Cabrinha: keeping control systems safe

Do you own 2015 Cabrinha 1X or Overdrive 1X Control systems? The kiteboarding has discovered a manufacturing defect in production, and decided to issue a product recall.

All 1X and Overdrive 1X control systems (KS5CSSDOD, KS51XCSFX) manufactured before August 1st should be corrected at Cabrinha's authorized dealers.

"We have discovered, in a very small number of cases that the internal diameter of the bungee guide does not meet our specification, due to an unauthorized modification by Cabrinha's supplier," the brand explains.


Oliver Bridge: the future of kiteboarding | Photo: Bogo/

Oliver Bridge and Elena Kalinina are the new king and queen of European kiteboarding. They've won the 2014 Formula Kite European Championship, at Mielno, Poland.

With winds ranging between one and five knots, the medal races were not run, and the Championship was officially closed.

Oliver Bridge successfully defended his top podium spot secured in the previous races. The young British kiteboarder was crowned European champion in three categories: Under 18, Under 21 and Open Men. A stunning achievement.


Christophe Tack: making history in Tarifa | Photo: PKRA/Toby Bromwich

Christophe Tack and Karolina Winkowska has been crowned winners of the Tarifa Pro Kite Tour 2014, in Spain.

Winds in the 16-knot range returned to Tarifa for the final day of competition. The world's best freestyle kiteboarders concluded eight days of action, including a Big Air contest.

The Women's final proved to be a close heat when Karolina Winkowska met Bruna Kajiya in the battle for the top spot. Kajiya began solid and rode with consistency and confidence, but it was Winkowska's execution that gave her the win, edging out Kajiya by 0.8 points.