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 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
  • 2021 F-One Bandit Kiteboard Kite - Papaya/Slate 2021 F-One Bandit Kiteboard Kite - Mango/Slate

    2021 F-One Bandit Kiteboard Kite

    F-One

    $1,339.00 - $1,769.00
    2021 F-One Bandit Kiteboard Kite F-ONE ‘s legendary BANDIT returns for its 14th edition, featuring improvements that offer the best riding experience – no matter the conditions. Outstanding upwind efficiency Optimized bar pressure:...
    $1,339.00 - $1,769.00
  • 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
  • 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

    $1,149.00 - $1,699.00
    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...
    $1,149.00 - $1,699.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • On Sale
    Over 50% Off
    2019 Slingshot Rally w/ 17" Control Bar 2019 Slingshot Rally Kiteboarding Kite

    2019 Slingshot Rally w/ 17" Control Bar

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    $899.00 - $2,364.00
    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...
    $899.00 - $2,364.00
  • 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