It’s tough being a teenager these days, growing up in this Playstation Generation where everything is digital and available in an instant can be tricky. More and more children are being diagnosed with conditions and diseases that were never even heard of when we were running around outside with hardly a care in the world years ago.

Kitesurfing helping young people!

Kitesurfing helping young people!

Flyin Hearts is a non-profit organisation set up to research how teaching disaffected teenagers to kitesurf can improve their well-being and health. They are targetting youngsters with psychological behavioural conditions and recording the results and tailoring kite lessons to help improve their lives. With support from various fashion and lifestyle brands they have teamed up with Cabrinha to create six totally unique kites which they are auctioning to help fund the charity!

The team use a unique approach to learning!

The team use a unique approach to learning!

Flyin Hearts Wind Therapy started its activity at the beginning of 2015: it is the first worldwide organisation supporting a research to proof kitesurfing beneficial effects on teenagers with diseases such as depression, panic attacks, asociality, etc.

The first camps have been organised this summer with the medical crew of Ospedale Santa Giuliana, an Italian hospital that joined the experimental project by sending kids and doctors to Sardinia, in Porto Pollo.

The camps combine different elements, where kitesurfing and wind are the main focus. The goal is to create emotional levers able to awaken kids interest and reactions. Gabriele Ghione, founder and kitesurf instructor together with Dr Amedeo Bezzetto, head of the medical rehab squad, created a new method to teach kitesurfing to those teenagers with a holistic approach.

The Team!

The Team!

FH Academy, the kite school part of the organisation, selects instructors not only for their professional skills but also taking into account the human aspect and considering how they will interact with the youngsters. The link and bonding that is established during the camps between each kid and their instructor is part of the magic formula of our programme.

The camps have been supported by fashion and lifestyle brands and Cabrinha has been called to create six unique branded kites, all FX 2016 models, that will be sold through an online auction organised by Charity Stars starting on November 9th till November 22nd.

  1. LUI, iconic french magazine relaunched by Jean-Yves Le Fur – Cabrinha FX 2016, 8m
  2. REDEMPTION, Italian high fashion brand with motorcycle inspiration, founded by Bebe Moratti, Daniele Sirtori and Vanni Laghi – Cabrinha FX 2016, 12m
  3. VIONNET – iconic fashion brand of the ‘60s, relaunched by Goga Ashkenazi – Cabrinha FX 2016, 8m
  4. ICEBERG – Italian fashion brand very beloved by rappers and celebrities , managed by Paolo Gerani – Cabrinha FX 2016, 10m
  5. 515 – creative agency based in berlin and Torino – Cabrinha FX 2016, 8m
  6. JEEP – Cabrinha FX 2016, 10m

Each kite collector will be invited to an exclusive Cabrinha test experience in Porto Pollo during the next SS16 season, with Alberto Rondina, world champion and brand ambassador!

To put a bid in on one of these special kites click HERE!

To check out Flyin Hearts and their innovative project HERE

Mon 9th Nov, 2015 @ 9:00 pm

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