1,075.00 - $1,685.00
  • Airush One V2 Kite - Teal Airush One V2 Kite - Red

    Airush One V2 Kiteboarding Kite (KO)

    Airush

    $719.00 - $1,379.00
    Airush One v2 Kite Sizes: 3m / 4m / 6m / 8m / 9m / 10m / 12m / 14m / 17m Lightweight single-strut design for gusty or lighter winds. Plug and play for ease of use. Instant depower, large wind range and simple relaunch. The One is a lightweight...
    $719.00 - $1,379.00
  • On Sale
    2021 Slingshot SST V6 Kiteboarding Kite - Left Profile 2021 Slingshot SST V6 Kiteboarding Kite - Orange

    2022 Slingshot SST V6 Kiteboarding Kite

    Slingshot

    $1,199.99 - $1,724.99
    Slingshot SST V6 Kiteboarding Kite Size: 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 12m Includes: SST V6 Kite, Kite Bag, Quick Start Guide, Bladder Patch Kit What Slingshot has to say about the SST V6 SPEED / DRIFT / RESPONSE For 2022, we have evolved the SST,...
    $1,199.99 - $1,724.99
  • 2021 Reedin SuperModel V2 Kiteboarding Kite 2021 Reedin SuperModel V2 Kiteboarding Kite

    2021 Reedin SuperModel V2 Kiteboarding Kite

    Reedin

    $1,275.00 - $1,969.00
    2021 Reedin SuperModel v2 Kite Decide how you ride Sizes: 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 14m After a first incredible season, the SuperModel returns with new improvements to become even more versatile and stay true to its original mission: A kite...
    $1,275.00 - $1,969.00
  • 2021 Duotone Mono Kiteboarding Kite - Red 2021 Duotone Mono Kiteboarding Kite - Blue

    2021 Duotone Mono Kiteboarding Kite

    Duotone

    $979.95 - $1,879.95
    2021 Duotone Mono Kiteboarding Kite **Duotone Pump Adapter not included (unavailable until 2022) - Please purchase a Duotone Pump if you do not have an adapter already** Freeride / Foil Sizes: 3.5m / 5m / 7m / 9m / 11m / 13m / 15m The ultimate one...
    $979.95 - $1,879.95
  • :01 Cabrinha Switchblade Kiteboarding Kite - Mint/White :01 Cabrinha Switchblade Kiteboarding Kite - Orange/Black

    01 Cabrinha Switchblade Kiteboarding Kite

    Cabrinha

    $1,329.00 - $1,899.00
    :01 Cabrinha Switchblade Kiteboarding Kite Performance Freeride/Big Air Sizes: 5m / 6m / 7m / 8m / 9m / 10m / 11m / 12m / 14m What Cabrinha has to say about the Switchblade Designed for the discerning rider who values unrivaled predictability...
    $1,329.00 - $1,899.00
  • 2021 Airush One Kiteboarding Kite

    2021 Airush One Kiteboarding Kite

    Airush

    $699.00 - $1,354.00
    2021 Airush One Kiteboarding Kite Sizes: 3m / 4m / 6m / 8m / 9m / 10m / 12m / 14m / 17m What Airush has to say about the One Plug & play for ease of use. Instant depower, large wind range & simple relaunch. Single strut design for gusty or...
    $699.00 - $1,354.00
  • On Sale
    2021 Slingshot Rally GT V2 Kiteboarding Kite 2021 Slingshot Rally GT V2 Kiteboarding Kite

    2021 Slingshot Rally GT V2 Kiteboarding Kite

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    $1,251.99 - $1,851.99
    2021 Slingshot Rally GT V2 Kiteboarding Kite Sizes: 5m / 6m / 7m / 8m / 9m / 10m / 12m / 14m The evolution of the RALLY GT V2 for 2021 sees the kite's design dialed up to be even more user-friendly with improved turning speed, upwind performance and...
    $1,251.99 - $1,851.99
  • S25 Naish Triad Kiteboarding Kite S25 Naish Triad Kiteboarding Kite

    S25 Naish Triad Kiteboarding Kite

    Naish

    $1,010.00 - $1,520.00
    S25 Naish Triad Kiteboarding Kite The Triad is quickly becoming a modern classic, known as the kite that can be used by anyone, anywhere, for anything. When we created the Triad, we focused on creating an optimized rider experience with seamless...
    $1,010.00 - $1,520.00
  • Ozone Enduro V3 Kiteboard Kite Ozone Enduro V3 Kiteboard Kite

    Ozone Enduro V3 Kiteboard Kite

    Ozone

    $1,265.00 - $1,895.00
    Ozone Enduro V3 Kiteboarding Kite You Define the Limit Sizes: 4m / 5m / 6m / 7m / 8m / 9m / 10m / 11m / 12m / 14m The Enduro is an all-time favorite around the globe; it's recognized as one of the best go-to kites on the market. It's incredibly...
    $1,265.00 - $1,895.00
  • On Sale
    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

    $399.00 - $1,199.00
    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...
    $399.00 - $1,199.00
  • 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