Recommended for New Riders

Recommended for New Riders

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
  • On Sale
    2022 Cabrinha Switchblade Kite - C3 2022 Cabrinha 02 Switchblade Kiteboarding Kite
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    2022 Cabrinha 02 Switchblade Kiteboarding Kite

    Cabrinha

    $689.50 - $984.50
    2022 Cabrinha 02 Switchblade Kiteboarding Kite PERFORMANCE FREERIDE / BIG AIR Sizes: 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 14m OVERVIEW 5 Strut, Hybrid design, Fusion wing tip shape, Draft forward profile. NEW Ceramic Pulleys - Ultimate simplicity,...
    $689.50 - $984.50
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    2022 North Reach Kiteboarding Kite - Red Sea 2022 North Reach Kiteboarding Kite - Pacific Blue
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    2023 North Reach Kiteboarding Kite

    North

    $708.00 - $1,228.00
    2023 North Reach Kiteboarding Kite Lively and playful, this 3-strut allrounder has unparalleled versatility and wind range. Big jumps. Upwind performance. Effortless relaunch. For 2022 we’ve introduced a new lighter Dacron exo-skeleton in every...
    $708.00 - $1,228.00
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    2022 / 2023
    Airush One V2 Kite - Teal Airush One V2 Kite - Red
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    Airush One V2 Kiteboarding Kite (KO)

    Airush

    $323.55 - $620.55
    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...
    $323.55 - $620.55
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    2023 Naish S27 Pivot Kiteboarding Kite 2023 Naish S27 Pivot Kiteboarding Kite
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    2023 Naish S27 Pivot Kiteboarding Kite

    Naish

    $574.00 - $929.00
    Naish S27 Pivot High-Performance Freeride/Big Air Sizes: 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 14 **Kite connection pigtails for Naish kites are knots for front lines and loops for steering lines. Control bar will need loop pigtails for front lines and...
    $574.00 - $929.00
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  • Flysurfer PEAK5 Foil Kite - 2.5m Flysurfer PEAK5 Foil Kite - 4m
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    Flysurfer PEAK5 Foil Kite

    Flysurfer

    $579.00 - $1,099.00
    Flysurfer PEAK5 Foil Kite Sizes: 2.5 (Pink) / 4 (Pink) / 5 (Yellow) / 6 (Yellow) / 8 (Provence Blue) / 11 (Provence Blue) / 13m (Ocean Green) Focus: Freeride, Touring, Progression Technology: Single-Skin Foil Kite Skills: Beginner -...
    $579.00 - $1,099.00
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    2022 Reedin SuperModel V3 Kiteboarding Kite 2022 Reedin SuperModel V3 Kiteboarding Kite
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    Reedin SuperModel V3 Kiteboarding Kite

    Reedin

    $664.50 - $824.50
    Reedin SuperModel v3 Kite Decide how you ride Sizes: 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 14m From Reedin SuperModel feels like an extension of your body. you always feel where the Kite is and what it's doing. That means you can have the most fun on...
    $664.50 - $824.50
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    2023 Flysurfer Hybrid Kiteboarding Kite 2023 Flysurfer Hybrid Kiteboarding Kite
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    2023 Flysurfer Hybrid Kiteboarding Kite

    Flysurfer

    $849.00 - $1,549.00
    HYBRID Foil Kite Sizes: 2.5 / 3.5 / 5.5 / 7.5 / 9.5 / 11.5 Includes: HYBRID HYBRID Bag Repair Kit Sandbag Kite Safety Guide Description Foil-kite technology of the future is integrated into a new product line to make kite sports more...
    $849.00 - $1,549.00
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    2022 Duotone Mono Kiteboarding Kite - Vanilla 2022 Duotone Mono Kiteboarding Kite - Blue
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    2023 Duotone Mono Kiteboarding Kite

    Duotone

    $707.00 - $994.00
    MONO FREERIDE / FOIL The perfect one strut kite for freeriding and foiling; light, powerful and dynamic, it is sure to excite you every session. Sizes: 3.5 / 5 / 7 / 9 / 11 / 13 / 15 KEY FEATURES PROGRESSIVE POWER DEVELOPMENT AT ANY STAGE...
    $707.00 - $994.00
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    2023 Eleveight RS V6 Kiteboarding Kite - Blue 2023 Eleveight RS V6 Kiteboarding Kite - Red
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    2023 Eleveight RS V6 Kiteboarding Kite

    Eleveight Kiteboarding

    $799.00 - $999.00
    2023 Eleveight RS V6 Kiteboarding Kite SIZES 07 / 08 / 09 / 10 / 12 / 14 / 17m Crossover Freeride A highly versatile delta-hybrid powerhouse, the RS is designed for limitless freeride performance with distinctive surf and freestyle characteristics...
    $799.00 - $999.00
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  • 2024
    2024 North Reach Kiteboarding Kite 2024 North Reach Kiteboarding Kite
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    2024 North Reach Kiteboarding Kite

    North

    $1,159.00 - $2,129.00
    Lively and playful, this 3-strut allrounder has unparalleled versatility and wind range. Easy jumps. Upwind performance. Effortless relaunch. For 2024 the Reach is lighter overall. We’ve improved the canopy tension for faster flying, and revised...
    $1,159.00 - $2,129.00
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  • 2023
    Airush Lithium V13 Kite - Teal/Yellow Airush Lithium V13 Kite - Red
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    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
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    2023 Eleveight RS+ V1 Kiteboarding Kite
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    2023 Eleveight RS+ V1 Kiteboarding Kite

    Eleveight Kiteboarding

    $959.40 - $1,169.40
    2023 Eleveight RS+ V1 Kiteboarding Kite Cross Over Freeride Series Sizes: 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 12 / 14 Eleveight RS+ product video Our lightest most innovative kite yet, the RS+ is packed with new technology for the ambitious rider demanding a true...
    $959.40 - $1,169.40
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    9m Contra Complete Kite Package
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    9m Contra Complete Kite Package

    Cabrinha

    Now: $599.00
    Was: $2,088.00
    Cabrinha Contra Kite & Bar Package Includes 2022 Cabrinha 02 Contra Kiteboarding Kite Slingshot Compstick 17" Control Bar 02 Cabrinha Contra 1S Kiteboarding Kite PERFORMANCE LIGHTWIND / FREERIDE OVERVIEW 1 Strut Hybrid design, Low drag wing tips,...
    Now: $599.00
    Was: $2,088.00
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  • S25 Naish Triad Kiteboarding Kite S25 Naish Triad Kiteboarding Kite
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    S25 Naish Triad Kiteboarding Kite

    Naish

    $1,010.00
    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
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  • 2024
    2024 Naish Triad Kiteboarding Kite 2024 Naish Triad Kiteboarding Kite
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    2024 Naish Triad Kiteboarding Kite

    Naish

    $1,099.00 - $1,869.00
    2024 Naish Triad Kiteboarding Kite Sizes: 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 14 Size 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 Windrange 26+ 24-39 22-37 21-35 18-33 16-30 14-28 13-26 12-24 11-22 Aspect Ratio 4.01 4...
    $1,099.00 - $1,869.00
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  • 2024 Reedin SuperModel HTF2 LW Kiteboarding Kite 2024 Reedin SuperModel HTF2 LW Kiteboarding Kite
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    2024 Reedin SuperModel HTF2 LW Kiteboarding Kite

    Reedin

    $1,829.00 - $1,899.00
    SUPERMODEL LW dominates in the lightest breeze. Available in 14m and 16m, and completely reworked for 2024. Sizes: Size 14m 16m Windrange 9-19 8-17 Rec line length 24 24 Rec bar width 49 49 Features: Weight reductionBy reducing the total...
    $1,829.00 - $1,899.00
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    Eleveight RS 2 Kite + Bar Package 2023 Eleveight RS V6 Kiteboarding Kite - Blue
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    Eleveight RS 2 Kite + Bar Package

    Eleveight Kiteboarding

    Now: $1,799.00
    Was: $2,677.00
    2023 Eleveight RS 2 Kite + Bar Package Includes Choice of 1 Eleveight Kite Choice of 2nd Eleveight Kite CS+ Vary Control Bar SIZES 07 / 08 / 09 / 10 / 12 / 14 / 17m Crossover Freeride A highly versatile delta-hybrid powerhouse, the RS is designed for...
    Now: $1,799.00
    Was: $2,677.00
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    Eleveight RS V6 Kite + Bar Package 2023 Eleveight RS V6 Kiteboarding Kite - Blue
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    Eleveight RS V6 Kite + Bar Package

    Eleveight Kiteboarding

    $999.00 - $1,199.00
    2023 Eleveight RS V6 Kite + Bar Package Includes Choice of RS Kite CS+ Vary Control Bar SIZES 07 / 08 / 09 / 10 / 12 / 14 / 17m Crossover Freeride A highly versatile delta-hybrid powerhouse, the RS is designed for limitless freeride performance with...
    $999.00 - $1,199.00
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