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Cabrinha is certainly no stranger to the sport. Cabrinha was founded by Pete Cabrinha and offers a wide range of kites, kiteboards, surfboards, bars, and other kitesurfing accessories. Kites like the Cabrinha Switchblade, Cabrinha Contra, Cabrinha FX, and Cabrinha Nitro have been developed for years and are designed with the latest innovations. Cabrinha also has plenty of kiteboards and surfboards in its lineup. Kitesurf boards like the Cabrinha Ace are perfect for advanced riders looking for high-performance kiteboards. For beginners, Cabrinha offers the Spectrum. If you're looking for a Cabrinha kite, kiteboard, or bar, you've come to the right place at Kitemana. We are the largest Cabrinha dealer in the world and have the entire Cabrinha kite and kiteboard collection in stock. Cabrinha kites and kiteboards stand for durability and quality with perfect control. A Cabrinha kite is made to provide years of enjoyment. Moreover, they are the safest kites on the market. We have Cabrinha kites, kiteboards, bars, and spare parts available directly from stock. If you have a question about a Cabrinha kite or kiteboard, please feel free to call or email us. Learn more about Cabrinha.

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Cabrinha is certainly no stranger to the sport. Cabrinha was founded by Pete Cabrinha and offers a wide range of kites, kiteboards, surfboards, bars, and other kitesurfing accessories. Kites like the Cabrinha Switchblade, Cabrinha Contra, Cabrinha FX, and Cabrinha Nitro have been developed for years and are designed with the latest innovations. Cabrinha also has plenty of kiteboards and surfboards in its lineup. Kitesurf boards like the Cabrinha Ace are perfect for advanced riders looking for high-performance kiteboards. For beginners, Cabrinha offers the Spectrum. If you're looking for a Cabrinha kite, kiteboard, or bar, you've come to the right place at Kitemana. We are the largest Cabrinha dealer in the world and have the entire Cabrinha kite and kiteboard collection in stock. Cabrinha kites and kiteboards stand for durability and quality with perfect control. A Cabrinha kite is made to provide years of enjoyment. Moreover, they are the safest kites on the market. We have Cabrinha kites, kiteboards, bars, and spare parts available directly from stock. If you have a question about a Cabrinha kite or kiteboard, please feel free to call or email us. Learn more about Cabrinha.

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Cabrinha has been one of the most influential and leading brands in the market for years. Founded and operated from the beautiful Maui, Cabrinha, after merging with Neil Pryde, started designing and developing kites in 2000. With a rich history of knowledge about yacht and windsurfing sails, Cabrinha quickly secured its place in the market and makes kites of the highest quality with the latest features. Over the years, Cabrinha has had a successful team of designers and team riders who have contributed to the development of kites and Cabrinha's success. Today, the team consists of talented riders like Theo Demanez, 2-time vice world champion Adeuri Corniel, Dutch champion Stijn Mul, and former champion Hannah Whiteley, who will be on the podium for years to come. On this page, you can read about the history and how Cabrinha has evolved over the years.

Cabrinha Kiteboarding the Brand

Cabrinha is one of the most forward-thinking and influential brands in the market. The brand does everything to make the sport safer and more accessible. Thanks to new developments, the sport has become safer to practice, and anyone can learn kitesurfing these days. You don't even have to be a natural talent! Over the past twenty years, Cabrinha has built up a talented team that develops products that help advance the kite scene. In 2020, Cabrinha reset the clock and today they are developing and innovating like never before. With an active distribution network in more than 70 countries, Cabrinha focuses on providing the best service and experience to help everyone as much as possible and ensure the best sessions. Over the years, Cabrinha has built up a wide range of products. Kites like the Cabrinha Nitro, Cabrinha Switchblade, Cabrinha Moto, and the Cabrinha Contra. Kiteboards like the Cabrinha Spectrum, Cabrinha Ace, and of course, the Cabrinha bar, the Overdrive, ensure Cabrinha's highest possible quality with the latest features.

Cabrinha History

More than 20 years ago, in a small corner of the Haiku Cannery, in a small town on the island of Maui, Dan Bolfing and Pete Cabrinha were producing kiteboards under the Cabrinha design brand. At that time, it seemed like innovation was literally sprouting from the ground because so much was happening in such a short time. It seemed that by the time the resin on their latest board prototypes had hardened, they were already thinking of a new board to replace the current one. Cabrinha was founded by windsurfing legend Pete Cabrinha. Started, inspired, and driven by waterman Pete, based in Maui, Cabrinha produces kitesurfing gear for a large group of watersports enthusiasts. Pete's approach to innovation has been the driving force behind the development philosophy to keep the brand technically and culturally connected to its customers. By producing products powered by a 100% renewable source (the wind), Cabrinha remains socially connected to like-minded people who enjoy the water, protect the planet, and are stewards of the ocean.

Cabrinha's success can be attributed to a dedicated team of passionate individuals inspired by a rich watersports heritage. As a pioneer in the sport, Pete holds the status of master in surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing. After joining forces with Neil Pryde in 2000, Cabrinha benefited greatly from the Pryde Group's rich history of producing sailboats and windsurf sails in their state-of-the-art factory. This, combined with the research and development facility that the beautiful island of Maui in Hawaii has to offer. The location is perfect for testing products in all wind and weather conditions, ensuring products that Cabrinha can be proud of.

Over the years, Cabrinha has become one of the leading brands in the industry, pushing the boundaries of safety, comfort, and performance, with a global distribution network focused on customer service and satisfaction. Kitemana has a very close relationship with the brand and always has the latest collection first. In addition, we always try to have a good deal on previous models for customers who don't necessarily need the latest and greatest but still want to experience the quality of Cabrinha while kitesurfing.

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Cabrinha Kiteboarding Development

Cabrinha is one of the most progressive and influential brands in the market. The brand is dedicated to making the sport safer and more accessible. Through new developments, the sport has become safer to practice, and anyone can learn kiteboarding today. You don't necessarily have to be a natural talent! Below, you can read about some developments in materials and technology where the brand has been a pioneer. At Kitemana, we have the complete range of Cabrinha kites available. If your favorite Cabrinha kite or color is not in stock, we can always order them for you and make sure you get your new Cabrinha kite on the water as soon as possible.


Cabrinha has three different frames: the Hybrid Frame, Lite Frame, and Apex Frame. Each of these frames has its own innovations and technologies to ensure the best possible performance.


Cabrinha Hybrid Frame

The Hybrid Frame is a blend of two different materials combined to provide an extra rigid frame. Additionally, by using the stiffer and 12.5% lighter HTD Lite material in the struts, the struts can twist for more kite responsiveness. Thanks to this frame, the kite will turn faster and feel more direct. The stiffer frame also makes the kite feel more stable in stronger winds, expanding its wind range. Kites like the Cabrinha Switchblade, Cabrinha Contra Aether, and Cabrinha FX2 are developed with the Hybrid Frame.


Cabrinha Lite Frame

In the kites with Cabrinha's Lite Frame, the leading edge and struts use exclusive HTD Lite material. Pat Goodman has been able to push performance with this stiffer, 12.5% lighter new material, making the kite not only turn faster but also more durable and stronger. Thanks to the lighter material, the low-end is improved, and the kite feels more direct. Kites with the Lite Frame include the Cabrinha Moto X, Cabrinha Drifter, and Cabrinha Contra.


Cabrinha Apex Frame

The Apex Frame is made from Ultra HT material and is currently only used in the Cabrinha Nitro. The material is lightweight and incredibly resistant to stretch, making the kite respond faster. In combination with the patented coating, Cabrinha guarantees maximum durability while taking your skills to the next level. This unique frame ensures a longer lifespan, quickly returning to its original shape after kiteloops, even during the strongest gusts of wind, while the kite remains incredibly stable in the air.


Cabrinha Kites Over the Years

Cabrinha has a long history in the development of kitesurfing kites within the kitesurfing world. Below is an overview of the different kites over the years.


In 2005, Cabrinha introduced the Cabrinha Crossbow, the very first bow-kite on the market. This was the first kite that could be fully depowered by pushing the bar away from you. At the time, this was a significant advancement as it improved the safety of the sport. The Crossbow is the first kite with a bow shape, meaning that the wings are more bent backward, giving the kite a flatter arc. The use of bridles allows the kite's angle to change relative to the wind. This happens when you push or pull the bar towards you. Pulling the bar towards you increases the kite's power and responsiveness. Pushing the bar away or letting it go completely takes all power out of the kite. Cabrinha was indeed a pioneer in the development of this new branch of kites. Today, the bow/sled kite is one of the most popular kite shapes.


Following the success of the Cabrinha Crossbow, the brand immediately released a second model, the Cabrinha Switchblade. The Cabrinha Switchblade had a significantly rounder arch, making it easier to fly and relaunch. Other differences include slightly more lift and increased stability, reducing the impact of gusty, unpredictable winds. Over the years, the Cabrinha Switchblade has become one of the most popular kites worldwide. The kite is a true all-rounder and performs excellently in all conditions. It's the perfect kite for beginner to advanced freeriders. Nick Jacobsen even won the King Of The Air 2017 with the Cabrinha Switchblade, proving Cabrinha's world-class kite production.


In 2016, Cabrinha introduced the innovative and award-winning Fireball Control System. This system revolutionized the original Chickenloop design. The new Fireball replaces the chickenloop and standard hook on the harness. Thanks to this new connection, the kite can move more easily over the ball, and the harness stays in place better. This is a fantastic invention for freeride kitesurfers or kiters who want to play in the waves with a directional board. However, if you want to unhook, we recommend using the standard chickenloop.


Shortly after, the all-rounder, the Cabrinha Moto, appeared. The Moto is a kitesurf kite suitable for all disciplines due to its incredible versatility. The Moto feels light, easy to steer, and has a good wind range. Its low-end compared to the Switchblade is significantly better, thanks to the three-strut design.

Since 2023, the Cabrinha Nitro has been added to Cabrinha's lineup. The Nitro is a high-performance big air kite designed for the most rugged conditions, featuring the latest materials. Maximum hangtime, massive boosts, and impressive kiteloops - that's what the Cabrinha Nitro is all about.


For wave riding, Cabrinha offers the Cabrinha Drifter. The Drifter lives up to its name, delivering incredible drift while ripping through waves. It's excellent upwind, quick to relaunch, and offers direct steering behavior, making it ideal for use with a directional board or foil!


For light wind conditions, Cabrinha has the Contra. The Contra is available in the Cabrinha Contra 3s and the Cabrinha Aether. Both kites are perfect for light wind days. The Contra 3s is the three-strut version, and the Cabrinha Aether is the single-strut version.

Cabrinha Kiteboards

In addition to kites, Cabrinha also offers a wide range of kiteboards, surfboards, and foils. Development doesn't stop with these boards either. Cabrinha has a suitable kiteboard for every skill level and discipline, ensuring you'll make significant progress. Cabrinha's kiteboards are of high quality and are crafted with the latest materials and technologies. All Cabrinha boards have a wooden core, made from premium A-grade Paulownia wood. The wood is vertically laminated for optimized strength, reduced weight, and natural flex. Some kiteboards with a wooden core include Cabrinha XCaliber, Cabrinha Ace, Cabrinha Spectrum, and Cabrinha Stylus. Cabrinha kiteboards use ABS in the rails. ABS is a strong and wear-resistant composite that binds well with epoxy. ABS is used during the epoxy process to achieve a smooth and durable result. All Cabrinha twintip boards' rails and insert blocks are made from this ABS material.

Cabrinha Kiteboarding Kitesurf Shop

Cabrinha has been working hard in recent years to produce high-quality kites, kiteboards, and kitesurf accessories, establishing itself as a proven A-brand. At Kitemana, we maintain the largest stock of Cabrinha kites, kiteboards, and Cabrinha bars that are readily available for immediate delivery. If the Cabrinha product you desire is not in stock, don't worry; we can always place an order for the product and have it quickly available in our webshop.


In the Netherlands, you can find many Cabrinha kites at popular spots such as Brouwersdam, Zandmotor (Kijkduin), Vrouwenpolder, Rockanje, Maasvlakte / Slufter, Scheveningen, Rotterdam, Wassenaar, Katwijk, Noordwijk, Langevelderslag, Zandvoort, IJmuiden, Wijk aan Zee, Castricum, Egmond aan Zee, Callantsoog, Amsterdam, Den Helder, Texel, Makkum, Workum, Lemmer, Strand Horst, Enkhuizen, Zeewolde, Almere, Muiderberg.

Cabrinha YouTube Reviews

Cabrinha YouTube Reviews

At Kitemana, we strive to test as many Cabrinha products as possible. We've created fun videos for most new Cabrinha products in which we test and thoroughly explain the product innovations.

Cabrinha YouTube Reviews

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