Pete Cabrinha is known around the world as a legendary surfer, windsurfer and kitesurfer. Successful in all arenas he steps in, Pete Cabrina commands respect with his accolades in competition surfing, windsurfing and kite boarding, and his contributions to the progression of each respective sport.
Cabrinha develops their world class kites in any and every combination of water and wind conditions out of their facility in Maui. A subsidiary of the Hong Kong based Pryde Group, Cabrinha has been able to lead the kiteboarding industry with the same attitudes and philosophy that showed him success in the surfing industry. Creating boards since 2000, Cabrinha is sold in over 40 countries worldwide and produces kites, boards and accessories. With their willingness to adopt emerging technologies and embracing every style in the spectrum, Cabrinha easily finds themselves at the top of the industry, ensuring that their products are the forefront of kiteboarding performance and quality.
With the Switchblade, Crossbow LW, Vector, Drifter, Spark, Relaunch and Chaos, Cabrinha has a kite for you.
There are very few cases in the world of kite design where high performance and ease of use collide. The 2013 Cabrinha Siren Kite is just one of those rare cases. The 2013 Cabrinha Siren Kite is the world's premier wakestyle and all around freestyle kite. One of the elements that make this 2013 Cabrinha Siren Kite so perfect for wakestyle riding AND all round freestyle riding is its predictability. The 2013 Cabrinha Siren Kite has pitch perfect balance when riding unhooked and a light bar pressure when riding hooked in. The 2013 Cabrinha Siren Kite has undergone a few strategic improvements in 2013 to enhance its efficiency and turning speed (especially in the larger sizes) without compromising the legendary “feel” that has made the 2013 Cabrinha Siren Kite the world’s best selling kite model.
The 2013 Cabrinha Vector Kite is a performance 3 strut kite in a simple minimalist package. With the 2013 Cabrinha Vector Kite there is nothing getting between you and an amazing kitesurfing experience. The 2013 Cabrinha Vector Kites hybrid design is perfect for Universal Riding. That means the 2013 Cabrinha Vector Kite is perfect for surf, freestyle, or wakestyle. The Vector has a robust construction, using all of the same materials and components in our much higher end kites. We've stripped down the non essentials, giving you the option to upgrade as you feel necessary.
The 2013 Cabrinha Relaunch Kite is a scaled version of our inflatable kite which is designed to teach a student how to operate a fully functioning 4 line IDS kite. As the name denotes, the 2013 Cabrinha Relaunch Kite will teach a rider the real world techniques of reverse launching an inflatable kite by pulling on the left or right leader lines. The 2013 Cabrinha Relaunch Kite will also teach a rider the important technique of operating an IDS security system. Since the 2013 Cabrinha Relaunch Kite is designed to be used with a standard QuickLink IDS control system, the student will be familiar with all of the control and security features by the time they get on the water for their 1st lesson.
In 2012 the Drifter surf kite was a breakaway success. Surfers worldwide have now come to know the benefits of “drift stability”. Drift stability, one of the 2013 Cabrinha Drifter Kite prominent features, is the kites ability to stay afloat and drift downwind when the kite is depowered. The 2013 Cabrinha Drifter Kite so called slack line drift function allows the rider to power into the wave, then shut the kite power down and surf as if the kite was not even there. When the rider needs to power back up the kite is quick to re- engage and power the rider to the next section. The Drifter’s hybrid design is slightly more upright and compact in shape. This makes the 2013 Cabrinha Drifter Kite turn on a dime, and power and depower on command. When the wind conditions are marginal and you need to steer the kite a lot, the 2013 Cabrinha Drifter Kite will surgically place the kite where you need it exactly when you need it.
There are very few cases in the world of kite design where high performance and ease of use collide. The 2013 Cabrinha Switchblade Kite is just one of those rare cases. The 2013 Cabrinha Switchblade Kite is the worlds premier wakestyle kite. Powering the likes of Andre Phillip to legendary status in his pursuit of core wakestyle riding. One of the elements that make this 2013 Cabrinha Switchblade Kite so perfect for wakestyle riding AND all round freestyle riding is its predictability. The 2013 Cabrinha Switchblade Kite has pitch perfect balance when riding unhooked and a light bar pressure when riding hooked in. The Switchblade has undergone a few strategic improvements in 2013 to enhance its efficiency and turning speed (especially in the larger sizes) without compromising the legendary “feel” that has made the 2013 Cabrinha Switchblade Kite the world’s best selling kite model.
The 2013 Cabrinha Chaos Kite is Cabrinha's all new competition Freestyle kite. This 2013 Cabrinha Chaos Kite is dedicated to one thing, delivering the absolute best performance in Freestyle competition. The 2013 Cabrinha Chaos Kite is designed with PKRA superstar Alby Rondina, this bridled C kite represents the progression taking place in today's touring freestyle arena. Lets be clear, this technical performance kite is not for everyone. It won't mow your lawn. It won't leave you dangling. But if you are looking to get on the podium then this 2013 Cabrinha Chaos Kite is your kite.
The 2014 Cabrinha Velocity VMG Kites power creation is maximized by making the area focused where the arc is flatter and the aerodynamic forces contribute the most towards forward speed. The 2014 Cabrinha Velocity VMG Kite 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. 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 2013 Cabrinha Trigger Kite Surfboard is our classic three fin (Thruster) design. The 2013 Cabrinha Trigger Kite Surfboard likes to be ridden with less kite allowing you to generate your own power through rail to rail pumps. The 2013 Cabrinha Trigger Kite Surfboard is great for going vertical and making tight snaps in the pocket. Its curvy outline, pulled in tail and three fins create the perfect balance between speed and control.
2013 Cabrinha Trigger Kite Surfboard Technology
This season we are all about choices. All of our surfboards are now offered in two types of construction: "EPS" Sandwich Construction and our Signature Construction, a traditional "PU" Core construction. Both constructions are designed to offer a slightly different riding experience and come with different standard features.
2013 Cabrinha Trigger Kite Surfboard Features
Tuned flex for max performance
Metallic rail treatment
3 progressive flex fins
Custom cut traction pad with tail kick
Custom cut eva front pod pads
2013 Cabrinha Trigger Kite Surfboard Best Used for
The 2014 Cabrinha Switchblade Kite with it's improved handling and all new bridling that delivers more precise and direct control. The Switchblade humbly takes the title of the highest performance kite with the easiest handling. But we are not about to rest on our laurels. Changes in outline and profile ensure that the 2014 Switchblade delivers power on the low end and precise handling and control on the top end. There is only one kite which has embodied the true spirit of kiteboarding for the last 8 years for its spot-on performance in such a wide range of conditions.
2014 Cabrinha Switchblade Kite Highlights
Park and Ride Stability - Consistent Power Without Working the Kite
Light Bar Pressure - Featherweight Control
Huge Boosting and Mega Hang Time - Put it Up There and Keep it There
Moderate Arc Shape with Dynamic Arc - More Power and More Aerodynamic Efficiency
The Cabrinha Chaos Kite delivers on all fronts. The 2014 Cabrinha Chaos Kite is perfectly tuned to perform when unhooked which also makes it the kite of choice for hitting rails or throwing wakestyle tricks on the flats. The Chaos has a light weight, yet durable build using our Skeletal frame technology and our all new 2DR double rip stop material. Only one thing matters in the high stakes world of competition freestyle, and that's getting onto the podium. In order to do so you need a kite capable of performing at its best when riding unhooked. You need a kite which generates power through its turns. You need a kite that delivers bursts of speed and pop. While not made for your average rider, the 2014 Cabrinha Chaos kite will give you the fighting advantage in competition. Just ask Alby Rondina, one of the PKRA freestyle superstars and the technical advisor behind the 2014 Cabrinha Chaos development.
2014 Cabrinha Chaos Kite Highlights
Podium Proven Competition Freestyle Performance
Direct Steering, FAST Response
Carries power through turns for massive kiteloops
Freestyle specific bridle design slacks for handle passes
Compact Arc Shape with Dynamic Arc - Quick Turning and Fast RELAUNCH