About

Cabrinha Kiteboarding Store

About Cabrinha Super Store Warehouse
Cabrinha Super Store Warehouse, a subsidiary of 15 Knots Inc, was founded in 2008 by professional kiteboarder Juan Carlos Morales and upgraded by waterman Felix Cuadrado in 2013. Our retail store is located in beautiful and warm San Juan, Puerto Rico and our distribution center is in Miami, Florida. Shipping is available to anywhere in the world. 

Our approach specializes in matching any rider with the correct kiteboarding gear. Wether you are starting out, transitioning to intermediate level or training for competition, our staff is at your service to provide personalized recommendations based on your goals.

We have been riding and testing Cabrinha kites, boards, harnesses since they started in 2000. It's all we ride and all we teach with. We stand by the philosophy of the company, innovations and safety standards Cabrinha has brought to the industry and our personal life. 

Ride on! 

Juan Carlos Morales

info@15knots.com
8501 NW 17th street Unit 102
Miami, FL US
We'd love to assist you!
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About Cabrinha

Cabrinha kiteboarding was started in September 2000 by Pete Cabrinha.  Pete Cabrinha, an icon waterman, approached Neil Pryde, an icon businessman in waterspouts, and Cabrinha Kitesurfing was born.

Since 2000, Cabrinha, a subsidiary of the Pryde Group, has climbed the ranks to take the position as the leading kitesurfing brand, selling in over 40 countries worldwide. Inspired and driven by Maui-based waterman, Pete Cabrinha, the company produces everything from kites to boards to accessories and sponsors the top athletes in the sport.

The Cabrinha approach to kiteboarding has evolved very much from the same philosophy that Pete has applied to his many years of surfing. By keeping an open mind to all styles of riding and embracing new technologies, Cabrinha has been able to lead kitesurfing into a new era of performance.

Our research and development facility in Maui is perfectly situated for testing in any and all wind and water conditions. This, combined with our own state of the art production facility, assures consistency and accuracy from design to production.


Cabrinha Story & History
Cabrinha first learned about bow kites from the original patent holder, Bruno Legaineaux, who was trying to sell his concept to all brands.  Where many industry people felt that the odd shape and bar pressure were a death nail to the product, Pete saw the first kite design ever that had enough depower during normal use to be able actually surf while using a kite.  Cabrinha took a license and designed the Crossbow, despite it's strong position in the market with classic "C" kites, and the rest is history.

The list of innovations is quite long, so here are a few of the notables:
  1. RECON was the first kite technology that allowed total depower, relaunch assist, and easy recovery/reset all in a classic "C" kite.  
  2. Cabrinha was the first to design a kite within the Bow kite framework.  The Crossbow was so successful that it led to the development of the Switchblade shortly after.  
  3. Along with the Bow kite, Cabrinha introduced Depower On Demand.  This is often difficult to explain, but essentially it is providing enough depower in the normal travel of the bar that is serves as the 1st stage of security in our kites.  Other brands have limited depower that will require the use of a quick release more often for security purposes.  That means you have a total shut down event and the potential to have to reset a security system on the water when simply pushing the bar away on a Cabrinha will get the job done in many cases.
  4. Cabrinha eliminated hanging the front flying lines off of pulleys with Bridle Guides.  Cabrinha's Bridle Guides are made of stainless steel and eliminate the chances of a pulley failing in that critical position on the bridle
  5. Cabrinha first launched the Airlock Valve.  The Airlock Valve, introduced in 2002, uses an oversizes valve that connects to the end of the pump for high volume inflation.  When fully unscrewed, air in the bladder deflates rapidly and completely in seconds making inflation and deflation much more convenient.
  6. Cabrinha first launched a control bar with integrated foam floats, rather than goofy looking external floats that sit high off of the bar ends.  Our soft EVA bar ends not only float the bar and eliminate the clutter, but they also don't give you a black eye when you bump up against the bar.
  7. Cabrinha was the first and still the only brand to offer a control system that has all control lines plus leash line spinning independently of each other.  That's the leash, rear control lines, front control lines, and landing line that all spin independently.
  8. Cabrinha was the first company to use a tube through the control bar that houses all lines necessary for the control system.  This eliminates the clutter of multiple lines going through the bar, and reduces line wear.
  9. Cabrinha launched the Sync, the first adjustable binding that fit any 6" hole pattern twin tip.  The Sync was a revolutionary product that has changed the way we all look at the connection between foot and board.
  10. Recoil, part of our trimming system, is the first non-stopper system that keeps the bar close enough to your body to easily unspin your lines while, when letting go of the bar, progressively allows the bar to move further up the depower main line depending on the strength of the wind in the kite offering depower on demand.  This unique system does not override the security system such as found on many other products in the market.
Why choose Cabrinha?  Well, Cabrinha is a brand that is widely distributed in nearly every corner of the earth.  Spare parts and dealers are widely available and our warranty is valid anywhere you travel.  Chances are that there is a Cabrinha authorized retailer close by!  We build our own kites and have 42 years of sewing experience in the wind industry.  We are willing to take risks in innovation, but not at the cost of the consumer.  Innovations must pass rigorous testing to make it into our consumer designs.  We have been in business for years and plan to be there for years to come.  We don't jump on the bandwagon or endorse "fakenologies", we provide innovations that matter.  If there is a feature in our product, then it's there for a reason; whether it's for that extra performance, security, durability, or convenience.  We pride ourselves on a product that works right straight out of the packaging.  We hand make all of our kites and boards – ourselves.  Head to head, Cabrinha performance is legendary.  Most of all, we make products that consumers will use to have fun, whether it's free ride, freestyle, wake style, racing, surf, or whatever.