Congratulations Alby!



We are all super stoked and proud of Alby! Ranked  #3 on the PKRA world tour!  

Alberto Rondina just 23 has succeeded, after a total of eight meetings in taking his place on the podium of PKRA World ProKite Tour 2012 behind the winner Youri Zoon and Alex Pastor. A true milestone in his career.

The final event of the season was held at Pointe Magnin in the wonderful New Caledonia, where, despite the lack of cooperation from the local weather conditions, the freestylers were able to show the crowds their stuff in the final two days of the event.
The singles elimination round held on Saturday 24 November saw Alby beat his French ‘cousin’, Arthur Guillebert relatively easily and then go on to face Stefan Speissberger from Austria. It was a tough heat with Speissberger pulling some good tricks from the bag at the beginning, but Alby held his calm and continued to deliver right throughout the heat and moved on to the next round to face the world vice-champion of 2010 & 2011, Alex Pastor. Pastor dominated the heat and Rondina was unable to produce his best. The losers final saw Rondina pitched against his kiwi rival Marc Jacobs. During the heat the wind dropped and after a tense wait due to a blackout of the judges automatic vote counter, Jacobs came out on top leaving Alby in fourth place ahead of the doubles eliminations on the following day.
Rondina’s first and only heat of the day saw him up against the Belgian Cristophe Tack. Even though he started well, Alby was unable to beat Tack who was in great form and the result left Alby 5th on the day but with enough points for him to maintain his third place in the overall rankings.
The battle for first and second place both for the New Caledonian event and the 2012 championship went down to the very final heat between Zoon and Pastor – a real head to head with Zoon just getting the edge and winning by less than half a point in order to stay top of the world.
“It’s been a year of highs and lows, two second places at the beginning of the season and then being out of the rankings in Germany… But in life you need to know how to deal with these things and at the end of the day I’ve made the podium for 2012. A huge thanks to my sponsors, manager, family and friends who’ve all supported me really well this year. I’m going to take a short break now, but I’m then going to get stuck into some serious training for 2013!” commented Alby when asked about his feelings at the end of the 2012 championship. 





Introducing the Cabrinha Quest


The Cabrinha Quest- a seafaring expedition to seek out the world’s most remote and dynamic kitesurfing and surfing locations. A quest to experience native cultures in their natural state. To consciously explore the Oceans of the world with passion, integrity, and sensitivity to the cultures and ecosystems we inhabit. To build awareness, global concern, and inspire solutions to the environmental crisis.  We are the world’s foremost experts in remote ocean-going travel. And now we’re operating with a greatly reduced impact. If you’ve been dreaming of sailing, kitesurfing, and surfing the world and have been waiting for the right opportunity this is IT!


Moby Dick 540


AlbyPushing Freestyle with Alberto Rondina-  Moby Dick 540.  A tantrum with a backside 540










Olé La France! (part 2)

France RT2

Team riders Tobias Holter and Caroline Adrien have the spotlight in the 2nd edit done from the L'Almanarre an Grussian France trip. With Lucas Tozzi behind the camera they came back with an action packed adventure.




Kite Jam recap

image copy Following the Virgin Kite Jam Maui’s monumental success in October, the Virgin Kite Jam is please to release the video recap from its inaugural event.




Bringing together amateur and professional kiteboarders from all over the world, the four-day-long Maui-based event delivered first-class kiteboarding conditions, clinics, gear demos, incredible parties, great food, world-class music (including a performance from Taimane), a “jam-style” competition, luxurious accommodations at the Hotel Wailea Maui, a swimwear fashion show by Letarte, and much more.
“Our events showcase the fun, social side of the sport and show that it's something that's accessible to people from all walks of life,” said Charlie Smith, Virgin Kite Jam co-founder. “Our amateur Kite Jammers get to kite with and learn from their idols as well as making new friends and acquaintances,” he added. 
Pete Cabrinha, Susi Mai, Andre Phillip, Niccolo Porcella, Lou Wainman, Jesse Richman, Annabel van Westerop, Kris Kinn and Jeremy Lund were a few of the legendary kiteboarders to attend.
Virgin Kite Jam Maui sponsors include: Billabong, XPERIA Sony Smartphone, Cabrinha, REBOOTizer, Hotel Wailea Maui, Kona Brewing Company, and Kurtis USA.
Don’t miss the next jam, in the kiteboarding utopia of the British Virgin Islands. Scheduled for July 7 to 12, the Virgin Kite Jam BVIs will take place on the legendary island of Anegada, as well as Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island and the surrounding areas. Updates with more info will be available at


Pete Rose 540

On his quest for world domination... Alby's Pete Rose 540.

Pete Rose 540: A toeside back roll with frontside 540 - Invented by Scott Byerly.




Chaos in Brazil


Alberto Rondina steps up his game in Brazil


Maui Kicks

HB-Maui-kicksDre meets up with Jason Stone on the northshore of Maui for a few skate sessions. 









2012 North American Speed Sailing Championships “Results”

 As Hurricane Sandy wreaks havoc on the East Coast of America, the gang at the North American Speed Sailing Invitational took advantage of this late storm's winds... and ended up on CNN.  Watch the video here!

This was the 2nd Annual NASSI Event, sponsored by the Black Dog and Lynch Associates, and took place October 15-30th on Sengekontacket Pond, Katama Bay, and off of Cape Poge. Thirteen of the world's best speed sailors came together from around the world to competed for a $30,000 purse.

While the hurricane heightened the anxiety of the event providing strong winds, this group of highly skilled kiteboarders have seen faster speeds at other speed sailing events.  It should be mentioned that no one was hurt during this event.

Cabrinha's Rob Douglas of Vineyard Haven won the $10,000 first prize and had the fasted average speed of 48.69. Damien Leroy in second averaged 44.583, Alex Caizergues at 43.075 took third, Brock Callen 44.040 at fourth, and Jamie Douglas took fifth having the second fastest average of 44.853.

The United States claimed the Lynch Cup and $2,500 dollars for winning the team standings over Europe. Honorable mention to locals Morgan Douglas, Brock Callen, and Bill Lynch who raced in the event with incredible performances.

The riders would like to extend a big "Thank You" to Brock Callen Sr, Bill & Beth Lynch, and The Black Dog for all their efforts to host a great event.

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Power to the People



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