2017 Cabrinha Drifter

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  • Regular price $ 1,229.00


The Drifter is a dedicated wave/surf freestyle kite, being renowned for its drift stability, precise turning and instant power and depower abilities. Its 3 strut hybrid design has taken it to the podium multiple times on the World Tour Kitesurfing World Championship Tour.

SIZES: 4.5 / 5.5 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13


This kites ability to fly backwards as you ride down a wave towards it is the true mark of a great wave kite. Its three strut, light weight design means the kite can make tight turns, power and depower instantly all without compromising its shape. The dual bridle setting is unique to this kite, allowing riders to choose between an onshore and offshore setting. This gives the rider the ability to set how far forward the kite flies in the wind window, a setting unique to the Cabrinah line. They have also focused on giving it a super easy relaunch, to avoid getting pummeled by a wave if you were to drop it!



  • Best "slack line drift" on the market
  • Exclusive on shore and off shore settings
  • Dedicated wave kite
  • Precision turning
  • Easy relaunch



A-B settings from Cabrinah on their wing tips, allows the rider to change the bar pressure, kite flying position and de-power range of their kite. We recommend you try them both to find what setting works better for you.

2DR Ripstop; 5 years of testing and development have led to the high quality woven fabrics you can find on todays Cabrinah. The Volae materials have been custom made for kiteboarding unlike some of the generic sail cloth available on the market, making it the extremely low stretch and highly durable.

The Sprint Airlock Inflation system that comes standard with your Cabrinah is one of the fastest inflation systems on the market today. It features a large one way inflation valve, capable of transferring a large volume of air to your kite quickly, as well as a simple dump valve system to deflate it.

The Dynamic Arc design used by Cabrinah allow two shapes in the kite, one while in flight and the other when resting on the water. While in flight, the kite is supported by the front lines and bridle, creating its shape for intended use. While in the water the kite holds a dynamic arc, allowing for an easy and intuitive water relaunch.

The Pure Profile Panel technology developed for the switch blade, segments the canopy panels to allow a natural smooth arc shape while it in flight. The curvature has increased the aerodynamic control of the kite giving it a broader range of performance.

PRO SPAN technology on the canopy improves the relationship between the canopy and the "lifting canopy area". This ensures that the majority of the canopy is working in a lifting capacity increasing speed and upwind performance. Once in flight, the kite has decreased drag and becomes extremely efficient by having a more focused lifting area.