How to choose kitesurfing gear

On the off chance that you feel good with your kitesurfing level and you like this game without a doubt, the time has come to pick your first kitesurfing hardware to acquire freedom. Purchasing your own kitesurfing gear can be a major advance. Kitesurfing requires some speculation so it is critical to have some essential information about hardware to guarantee you are purchasing the correct thing. In this article, we will take you through 5 strides that you ought to consider when purchasing kitesurfing gear;


  • Novice: If you are purchasing your first gear then you need to pick a kite and a board that will take you serenely from an amateur to a middle level.
  • Moderate/Advanced: At this level, you should know where you need to advance. On the off chance that you pick free-form, which means waves or free riding,  a particular decision of hardware is required. While picking free-form riding, you should search for C-kite and free-form/wake-style board. Free of charge riding, either bow or crossover kites will be acceptable. Furthermore, for wave riding, you most likely ought to be searching for a wave kite and a directional board.



There are 3 kinds of kites: Bow, Hybrid, and C kite;

  • Bow kites: can be de-controlled completely, making them more secure and simpler to use for amateurs. They are reasonable a lot bigger breeze ranges, can be effectively and rapidly re-dispatched from water.
  • Hybrid kites: cover an extremely huge assortment of kites and can be alluded to as Delta kites. They are simpler to de-power and re-dispatch from water than C-kites.
  • C kites: free-form kites that are by and large utilized by genius riders for unfastened stunts. They have exceptionally brisk turning and heaps of pop, however a lot more modest breeze range and are harder to re-dispatch.


Many kite brands make kites going from 5m2 to 15m2. The kite size relies upon where you will kite. In the event that it is a spot with a slight twist, at that point you ought to pick greater 9m2-13m2 kites. In the event that it is where the breeze is solid, consider picking a 5m2-8m2 kite.

Generally, we suggest you have 2 kites-one for light wind days and one for solid breeze days. When purchasing a kite, recollect that bars coordinate/have a place with/to kites. You ought not blend and match kite and bar on the grounds that each kite has an alternate safety framework, harness position, and length.



  1. Twin-tip: are the most general sheets utilized for complimentary lift, free-form and wake-style kitesurfing. They are not difficult to move, simple to ‘get up’, and you can ride the two different ways without turning the board around. They are incredible for bouncing and have few balances reasonable for shallow water.
  2. Wake style: is a twin-tip board with ties (boots) to get your feet. These sheets are not ideal for amateurs and are most appropriate for cutting-edge wake-style riding.
  3. Wave board: is a directional board with our without lashes, has a superior breeze range where you can kitesurf in lighter breezes contrasted with a twin-tip. They are useful for long down winders and it is simpler to go upwind.
  4. Foil/hydrofoil board: is a directional surfboard with a hydrofoil that reaches out beneath the board into the water. This plan allows the load up to leave the outside of the water at different rates.
  5. Race board: a directional board upgraded for speed with longer blades. Explicitly intended for hustling, simpler upwind riding, and arriving at higher paces downwind. With great buoyancy, you can kitesurf in lighter breezes and the board is astounding for down winders.


Board size is very different – there is no particular principle. By and large, more modest sizes are better for stunts, longer sizes better for freeriding and novices.


Outfit: There are two kinds of saddle: seat and midsection. We suggest purchasing a midriff tackle as it permits greater development and squeezes your hips and leggings. Prior to purchasing an outfit, you ought to consistently give it a shot, since each brand has its own size scale. WETSUIT: Depending on where you will kite long and thick (3/4-4/5) for colder environment and short (sleeveless) and slender (1/2-2/3) for hotter environment.



Disadvantage: Buying all new hardware is consistently a major speculation. For another kite+bar hope to pay €1000-€2000 (contingent upon size).

Points of interest:

  • As a rule, it can serve for around 3 years (depending on how well you deal with it).
  • You will have a seller/factory guarantee (generally 2 years) in the event that something occurs.
  • You can sell a kite after 1 or 2 seasons at a reasonable cost and afterward update your hardware.

Fairly Used

Disadvantage: Usually recycled hardware ranges among great and extremely utilized conditions. The condition can be effectively seen from the price, on the off chance that kite/board is modest at that point it’s exceptionally utilized, if kite is more costly it’s presumably less utilized. Simply recall, that pre-owned kites may mess some up sooner or later.

Focal points:

  • Once in a while hardware is half or less expensive than new.
  • You will be less stressed over harming your hardware.


On the off chance that you need to purchase new have a go at purchasing toward the end of season August/September when the deals for kitesurfing hardware start. On the off chance that you search well, you can discover new kites from a similar season or the past one from 25% to half off. For utilized kites: consistently ask what issues kite had, if there is a guarantee, consistently check the safety discharge works, and make a profound check of the lines looking for imprints or little cuts.