Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Contra 1 Strut 9m 2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Contra 1 Strut 9m 2022
Cabrinha Contra 1 Strut

The Cabrinha Contra 1 Strut is the second iteration of this kite. In a unique approach, Cabrinha has split the Contra range into two, with smaller sizes (up to 11m) available as the Contra 1 Strut, and the larger sizes (13m+) in a 3 Strut version, designed to keep the structure of the larger kites more intact. Back in 2020,…

Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha FX2 8m 2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha FX2 8m 2022
Cabrinha FX2

When Cabrinha released the 02 Collection at the start of the year, we were excited to see the brand's continued evolution. With some star-studded additions to the team (Hello Hannah!), a change of ownership in 2020, and the recent return of legendary designer Pat Goodman, this might be the most exciting Cabrinha era yet! We got our hands on the…

Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Moto 10m 2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Moto 10m 2022
Cabrinha Moto

The 02 Moto from Cabrinha is the newest iteration of the much-loved Moto. Cabrinha has been one of kitesurfing's longest and most well-respected brands since 1999, originally headed by kiting pioneer Pete Cabrinha. Based in Maui, which is considered by many the Mecca of kiting, Cabrinha has been developing kites right at the epicentre of innovation. Cabrinha is also trying…

Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Switchblade 9m 2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Switchblade 9m 2022
Cabrinha Switchblade

Back in 2006, the first Cabrinha Switchblade was launched. Fast forward to today, when, after 16 years of progression, research and development, the 02 Switchblade has been released. This kite has helped riders achieve world records, world championships and push the limit of the sport. For instance, in 2017, Nick Jacobsen jumped 210M off the Burj al-Arab in Dubai on…

Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Contra 11m 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Contra 11m 2021
Cabrinha Contra

Here we have it, the new 2021 Cabrinha Contra, a light wind foil machine! The Contra is a primary kite within the range and has been now for quite some time. For 2021 Cabrinha have added an all new 1 strut size in the smaller kites, and kept the Contra 3 strut design in the larger sizes. You’ll see from…

Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Overdrive Quickloop 1x Recoil Bar 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Overdrive Quickloop 1x Recoil Bar 2021
Cabrinha Overdrive Quickloop 1x Recoil Bar

The Cabrinha Overdrive 1x Recoil Bar is one of four control systems to choose from in the bar range from Cabrinha. There have been some solid upgrades from previous years, not only making the bar easier to use but also providing a safe system if things don’t go to plan. The bar can be purchased in two sizes. A medium…

Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Spade Pro 5'3 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Spade Pro 5'3 2021
Cabrinha Spade Pro

The Spade has been part of the Cabrinha family for a while now; this year sees an update to the popular design. As well as a new construction, hence the Pro moniker. The new lay-up is an exciting development; the aim is to create a lighter, more responsive board that delivers even more performance to the rider. It’s light, much…

Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Switchblade 10m 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Switchblade 10m 2021
Cabrinha Switchblade

The Switchblade has forever been a go to kite for both freeride performance and big air riding. Although Cabrinha cater it as their freeride and big air kite, it really does have a great all-round performance that near all riders will find enjoyable. You’ll see from the images the Switchblade features a 5-strut design, allowing the kite to really load…

Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Ace Hybrid 138 x 41.5cm 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Ace Hybrid 138 x 41.5cm 2020
Cabrinha Ace Hybrid

Cabrinha’s extensive twin tip lineup has an option for every rider no matter their style or favoured discipline. The Ace Hybrid sits at the slightly more freeride side of freestyle, and Cabrinha describes it is as being “Designed for freeride creatives looking to bend the rules of gravity” leading us to believe this will be a board suiting a high…

Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Contra 15m 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Contra 15m 2020
Cabrinha Contra

The Cabrinha Contra has been a stalwart of the range for a long time now, it’s a behemoth of a light wind weapon and has saved many a session over the years. Available in four sizes (13, 15, 17 and 19m), there should be a kite for just about everyone in the range. The kite is aimed at getting you…

Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Double Agent 135 x 46cm 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Double Agent 135 x 46cm 2020
Cabrinha Double Agent

The Double Agent is a crossover board from Cabrinha, aimed at the rider wanting a hydrofoil board capable of that little bit extra. Anyone who has been kiting for over 15 years will remember the buzz of riding a skimboard back in the day and the Double Agent presents plenty of opportunities for fun. The board features a fairly flat…

Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Drifter 8m 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Drifter 8m 2020
Cabrinha Drifter

Cabrinha have been producing the Drifter for what seems like forever, and it’s long been considered a fantastic wave kite. The weapon of choice for wave seeker Keahi de Aboitiz and the rest of the pro wave team it offers a dynamic flying experience with plenty of drift, the clue is in the name as it were. This year, Cabrinha…

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Titouan Galea one of the best foilers and wing surfers on the planet has joined Cabrinha. Arguably the biggest news in the industry this year…

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Back in 2003, a kite was launched to help people maximise their time on the water - the name became synonymous with light wind riding…

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Welcome to the Gwen and Damo LIVE show Episode 53. Join Gwen and Demo as they get the full breakdown of all the new 2023…

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Cabrinha has released its largest collection of products in history. Get a sneak peek here! Full the full range right here.

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Issue 96

We're watching a new kiteboarding reality unfold, and it's getting wilder by the minute! After some major upsets at the recent King of the Air, Editor Crystal Veness takes a look at what's changed and what’s coming next. In this feature article, she interviews athletes young and old(er) to get their perspectives on the new world of professional kiteboarding.

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Issue 96

Fun, eye-catching moves are the name of the game! This issue, we have two new Techniques for you to try! To get things rolling, there aren’t many ways to start a session that can hold a candle to the Beach Jump. Then, hot on its heels for maximum smile-inducing brilliance, it’s time for a redux of the ever popular Pop to Blind with an Ole. Click here to get inspired!

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Issue 96

The Cabrinha Demo Tour has been on the move, making its way along the South Coast of the UK. With a star-studded lineup featuring Keahi De Aboitiz and Hannah Whiteley, this tour was a can't-be-missed experience! Check out this collection of snapshots and short stories from the road…

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Lightroom is a collection of some of our favourite shots over the last few months with nowhere else to go. Check it out!

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Issue 95

Hannah Whiteley has been a kiteboarding icon for as long as we can remember and is one of the most talented female riders in the world with an innovative style and a mile-long list of titles and awards! In this feature, Jen Tyler takes Hannah on a journey down memory lane, finds out about her recent move to Cabrinha, talks about kiting in high heels, and gets the inside scoop on her Scotland adventure. Find out more in this exclusive interview with Hannah Whiteley!

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Issue 95

Ready to add some style to your session? Christian and Karine are back with new techniques to add to your trick truck. The Popped Back Roll is guaranteed to liven up any session, and the One Footed Leg Over will bamboozle your peers, if your legs are up for a little ballet work! Read on to get the handy How To!

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Issue 95

This issue, our Test Team have all chipped in, getting their hands on whatever new bits and bobs we could find. We’ve put some of the newest gear from your favourite brands through the paces, and we’re sharing our feedback with you! Hear what we thought about the latest kit from Cabrinha, Armstrong, CrazyFly, Ride Engine, Prolimit, and Ion in Tried & Tested!

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Issue 94

Cabrinha's re-designed foil system, the Cab Fusion, is about to add an all-new front wing to the lineup! In this Q&A, we find out what's new in the X-Series MKII and go behind the design with Brodie Sutherland!

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Christian & Karine are back with two more techniques to add some twinkle to your time on the water! First, a good look at how to carve your twin tip from heel to toe without losing momentum or tension. Next up, a little work on your air gybe with a casual tweak. Simple, but stylish, these techniques are a must for every kiter out there!

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The Red Sea is a kitesurfer’s dream, and what better way to explore all the kite spots on offer than on a yacht? In this article, Joshua Emanuel takes us on board on his Egyptian adventure! Click here to read all about his journey!

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Issue 93

In Issue 93, we’ve got the new version of North’s ‘desert island kite’, Cabrinha’s versatile Moto, and a solid selection of boards from CrazyFly, Future, and Duotone. Find out what we thought about Ion’s premium wetsuit range and the minimalist Ether harness from AK Durable Supply Co. Click here to read our reviews on the latest kitesurf gear!

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Nothing beats the fun, frustration and eventual festivity of working on something new, and Christian & Karine are here to guide you through step-by-step! This issue, learn how to transform your toe to heel wobble into a legitimate carve – prepare to chuck buckets! Then, for those of you working on spicing up your air game, we have an absolute nugget in the shapely form of a sent, inverted back roll.

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