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 Eleveight OS V1 Kiteboarding Kite 2020 Eleveight OS V1 Kiteboarding Kite

    2020 Eleveight OS V1 Kiteboarding Kite

    Eleveight Kiteboarding

    $1,029.00 - $1,449.00
    2020 Eleveight OS V1 Kiteboarding Kite SIZES 06 / 08 / 10 / 12 / 14m Meet our brand new OSeries kite! A dedicated foil and freeride kite, streamlined to deliver outstanding performance even in a gentle breeze. The OS's feather-light design redefines...
    $1,029.00 - $1,449.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ozone Enduro V2 Kiteboard Kit Ozone Enduro V2 Kiteboard Kit

    Ozone Enduro V2 Kiteboard Kite

    Ozone

    $1,230.00
    Ozone Enduro V2 Kiteboarding Kite WE LOVE THE ENDURO, IT HAS TO BE THE ONE OF THE BEST GO-TO KITES ON THE MARKET AND IT JUST GOT BETTER! OVER THE LAST TWO SEASONS WE HAVE REFINED THE DESIGN INTO A SENSATIONAL ALL-ROUND PACKAGE. THE VERSATILITY IS...
    $1,230.00
  • 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
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    2019 Duotone Rebel Kiteboarding Kite - CC3 - Orange 2019 Duotone Rebel Kiteboarding Kite - CC1 - Blue

    20% Off - 2019 Duotone Rebel Kite

    Duotone

    $960.00 - $1,480.00
    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,...
    $960.00 - $1,480.00
  • 2017/18 Naish Fly Kiteboarding Kite 2017/18 Naish Fly Kiteboarding Kite

    2017/18 Naish Fly Kiteboarding Kite

    Naish

    $1,875.00
    2017/18 Naish Fly The Naish Fly is ideal for larger riders or those riding in lighter conditions. This year, the diameter on the leading edge has been altered to allow the kite to fly further forward, which improves upwind riding and handling. Light...
    $1,875.00
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    2019 Duotone Neo Kiteboarding Kite 2019 Duotone Neo Kiteboarding Kite

    2019 Duotone Neo Kiteboarding Kite

    Duotone

    $1,019.00 - $1,299.00
    2019 Duotone Neo Kiteboarding Kite  Features | Technology | Wind Range What Duotone has to say about the 2019 Neo: The high-performance pure wave-riding kite, securing Airton Cozzolino and Matchu Lopes 3x World Champion titles, impressing...
    $1,019.00 - $1,299.00
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    2019 Liquid Force NV v9 Lime 2019 Liquid Force NV v9 Red

    2019 NV v9 Liquid Force Kiteboarding Kite

    Liquid Force Kites

    $799.00 - $899.00
    2019 Liquid Force NV v9 Kiteboarding Kite What Liquid Force has to say about the 2019 NV V9 Redesigned with purpose. The NV Version 9 is not a new color way or slight change that has no impact on the performance of the kite. We looked at the ways in...
    $799.00 - $899.00
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    30% Off
    2019 Slingshot Rally Kiteboarding Kite 2019 Slingshot Rally Kiteboarding Kite

    2019 Slingshot Rally Kiteboarding Kite

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    $799.00 - $1,099.00
    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...
    $799.00 - $1,099.00
  • 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

    $999.00 - $1,699.00
    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...
    $999.00 - $1,699.00
  • 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
  • 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