Brazil Freestyle Wave Clinic Uruau

4-13th November 2011- It is now official, we have the dates and price for what promises to be a blinding Brazil adventure this November. What's more you'll get 8 days coaching and only need to take 7 days off work!

Unless of course you'd like to stay longer.


We'll be based at Pro Kite Brazil in Uruau, just south of Fortaleza. This will serve as a perfect base for the clinic. The club is set in a private garden on a huge beach, with a small lagoon and the open ocean right on its doorstep. On site there's plenty of space to chill out, with wifi, pool and restaurant, and should you need, a full stock of Cabrinha toys to rent.

The Spots:

Variety here is indeed the spice of life. In front of the club the wind blows cross onshore from the Atlantic, so plenty of stunt ramps and waves to keep you busy. Right next to the club there is a small flat water lagoon, and then 1km away is the large Urau lagoon. However close by and within easy reach there are plenty of other flat water "secret" spots. We intend to make the most of the local geography, and as is a must in Brazil we'll have a small fleet of buggies so that we are fully mobile!


Clinic wise we'll be covering the full monty both on a twin tip and a surfboard. You'll have 8 days of full on coaching (Saturday 5th to Sat 12th inclusive), including demos, video analysis, the usual group motivation and the whirring of the video. We have the best of both worlds so if you tire of trying to nail a move, just go off and have a play and wiggle in the waves to refresh.

With such a diverse range of conditions on hand we'll be offering everything that you could dream of trying on twin tip, whether it be carving your first turn or throwing down a flat 3 in the waves, or any number of fancy tricks on the flat stuff, from toeside, air gybes, popping and front loops, to blind landings, kiteloops and handle passes.

Surfboard wise we'll be tackling an introduction and progression for both strapped and strapless riding. We'll cover set up and trim of a surfboard, carving, wave riding, gybing, tacking and popping! Whats more we'll be able to use the flat water in the lagoons to perfect surfboard technique so that it'll be easier once you take it into the waves. So if you've got a surfboard bring it along. If you don't have one and have never tried it we'll have a couple of Cabrinha surfboards for you to try your hand on and get into the stoke and fun of riding one of these beauties.


We'll be staying at one of 2 places, either Zebra Beach which is on the beach 50m from the centre, or at Tudo Bom which is 270m back from the club. The reason for this is that we would like to all be sharing the same accommodation, obviously far better for the social, but rooms are limited in Zebra beach as it is only one building. We do have the possibility of a very good single supplement rate (£45 extra for the 9 nights). Therefore if a lot of you opt for the single room (limited availability) and we can't all fit into Zebra beach we'll all move to Tudo Bom.

The rooms are all B and B, have fans, are en suite and if you'd like to share there are 2 proper beds in a room!

The Cost:

Land based package is £795 including 9 nights B&B (based on 2 sharing) and 8 days coaching.

Limited single room, £45 supplement. For this we do recommend booking early.

To pay locally there is a €40 storage charge, shared buggies approx £10 each per day, and transfer of €45 return (based on sharing).

We also have a 12 nights or 14 nights with 12 days coaching option, poa.


If you're flying from the UK (or Europe) for the 9 nights we have 2 recommendations:

1. Flying with Iberia via Madrid to Fortaleza. On this route, depending on your flight number, your kite kit is free! At the moment on e-bookers its around £820 return.

The flight leaves LHR at 07.25 on Friday the 4th November, arriving Fortaleza at 15.25

Return flight leaves Fot 16.45 on Sunday the 13th November, arriving LHR 14.00 on the 14th.

2. For a killer equipment deal and flight price, TAM from London to Fortaleza via Sao Paulo. This route takes slightly longer but you have 2 pieces of "surf" luggage (so you can bring the board) at 32kg each included. Also at the mo you can book via BMI for around £750.

Flight leaves LHR Thursday 3rd November at 20.45 arrives Fort at 11.52 on Friday.

Return Sunday 13th November 16.08 Fort, arriving LHR 13.25 on the 14th.

There are of course other options, but please note that this year TAP is charging €150 for a kite bag.

How to Book:

We'll need a £250 deposit to secure your place and payment in full during the first week of September..

Any questions just drop us a line or give us a call on +44 7729 183233

Christian Harris & Karine Nativel (technique)


10 Year Anniversary Kiten-Lernen

kitesurfschule_frontIt was a nice weekend in Born,Germany as our own Alby Rondina spent it celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Kiteschool the biggest center in the region.  A fully commited Cabrinha school since 2001 with all the current gear available.  The Center hosts a great deal more than Kiting alone with gear available to SUP,windsurf, catamarans, kayaks,and bicycles. The location in northeast Germany is next to a big lake with shallow lagoon water, perfect for learning safely. The Camp grounds are massive and host thousands of people every year going on vacation!
"Saturday was not really windy, so we had a fun SUP day! On sunday then we got some good conditions and perfect wind for 10-12m...and mainly it was sunny and warm! It was good teaching a few locals some tricks and everybody could test all the gear they want!" says Alby.
A big thanks to Ingmar and Miriam for taking care of Alby the entire time!
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Christian and Karine report from 3 weeks of clinics in Coche, Venezuela

los-metallicoswebJust finishing off our time here in Coche. We had a great 3 weeks of flat water freestyle heaven clinics, even though the wind was not quite its usual self. That said 18 days from 20 is not exactly a disappointment!



First off straight after Semana Santa we had the “Metallicos” group from Paraguay returning for their 2nd year with us here in Coche. This year apart from them claiming front loops through to shiftys to wrapped on the water, they even acclimatised to Hora Inglesa!

After that we had two weeks with our European group. Non stop progression here with everything from air gybes to handle passes fully in the bag. Must also be noted the great efforts on the Salsa and Merengue front! Next stop Egypt on the 3rd of June. More info

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Podersdorf Austria Team Event

podersdorf albyLast year it was a European event, this year was different, an idea from the German mag A Team event, the 3 person team format, guys newschool, guys oldschool and girl oldschool was a pretty cool idea. And the event in Podersdorf turned out to be massive, with thousands of people coming down from Vienna everyday!

Cabrinha team was made up of our Italian stallion Alby Rondina, and Clement Dardillac & Sarah Demdoum from France! The conditions were not really great, especially the first day, with super light wind on and off. Only the small guys were moving. The double was better though. It was rideable on 13m and it was a nice warm sunny day! Alby won his heats but the team lost 2-1.

It was a really fun week all in all. The languages (French, Indonesian, German, Italian & English) were flowing … and the parties all week were all time!

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The next generation has arrived


The Cabrinha team has a few spades in the line up.  Check out the latest video by Matt Collins of Jupiter, FL.  This kid rips!

"I’ve been fortunate enough to spend time and ride with two of the top kiters in the US, Jon Modica and Damien Leroy. These guys have been a huge influence on me ,and I look up to them on and off the water.  Jon lent me my first freestyle board — a Roguewave 110." Matt Collins


PKRA -France


alby7Leucate, in the south of France, is known for its strong and gusty offshore wind, that makes the 10 year Mundial du Vent, a great event!
We arrived a couple of days ago, to get used to the conditions and yesterday we started off with the single elimination.
Conditions were at their best, with 35-40 knots...sometimes gusting more! I had a really good start winning against Alex Soto, a strong rider from Cabarete.  And again against my friend Reno Romeu from Brazil. I was riding fully lit on a 5m, which is never easy. But the training I did in Gran Canaria paid off and I managed to land a couple of switch tricks.
Next I had an ok heat with Youri Zoon, but it wasn't enough to beat him.  He was on fire today!  I moved to the looser final against Robinson Hilario. The guys from the Dominican Republic were killing it today! I was getting used to the 5m and I had a great heat with him and got 3rd in the singles!
After a nap, it was time for the double elimination! Everything was set and ready and I started off the heat against Alex Pastor really good. I was focusing a lot on switch tricks as he always trys to land as many as possible. It was all good untill about half way thru the heat, when my leash broke! A 2 minute swim back to the beach to grab my other kite left me a little time to do a couple more tricks...but in the end it wasn't enough to move up.
Going down from the podium sucks, but I guess sometimes it goes this way. It's early in the season and I'm 3rd overall.  I'll soak up the nice weather here for the next 2 days and then head back to Italy!







Freestyle Single Elimination Results:


1. Youri Zoon (Slingshot, NED)

2. Luis Alberto Cruz (Star Kites, DOM)

3. Alberto Rondina (Cabrinha, ITA)

4. Robinson Hilario (F-ONE, DOM)


1. Gisela Pulido (Airush, ESP)

2. Bruna Kajiya (Flexifoil, BRA)

3. Karolina Winkowska (Slingshot, POL)

4. Asia Litwin (Nobile, POL)

Freestyle Double Elimination Results:


1. Youri Zoon (Slingshot, NED)

2. Alex Pastor (Airush, ESP)

3. Luis Alberto Cruz (StarKites, DOM)

4. Alberto Rondina (Cabrinha, ITA)


1. Gisela Pulido (Airush, ESP)

2. Karolina Winkowska (Slingshot, POL)

3. Bruna Kajiya (Flexifoil, BRA)

4. Asia Litwin (Nobile, POL)

USA East Coast Cabrinha Demos

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Ken Lucas wins Tailgate Alaska Snowkite Event

thompson pass snow festI traveled up to the Valdez area for the 4th Annual Thompson Pass Snowkite Festival held in conjunction with the Tailgate Alaska event.  We ended up with great conditions and amazing competitions: Kitercross, King of the Mountain (first one to the top using a kite), Sick Line, Big Air (glide) and Big Mt. Freestyle.  I was super stoked to get 1st place in the 2 main events.  The Tailgate Alaska village/campground was a lot of fun with people camping in snowcaves, teepees, heated tents, and RVs.  Using snowkites, we were able to access some of the premier mountains in the Chugach Mountains and ride untracked powder for hours.  The highlight had to be the snowkiters putting on a Big Air/Freestyle session for all the Tailgate Alaska participants (including some of the biggest names in snowboarding) on the 500’ cliff band immediately adjacent to the village/campground.  Ken






And pure luxury

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heli in back

& Kite= first tracks in fresh powder

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Keahi Kills It AGAIN!

Double eliminations complete final day of competition in Lanzarote


Caleta de Famara, Lanzarote (Sunday, April 10, 2011) – It was a great sunny day with cloudy periods at the PKRA Wave event here in Lanzarote. The wind and wave conditions were similar to yesterday. The waves built throughout the day from 1 to 1.5 metres with side onshore wind averaging 20 knots as the sequence for the wave double eliminations began sharply at 9:30am.

Australian rider Keahi De Aboitiz (Cabrinha, AUS) earned the double elimination title here in Lanzarote. De Aboitiz was defeated by Fabio Nunes (Phoenix, BRA) in the first men’s final by 1.30 points, but in the second final, De Aboitiz took the win with a better score of 2.73 points. Strapless maneuvers such as aerials and remarkable cutbacks on the edge of the critical section earned him the PKRA Lanzarote wave title. Fabio Nunes (Phoenix, BRA) took second overall with his impressive fast series of vertical re-entries while maintaining control and stability. Filippe Ferreira (Wainman, BRA) follows in third place with his powerful cutbacks and invigorating bottom turns.

It was a great day for Kari Schibevaag (Ozone, NOR), the current leader in the women’s PKRA Wave discipline ranking. Schibevaag’s sharp bottom turns and explicit cutbacks earned her the title here in Lanzarote defeating Angela Peral (North, ESP) in the women’s final. Peral had amazing heat, charging her way to the top of the critical section in a vertical direction with a smooth continuous speed. Ines Correia (RRD, POR) from Portugal takes third place with her impressive style and aggressive maneuvers.

A brief award ceremony was held on the beach as competitors received their trophies and posed for pictures for fans who seek inspiration and a memorable souvenir.

The Lanzarote Santakitepro 2010 organized by La Santa Surf and sponsored in part by: Cabildo de Lanzarote, Ayuntamiento de Teguise, Lanzarote Reserva de Biosfera, Costa Teguise, Santa Surf, Servicio Insular de Deportes, Sand Beach Active, Club de Kite y Surf, Logistics World Events, Costa Noroeste, and Alayon.


1. Keahi De Aboitiz (Cabrinha, AUS)

2. Fabio Nunes (Phoenix, BRA)

3. Paulino Ferreira (Wainman, BRA)

4. Tom Hebert (North, NCL)


1. Kari Schibevaag (Ozone, NOR)

2. Angela Peral (North, ESP)

3. Ines Correia (RRD, POR)

4. Marie Gautron (Takoon, FRA)

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