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Kites range in size from about 5 – 17 meters (number relates to squared meters of fabric area). A small rider’s first kite will be in the single digits, and that of a larger rider will be in the double digit range. Reference the list below of the rider weight to best first kite size (approximately).

## 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.

## How do you measure a kite?

Sam has contributed this formula that could assist you choosing the right kite size:

- Weight (kg) / wind (knots) x 2.2 = size of kite you should be using.
- E.g. 58 kg / 16 knots x 2.2 = 7.9 so use an 8m kite.

## How long should my kite be?

In general short waves’ period suggests short lines down to 19m for a more responsive kite. Most kiters that kitesurf in waves use standard 22m lines with 24m lines on lower wind days and, and the more exigent riders, 19m on the high wind and gusty wind days.

## 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 size kite surfboard should I get?

Size. The size of your board will vary depending on the rider’s own height, weight, riding level, and wind/wave conditions. Generally, board companies produce boards between five feet and six feet tall for kitesurfing. A rule of thumb is that taller and heavier you are, bigger the board you will have and vice versa.

## How many kites should I have?

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

## What is the best shape for a kite?

Delta Kites

When asking for the best kite to fly, we almost always say a delta. These are generally the kites we guide beginners to. Delta Kites are named for their triangular shape. They have a wide wind range of around 5-20 mph for an easy, stable flight.

## How do you find the diagonal of a kite?

A kite has two perpendicular interior diagonals. One diagonal is twice the length of the other diagonal. The total area of the kite is .

## How long are power kite lines?

Power kite fliers will usually use a line length of 75′ to 150′, depending on the wind conditions. In stronger winds, shorter lines will allow you to get your kite out of the power faster and help you maintain control of a larger kite.

## How do I choose a kite board?

The first thing to take into account is how tall you are, and how much do you weigh. Lighter and smaller people (