I am going to learn how to kite surf and so I'm looking for gear. I'm 180lbs. I'm looking to spend under $500 on the kite, other equipment not included. I'd prefer to get a 2002 or later kite.
I'm not looking to buy a wetsuit unless you have a great deal on a new one.
Someone told me that a 9.5m kite would be good for someone my weight. I'd like to get some opinions on that if possible. My buddy who is a kite surfer said I should get a 12m kite