Winner Announced Today: 19th March 2018

The 2018 XO Kite Collection is a fresh take on our award winning Switchblade kite and our XO twin tip. The XO collection offers a vibrant color choice for female riders that want high performance equipment to ride in a wide variety of conditions. The limited edition collection features the XO Switchblade, XO TwinTip and women’s apparel collection including the XO top, front zip hoodie, trucker style hat and long sleeve lycra.

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High Performance Freeride / Big Air

Sizes: 6-7-8-9-10-11-12

The XO Switchblade is designed for riders that want 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 XO Switchblade provides the ultimate kiting experience.

DESIGN PROFILE:

5 Strut, Bow / Hybrid design, Fusion wing tip shape, Draft forward profile

FEATURES & BENEFITS:

  • New limited edition color way
  • New High Tenacity Dacron enhances the arc stability
  • Smooth power delivery
  • Ridiculously high hang times
  • Ultimate performance in the widest range of conditions and variety of riding styles
  • Predictable handling with improved stability and range
  • Great upwind performance
  • Distinctly agile and light precision steering
  • Easy relaunch

2018 XO DeckXO Twintip

Freestyle / Freeride

Sizes: 133 x 38.5 / 136 x 39.5

DESIGN PROFILE:

Specially designed for female riders that want to progress their freestyle riding in any type of conditions.

FEATURES & BENEFITS:

  • New bottom and deck shaping
  • Added rail channels for better grip
  • Balanced flex patterns tuned for a smooth ride
  • Dynamic pop and low spin weight
  • Early planing lift and reliable edge hold
  • Smooth predictable landings 

The XO butterfly graphics are designed by local artist Lori Koprowski. “My XO butterfly original oil paintings have been heavenly influenced by the female form, ocean and sky and kites in the air. I love capturing the energy from the ocean and wind through texture and my color palette is driven by the sun and sea and colors of the kites on any given day.”

XO Collection 2018

 

[vc_row type=”in_container” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Cape Town has fast become one of the most prolific kitesurfing spots in the world. With Table Mountain towering above the crystal blue Atlantic Ocean and the help of the Cape Doctor it not only boasts some of the world’s most awesome kite-surfing spots but the most breathtakingly beautiful ones too. The Western Cape is fantastic travel destination as there are so many activities to do, sites to be seen and incredible food and wine to be enjoyed. It is very affordable not only to visit but also to stock up on great-value, first-class kiting equipment.

Are you keen to try kitesurfing but worried about what all the equipment will cost you? Why not look into planning a trip to South Africa for the holiday of a lifetime but also to treat yourself to a complete new set of kiteboarding gear. The equipment in South Africa is a bonus for kite-enthusiasts as not only is it much cheaper here but there are huge savings to be made on VAT, which at the moment is approximately 14%. If you can’t fit in a trip but still want to make the most of these savings, it can still be done. Simply go online to www.cabrinha.co.za choose your kite or accessories and get it shipped straight to you.

Situated in Big Bay, Cape Town which is now home to the highly acclaimed Red Bull “King of the Air”, one of the largest kiteboarding competitions of the year. Big Bay is one of the best places to learn how to kiteboard in Cape Town. It is here that you can find the Cabrinha store, the biggest retailer of Cabrinha Kiteboarding gear in Southern Africa. This world-class kite store offers some of the best clothing brands, sunglasses, skateboards, sunscreen, swimwear, kitesurfing and windsurfing equipment to make sure that you have everything you need and that you look stylish when doing what you love!

One of our most popular kites on offer is the Switchblade, which is specifically engineered for the savvy rider that longs for the highest performance, most versatile, and superb quality kites on the market. The Switchblade ensures smooth power delivery with featherweight control and predictable handling. It is great upwind, allows ridiculously high hang times and is incredibly easy to re-launch. If you love making sharp turns and high lofty jumps then this is the kite for you.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”2/6″][vc_column_text]The five strut design has distinct segments that hold the canopy true to its intended shape increasing performance no matter the wind conditions or angle of attack. The full draft-forward, rounded entry, aerodynamic profile really sets it apart from the competition. The wide range of attack angles give the Switchblade the incredibly powerful, predictable pull it’s famous for while maintaining maximum control and responsiveness. The Switchblade offers the ultimate performance in the widest range of conditions and variety of riding styles. The Switchblade is available in the following sizes 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11/ 12 / 14.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”3/6″][image_with_animation image_url=”10766″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In”][divider line_type=”No Line” custom_height=”10″][add_to_cart id=”9735″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left”][vc_column boxed=”true” column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ el_class=”vatCol1″ width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]

Kite shop 1 (based in the Germany)

8m Switchblade without bar and accessories:

€1349 (R24 714)

10m Switchblade without bar and accessories:

€1449 (R26 546)

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Kite shop 2 (based in the USA)

8m Switchblade without bar and accessories:

$1369 (R23 032)

10m Switchblade without bar and accessories:

$1499 (R25 219)

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Cabrinha (based in the South Africa) before VAT saving

8m Switchblade without bar and accessories:

R 19 152

10m Switchblade without bar and accessories:

R 20 292

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Cabrinha (based in the South Africa) after VAT saving

8m Switchblade without bar and accessories:

R 16 800

10m Switchblade without bar and accessories:

R 17 800

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It is clear that Cabrinha South Africa is the best deal even before the VAT saving… and after… well it is the absolute winner![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]

Cabrinha is also fully stocked with pumps, bars and any other equipment you might need to ensure the most enjoyable kitesurfing experience. Cabrinha kites, gear and clothing is already affordable but if you follow the simple steps below you will get a further 14% off on your VAT refund:

The basic rule is that any visitors to South Africa or non-resident foreign passport holders are able to claim a VAT refund when leaving the country. Provided that VAT was levied by the store and the supplier is a VAT registered vendor, who issued you with a valid tax invoice.

How to get your VAT refund when buying kites in South Africa

  1. Make sure you have a valid invoice from the store
  2. When leaving South Africa go to the VAT refund office at the airport (you can also do this by post if you run out of time)
  3. Present your invoice
  4. You will be refunded in various methods depending on the value of the claim (either by rand cheque payable anywhere in the world or a VISA electron cash card that will be loaded with foreign currency)
  5. Put the savings away for your next kitesurfing adventure in Cape Town!

For more information go to: http://www.taxrefunds.co.za

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Hey my name is Luca Guerrini and this is my first blog entry for Cabrinha South Africa!

During Cape Town’s cold winter you don’t get the usual Cape Doctor pulling through, but there are those few days in winter where there is a nice little South Easter that pulls through and you can see that when the clouds start forming a tablecloth over Table Mountain.

It was about a 15-knot wind so I took out my 9m Chaos 2015 (the best kite for freestyle I would say). The board I used was a wood core X-Caliber 2014 which is also a super nice freestyle board with loads of pop and great upwind ability. The waves were about 3 ft. and it was about 15 degrees Celsius outside. I pulled off some super nice unhooked railey’s, unhooked bankrolls and S-bends. I nearly pulled off a railey to blind. I am now in Australia for a bit and there are some nice winds coming through so I am hoping to get in some sick sessions and represent CABRINHA!

Stay tuned for more updates, the content will get better and better and I’ll also add some pictures of the equipment that I’m using!

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My name is Ally.

The last couple of months have been epic, with great waves and wind. Many good sessions were on offer by our amazing city of Cape Town. The swell that we have gotten, with the added wind, has been super good for wave riding and some small freestyle mess-around-sessions in between.

I’ve been trying many different combinations of wave riding boards for all the different conditions; there are some decent boards worth adding to a person’s quiver including the C.O.T.A.N. It is a super fun board for some strapless jumps and wave riding. Some big swell came through earlier this month with two insane downwinders; one from sunset to big bay and the other being from Big Bay to Hakgat.

I also spent many sessions trying to land new moves and acting silly with my best mate Kimon Dos Santos. We were trying to ride on each other’s backs while flying both our kites. We ended up getting tangled in each other’s lines. Both of our kites looped non-stop and dragged us straight down the beach almost drowning both of us. Eventually, after about 30 kiteloops we reached terminus: the white sands of Big Bay.

Surf that really stood out was before school one day. We were the only ones out. We paddled out on our SUPs on a relatively sizey morning. After about 45 minutes, two dolphins joined me as I went over a wave. Of course at the time I had no idea that they were dolphins, so I got the fright of my life. I went into a huge panic and so did Kimon once he had seen them. The dolphins continued to circle us for about a minute and did not stop, as much as we wanted to think of it as an amazing experience we were both pretty terrified. We were a bit confused and asked a guy on the beach, who was watching us, what the dolphins were doing in all their antics. He said, “They were protecting you.” The dolphins must’ve obviously thought we were in some kind of danger. They circle you to protect you to get out of the situation. Kimon and I found this absolutely amazing that the dolphins may have protected us and that was by far the highlight to my month in the ocean

I would like to thank Cabrinha for giving me this opportunity of pursuing my passion. They give me endless motivation to do better and be better. These blogs will reflect my growth as a kiter, surfer and an overall person who loves the water, and who loves Cape Town. Stay tuned for more words, pictures and videos. These next few months are going to be amazing. Watch this space.

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FREESTYLE / WAKESTYLE

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT

 

  • Explosive pop and great hang time
  • Great line slack for unhooked riding Forward pull for kiteloops
  • Excellent for vertical boosts
  • Highly responsive and direct steering Smooth power delivery
  • More drive than a traditional C shaped kite Predictable handling
  • Quick recovery
  • Good upwind performance

 

RIDER PROFILE:

 

A rider who mixes hooked and unhooked freestyle tricks. Loves huge jumps and kite loops. Likes to surf powered with a kite.

 

SIZES: 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 12 / 14

 

The all new FX kite effortlessly bridges the gap between freestyle and freeride to create the perfect crossover kite. The new and highly responsive platform gives you the much needed power for explosive acceleration, and the perfect amount of boost for huge lofty airs. The modified C shape arc allows you to throw aggressive kiteloops with the ability to hit the zenith in time for a soft landing. Its lightning fast turning speed, direct steering and quick relaunch make it perfect for intermediate to highly advanced riders.

 

POSITIONING

The FX kite is designed for high performance freestyle riders needing a wider wind range and more versatility than a traditional “C” shaped kite. It’s perfectly suited to perform at the highest level of competition, but is also forgiving enough to make learning technical moves much less difficult. It’s a really fun kite to fly. There are a growing number of riders looking for a kite that has some attributes of a performance crossover kite but lean more toward a performance freestyle kite. The FX is a marriage between these two genres and fits in our range between the Chaos and the Switchblade. It has the drive and pull that you typically see in a freeride driven design, but it won’t hold you back when pushing to excel to a higher freestyle riding level. This kite flies through the window rather than pivoting so it will produce power all the way through a kite loop. It gets through a kite loop really quick and is able to fly uphill and recover before the rider gets close to the water.

 

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Cabrinha FX Kite

 

 

 

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Whats new this year? You won’t believe your eyes!

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Kites

 

The Radar is new to the line up this season replacing the Vector. It was redesigned with a low aspect ratio giving it a large sweet spot on sheeting and a generously curved edge making it practically relaunch the second it touches the water. As a beginner this kite is perfect to get you up and going as well as progress rapidly.

 

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Cabrinha Quick Loop Bar

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Bar

 

Lots of changes to the Overdrive 1x Control System. In my option this is the quickest
and easiest bar to reset I’ve ever seen, believe it or not you can reconnect with just one hand. Come into the shop at Eden on the Bay and try it out!

 

You will also notice they have lowered the front line connection to the CAS allowing a more immediate response from your bar input. The equal pressure created on all four lines changes the shape of the kite slightly taking away the delay you normally feel in kites.

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Recoil

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Power / De-power straps are easy to grab and adjust even if you have cold hands.

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Cabrinha 2015 Overdrive 1X-CS overlay

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No need to carry more then one bar as you can adjust this slighup to 8cm larger effortlessly. It can even be done on  the fly if necessary!

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Boards

 

The ACE is the ultimate all around performance board. New parabolic rails are great for hanging onto whilst doing board offs but ultimately are to add stiffness without adding weight.

Cabrinha Ace board top

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Fins – you might notice something different about the fins. The Hex Flow pattern greatly reduces drag making the board get up on the plain faster.

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Bindings

 

BOOTS! Light, durable and stylish ranging in sizes from XS to XL you can’t go wrong. The Velcro straps are really strong and designed to not come undone whilst riding.

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Cabrinha h3 footstraps

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In addition to all these new and exciting items your favourite previous years models like the Switchblade are in plenty of stock and we are offering 10% off on 2014 kites & 15% off on 2014 boards.

 

written by Jessica Winkler

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