Wing sizes, what you need to know


The latest craze to the wind powered sports world just took a huge leap in the past months with many of the major kite brands competing against each other to offer wings ,boards and foil set up with attributing features such as:

  • Impressive stability and balance
  • Easy planning and performances
  • Huge wind range
  • Incredible upwind abilities
  • Fantastic jumping capabilities
  • Smooth take-off
  • Ease of turning 


Wings are measured in square meters and come in a variety of sizes, including 3m2, 4m2, 5m2, 6m2, 7m2, and 8m2. They are also available in a variety of shapes and constructions. Your wing size will be determined by the weather conditions in which you expect to wing surf. The size chart below is a guide when choosing a wing for in your set up

3m² 20-45 knots
4m² 14-30 knots
5m² 10-25 knots
6m² 8-18 knots

*Recommended size and wind range is dependent on rider weight, ability and foil setup.

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The larger sized wings are better suited to the lighter wind situations because it can harness more wind. In stronger winds, on the other hand, a smaller wing would be best as it has more surface area to enhance speed while being manageable to hold.

A 4m2 wing is advised for novices weighing 70kg or less, while a 5m2 wing is advised for riders weighing more than that. Starting with a wing that is too large can prove to be cumbersome.