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
  • 2020 F-one Bandit Kiteboarding kite - Blue Lagoon/Slate 2020 F-one Bandit Kiteboarding kite - Basalt/Coral

    2020 F-one Bandit Kiteboard Kite

    F-One

    $1,319.00
    2020 F-one Bandit Kiteboard Kite The legendary kite is back once again, and this year the smaller sizes have a focus on big air and kite loops.  New outline: Featuring squarer tips for more maneuverability Incredible Top End: Get total control...
    $1,319.00
  • On Sale
    2020 Liquid Force NV Kiteboarding Kite

    2020 Liquid Force NV v9 School Kiteboarding Kite

    Liquid Force Kites

    Now: $499.00
    Was: $1,210.00
    2020 Liquid Force NV v9 School Kiteboarding Kite What Liquid Force has to say about the NV: Sizes: 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10.5 / 12 / 13.5 / 15m A redesign that is now tested, proven and perfected. There is no doubt the NV is synonymous with stability...
    Now: $499.00
    Was: $1,210.00
  • 2021 Eleveight OS V2 Kiteboarding Kite 2021 Eleveight OS V2 Kiteboarding Kite

    2021 Eleveight OS V2 Kiteboarding Kite

    Eleveight Kiteboarding

    $989.00 - $1,499.00
    2021 Eleveight OS V2 Kiteboarding Kite SIZES 06 / 08 / 10 / 12 / 14m What Eleveight has to say about the OS V2 Riding light wind with the OS is pure happiness. Even more so with Version 2 of our dedicated foil and freeride kite, as every inch of...
    $989.00 - $1,499.00
  • Flysurfer Peak4 Foil Kite Flysurfer Peak4 Foil Kite

    Flysurfer Peak4 Foil Kite

    Flysurfer

    $479.00 - $979.00
    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...
    $479.00 - $979.00
  • Ozone Alpha V1 Kiteboard Kite Ozone Alpha V1 Kiteboard Kite Colors

    Ozone Alpha V1 Kiteboard Kite

    Ozone

    $965.00
    Ozone Alpha Single Strut Kiteboarding Kite THE ALPHA V1 IS A UNIQUE SINGLE STRUT DESIGN THAT HAS REDEFINED OUR EXPECTATIONS OF INFLATABLE KITES. IT’S SIMPLE, INCREDIBLY LIGHTWEIGHT AND VERY EFFECTIVE – IT IS A WINNER FOR ANY QUIVER. Grab a...
    $965.00
  • Ozone Edge V10 Kiteboard Kite Ozone Edge V10 Kiteboard Kite

    Ozone Edge V10 Kiteboard Kite

    Ozone

    $1,365.00 - $2,345.00
    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...
    $1,365.00 - $2,345.00
  • 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
  • 2018 HQ4 Fluxx 2.2 R2F Kiteboarding Kite

    HQ4 Fluxx 2.2 R2F Kiteboarding Kite

    HQ Kites

    $119.00
    2018 HQ4 Fluxx 2.2 R2F Kiteboarding Kite Control bar and travel bag included 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?...
    $119.00
  • On Sale
    Kites From $499
    2019 Slingshot Rally Kiteboarding Kite 2019 Slingshot Rally Kiteboarding Kite

    2019 Slingshot Rally Kiteboarding Kite

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    $499.00 - $599.00
    2019 Slingshot Rally Kiteboarding Kite Features | Technology | Wind Range | Bar Options | Slingshot 30-Day Guarantee  Do it all and then some? Please and thank you. The 2019 Rally, back to astound and amaze, can cover all of your kiting bases with...
    $499.00 - $599.00
  • On Sale
    Over 50% Off
    2019 Slingshot Rally w/ 17" Control Bar 2019 Slingshot Rally Kiteboarding Kite

    2019 Slingshot Rally w/ 17" Control Bar

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    $899.00 - $2,364.00
    2019 Slingshot Rally Kiteboarding Kite Features | Technology | Wind Range | Bar Options | Slingshot 30-Day Guarantee  Do it all and then some? Please and thank you. The 2019 Rally, back to astound and amaze, can cover all of your kiting bases with...
    $899.00 - $2,364.00
  • 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 - $1,359.00
    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 - $1,359.00
  • 2020 Slingshot 2020 SST V5 Kiteboarding Kite 2020 Slingshot 2020 SST V5 Kiteboarding Kite - Front view

    2020 Slingshot SST V5 Kiteboarding Kite

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    $1,049.00 - $1,549.00
    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...
    $1,049.00 - $1,549.00
  • 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

    $1,149.00 - $1,699.00
    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...
    $1,149.00 - $1,699.00
  • On Sale
    33% Off
    2019 Duotone Rebel Kiteboarding Kite - CC3 - Orange 2019 Duotone Rebel Kiteboarding Kite - CC1 - Blue

    40% Off - 2019 Duotone Rebel Kite

    Duotone

    $699.00 - $799.00
    2019 Duotone Rebel Kiteboarding Kite Features | Technology | Wind Range | Bar Options What Duotone has to say about the 2019 Rebel The all-time classic high performance freeride kite, benchmark in big air superiority and stunning hangtime,...
    $699.00 - $799.00
  • 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
  • Ozone Enduro V3 Kiteboard Kite Ozone Enduro V3 Kiteboard Kite

    Ozone Enduro V3 Kiteboard Kite

    Ozone

    $1,089.00 - $1,729.00
    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...
    $1,089.00 - $1,729.00