How big of a kite do I need to kiteboard?

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.

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 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.

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

What kites to use for kiteboarding?

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.

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How many kites do you need?

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

What size kite should I use?

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.

How do I choose a first 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.

What do you need kiteboarding?

The essential kitesurfing gear you need includes a kite, bar and lines, a harness and a board.

How big is a kite?

Red kites are 60 to 70 cm (24 to 28 in) long with a 175–179 cm (69–70 in) wingspan; males weigh 800–1,200 g (28–42 oz), and females 1,000–1,300 g (35–46 oz). It is an elegant bird, soaring on long wings held at a dihedral, and long forked tail, twisting as it changes direction.

Are core kites good for beginners?

The quality of the kites is very good. Core also offers a beginner-friendly kite: The Core Nexus ( previously Core Free). Also here the Nexus convinces with an easy relaunch and stable flight characteristics.

What is an SLE kite?

SLE Kite (Delta)- These have a more triangular shape when flattened out putting more canopy in the middle of the kite. The result is more power with more projected area in the wind. Typically these kites have simplified bridles. Traditionally fast and responsive producing high performance flying characteristics.

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What is the best kiteboarding brand?

These are the Best 5 Kiteboarding Brands to Buy

  • Cabrinha: known for durability.
  • F-One: wide range of products.
  • Slingshot: specialized products.
  • Ozone: for water, snow and land.
  • Duotone: the pro’s choice.