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.
The new 2014 Cabrinha Contra Kite is the light weight kite that provides fun in light wind like you’ve never experianced before. The ultra efficient profiles optimize the low end power production while allowing excellent depower on the top end.Maximizing performance in light winds the 3 micro struts improve aerodynamic performance using light weight materials with very low drag. The Contra delivers distinctly sharp and precise turning that makes generating power and speed a snap while maintaining the agility of a smaller kite. The 2014 Cabrinha Contra Kite has the strength to get you up and riding when the winds are barely showing signs on the water.
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 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
With the 2014 Cabrinha Drifter Kite when times calls for it, your able to imeadiately power the kite up clearing the next section. These are the elements that make up the 2014 Cabrinha Drifter Kite. Amongst the many features the 2014 Cabrinha Drifter is known for, none is more important than drift stability also known as slack line drift. While surfing, it’s sometimes important to depower the kite to the point where you can surf on your own wave generated power without the pull of the kite. Its here that the 2014 Cabrinha Drifter is able to stay aloft and drift downwind with you. The Drifter has a light weight, yet durable build using our Skeletal frame technology and our all new 2DR double rip stop material. Drift stability. Lightning fast steering. Instant power and de-power. Durability. Easy relaunch.These are the necessary elements to make the worlds best surf kite.
2014 Cabrinha Drifter Kite Highlights
Slack Line Drift
3 Struts - LIGHTWEIGHT WITH Precision turning to keep you surfing right in the pocket
High Depower - One of the qua lities that makes this kite a true surfers kite
Less Pulleys - More Direct Steering, Better Response
MODERATE Arc Shape with Dynamic Arc - Quick Turning and Fast RELAUNCH
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