Cabrinha Welcomes James Boulding to the team!

 

JBoulding-teamWe are pleased to announce James Boulding has joined our international team.  James comes to us with a solid background in the industry riding cable, kiting kickers, sliders and rails. He and his crew threw themselves into the movement depicted as 'wake style'.  He has more than a keen interest in filming and has used video making as a tool to document his trips and projects.   A native of Newcastle UK, James is constantly traveling in search of sun and good times.  We are stoked to welcome James to the team!

CK Performance Clinic

Join CK Performance Clinics in Sri Lanka this June for a 6 day/ 7 night intensive coaching holiday.  Learn More

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UNVEILING THE PODIUM PROVEN VELOCITY RACE COLLECTION

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Maui HI- February 1, 2013- The Velocity VMG race kite represents the pinnacle of racing efficiency on all points of sail. Developed over an entire season with designer Pat Goodman, Damien Leroy and PKRA World Tour Racing Champion Bryan Lake, the Velocity VMG is podium proven. The Velocity is based on a bow kite plan form for the highest power to drag ratio. Its upwind ability is only matched by its ability to fly on all points of sail off the wind due to its full, powerful profiles.

The Velocity features a light weight construction using only 5 micro struts with .06mm TPU bladders and modified panel layout with no dacron and no chafe protectors. Its power production is optimized by keeping the area focused where the arc is flatter and the aerodynamic forces contribute the most towards forward speed.

The interactive trim of the Velocity kite is made possible by our all new Quicklink SLF (single line flag) Racing control system. The Quicklink SLF uses a 4:1 Clam Cleat trim system with 30cm of adjustment, giving you the feeling that you have an entire crew onboard to optimize your kite trim while on the fly.

The control system has a fully spinning SLF safety system with an independent swiveling harness loop and leash attachment.

The Cabrinha Race Board is made with one purpose in mind: to win tactical course races in all conditions. It features a single shot superlite EPS foam core, wrapped in a PVC / carbon / innegra sandwich construction. This exotic super light weight race machine is finished with custom cut deck traction and 3 computer foiled G10 race fins.

The 2013 Cabrinha Race Collection is registered with the IKA. 

 

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!

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Liam Whaley in Limelight

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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. 

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"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!

 

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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)

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Mauritius Kite Jam

 

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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)

 

 

 

 

 

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