Discover the World of Kitesurfing: Tips and essential gear for Kitesurfing beginners.

Ready for your kitesurfing lesson?

If you’ve always dreamed of gliding over the waves while being lifted into the air, then you’re in the right place. In this article, we’ll provide you with tips and explain everything you need to know about kitesurfing, from essential gear to the must-have kite courses for beginners.

To begin, having the right equipment is important. Kitesurfing requires a traction kite, a board, and a harness. The size of the kite will depend on your weight and the wind conditions at your chosen practice location. Additionally, you’ll need to invest in a pair of water boots or shoes to protect your feet.

Before you hit the water, taking a kite course is essential. At Rebels Kiteschool, you’ll learn safety techniques, how to handle the kite properly, and how to control your direction and speed. An experienced instructor will guide you through the initial steps, providing you with the confidence and skills needed to fully enjoy this exciting activity.

So get ready to feel the adrenaline as you glide over the waves and soar into the air. There’s nothing like kitesurfing for those seeking thrills on the water!

Kitesurfing is an exciting and adrenaline-filled sport that requires the right equipment and basic knowledge to enjoy it safely and successfully. At Rebels Kiteschool, we’re here to provide guidance to all kitesurfing beginners, from completing your course to becoming independent riders.

Your first independent kitesurfing session is getting closer.

Once you’ve completed your kitesurfing course and reached the appropriate level, you’ll feel empowered to embark on your first independent sessions. However, we recommend not going alone. It’s always a good idea to join other kitesurfers, and of course, you’re welcome to join our sessions in the school areas of Lances Norte or Valdevaqueros when the wind conditions are optimal for your level.

Even if you’re already independent, you’ll always have our instructors ready to offer advice and assistance when needed.

Budget for your first kite equipment

If you’re here, it’s because you’ve discovered the exciting world of kitesurfing and want to know how much you’ll spend on buying equipment. The budget for your first kitesurfing equipment is a common question among beginners. Generally, it’s estimated that you’ll need around €1,200 to acquire basic equipment. But how is that budget distributed? One of the most important things to consider is that the kite will be the most expensive part of your kitesurfing equipment, representing about 50% of your budget. While it’s possible to find cheaper kites, it’s recommended not to skimp on the quality and safety of your kite and wetsuit. In this guide, I’ll provide some tips for beginners and explain how you can optimize your budget without sacrificing the quality and safety of your equipment. I’ll also talk about kitesurfing courses, which are a key investment for learning this sport safely and enjoyably. Keep reading to discover more!

Choose your equipment wisely

It’s essential to carefully choose each element of your kitesurfing gear, which includes the kite and bar, board, harness with a safety leash, and a 4/3 wetsuit.

Board and harness for kitesurfing beginners

At the beginning, you don’t need to invest too much in the kitesurfing board and harness. Look for a large board with volume to make your initial sessions easier. A board of the right size for someone weighing between 75 and 85 kilograms would be 136×42 to 142×42. Don’t underestimate the importance of buoyancy and maneuverability.

Once you reach a level to start jumping, you can consider switching to a smaller board. We recommend brands like Eleveight Kiteboarding and their Process model due to its lightweight and performance. At Rebels Kiteschool, we have options for you, so don’t hesitate to contact us!

Harness, Opt for a Seat Harness

Choose a seat harness for added comfort and effectiveness in the beginning. As you progress and start making transitions and jumps, you can consider a waist harness.

Wetsuit and kite

Don’t skimp on expenses when it comes to your safety in the sea and kitesurfing. Opt for a quality wetsuit that keeps you warm, especially in cold waters. For places like Tarifa in winter and spring, a 4/3 thickness is recommended.

As for the kite, look for a quality, modern kite that suits your level and needs. An older kite can compromise your safety and hinder your learning. Modern delta-hybrid kites offer more safety and ease of use. We recommend the Eleveight brand for its quality and affordable costs.

Essential Kitesurfing Safety Accessories

In addition to the main equipment, don’t forget the accessories that are essential for your safety and comfort during kitesurfing:

Kite leash: Connects your kite to you and is essential to prevent it from being lost. Life jacket: For your safety in the water. Line cutter: Important in extreme situations to prevent entanglement. Pump: Necessary for inflating the kite. Booties: Useful in rocky or cold areas to protect your feet. Helmet: A crucial element to protect you from impacts and cuts.


Kitesurfing is an exciting and cost-accessible water sport if you look for second-hand gear or are willing to invest in quality equipment. The most important thing is to ensure your safety and choose your gear wisely, with professional guidance and reliable kitesurfing school instruction.

Ready to try kitesurfing? Contact Rebels Kiteschool and book your next kitesurfing class. Start enjoying the adrenaline on the water!

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