This page is dedicated to beginners. Everything here is perfect for starting out, but will still be good enough to use once you are pulling advanced moves. Please make sure you get lessons or are under the supervision of an experienced kitesurfer who is willing to teach you. NEVER go out alone or attempt to fly a kitesurfing kite without experience or expert tuition.
Kitesurfing Equipment for Beginners
Now you have a few choices. You may have some items already or you may not. If starting from scratch one of our beginner packages will suit you. The kites and boards are the latest equipment so use the latest, safest and toughest technology.
Kitesurfing Beginner Package
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Beginner Kitesurfing Kites
For starting out, we think that Kitesurf Warehouse has the very best options. Our Kites are the very best on the market and retail at the very lowest prices you will find. Naish, Blade, Liquid Force and CrazyFly kites are made from the highest quality materials and have received fantastic reviews from some of the industries most experienced equipment testers. Because we sell them at such great prices, you wont lose so much if you want to trade them in or sell them on in few years time. Based on previous years Blade kites (exclusive to KSW in the UK and Ireland) have all held around 50-60% of their value when being sold on after 2 seasons. Not too bad considering the industry average is around just 42% for 2 year old kites.
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The Blade Trigger is a perfect all round kite to learn and progress fast on and they are very competatively priced.
Blade kites are used by all of our affiliated schools across the UK and Ireland and are exclusive to Kitesurf Warehouse.
2013 Packages Start From £1135
The Naish Ride is a good choice if you want the absolute best in Big Brand Name kites. The Ride is particularly suited to beginners and will let you fill you potential quickly.
The CrazyFly Sculp is another good choice for a beginner kite as it posesses all the qualitys that allow for a rider to progress. This kite is stable, playfull and very user friendly. From board starts to jumps, its suitable for all.
The Liquid Force Envy is a great choice for a beginner kite. It is super easy to fly, really fast to relaunch and the build quality of a tank. From board starts to jumps, this kite will take you places.
2013 Blade Trigger Package
from - £1135 to 1330
2013 Naish Ride Package
from - £1200 to 1360
2013 LF Envy Package
from - £1199 to 1449
2013 CF Sculp Package
from - £1175 to 1525
This package includes a 2013 model Kite suited to beginners but still great once you are ripping, Bar and Lines, a Pump, a Harness, a 2012 model Board again suited for starting out and intermediate riding and a Beginners Instructional DVD, a Rash Vest, and a Helmet. The only other things you should need is a wetsuit, a ride to the beach and some wind.
How to Choose Your Kite :
First select which model of kite you would like. A quick trip to our kites page will give you more info on the models available. But both the kites here are suited to learning and quick progression but they still pack a shed load of performance for once you are at intermediate or even pro level.
Smaller kites turn faster, have a bigger wind range but have less pull. They are generally used for lighter riders and in stronger winds. Bigger kites are slower but give more float when jumping and are used by bigger riders and in lighter winds. Many kitesurfers will have 2 or 3 kites in their quiver to cover all winds strengths. For starting out it is easiest to learn in winds from 14-20Knots. Here is a guide showing the size of kite a beginner will get the most benefit from.
Under 55kg - 7m
55 - 65Kg - 9m
65 - 79 KG - 10m
75 - 99KG - 12m
100kg and up - 14m
When Choosing a board :
Bigger boards are generally better in light winds and for heavier riders and they are also easier to learn on. But go too big and its likely your will be wanting to change it after just a few months. Smaller boards are easier to manouvre and better in stronger winds. Once you are over the hurdle of having your first few runs dialed in they are better for progressing. We would recommend the 138cm Blade Sanchez to heavier riders and 134cm Blade Sanchez for everyone else. Both are a superb starter and intermediate boards, but many pro riders are also using them so they wont hold you back.