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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
  • 2022 Duotone Mono Kiteboarding Kite - Vanilla 2022 Duotone Mono Kiteboarding Kite - Blue

    2022 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 POWER IS...
    $1,009.95 - $1,909.95
  • 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
  • Flysurfer PEAK5 Foil Kite - 2.5m Flysurfer PEAK5 Foil Kite - 4m

    Flysurfer PEAK5 Foil Kite

    Flysurfer

    $559.00 - $1,059.00
    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 - Expert...
    $559.00 - $1,059.00
  • 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 an...
    $1,075.00 - $1,685.00
  • 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
  • 2022 Duotone Evo Kiteboarding Kite 2022 Duotone Evo Kiteboarding Kite

    2022 Duotone Evo Kiteboarding Kite

    Duotone

    $1,279.95 - $1,919.95
    Details 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.   Key features The perfect allrounder Don’t look...
    $1,279.95 - $1,919.95
  • 2022 Duotone Neo Kiteboarding Kite 2022 Duotone Neo Kiteboarding Kite

    2022 Duotone Neo Kiteboarding Kite

    Duotone

    $1,139.95 - $1,779.95
    2022 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
  • On Sale
    :01 Cabrinha Switchblade Kiteboarding Kite - Mint/White :01 Cabrinha Switchblade Kiteboarding Kite - Orange/Black

    2021 Cabrinha 01 Switchblade Kiteboarding Kite

    Cabrinha

    $949.00 - $1,394.25
    :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...
    $949.00 - $1,394.25
  • On Sale
    :01 Cabrinha Moto Kiteboarding Kite - Yellow/Orange :01 Cabrinha Moto Kiteboarding Kite - Teal/Black

    01 Cabrinha Moto Kiteboarding Kite

    Cabrinha

    $699.00 - $1,199.00
    :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...
    $699.00 - $1,199.00
  • On Sale
    :01 Cabrinha FX Kiteboarding Kite - Teal/Black :01 Cabrinha FX Kiteboarding Kite - Orange/Black

    01 Cabrinha FX Kiteboarding Kite

    Cabrinha

    $599.00 - $899.00
    :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 hooked...
    $599.00 - $899.00
  • On Sale
    :01 Cabrinha Contra 1S Kiteboarding Kite - Orange/Black :01 Cabrinha Contra 1S Kiteboarding Kite - Teal/Black

    01 Cabrinha Contra 1S Kiteboarding Kite

    Cabrinha

    $599.00 - $899.00
    :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 quiver...
    $599.00 - $899.00
  • On Sale
    2021 Slingshot Rally GT V2 Kiteboarding Kite 2021 Slingshot Rally GT V2 Kiteboarding Kite

    Slingshot Rally GT V2 Kiteboarding Kite

    Slingshot Sports

    $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
  • 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 versatile...
    $1,265.00 - $1,895.00