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 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…

Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Hi:Rise Carve 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - Cabrinha Hi:Rise Carve 2020
Cabrinha Hi:Rise Carve

Cabrinha have a whole new range of foils and wing setups for 2020; it’s an impressive line up that features not only kite specific wings but crossover and surf wings too. Featuring an aluminium mast and baseplate, the fuselage is also aluminium, and the wings feature a new construction too. The front wing has a Paulownia wood core with volcanic…

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What happens when you meet up with a friend of a downwinder and realise you forgot your wing?! Well, Brodie and Gwen were able to…

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DR Freestyle machine, Adeury Corniel, visits ProKite beach in Sicily. Needless to say, we had to call in the fire brigade when we saw his…

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Camdyn Kellet is back! In this edit, he takes us on a cruise around Kitebeach on his new 7m Switchblade - Enjoy the ride!

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Massive congrats to Damien Leroy - AWSI Wing Foil Rider of the Year! I am very thankful to have been selected as one of three…

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After a month of rehab, Camdyn Kellet is back in action and, this time, on a foil! This was my first time foiling in Clifton,…

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Welcome to day five of the Team Battle! Along with the warm welcome of the western breeze, the Slider Project is happy to re-introduce the…

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In this video, Alby Rondina and Laci Kobulsky show us a couple of valuable hacks on how to quickly and safely untangle your kite lines…

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We're taking you back to 2011 in this one - Alby Rondina on the 2011 Caliber X & Nomad!

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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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Issue 94

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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Issue 93

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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Issue 93

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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Issue 93

Get in the know with On The Fly, featuring all the latest industry news. Learn about the new kite from Airush, the life of a grom with Marley Franco, and a few very exciting industry events scheduled for June 2022. Get updates from riders in South Africa, Dominican Republic, Tarifa, and Ireland, and more in this issue’s On The Fly!

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Issue 93

With stunning scenes and a vibrant sailing community, Miami is a hotspot for the wind and water industries. Cabrinha has made some exciting moves in recent years, the latest including a Miami skyline view! James Boulding tells us all about it in this article!

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Issue 92

Spice up your basic manoeuvres with these stylish tweaks by Christan and Karine! In Issue 92, start things off strong with a snazzy Twin Tip Beach Start. Ready for a fun challenge on the water? Our Technique team teaches you how to perfect your Hooked Pop From Toeside to Heelside. Level up your riding with these exclusive IKSURFMAG guides!

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Issue 92

We've managed to get our hands on some of the newest kit available from Cabrinha's 02 Collection, along with the latest Duotone kites to receive the SLS upgrade! On the accessories side, we've got the latest premium harnesses from Ride Engine and Ion on test. Read on to find out what our testers thought of the all-new 2022 equipment!

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Issue 92

A collection of the best photos with nowhere else to go! Check out Lightroom Issue 92!

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Issue 91

With an unquenchable thirst for time on the water and diverse equipment and riding styles, Alby Rondina, Annelous Lammerts and Lucas Arsenault are an unbeatable team to represent Cabrinha for the 02 Collection shoot! Join these three international athletes for 12 days in Sardinia in this exclusive IKSURFMAG article!

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Issue 91

The best photos with nowhere else to go, feast your eyes on our photo gallery in Lightroom Issue 91!

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