Pete Cabrinha. WSMA World Windsurfing Champion. He brought his own brand of Hawaiian surf style to the world windsurfing stage.
Pete Cabrinha cut his teeth in the waters off of Kailua, Hawaii. A young surfer who pioneered the sport of windsurfing in the late seventies and early eighties. Pete helped define the shape of professional windsurfing for nearly two decades by bringing to the sport his own class of surf style.
Due to the scarcity of quality equipment, he began to design his own boards and accessories. Setting up a shop in his backyard, he started to churn out board shapes under his own label, Cabrinha design. Throughout the years the sport rapidly evolved but his philosophy always stayed the same. According to Pete, “I had made a pact with myself from the beginning that I wanted to be in this game for the long run. This meant two things……… I had to keep my athletic status at a high level and always keep my equipment designs relevant”. His plan paid off. In 1985 Pete had won the WSMA World Championship title in Wave Performance and sealed a place as one of Windsurfing’s lasting icons.