Oooo. I hope you are frothing for Cabrinha’s new 2019 gear as much as we are.

Check out the 2019 Cabrinha Kiteboarding gear teaser video that was released on the 8th of August 2018.

It looks like there are some great new colours, design tweaks, a new Foil ecosystem called “Hi:Rise” new surfboard shapes, new bindings and a new Moto kite.

Keep checking back with us for information about the full release.

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.

2018 XO SwitchbladeXO Kite

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

 

The Cape Town kitesurfing movie you have all been waiting for has finally been released and you can all enjoy all 22 minutes of it.

Check Cape Town Confidential out below, which features Cabrinha team riders exploring our beautiful Cape Town beaches and kitesurfing spots.

There has been a lot of hype around it on Instagram lately.

The film features team riders Liam Whaley, Red Bull King of the Air Nick Jacobson, Keahi de Aboitiz, Graham Howes & James Boulding.

Cabrinha & Dirty Habits are pleased to present Cape Town Confidential. A movie by Anders Kruger and Cabrinha Kites at the Cabrinha South Africa end of season party.

When: 17th of March: TODAY!

Where: Desperados Bar (Eden On The Bay, Big Bay)

Drinks from 18:30

Movie from 7:30

To get a taste of the full length feature that will be premiered tonight check out the Switchblades & Fireball video Cabrinha recently released.

Switchblade/ Fireball

Head to www.cabrinhakites.com to win your 2017 Switchblade + Fireball package.We sent our international team to Cape Town with a set of Switchblades & Fireball control systems. Our aim? To prove this is the most versatile setup on the market. #Fireball #Cabrinhakites

Posted by Cabrinha on Monday, 13 March 2017

 

Learn more about the event here: Cabrinha End Of Season Party 2017

Yesterday was windy. At the moment windy days in Cape Town leads to the chargers that call it home heading out to try and break the kitesurfing height world record.

Earlier in January it was broken twice by Joshua Emanuel, first at 26.8m and then at 27.5m in one week.

Not to be out done and not quite happy just to be the Red Bull King Of The Air Champion for 2017. Nick Jacobsen set out to put his name at the top of the height leader board and hold the mantle as the true King Of The Air.

Witsands Cape Town Nick Jacobsen Kitesurfing Record World Cabrinha

Nick headed out to Witsands on Sunday morning looking for that extra bit of wind in an already nuking forecast. Witsands is close to Cape Town and tends to pick up even more wind than blouberg and kite beach. It also catches a lot more swell. Basically the prefect destination to try and crack a new record.

Cabrinha Witsands Scarbourgh MAp Nick Jacobsen Break World Record Kitesurfing

It paid off as Nick blasted through the record to an astounding 28.6m.

We done Nick. You continue to impress and make us proud to call you one of our own. Both a Cabrinha team rider and a lover of Cape Town.

We are still waiting to confirm but Nick has been loving his Cabrinha Switchblade kite and Ace board as these are what he won the RBKOTA with. So we presume this is what he was riding at the time.

Nick Jacobsen Red Bull King Of The Air Kites

 

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Nick Jacobsen is the new Red Bull King of the Air for 2017.

As a proud sponsor of the King Of The Air event held in Cape Town, South Africa we watched in awe as the biggest names of the sport met for the final heat of the event. We couldn’t be more stoked at the result!  Nick rode his 2017 Switchblade & Ace all the way to the podium. A huge congratulations to Nick Jacobsen for being crowned the RedBull King of the air.

Cabrinha would like to congratulate Nick on this epic achievement.

If you are wondering which kites Nick was using to accomplish this feat, see below:

Kite: Switchblade

Board: Ace

Nick Jacobsen Red Bull King Of The Air Kites

 

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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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