From models made for kids to quad-line monsters that will lift you right off the ground, here are a few kites to take along for your next beach trip.
This rainbow kite by aGreatLife was made for beginners because unlike regular kites, it’s designed to launch with ease and fly in every type of wind. It’s built with high quality ripstop polyester fabric and features strong rods for its central support.
Is it a dragon? Is it a bird? No matter what you see, you’ll be sure to watch in wonder. Coming in at 55 x 62-inches, this high-flying, lightweight kite is great for all ages to enjoy.
This Delta Kite is wonderful for kids and adults. The classic triangle design is trimmed with bright colors, and so easy to set up it’ll be ready for you to fly in an instant. The side ribbons are sewn into the kite and the string handle will get up 300ft.
There’s a certain fascination with octopus kites—we’re not sure what it is but there are lots of options to choose from—this one is our favorite. Let it mingle with all the dolphin and whale kites at the beach.
When you’re ready to step up your kite game, try this dual-line parafoil kite first. It’s still beginner-friendly but offers more speed and ability. The all-fabric design means there’s no frame to break and no assembly required. Just up the size of the model when you’re ready to take it to the next level.
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