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
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    :01 Cabrinha Switchblade Kiteboarding Kite - Mint/White :01 Cabrinha Switchblade Kiteboarding Kite - Orange/Black

    2021 Cabrinha 01 Switchblade Kiteboarding Kite

    Cabrinha

    $499.00 - $999.00
    :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...
    $499.00 - $999.00
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    :01 Cabrinha Contra 1S Kiteboarding Kite - Orange/Black :01 Cabrinha Contra 1S Kiteboarding Kite - Teal/Black

    01 Cabrinha Contra 1S Kiteboarding Kite

    Cabrinha

    $399.00 - $699.00
    :01 Cabrinha Contra 1S Kiteboarding Kite Performance Lightwind / Freeride Sizes: 3m / 4m / 5m / 7m / 9m / 11m What Cabrinha has to say about the Contra 1S The popularity of the Contra can not be overstated. It’s ability to extend any kite...
    $399.00 - $699.00
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    2020 Slingshot Rally GT V1 Kiteboarding Kite 2020 Slingshot Rally GT V1 Kiteboarding Kite - Front view

    Slingshot Rally GT V1 Kiteboarding Kite

    Slingshot Sports

    $299.00 - $499.00
    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...
    $299.00 - $499.00
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    :01 Cabrinha FX Kiteboarding Kite - Teal/Black :01 Cabrinha FX Kiteboarding Kite - Orange/Black

    01 Cabrinha FX Kiteboarding Kite

    Cabrinha

    $399.00 - $799.00
    :01 Cabrinha FX Kiteboarding Kite Freestyle/Crossover Sizes: 6m / 7m / 8m / 9m / 10m / 12m / 14m What Cabrinha has to say about the FX Freestyle / Crossover (FX). Two words that perfectly describe how freestyle has evolved to mix the styles of...
    $399.00 - $799.00
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    :01 Cabrinha Contra 3S Kiteboarding Kite - Teal/Black :01 Cabrinha Contra 3S Kiteboarding Kite - Orange/Black

    01 Cabrinha Contra 3S Kiteboarding Kite

    Cabrinha

    $899.50 - $999.50
    :01 Cabrinha Contra 3S Kiteboarding Kite Performance Lightwind / Freeride Sizes: 13m / 15m / 17m What Cabrinha has to say about the Contra 3S The popularity of the Contra can not be overstated. It’s ability to extend any kite quiver well into...
    $899.50 - $999.50
  • On Sale
    All Sizes Now $499
    :01 Cabrinha Moto Kiteboarding Kite - Yellow/Orange :01 Cabrinha Moto Kiteboarding Kite - Teal/Black

    01 Cabrinha Moto Kiteboarding Kite

    Cabrinha

    Now: $499.00
    Was: $1,789.00
    :01 Cabrinha Moto Kiteboarding Kite Versatile Freeride/Crossover Sizes: 5m / 6m / 7m / 8m / 9m / 10m / 12m / 14m What Cabrinha has to say about the Moto The all new :01 Moto has been supercharged with forward drive. Thrust is now generated more...
    Now: $499.00
    Was: $1,789.00
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    Flysurfer Peak4 Foil Kite Flysurfer Peak4 Foil Kite

    Flysurfer Peak4 Foil Kite

    Flysurfer

    $494.10 - $845.10
    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...
    $494.10 - $845.10
  • 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
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    :01 Cabrinha Drifter Kiteboarding Kite - Yellow/Orange :01 Cabrinha Drifter Kiteboarding Kite - Orange/Black

    01 Cabrinha Drifter Kiteboarding Kite

    Cabrinha

    $600.00 - $845.00
    :01 Cabrinha Drifter Kiteboarding Kite Surf/Freestyle Surf Sizes: 4m / 5m / 6m / 7m / 8m / 9m / 10m / 11m / 12m / 13m What Cabrinha has to say about the Drifter While surfing, you want your kite to be as invisible as possible. Having a kite which...
    $600.00 - $845.00
  • 2022 Duotone Evo SLS Kiteboarding Kite - C10 Vanilla / Light Grey 2022 Duotone Evo SLS Kiteboarding Kite

    2022 Duotone Evo SLS Kiteboarding Kite

    Duotone

    $1,659.95 - $2,209.95
    2022 Duotone Evo SLS Kiteboarding Kite FREERIDE / FREESTYLE / WAVE Sizes: 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14m OVERVIEW The world's most versatile kite with the Strong Light Superior treatment to create the ultimate quiver killer, freeride, hooked and...
    $1,659.95 - $2,209.95
  • 2023 Duotone Evo Kiteboarding Kite 2023 Duotone Evo Kiteboarding Kite

    2023 Duotone Evo Kiteboarding Kite

    Duotone

    $1,279.95 - $2,019.99
    EVO FREERIDE/FREESTYLE/WAVE The most user-friendly all-rounder in the Duotone line up, perfect for freeride, hooked freestyle and playing in some waves, it is one of the most popular kites on the market. Sizes: 5m / 6m / 7m / 8m / 9m / 10m / 11m /...
    $1,279.95 - $2,019.99
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    2021 Slingshot Rally GT V2 Kiteboarding Kite 2021 Slingshot Rally GT V2 Kiteboarding Kite

    Slingshot Rally GT V2 Kiteboarding Kite

    Slingshot Sports

    $801.27 - $1,185.27
    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...
    $801.27 - $1,185.27
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    2022 F-One Bandit XV Kiteboard Kite 2022 F-One Bandit XV Kiteboard Kite

    2022 F-One Bandit XV Kiteboard Kite

    F-One

    $1,049.00 - $1,343.00
    2022 F-One Bandit XV Kiteboard Kite FREERIDE / BIG AIR Sizes: 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 14m 15 years after the birth of the first BANDIT, the F-ONE design team has once again put an astounding amount of work to create the best kiting experience for...
    $1,049.00 - $1,343.00
  • 2022 Duotone Neo Kiteboarding Kite 2022 Duotone Neo Kiteboarding Kite

    2023 Duotone Neo Kiteboarding Kite

    Duotone

    $1,139.95 - $1,779.95
    2023 Duotone Neo Kiteboarding Kite WAVE Sizes: 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12m **Duotone Pump Adapter not included (unavailable until 2022) - Please purchase a Duotone Pump if you do not have an adapter already** The Neo is the benchmark in...
    $1,139.95 - $1,779.95
  • HQ Apex V - 3.5m HQ Apex V - 5.5m

    HQ Apex V Power Kite

    HQ Kites

    $749.00 - $999.00
    HQ Apex V Power Kite The HQ Apex IV was a great improvement to its 2013 model. This year HQ has improved the Apex even further by releasing the HQ Apex V. The Apex V has been developed for beginners and intermediate riders to excel at power kiting and...
    $749.00 - $999.00
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    2022 Eleveight RS V5 Kiteboarding Kite 2022 Eleveight RS V5 Kiteboarding Kite

    2022 Eleveight RS V5 Kiteboarding Kite

    Eleveight Kiteboarding

    $919.20 - $1,435.65
    2022 Eleveight RS V5 Kiteboarding Kite SIZES 05 / 06 / 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...
    $919.20 - $1,435.65
  • 2022 Duotone Mono Kiteboarding Kite - Vanilla 2022 Duotone Mono Kiteboarding Kite - Blue

    2023 Duotone Mono Kiteboarding Kite

    Duotone

    $1,009.95 - $1,909.95
    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...
    $1,009.95 - $1,909.95
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    2023 Flysurfer Hybrid Kiteboarding Kite 2023 Flysurfer Hybrid Kiteboarding Kite

    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
  • Flysurfer PEAK5 Foil Kite - 2.5m Flysurfer PEAK5 Foil Kite - 4m

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2022 Reedin SuperModel V3 Kiteboarding Kite 2022 Reedin SuperModel V3 Kiteboarding Kite

    2022 Reedin SuperModel V3 Kiteboarding Kite

    Reedin

    $1,039.00 - $1,469.00
    2022 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...
    $1,039.00 - $1,469.00
  • 2023 Eleveight RS V6 Kiteboarding Kite - Blue 2023 Eleveight RS V6 Kiteboarding Kite - Red

    2023 Eleveight RS V6 Kiteboarding Kite

    Eleveight Kiteboarding

    $1,189.00 - $1,789.00
    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...
    $1,189.00 - $1,789.00
  • 2023 Eleveight RS+ V1 Kiteboarding Kite

    2023 Eleveight RS+ V1 Kiteboarding Kite

    Eleveight Kiteboarding

    $1,599.00 - $1,949.00
    2023 Eleveight RS+ V1 Kiteboarding Kite Cross Over Freeride Series Sizes: 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 12 / 14 Our lightest most innovative kite yet, the RS+ is packed with new technology for the ambitious rider demanding a true top performance product...
    $1,599.00 - $1,949.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2023 Naish S27 Boxer Kiteboarding Kite 2023 Naish S27 Boxer Kiteboarding Kite

    2023 Naish S27 Boxer Kiteboarding Kite

    Naish

    $819.00 - $1,799.00
    S27 Boxer All-around Freeride/Foiling Sizes: 2.8 / 3.4 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 14 / 16 “With great steering response and impeccable power control the Boxer nails down the perfect equation for foilboarding, but its power and...
    $819.00 - $1,799.00
  • 2023 Naish S27 Triad Kiteboarding Kite 2023 Naish S27 Triad Kiteboarding Kite

    2023 Naish S27 Triad Kiteboarding Kite

    Naish

    $1,069.00 - $1,569.00
    S27 Triad All-around Freeride/Wave Sizes: 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 14 “The Triad is the all-purpose kite in the Naish lineup that is geared to be super reliable and user-friendly with plug and play rigging that is ready to help you make...
    $1,069.00 - $1,569.00