Surfboards for kiteboarding aka kitesurfboards are just like regular surfboards in most respects. Sometimes you'll find they are fitted with footstraps or at least have the option for them. Other times you'll find they have tougher construction for the constant beating they take from your heels while you ride. Lets face it, when you go out for a surf session you're paddling at least 90% of the time and hardly surfing compared to while you're out on the kite. So grab a board like the Cabrinha S-quad for the big waves or maybe a Naish Skater if you like throwing some strapless airs. The new honeycomb technology is sure to prevent unecessary damage to the deck like you might experience from a standard construction board.