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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
  • 2022 F-One Bandit XV Kiteboard Kite 2022 F-One Bandit XV Kiteboard Kite

    2022 F-One Bandit XV Kiteboard Kite

    F-One

    $1,499.00 - $1,919.00
    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...
    $1,499.00 - $1,919.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 any...
    $1,279.95 - $1,919.95
  • On Sale
    :01 Cabrinha Switchblade Kiteboarding Kite - Mint/White :01 Cabrinha Switchblade Kiteboarding Kite - Orange/Black

    2021 Cabrinha 01 Switchblade Kiteboarding Kite

    Cabrinha

    $966.75 - $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...
    $966.75 - $1,394.25
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Sports

    $339.15 - $1,019.15
    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...
    $339.15 - $1,019.15