Cabrinha kitesurfing team riders, Keahi De Aboitiz, Jamie Barrow & Geoffrey “Chuck” Waterson, stopped by Wellington yesterday on their 2011 Cabrinha TOUR of DUTY road trip from Christchurch to Auckland in New Zealand.
First stop was the new WildWinds store in the city for a meet & greet before heading out to check out some of the beaches in the Wellington area. After checking out Plimmerton, the Cabrinha crew settled on Titahi Bay just over the hill. They we greeted with 20-25 knot wind & an increasing 2-3 foot surf. The boys rigged up the latest Cabrinha kites & hit the surf, swapping between twin tips & surfboards throughout the session.
Keahi & Jamie were getting some major height boosting off the waves on their twin tips & Geoffrey “Chuck” Waterson was seriously throwing water, slashing any faces he came across with his board. Keahi then came in & grabbed the surfboard and was punting off any lip he found, pulling off a heap of strapless airs and a few air reverses too. The boys are back on the road again now heading north to Auckland – I hope they score a heap more wind & waves along the way.
You can check out the photos from the session below, or go directly to the gallery here to see them higher res.