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 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
  • Flysurfer Peak4 Foil Kite Flysurfer Peak4 Foil Kite

    Flysurfer Peak4 Foil Kite

    Flysurfer

    $499.00 - $999.00
    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...
    $499.00 - $999.00
  • 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
  • 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 Freeride / Foil Sizes: 3.5m / 5m / 7m / 9m / 11m / 13m / 15m The ultimate one strut kite on the market, a different take on the design to produce incredible handling with an easy to use and forgiving...
    $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

    $1,289.00 - $1,859.00
    :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...
    $1,289.00 - $1,859.00
  • 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
  • 2021 Airush Session Kiteboarding Kite 2021 Airush Session Kiteboarding Kite

    2021 Airush Session Kiteboarding Kite

    Airush

    $1,129.00 - $1,644.00
    2021 Airush Session Kiteboarding Kite Sizes: 4m (Red and Teal Only) / 5m / 6m / 7m / 8m / 9m / 10m / 12m What Airush has to say about the Session Versatile surf, strapless & performance freeride. Perfect drift, agile turning & effortless...
    $1,129.00 - $1,644.00
  • 2021 Airush Lithium V12 Kiteboarding Kite

    2021 Airush Lithium V12 Kiteboarding Kite

    Airush

    $1,054.00 - $1,624.00
    2021 Airush Lithium V12 Kiteboarding Kite Sizes: 5m / 6m / 7m / 8m / 9m / 10m / 12m / 14m / 17m What Airush has to say about the Lithium V12 All-around freeride performance. Precise steering with light bar pressure. Powerful delta hybrid with a...
    $1,054.00 - $1,624.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • On Sale
    2019 Slingshot Turbine 2019 Slingshot Turbine

    2019 Slingshot Turbine Kiteboarding Kite

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $999.00
    Was: $2,344.00
    2019 Slingshot Turbine Kiteboarding Kite Video | Technology | Wind Range | Performance Profile | Bar Options| Slingshot 30-Day Guarantee What Slingshot has to say about the 2019 Turbine With more power per square meter than any other kite in our...
    Now: $999.00
    Was: $2,344.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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