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
  • On Sale
    2019/20 Naish Triad Kiteboarding Kite - Red/Teal 2019/20 Naish Triad Kiteboarding Kite - Grey/Teal

    2019/20 Naish Triad Kiteboarding Kite

    Naish

    $570.00 - $980.00
    2019/20 Naish Triad Kiteboarding Kite   WHO’S IT FOR? Easy to control, the Triad is great for kiters looking for a smooth-flying, easy-to-handle kite or anyone that wants to improve their skills. WHAT DOES IT DO? Forgiving...
    $570.00 - $980.00
  • 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
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    2019 Duotone Rebel Kiteboarding Kite - CC1 - Blue 2019 Duotone Rebel Kiteboarding Kite - CC2 - Red

    20% Off - 2019 Duotone Rebel Kite

    Duotone

    $960.00 - $1,536.00
    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 - $1,536.00
  • 2019 Naish Ride Kiteboarding Kite

    2019 Naish Ride Kiteboarding Kite

    Naish

    $880.00 - $1,535.00
    2019 Naish Ride Kiteboarding Kite The Ride is back for 2019 as Naish’s all around freeride kite. The ride is effortless and accessible, perfect for all skill levels. The Ride is a two strut design that delivers excellent low-end power. It provides...
    $880.00 - $1,535.00
  • On Sale
    28% off
    2019 Slingshot Rally Kiteboarding Kite 2019 Slingshot Rally Kiteboarding Kite

    2019 Slingshot Rally Kiteboarding Kite

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    $799.00 - $1,199.00
    2019 Slingshot Rally Kiteboarding Kite Features | Technology | Wind Range | Bar Options | Slingshot 30-Day Guarantee Current discount and availability Size Retail MSRP Current Sale Discount 7m $1276.67 $919.20 28% off 8m $1387...
    $799.00 - $1,199.00