The origins of cabrinha

Founded and driven in Maui, Hawaii Cabrinha Kites produces kitesurfing equipment for water sports adventure seekers. The Design Team's approach to innovation has been the driving force behind our development philosophy, keeping the brand technically and culturally connected to our customers. After joining forces with Neil Pryde in 2000, Cabrinha benefited greatly from the Pryde Group’s rich history of producing yacht and windsurfing sails. 

In February 2020, the brand was purchased by Water Bound Investments, led by former professional kitesurfer and long-time Cabrinha professional athlete Jon Modica. 

With the research and development center and brand headquarters located on Maui, the innovation ground zero of water sports, Cabrinha has played a ground-breaking role in the evolution of surf sports with its pioneering efforts in kitesurfing, tow-surfing, foil boarding, and wing surfing.

Over the years, Cabrinha has lead the industry in innovation, performance, and safety. With a distribution network in over 70 countries worldwide we focus on customer service and satisfaction. Producing products powered by a 100% renewable source (the wind), we continue to be socially connected to like minded people who enjoy the water, are protective of the planet and are stewards of the ocean. 


In the collective surf world, Cabrinha’s birthplace Maui, Hawaii, has risen to become the world's leading region for surf sport innovation. Maui’s relentless Tradewinds provide over 300 days of excellent kitesurfing and wing surfing.

Most of the world’s most dynamic surf sports have developed right on the shores of this surf community in the middle of the Pacific, from windsurfing to tow-surfing, kitesurfing and foilboarding. Cabrinha has played an inside role in the pioneering of each one of these sports.

Our base in Maui not only assures consistency and accuracy from design to testing and production, it allows us to keep our fingers on the pulse of surf sport innovation so we can provide you with the very best these sports have to offer.

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Cabrinha's success over the last 20 years can be attributed to a dedicated team of the most qualified people in the industry, taking inspiration from a rich water sports heritage.  

While we clearly enjoy the Maui lifestyle, we are serious about our products and our international role in watersports. Everyone in the company today has risen to the top of their respective fields. From our management and development staff to our team riders, distribution partners, dealers, and ambassadors, Cabrinha is a family of passionate, visionary, and always evolving people driving the sport into its future. 

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