Life is all about
Its about linking with the type of people who share your vision, engage your thoughts, and walk your walk. Its about creating a network of friends. Its about shrinking the globe and spreading the kite surfing vibes face to face, hand to hand, person to person. As much noise as everyone makes about being connected today, its also just as important to disconnect. To step aside and get away from it all. To put into effect your get away plan. This balance of connecting and disconnecting is a big part of the kiteboarding experience. The ability to be with friends and yet be miles away from it all at the same time.
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In 2012 we take the art of connection literally by bringing you the revolutionary Quick Link Control System with IDS. Quick Link is the most advanced control system on the market today. Providing you with the ability to quickly connect to your kite or disconnect at will if the situation requires it. This highly refined system is loaded with advanced features which are ingeniously designed into an ergonomic clutter free work of art. This unmatched control system puts the control of your kite right into your hands, and right into the 21st century. With style, form and ergonomics driving the development of our boards, kites and accessories in 2012 Cabrinha once again defines the sport of kiteboarding.
marshall islands is a Micronesian nation in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Consisting of 29 atolls and 5 isolated islands. Home to the clearest water almost anywhere in the world, underwater visibility of over 200ft. Steady NE tradewinds create ideal conditions for kitesurfing and windsurfing on long righthand reef points.
ANDRE PHILLIP WEARING RIDER JERSEY / CUSTOM 140 / SWITCHBLADE
ANDRE PHILLIP CUSTOM 140 / SWITCHBLADE
initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again - to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.â€? - Pico Iyer / Why We Travel
MOST ADVANCED CONTROL SYSTEM.
Internal Swivel Manually unspin any twists in flying lines. The worlds first fully spinning center line landing system
Spinning Leash Connection The leash can rotate freely around the harness loop
Intelligent Depower System: QuickLink uses our proven IDS method of 3 Stage Security. A system which was first developed by Cabrinha and has become the industryâ€™s gold standard in security.
3 Levels of Security Stage 1: Depower on Demand (push bar away)
IDS Activation (Push Quick Link unit away)
Disconnect from Kite
Ergonomic DESIGN The EVA bar ends are shaped to create a smooth transition from the bar grip to the bar end. The bar ends have smooth curves and edges and the EVA is forgiving when coming into contact with the body. The EVA bar ends have been lowered and widened to accommodate the entire line set wound onto them.
Security Pin Easily removable for unhooked riding. The center location of the pin also serves to reduce foul hooking.
FloatING BAR ENDS The EVA bar ends are buoyant enough to float the entire control system with lines attached.
Flex Grooves The tips have flex grooves which aid in the bending of the tips while winding your lines onto the bar, and also aid in steering impulse.
Multibore Tubing Cabrinha was the first to introduce the multibore tubing to internalize the center mainline as well as the 500kg landing line. Internalizing both lines decreases the external clutter on the control system and the PU tubing serves as protection from the constant action of the bar against the lines.
WideR CENTER HOLE FITTING
Steering and sheeting is much smoother with the increase in the diameter of the center hole fitting. The hole is now 2mm wider in diameter and the radius surrounding the hole has been increased 10 degrees to allow for reduced friction when steering.
Recoil A spring loaded function which always keeps the bungee trim adjusters contained and well within reach. Making it the cleanest trim adjustment system on the market. With Recoilâ„˘ there is never a loose adjustment tail as seen with most above or below the bar trim systems.
the ultimate surf kitE
In the break away sector of Kite Surfing, there is one kite which hides its technology behind its simplicity. The Drifter’s minimal 3 strut design both hides and illuminates its brilliance. The three well placed struts keep the profile of the kite intact through constant angle of attack changes while reducing the weight. This light weight but durable kite is dedicated to surf, yet it shines as a freestyle kite for wakeskating, skimboarding or flat water freestyle. While surfing hooked or unhooked the Drifter makes the most of its excellent slack line drift ability. Slack line drift is the kite’s ability to stay aloft even when the lines are temporarily slackened by depowering. But the Drifter’s main beauty lies in its simplicity. We’ve pushed the complicated technology into the background so that all you have to think about is how you are going to tear apart the next wave.
SIZES 11 / 9 / 7 / 5.5
IFTER ” / DRIFTER PETE CABRINHA S-QUAD 5’10
the freestyle weapon
In 2012 the Nomad kite gets further refined in the Freestyle department. Our goal was to take its landmark turning speeds and unhooked abilities one step further. The result is a highly tuned kite which keeps its forward flying speed up even when unhooked. You can count on a constant steady pull whether you are passing or just throwing a massive raley. When it comes to kite looping, the Nomad delivers by accelerating its power when flying through the radius of a kite loop. Big or small the Nomad completes the loop with plenty of time to climb to the zenith to cushion your landing. Its no wonder that the Nomad is the proâ€™s choice for world tour level Freestyle competition.
SIZES 13 / 11 / 9 / 7 / 5.5
VICTOR HAYS / ALBERTO RONDINA / LOCATION: PKRA DAKHLA, MOROCCO
the WORLD'S BEST
WAKESTYLE & FREEride KITE
The Switchblade has become synonymous with versatility. Its reliability and predictability are two of the reasons why it excels as a performance wakestyle kite as well as an all round freeride kite. The number one choice of Wakestyle riders world wide, the Switchblade delivers a stable source of power which transfers into incredible pop. Once in the air, the kite will steer effortlessly with minimal input from the rider. The Switchblade is excellent for unhooked or hooked in riding in just about any conditions. If there is one kite that can back up all of the accolades being thrown at it, itâ€™s the Switchblade wakestyle, freeride kite.
SIZES 16 / 14 / 12 / 11 / 10 / 9 / 8 / 7 / 6 / 4
VECT DAVE HASTILOW VECTOR / SPECTRUM 136
the UNIVERSAL RIDE
The Vector kite will ride any conditions the ocean decides to dish out with consistency and ease. The Vector is made to simplify the kiteboarding experience. Easy handling, easy steering, easy relaunching, and an intuitive security system. This is the backbone of the Vector DNA, and this puts this kite in a class all by itself. If you are looking for a kite that will hone your kiteboarding skills in a safe and secure environment, the Vector is the kite for you.
SIZES 14 / 12 / 11 / 9 / 7 / 5 / 3.5
The Crossbow has written the book on modern day kiteboarding. The Crossbow is unequalled as the kite which has contributed more to the sport than any other kite. And in 2012 it continues to define itself as the leader in performance and efficiency. The Crossbowâ€™s Bow kite platform is the basis of its incredible range and unmatched efficiency. This keeps the Crossbow on the podium at race events. It also makes it incredibly easy for a recreational rider to experience the precise power of a thoroughbred racing machine. The Crossbowâ€™s defining features are its smooth powerband and its incredible hangtime.
CROSSBOW 11 / 10 / 9 / 7 CROSSBOW LW 18 / 16 / 13 The Crossbow LW has 5 struts and a specific profile set to deliver optimum performance in the conditions known as threshold winds.
SBOW DAVE HASTILOW XBOW / SPECTRUM 136
Board TECH Channel
cALIBER QUAD CONCAVE New for 2012, the Caliber range of boards is equipped with a quad concave channel that now runs the length of the board. The added shape to the center of the board helps tracking and reduces impact on landings.
custom channels New for 2012, improved channel depth by 2mm and raised fin plateau by 3mm. Modified center spine to the same height as the fin plateau for balanced rail presses and directing water away from the center resluting in softer landings.
WOOD CORE Vertically laminated renewable Paulownia wood are assembled to optimize strength, reduce weight, and enhance dampening without the addition of other materials.
Board TECH reverse cap rail
* Exclusively in the Chopstick The bottomsheet of the board comes around to the edge and curves up. This style provides a smooth transition from the base to the edge. Boards made with reverse cap construction are more user friendly and slightly lighter weight.
An all new flex ratio has been applied so each size within a given model has similar flex.
Based on rider input, the board outlines have been updated to give a slight performance boost to optimize the new board flexes and bottom shapes.
Custom foiled G10 Wake fins. High quality, superior strength, pro level performance.
The Co-Ax footstrap is a full coverage, fully supported footstrap which can quickly adjust to different foot sizes. It is made with durable nylon, neoprene, and EVA. The 3D footbeds have been designed with performance, ease of use and are lightweight. The 3D shaping of the footbed cradles the foot and reduces fatigue with its soft molded EVA. The custom cut grip EVA inlay provides a solid, no slip feel. The internal plate is pre-curved and lightweight.
victor hays / NOMAD / CHOPSTICK 134 / DELUXE WAIST HARNESS
The all new Sync footstrap creates a positive yet flexible connection between board and rider. This connection allows for an immediate delivery of energy from the rider to the board while providing precise feedback from the board back to the rider. The Sync bridges the gap between a traditional footstrap and a fully committed binding. The Sync features more side support than a footstrap for a more locked in feeling. The comfort element is immediately noticeable from the first entry into the strap. The Sync upper section conforms to your foot with the easy tensioning of the laces.
Sizes: Available in standard or small
When it comes to serious freestyle and freeriding the Caliber steps up to the plate. With its lower rocker line the Caliber planes quickly and is able to fly upwind. A huge asset when riding in less than favorable wind conditions as well as for staying in the defined competition area. The Caliberâ€™s outline and flex pattern give the board incredible pop whether you are riding unhooked or hooked in. The new Caliber has extended the quad concave right through the center of the board to provide increased grip, and to diffuse the impact on the landings. The Caliber is constructed with a Paulownia wood core, ABS side walls and carbon stringers, tip to tail. Weâ€™ve added composite foot patches for a more direct power transmission to the rail.
130cm x 40
133cm x 41
136m x 42
139m x 43
ALBERTO RONDINA / NOMAD / CALIBER 133 / LOCATION: PKRA DAKHLA, MOROCCO
pretty in pink
The foundation of our ever expanding girls line of Cabrinha gear is built on the popular Caliber XO. The Caliber XO’s design is driven by kiteboarding’s international icon Susi Mai. The Caliber XO is not just a pretty looking version of the men’s line (even though it is pretty), but rather a finely tuned board that caters to the wants and needs of the female rider. We’ve dialed the size, flex and base shape to make this board the performance choice for girls in Freestyle and Freeriding.
SIZE (cm) 127 x 38 130 x 39 133 x 40
(Same color for all sizes)
As the sport of kitesurfing changes each year there are two things which hold their ground as the defining pillars of wakestyle. Andre Phillip and the Cabrinha Custom. The Custom has stayed true to its core as a no compromise wakestyle / freestyle board. This board’s best kept secret is this: The same features that make it perform at the highest level in wakestyle and freestyle are also the same features that make it a great freeride board especially in flat water with short period chop. The Custom can accommodate just about every type of connection method from boots to bindings to footstraps making this board truly versatile and customizable. The Custom’s rocker line and prominent channels compliment each other to deliver a smooth ride with positive grip with or without fins.The Custom has everything you need for performance riding and nothing you don’t. So if you can carry the board without a handle this might just be your board.
SIZE (cm) 133 x 40 136 x 42 140 x 42.5 144 X 43
(Same color for all sizes)
STOM WEARING RIDER JERSEY / CUSTOM 140 / SWITCHBLADE
DAVE HASTILOW VECTOR / SPECTRUM 136
freestyle / freeride
In 2012 the Spectrum steps up in performance and construction features. The all new Spectrum is a Universal Freeride model which means that it can perform in any and all conditions suited for twin tips. The Pauwlonia wood core provides the type of weight, strength, and rebound that youâ€™d expect from much more expensive models. The Spectrum is a progression model which means that it has the performance ability to keep up with your riding level as you progress.
SIZE (cm) 133 x 40 136 x 42 140 x 43 144 X 44 (Same color for all sizes)
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jason stone SIGNATURE MODEL Jason Stone has emerged as the leader in Wakeskating. His unmatched wakeskate skills have pushed the boundaries of what is now possible on a wakeskate. In doing so, he has helped us to refine the wakeskate design around the unique forces involved in kite wake skating. The result is an easy to ride wakeskate with an ergonomic deck shape and a grippy bottom shape. The rocker provides excellent pop, even when riding in flat water, yet it easily tracks well upwind. The Wakeskate is made from a horizontal laminated wood core with ABS side walls and an EVA deck pad.
SIZE (cm) 115 X 42 * Griptape version available
FREEdom to ride The Chopstick, as the name implies, is made to ride in rough choppy water or waves. The retro flip tips are combined with a modern construction to deliver the smoothest ride possible in choppy water. This makes the Chopstick the most user friendly and easy to ride twin tip available in our 2012 range.
CHOP (Same color for all sizes)
SIZE (cm) 129 x 40 134 x 41 139 x 42 144 x 43 149 x 44 154 x 45
STICK DAVE HASTILOW VECTOR / CHOPSTICK
PETE CABRINHA S-QUAD 5’10” / DRIFTER
surfBoard TECH cork window
+ Reveals the cork layer below
+ Added durability and bling
The concept of using relatively thin, strong cork sheets bonded to thicker, lightweight core materials has allowed the surfboards to be flexible, light and highly durable. + Light weight to strength ratio + Low resin absorption - Excellent bonding + Recovery: Cork recovers up to 85% of its original thickness after impact + flexibility of the cork adapts to curved surfaces better than wood
progressive flex fins
+ Increased Flex for stronger turning
+ Sustainable cork (bark) is harvested leaving tree to regenerate + Each time cork is harvested, cork bark regenerates itself. Cork oak trees store CO2 in order to regenerate, and therefore a harvested cork oak tree absorbs 3 to 5 times more than one which is not harvested, thus benefiting the atmosphere + Cork naturally creates a hexagon or pentagon pattern in a closed cell arrangement + Trims and waste is 100% recyclable
surfboard cross section
custom eva pads
Thicker cushioning in the forward pad and increased kick tail in the rear pad.
The cork layer is located directly below the topsheet skin, and bonds to the top of the eps core
RIDER: REO STEVENS
S-QUAD The S-Quad is a high performance Quad (4) finned surfboard. This model is made to ride fast and hard strapped or unstrapped in a wide range of conditions. But when the surf is pumping and the winds are side / side offshore, this board feels right at home. The four fins make the S Quad positive when pushing through high speed turns in larger waves. Yet the board is very loose when quickly transitioning from rail to rail in smaller waves. The S Quad utilizes our exclusive cork sandwich layup. This eco friendly construction provides a light weight, durable alternative to PVC reinforcement while delivering a softer flex. SIZE (inch)
5’7” x 18 1/2” x 2 5’10” x 18 3/4” x 2 6’1” x 19 1/4” x 2 5/8”
The Trigger is a modern take on a classic design. The tri-finned thruster is a well rounded surfboard which is comfortable in any type of surf. It can be ridden in sideshore to on-shore conditions with the same level of performance. The Trigger likes to be ridden with minimal input from the kite allowing you to ride with a slightly bigger board with a smaller kite. This brings the experience as close as it gets to surfing without a kite. Like all of our surfboards the Trigger can be ridden with or without straps. The Trigger utilizes our exclusive cork sandwich layup. This eco friendly construction provides a light weight, durable alternative to PVC reinforcement while delivering a softer, flex. SIZE (inch) 5’8” x 18 3/8” x 2 1/8” 6’1” x 18 3/8” x 2 1/4” 6’3” x 19 1/4” x 2 3/4”
TRIGGER REO STEVENS TRIGGER 6’1” / DRIFTER
Keahi de Aboitiz SKILLIT 5’6” / DRIFTER
PLAY OR SLAY
The Skillit is our Freestyle / Surf model surfboard. These smaller wider designs like to be ridden strapless to advance your surfing beyond the traditional hit and run style of riding. The Skillit is excellent for throwing down strapless tricks or airs. Think of your beach break as a skate park and you’ll only be limited by your imagination. The Skillit utilizes our exclusive cork sandwich layup. This eco friendly construction provides a light weight, durable alternative to PVC reinforcement while delivering a softer, flex.
SIZE (inch) 5’0” x 18 1/8” x 1 3/4” 5’6” x 18 1/4” x 1 3/4”
The Pete Cabrinha signature model is a dedicated surfboard start to finish. Unlike most kiteboards, the PC signature model was reverse engineered having to prove itself first as a performance surfboard before entering the development phase as a kite board. Its polyester / PU construction provides the type of light weight performance flex used by 95 percent of the pros in surfing. The absence of foot straps makes this board perfect for an early morning surf AND an afternoon kite surf. This 5’10” quad shape makes for a loose and fast board in surf between 2 and 15 feet. Its custom cut EVA traction pad has a center arch and a rolled kick for positive back foot control. SIZE (inch) 5’10” x 18 3/4” x 2”
RACE BOARD element of victory
Evidence of the incredible versatility of our sport is seen in the popularity rise in Course Racing. With the Cabrinha team dominating just about every event in 2011, we hit the ground running in 2012 with a fully dedicated course race board. The 2012 Race comes in 4 sizes to suit your size and wind conditions. The 178 for high wind chop. The 183 for flat water and light wind. The 188 comes in two widths both conforming to the IKA box ruling. We spare nothing when it comes to construction, material and quality. We know that the difference between the podium and the rest of the fleet is sometimes measured in fractions of a second. SIZE (cm)
178 x 53.5 183 x 58.5 188 x 64 188LX x 69.5
explore the horizon Positioned directly between a surfboard and a race board, the Transport fills the popular freeride category with a high volume directional outline. The Transport satisfies the need to wander upwind or downwind over greater expanses of water. A place where neither a Raceboard, a twin tip or a surfboard would feel as comfortable. The Transport is made to track upwind in a hurry but really shines when pointed off the wind. The hybrid outline delivers maneuverability like a surfboard while providing the directional stability of a raceboard. This makes for a board with quick bursts of power and precise direction changes. SIZE (cm)
165 x 49
Andre Phillip / Deluxe Waist Harness Color 2 (Gold)
DELUXE WAIST HARNESS Cabrinhaâ€™s Deluxe Waist Harness brings refined functionality and colorway options. The full wrap design locks the harness in place and makes this the preferred harness for universal riding from flat water lagoons to waves any size. The inner liner is made with 3D thermoform for an ergonomic comfortable fit. The EZ Release spreader bar allows quick entry and exit from your harness without the need to re-thread the webbing each time. The 4-point spreader bar connection keeps the hook firmly in place when you ride, allowing immediate kite response from your body movements. The spreader bar pad ensures comfort and fits the EZ release spreader bar.
COLOR 1 (RED)
Sizing has been updated. Refer to the chart for proper fit
SIZE US / EURO XXS / 44 XS / 46 S / 48 M / 50 L / 52 XL / 54 XXL / 56
WAIST cm 68-73 71-78 76-83 81-88 86-93 91-98 96-103
WAIST inches 26-28 28-30 30-32 32-34 34-36 36-38 38-40
STAND UP PADDLE COLLECTION
PETE CABRINHA PRO SERIES / 8’3”
Keahi de Aboitiz PRO SERIES / 8’3”
Keahi de Aboitiz PRO SERIES / 8’3”
refined. technical. smooth.
The Cabrinha Pro Series SUPs are a no compromise series of SUP surfboards. Everything from the shape to the construction to the finish detail all points to performance. The Pro Series starts with cutting edge shapes and wraps them in the latest technology to deliver light weight, durability and flex. The Pro Series uses our exclusive eco friendly cork sandwich construction. The sustainable cork reinforcement provides durability and weight while giving a nod towards our planet. The pro series all come with a thruster fin design, leash plug and countersunk handle.
Cork Window Cork Window
8’3” 8’8” 9’2” 9’8”
x 28” x 3 7/8” x 28” x 3 7/8” x 29” x 4 1/8” x 31 1/2” x 4 3/8”
96.3 99.5 115 152
STAND UP PADDLE COLLECTION
Hybrid Wood Series
Surf Universal Paddling Sizes 8’3” / 8’8” / 9’2” / 9’8” Sizes 9’8” / 10’2” / 10’8” Best For + Surfing small to large waves
Best For + Surfing small to medium sized waves
ADJUSTABLE ALLOY PADDLE
Universal Paddling Soft Top / Universal Paddling Sizes 9’8” / 10’2” / 10’8” Sizes 10’2” Best For Best For + Surfing small to + Long distance paddles, medium sized waves Beginners, kids
CLARISSA HEMPLE: LYCRA / CALIBER XO / CO-AX FOOTSTRAPS
WOMENS LOOSE FITTING LONG SLEEVE T-SHIRT
EL HIRT / D
RNESS UXE HA
NEOPRENE TANK TOP
HAWAII T-SHIRT (COLOR 001)
DAMIEN LEROY CROSSBOW LW / RACE
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Keahi de Aboitiz CALIBER 133 / SWITCHBLADE
Published on Jul 31, 2011