Maui-based waterman, Peter Cabrinha has once again delivered one of the highest quality, comfort, control, and secure kiteboarding gear on the market, here is the 2018 Cabrinha product overview!

2018 Kites

Performance Freeride / Big Air

For a rider who wants unrivaled predictability, unmatched versatility and uncompromising high-end performance and quality. Whether you’re boosting big air, throwing down technical tricks, or simply out for a fun session on your own terms, the Switchblade provides the ultimate kiting experience.

The Cabrinha Switchblade once again proves why it is the worlds most loved kite. With Nick Jacobsen’s latest King of the Air title, his world record Woo jump of 28 meters, and his mind-bending jump from the top of the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai (a height of 210 meters), it’s clear that the Switchblade’s performance is legendary.

Whether you are working on your freestyle game or testing your limits of getting incredible air, the Switchblade will deliver with a class of predictability and reliability that can not be found anywhere else.

For more information about the Cabrinha Switchblade 2018, please click here

Freestyle / Crossover

For riders that mix hooked and unhooked freestyle tricks and like to kite loop. The wide wind range offers more versatility than a traditional “C” shape and offers smooth power delivery with predictable handling. The FX is designed to bridge the gap between advanced freestyle and performance freeride kites.

The FX implements an upright modified C shape design to get the best performance characteristics of a C shape with the versatility of a hybrid outline. The FX delivers a fast turn in a tight arc which makes it perfect for kite looping, hooked or unhooked. Its lean entry and profile allows the kite to reach its zenith after a loop to give you a soft and controlled landing.

For more information about the Cabrinha FX 2018, please click here

Surf / Freestyle Surf

Specifically designed for wave riding and surf freestyle.

The all-new design of the Drifter preserves its legendary drift stability while widening its range of use. With a new lighter bar pressure option and Onshore and Offshore settings, the Drifter performs in any and all surf conditions. And when it comes to surf freestyle the Drifter gives you the pop and control needed to perform at the highest level.

For more information about the Cabrinha Drifter 2018, please click here

High-Performance Freeride / Foil

For any type of riding where forward speed and acceleration must be matched by the speed of the kite.

The Apollo is a high aspect, high-speed wing. As our most efficient kite in the range, it is designed to deliver the kind of forward speed that will match any forward movement of your board. The Apollo is the ideal kite for foil boarding where the efficiency of the kite and foil work in perfect harmony.

For more information about the Cabrinha Apollo 2018, please click here

Advanced Freestyle / Wakestyle

For riders that want the highest performing technical freestyle kite.

The Chaos is a purebred C kite made for competition freestyle. It’s the model that powered Liam Whaley to a World Freestyle Championship title.

For more information about the Cabrinha Chaos 2018, please click here

Performance Lightwind / Freeride

Perfect for any rider that wants to extend their game into the light wind arena with a responsive, light wind kite.

The Contra benefits from years of refinement as the kite that first perfected light wind efficiency. The Contra is an ideal extension to any kite quiver. It performs like a small kite while it delivers the power of a much larger kite. This makes it a performer in any and all riding categories.

For more information about the Cabrinha Contra 2018, please click here

Versatile Freeride Crossover

Riders who want a versatile performance kite with a moderate aspect ratio.

The Radar is a powerful moderate aspect kite. The outline and platform of the Radar are perfect for all types of riding including freestyle, freeriding, and surfing. The Radar sits in the section of the wind window where it delivers power on demand. Its wide wind range allows you to dump the power just as quickly, making it a high-performance kite in an easy to use package.

For more information about the Cabrinha Radar 2018, please click here

2018 Twintip Boards

Ace Carbon
High Performance / Freeride / Big Air

The Ace Carbon is a performance board with structural carbon that stiffens the flex pattern for increased responsiveness and explosive pop.

The full carbon layup provides a greater level of pop and reflex for the ultimate freeride / freestyle experience. The carbon makes for a stiffer board which will turn a piece of smooth water into your private skate park. When you load up and push against the tail it will return the favor with a spring like no other.

For more information about the Cabrinha Ace Carbon 2018, please click here

Ace Wood
All Around Performance Freeride / Big Air

The all-new Ace Wood board provides a dampened ride for any and all progressive freeriding.

The dampening properties of the Paulownia wood core are perfectly suited for the Ace wood model. The Ace wood provides a smooth yet powerful ride even in choppy water. The enhanced flex allows you to keep an edge in less than ideal water conditions. This makes for a greater level of control on your takeoffs and provides a soft landing that your knees will thank you for.

For more information about the Cabrinha Ace Wood 2018, please click here

Wakestyle / Cable

The CBL is ideally suited for wakestyle, cable park riding and is also great in choppy conditions.

The CBL is designed to satisfy the technical needs of wakestyle and cable riders. With its quad concave bottom shape and it’s durable grind base material, the CBL gets the job done with style. The CBL has a generous rocker line, stiff flex, and unidirectional basalt to allow it to perform equally well on choppy water and on water features.

For more information about the Cabrinha CBL 2018, please click here

All Around Freeride

The Spectrum is a versatile board that covers the entire spectrum of conditions and riding styles.

If you were to be stranded on a deserted island with only one board to ride, you would do extremely well with the Spectrum. The Spectrum performs in a wide range of riding styles and water conditions. It has incredible upwind abilities and its soft flex pattern flies through rough and choppy water with ease. Use the Spectrum for whatever type of riding the day dishes out and you will be amazed by its adaptability.

For more information about the Cabrinha Spectrum 2018, please click here

Light wind / Freeride

The all-new Stylus is an all-around freeride board, designed to make the best of light wind days.

Light wind has been a dirty word in kitesurfing since day one. That has now changed with the high-performance of the all new Stylus. The Stylus is a high-performance light wind model that has a knack for pulling all of the speed and power out of less than perfect wind conditions. It’s offset binding positioning enhances edging while allowing you to ride the board flatter on the water. Pair the Stylus with our Contra light wind kite and you will immediately shift your perception of what is considered “light” wind.

For more information about the Cabrinha Stylus 2018, please click here

Freeride / Wave

The Tronic is designed to thrive in choppy water or carve turns in the surf.

The Tronic has literally carved its way into the hearts and quivers of it’s dedicated following. The Tronic is a twin tip with an outline and rocker made for rough water and surf. The Tronic cuts through chop with ease and pushes through G-force inducing turns with power and control. The Tronic 149cm model has a completely new shape which favors an off-set surf stance strap positioning. The 149cm version is also IKA race registered, giving this board an incredibly wide range of use.

For more information about the Cabrinha Tronic 2018, please click here

XCaLiber Carbox
Competition Freestyle

The XCaliber Carbon is a podium proven competition freestyle board.

The XCaliber Carbon is the ultimate freestyle model. The XCaliber is the same model that has powered Liam Whaley to the podium at numerous championship events. The carbon properties give this board the ability to pop like no other. Its all about reflex and the carbon’s ability to spring back after being loaded. This makes for a board with the ability to give your tricks the height they need and the spin weight to effortlessly rotate through them.

For more information about the Cabrinha XCal Carbon 2018, please click here

XCaliber Wood
All Around Performance Freestyle

The XCaliber wood is an all new construction for a performance freestyle board that will widen your playing field.

The XCaliber wood model is the more flexible counterpart to the XCaliber carbon model. The full wood version of this incredible freestyle shape delivers a smooth ride and increased control in rough waters. Edging into a trick in choppy water is effortless and its controlled landings are the standard. The combination of its fast rocker line and complex channels all add up to make this board a standout freestyle contender.

Fore more information about the Cabrinha XCal Wood 2018, please click here

Double Agent
Hydrofoil / Surf Skate

One board, two faces. A performance hydrofoil board that’s incredibly easy to ride. Quickly converts into a fun surf skate.
Cabrinha’s 2018 foil board program now offers 3 different mast sizes to suit a wide range of conditions and ability levels:

40cm – Ideally suited for shallow water and riders seeking a confidence inspiring entry into foil boarding.
60cm – A user-friendly progressing riders that want a stable and user-friendly ride while still offering portability and durability in a solid all-around length.
85cm – An extremely smooth and stable ride in everything from flat water to the largest choppy conditions. The longer length increases the upwind ability of the kite to maximize the potential of the ride in all conditions.
All 3 sizes are universally compatible with the Cabrinha Double Agent foil kit.

For more information about Cabrinha Double Agent, please click here

2018 Surfboards


Now in its sixth 6th version the S:Quad is back with all of its great power surfing performance.

The S:Quad has a narrow outline which makes it great for riding fast and pushing hard in the turns and is ideally suited for down the line waves in side-shore or side-offshore wind conditions. The quad fin arrangement is surfing’s tried and tested configuration for fast and powerful surfing. The S:Quad can be ridden with or without straps.

For more information about the Cabrinha S:Quad 2018, please click here

Crossover Surf

Designed for high-performance surfing with aerial trickery.

The Spade is our ultra-versatile performance surfboard. It starts with a slightly wider and curvier outline that lends itself to tight turns in the pocket of any sized wave. The three fin configuration promotes rail to rail and a top to bottom surfing. The wide outline also makes this board incredibly lively under your feet allowing you to generate speed even in onshore surf. The Spade will make your aerial maneuvers look pro with its generous amount of pop. The Step Rail creates our signature concave deck which is perfect for strapless trick riding.

For more information about the Cabrinha Spade 2018, please click here

Squid Launcher
Freestyle Surf

Freestyle surf skate-inspired design. Excellent for strapless aerial tricks.

The Squid Launcher is a freestyle surf skate design made for the new era of strapless trick riding. The short and wide outline takes you from zero to planing in an instant. The same combination of length and width is perfect for taking your skate style air game into the surf. The Squid Launcher is a stealthy little creature that thrives on flat water lakes as well as it does in the ocean.

The Squid Launcher has a quad fin, swallow tail for a perfect track and release.

For more information about the Cabrinha Squid Launcher 2018, please click here

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Fri 12th Jan, 2018 @ 1:30 pm

By Jen Tyler
Jen Tyler grew up in the chaos of Cairo, Egypt. It was on the beaches of the Red Sea where her love for the ocean, water sports and adventure grew.

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