May 24, 2013
Author: SBC Kiteboard Test Team
STYLE: Crossover Directional Fish
The Kitefish is a directional board that uses a durable capped construction, which keeps the price low. It’s not a real surfboard but gives riders the opportunity to learn the basics of directional riding. The Kitefish is thin, dense and with heavy construction allows the board to go on edge deeper in the water than a surfboard—more like a twin-tip. The grippy, padded top deck, wide nose and fish tail make it fun to play around on in lighter winds. The Fish pushes plenty of water and has a throw-around playful feel in certain applications. It’s not for serious surf enthusiasts, but it can give interested and progressing riders some extra fun in small, sloppy surf and on lightwind days ridden with or without straps. Anyone looking for a low-cost alternative to having a directional board to play around on will enjoy having the Kitefish in their quiver.