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If you are serious about kiteboarding and plan on spending more than just one day every so often on the water, you should look for a kite of appropriate size that has a reliable safety release, a good amount of on-demand depower, easy relaunch, a wide wind range and stability.

best kiteboarding equipment

The most important things you need to take into consideration when choosing your first kite are:

  • Adequate size
  • Large wind range
  • Easy to use safety system
  • Good stability
  • Easy relaunch
  • Good depower

You can check our store at Wind Addict for the best Kiteboarding equipment for beginners available. Here are a few models to have in mind if you are going to buy your first Kite and Board:

Kiteboarding Kites

Taina Kite V9 2020

All in all, the Taina is a perfect all-terrain kite with special performance for the waves, using this kite will keep you stoked during your endless sessions.

KEYPOINTS

School / All-round / Wave riding

New School Hybrid

Clean and Simple Bridle System

Heavy duty one-pump System

Customizable bar pressure

Direct on-demand steering

WAVERIDING

The Taina reacts very well to bar input, can be steered one-handed, and has a very precise feel allowing riders to position the kite anywhere in an instant. The kite’s excellent depower gives riders the option to surf with or without kite power. There is no need to look at the kite to know where it is allowing riders to completely focus on the wave.

FREERIDE/OLDSCHOOL

This all-round beast turns sharp, jumps high, has incredible grunt, and catches well during mega-loops. Due to its great depower, sending the kite in overpowered conditions without losing your edge is easily achieved. Its power delivery is exponential giving the kite a superb vertical lift.

RACING/SPEED

The Taina has incredible upwind performance and the ability to fly on all points of sail. With small wingtips, a big projected area, and only 3 struts, it has achieved the highest power to drag ratio making the Taina a top competitor for racing on water and snow.

BEGINNERS/KITESCHOOLS

The Taina’s performance also excels in its user-friendly characteristics. Its profile is shaped in a way that makes the kite virtually impossible to stall and re-launches effortlessly. Due to the Taina’s total depower ability; this kite is very safe and easy to use.

LIGHT WIND (T14 & T17 ONLY)

The Taina 14 and 17 kite have a complete different shape. Is been added another strut to keep the kite rigid and bring more stability. We opted for a non-pulley connection for a more direct feeling and more reactivity.

Taina V10 2021

After nine years of refinements they have created the ultimate wind machine to satisfy all styles, all levels, in all conditions.

KEYPOINTS

New School / All-round / Wave riding

New School Hybrid

Clean and Simple Bridle System

Heavy duty one-pump System

Customizable bar pressure / kite feel

Direct on-demand steering

WAVERIDING

The Taina reacts very well to bar input, can be steered one-handed, and has a very precise feel allowing riders to position the kite anywhere in an instant. The kite’s excellent depower gives riders the option to surf with or without kite power. There is no need to look at the kite to know where it is allowing riders to completely focus on the wave.

RACING/SPEED

The Taina has incredible upwind performance and the ability to fly on all points of sail. With small wingtips, a big projected area, and only 3 struts, it achieved the highest power to drag ratio making the Taina a top competitor for racing on water and snow.

BEGINNERS/KITESCHOOLS

The Tania’s performance also excels in its user-friendly characteristics. Its profile is shaped in a way that makes the kite virtually impossible to stall and re-launches effortlessly. Due to the Taina’s total depower ability; this kite is very safe and easy to use.

The 10th generation TAINA 2021 comes in 4 color options, kite bag, and repair kit.

Kiteboarding Boards

Edge Board V3

BUILT FOR:

Freeride conditions

Big Air

Choppy Water

High Wind

FEATURES:

Wide Range of Adjustment

Multistance option

Simple Mount

Modeled Internal Structure

One Size fits all

Cruz Board V3

FEATURES:

Hard Flex

3D Top Control Flex

Double deep channels

Continue Rocker Line

More Square Tips

Unidirectional/Biaxial layers

Double Unidirectional Carbon Beam

Massive Grip

Extreme Pop

There are many brands like Cabrinha, Duotone and Slingshot kites to name a few but all of these kites we mentioned before are user friendly and have all the attributes that you’ll want as a beginner and remember always to ask your certified IKO Instructor first what gear you should get, what kind of budget you have and he will guide you and suggest what kite and board would suit you.

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