Drifting North Shore

HB-Drifting-North-shorewebWith strong ties to the island of Oahu Pete Cabrinha, Twig Baker,  Keahi de Aboitiz and Reo Stevens kick it up a notch with some great kitsufing at the birth place of surfing.  Sit back and enjoy this extended edit of the boys kicking it on Oahu's North Shore. 



Welcome to the team Brian Kender!

KR slider11An avid sailor and skilled surfer from age 7, Brian Kender has found the most comfort in a sport that marries both wind and waves. Kite surfing has been a natural transition for Brian, and his acquired skills from a lifetime of water sports spending summers in Mantoloking, NJ have all been tried and advanced. From his first kite surfing ride in Aruba during late 2005, which ended in a minor search and rescue effort from local boat due to a changing offshore wind that brought him far out to sea, Brian has spent as much time as possible honing his abilities to become one of the top Kite Racers in Southern California. Some of his favorite kiting spots include Mantoloking, NJ; Seal Beach, CA; and Edgartown, MA. Brian placed third at the Ronstan Long Distance Challenge in San Francisco in June 2012. That race was turning point in the decision to pursue the sport professionally, and he looks forward to the competition that lies ahead during the 2013 Kite racing season. His current race plan will take him to Mexico, Egypt, and Italy.

Red Bull Sun Slide at the Punta Cana Kite Fest


Last weekend I was invited to attend the Red Bull Sun Slide and the 4th edition of the annual Punta Cana Kite Fest held in Punta Cana.

For 3 days, the elite of Dominican kiteboarding came together at this incredible spot and we were even lucky enough to have Aaron Hadlow as our international guest superstar.

Since I was the only girl competing in the slider category, I was incredibly happy about the fact that I kicked some serious boys’ butt and managed to make it all the way into the final with Aaron. Guess all that time practicing with Andre Phillip in my backyard has really payed off !!!

A huge thanks goes out to Red Bull Caribbean and to Jon from Kite Club for their amazing effort to make this event happen!

Susi Mai





Liam Whaley in Limelight


Liam Whaley shining in this latest edit from Brazil.  With eyes wide open we get a glimpse of a pretty bright future.



2013 Lord of the Wind

Bryan Lake and Evan Netsch storm the 2013 Lord of the Wind Showdown in Los Barriles Mexico.  Team Cabrinha finds themselves on top of the podium with two 1st place trophies in Freestyle and Slalom Racing from Evan Netsch,  and a 2nd in Course racing didn't stop Lake from taking home the big 2013 THE LORD OF THE WIND check.  The consistent north winds blowing over the warm water make this the perfect destination for one of the sport’s most fun events of the year. 


"When your life basically revolves around the wind it feels real good to be the 2013 Lord of the Wind. Thanks to the event crew, volunteers, fans , friends, family and my sponsors Cabrinha, Dakine, Tectonics Maui for todos"
- Bryan



Keahi de Aboitiz is the KSP World Tour Champ!



Keahi de Aboitiz takes the KSP crown!  


Reo Stevens put together this awesome video of the final day showing how Keahi and Moona sealed the deal and took home the win!


Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro Men’s Final Results:
1st Keahi De Aboitiz (AUS, Cabrinha)
2nd Mitu Monteiro (CPV, F-One)
3rd Guilly Brandao (BRA, Best)
4th Filippe Ferreira (BRA, F-One)
Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro Women’s Final Results:
1st Moona Whyte (HI, Cabrinha)
2nd Jalou Langeree (NED, Naish)
3rd Kari Schibevaag (NOR, Ozone)
4th Milla Ferreira (BRA, F-One)
2012 KSP Men’s World Championship Results:
World Champion - Keahi De Aboitiz (AUS, Cabrinha)
Vice World Champion - Mitu Monteiro (CPV, F-One)
3rd Airton Cozzolino (CPV, North)
2012 KSP Women’s World Championship Results:
World Champion - Jalou Langeree (NED, Naish)
Vice World Champion - Ines Correia (POR, RRD)
3rd Ninja Bichler (GER, North)


Mauritius Kite Jam



The Mauritius Kite Jam is an annual event that brings together amateur and professional kiteboarders from all over the world for a 14 day event. Based in Le Morne, Mauritius the event delivers world class kiteboarding conditions, clinics, gear demos, incredible parties and world class music. This year three Cabrinha Internatiional riders came for the event to ride and party.

Don't miss the next Mauritius Kite Jam (26. Oct - 9. Nov 2013)








AlbyPushing Freestyle with Alberto Rondina-  G-spot. A toeside back roll with a wrapped/handle-pass backside 180.



Bryan Lake is the 2012 PKRA World Tour Racing Champion!


Lake takes 1St place on the PKRA World Tour Racing Circuit.  From Mexico to Germany, with podium finishes at nearly every stop, Bryan Lake (AKA Bernie) weathered the dramatic Olympic whirlwind, and came out as the 2012 PKRA World Tour Racing Champion.   


Born and raised in San Diego, CA Bryan Lake started racing on the water at a young age.  With a solid background racing sailboats, he was recruited by the University of Hawaii’s sailing program.  He says “It was a good move for me!  There was big waves, good wind and we had a kick ass sailing team.  We ripped up the college circuit and won the nationals.” 


 As fate would have it his UH sailing coaches were kiting and gave him a shot at it one day.  He was instantly hooked.  In 2004 he hit the Gorge games coming in 3rd and graced the cover of Kiteboarding Magazine in 2006.  Highly competitive in nature the laid back surf scene wasn’t doing it for him.  He had the need for speed, and pushing the limits of high performance kite racing was right up his alley.  


Bryan went back to his roots in San Diego to race kites, we recently saw him up against the America’s Cup 45’s while they were training.  Bryan’s latest focus is sailing in light winds while assisting Cabrinha’s kite designer Pat Goodman in the development of the latest race gear.  The goal of launching in light wind (as little as 5 knots) to be the first on the water with the fastest kite on the market is now in his grasp.  Next up, Winning the World Championship.   

SABA ROCK- BVI Caribbean Trip

HB-Saba This year we hooked up with Saba Rock Island Resort for one of the best trips the team has ever been on. Nestled in the middle of the Caribbean with a ton of island flavor and recognized as one of the top sailing destinations in the world, this beautiful back drop was the perfect place for our annual photo shoot. A place where people walk with a swagger and the pace is slow, you can find one crystal clear, turquoise set up after another in smooth flat water or nice easy waves.



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