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 I pick the right 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.
How big should a kiteboard be?
An average kiteboard size is 135cm – 145cm x 38 – 41cm. Light wind kiteboards are typically wider 145 – 165 x 45 – 48cm. For beginners, a larger board is helpful to smooth over mistakes that drive you downwind. Eventually, you will develop a personal preference and feel out the board that is right for you.
Is kitesurfing harder than surfing?
Many who watch the two sports from the outside tend to think that surfing is the easiest of the two. Both surfing and kitesurfing have a steep learning curve, however instructors generally agree that it takes less time to learn kitesurfing than surfing .
Is kitesurfing easy?
Compared to other water/wind-sports kiteboarding is relatively easy to learn. The learning curve compared to windsurfing is faster, and the kiteboarder will be more advanced after their first year. Kiteboarding is harder to learn than wakeboarding, because it is more technical.
What equipment is needed for kitesurfing?
The essential kitesurfing gear you need includes a kite, bar and lines, a harness and a board.
How many kites do you need?
Most people will ultimately need at least two kites, One for lower winds and one for higher winds.