Kiteboards come in many different shapes and sizes. You need to select the proper kiteboard that fits your skill level, wind speed, and body weight.
We highly suggest the All Around Kiteboards by Crazy Fly as the ideal kiteboard for beginners!
Bigger boards(both longer and/or wider) make it way easier to learn to kiteboard! If you are just learning you should get the biggest board possible.
Larger boards are easier because:
You can use a smaller kite so the kites pull is more manageable and safer!
Large boards stay afloat longer and allow you to still succeed even when you are making mistakes with the kite and losing kite power!
Larger boards mean being able to go out in lower winds, which are usually more stable wind conditions.
Larger boards will allow you to learn to go upwind easier!
Intermediate to Advanced Kiteboards
I highly recommend the Crazy Fly Kiteboards Raptor Pro or Raptor LTD kiteboards as the ultimate kiteboards for Intermediate to Advanced kiteboarders!
As your skills increase, you need to scale down the board size to a smaller board. This enables you to hold down more kite power so you can start jumping and performing tricks! More advanced kiteboard designs will feature concave bottoms and ABS siderails, step tips, progressive flex, and combine carbon to control flex and reduce weight to allow you to ride with more kite power.
Kiteboards may look similar to a wakeboard, but they are designed specifically for kiteboarding. Twintip refers to a design that has no front and rear and can be steered in either direction without jibing, aka dual directional boards. Kiteboards differ from wakeboards because they have a much different rocker system than a traditional wake board and are much flatter and designed to ride the edge much better than a wakeboard.
Check out the new Jimmy Lewis Kiteboards and our Kite Surf Kiteboards, specializing in wave kitesurfing!
Watch our tutorial video on How to Choose a Kiteboard in our Skilled Advice section of the website!
Need more help? Read this article that will give you some tools that may help guide you through your selection: Kiteboard Article