How big a kite do I need for kitesurfing?

The basic rule to follow when choosing a kite size — the stronger the wind you expect, the smaller your kite should be. The wind range at which you can safely ride is from 3–5 to 15–20 m/s, and comfortable for most riders — from about 6 to 12 m/s.

What size kite do I need for my weight?

Kite Size Chart

Rider Weight (kg) 43 Wind Speed
Kite Size (m2) 6 15
7 14
7 13
8 12

How do you know what size kitesurf to get?

The first thing to take into account is how tall you are, and how much do you weigh. Lighter and smaller people (What is the best kitesurfing kite for beginner?

In conclusion, the bow and delta kites are the best kites to learn to kitesurf, mainly because they are easy to relaunch, and they have a wide wind range. Furthermore, they have much stability in the air, making your life easy when riding your first steps.

What is the best size kite for beginners?

A 144-144cm board (42-44cm wide) is usually a good beginner size for an average build rider (around 75kg) in light to moderate winds (12-18 knots). If you’re on the heavy side or tend to ride in low winds, you may need a bigger kite – see my post Best kite and board for heavy riders.

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How many kites do I need?

Most people will ultimately need at least two kites, One for lower winds and one for higher winds.

How do I choose a kiteboard?

The larger the board, the more surface area. That means more water to push and greater resistance. Larger boards will help you plane easier in lighter winds and keep you up above the water when the wind lulls. A larger board will be easier to stay upwind when winds are light.

Do you need a license to kitesurf?

Do you need a license to kitesurf independently? Generally speaking, you don’t need a licence but third party liability insurance is recommended, in case you injure another person or crash into their boat, car or expensive kitesurf kit!

Can you learn to kiteboard on your own?

While it’s possible to learn on your own, kitesurfing is a high-risk activity if you don’t know what you’re doing, and self-learning is generally not worth the risk. If you’re a diehard self-learner, however, make sure to follow the following steps : Learn basic wind theory. Start with a trainer kite.

How long does it take to learn to kitesurf?

Learning to kitesurf might take between 6 to 12 hours of lessons – but take this with a grain of salt. It often takes more than 12 hours and it rarely takes less than 6. But don’t let this discourage you! After all, no one is born with the ability to fly a kite.

How many kitesurfing kites do I need?

Most riders find that 3 kites is enough to suit all conditions, some choosing even more to increase their wind range further.

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What kind of kite is used for kitesurfing?

There are two families of kitesurfing kites: inflatable kites and foil kites. Although they are both used in all kiteboarding disciplines, inflatable kites are definitely more suited for kiteboarding in the waves, while foil kites prevail in light winds.

How do I get a kitesurfing kite?

The kite size depends on the place where you will be kiting. If it is a place with light wind then you should choose bigger 9m2-13m2 kites. If it is a place where the wind is very strong, consider choosing a 5m2-8m2 kite. Usually we recommend you have 2 kites- one for light wind days and one for strong wind days.