Mai Tai Kite Camp 2008 hits Maui

Mai Tai Kite Camp 2008 hits MauiAdrenaline junkies from Silicon Valley meet their kiting brethren at Kite Beach, Maui for a week of networking, kiting and shared experiences.

During the second week of May 2008 Susi Mai and California Bay Area kiter Bill Tai held their annual “Mai Tai Kite Camp” on Maui. Almost 100 riders of all skill levels participated this year in a week long event featuring tech execs and start up founders - mingling with local and international kiting professionals from Cabrinha and Naish.

Cabrinha Team Rider, Susi Mai Jumps for It

Cabrinha Team Rider, Susi Mai Jumps for ItIn Oahu, Hawaii, Susi Mai skydives solo...

"Big thanks go out to my instructors Jake and Melissa and the folks at Skydive Hawaii for making it happen!"

2008 Triple S Results

2008 Triple S ResultsJon Modica, Andre Philip, Clarissa Hempel, and other Cabrinha team riders put on a show at this year’s Triple S.

2008 Triple-S Invitational Final Results...

SBC Kiteboard: Getting to Know Dre: The Andre Phillip Interview

SBC Kiteboard: Getting to Know Dre: The Andre Phillip InterviewPreviously in print and now online with a bonus video clip of Andre at home in Antigua.

When SBC Kiteboard decided to do a series of articles with the sport’s most stylish riders, the first name that came to mind was Andre Phillip. The term steez, style with ease, personifies Dre like no other rider in kiteboarding.

To read the complete interview, click here

Podcast: Pete Cabrinha talks about the new Crossbow IDS

Podcast: Pete Cabrinha talks about the new Crossbow IDSPete Cabrinha talks to’s Ryan Riccitelli about IDS and more.

Pete details the technology behind Cabrinha’s 2009 line of kites. To listen to the podcast, click here.

L.A Times: Silicon Valley Wind Quest

L.A Times: Silicon Valley Wind QuestL.A. Times chronicles Cabrinha team rider Bill Tai’s influence on the Silicon Valley’s kite scene.

Bill Tai, self-proclaimed “kiter that VCs” talks to the L.A. Times about his passion for kiting and why it has become the extreme sport of choice in Silicon Valley. He says, “The sport appeals to Silicon Valley because its requirements tap the qualities of the inner geek: energy, passion, self-reliance, perseverance, fearlessness and calculated risk-taking.”

To read the entire article, click here.

Cabrinha Team Rocks 2008 US Kiteboarding National Championships!

Team PhotosCabrinha team members Damien Leroy and Clarissa Hempel take top honors at kite racing’s most competitive and prestigious event.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 9-15, 2008 US National Kite Course Racing Championships, San Francisco, California

The 2008 US Nationals were held in wild conditions just under the Golden Gate Bridge. Like the 2007 event, the 2008 event was hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club and run with the precision of a finely tuned Swiss watch.