Cabrinha Drifter 2017 Kitesurfing Wave Kite
Cabrinha Drifter has a long legacy of being wave world champions kite of choice. Back for 2017 with bridles allowing you to set it to either onshore/sideshore or offshore/sideshore conditions makes the Drifter even more versatile and tailored to a more varied conditions. Drifter is also famous for its "Slack Line Drift" - exceptional ability to drift downwind and stay aloft when the lines are slackened.
If you're serious about waveriding or you simply want to use your surfboard in a variety of conditions, the 2017 Cabrinha Drifter is the only kite you'll ever need. As for most of wave kites, Drifter has an excellent water relaunch. This helps not only when you drop it in the waves but it also makes the kite more friendly to newcomers.
The short bar throw to depower the kite and then to instantly deliver that extra surge of power when carving waves is almost legendary on Drifters. Aside from its wave characteristics it's also very good at being a versatile freeride kite. It has a decent hang time and lift, it's fast turning and really stable in the air. Here's what happened when we gave it to our in-house dedicated twintip-per in 30 knots of wind:
Not bad for a wave kite, right? With Cabrinha's unparalleled durability, speed, depower and relaunch we dare to say that the 2017 Drifter is by far one of the best kites we have ever flown. With some minor changes this year we can clearly see why this kite has claimed world podiums so many times.
Available Sizes: 4.5 / 5.5 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 11 / 13
Cabrinha Drifter 2017 Wind Range & Rider Profile
Cabrinha Drifter 2017 Product Video: