Sponsors/gear

Cabrinha

Since 2000, Cabrinha, a subsidiary of the Pryde Group, has climbed the ranks to take the position as the leading kitesurfing brand, selling in over 40 countries worldwide. Inspired and driven by Maui-based waterman, Pete Cabrinha, the company produces everything from kites to boards to accessories and sponsors the top athletes in the sport.
The Cabrinha approach to kiteboarding has evolved very much from the same philosophy that Pete has applied to his many years of surfing. By keeping an open mind to all styles of riding and embracing new technologies, Cabrinha has been able to lead kitesurfing into a new era of performance.
Our research and development facility in Maui is perfectly situated for testing in any and all wind and water conditions. This, combined with our own state of the art production facility, assures consistency and accuracy from design to production.

Gen-i

On top of Gen-I’s local experience in world-class ICT development, integration and management, our access to Telecom’s new XT Mobile Network means our clients can experience great speeds and coverage, high quality overseas roaming and the very latest range of business mobile devices.

Stay in touch with your clients and work colleagues whilst traveling abroad!

With Telecom’s XT Mobile Network you can roam seamlessly to over 210 destinations on more than 430 networks worldwide for voice, and have data access in over 110 destinations on more than 210 networks; so it’s now easy to stay in touch with your clients and work colleagues whilst travelling abroad.

Travel internationally and our data roaming services ensure you can check emails, send files, browse the internet, and access selected WAP and MMS services. Our comprehensive voice roaming services let you make/receive calls and check/receive voicemails with the same device, number and voicemail box that you use in New Zealand.

For more information visit: www.gen-i.co.nz

Wildwinds

Wanna learn how to windsurf or kitesurf? Wild Winds is the place to go. We run a fully portable windsurf school, with tuition for absolute beginners and advanced levels. We’re specialists in Windsurfing, Kite Surfing, Surfing, Snowboarding, Wetsuits and Roof Racks, with a huge selection of new and used equipment. We also have a full range of snowboard hire equipment available.

Kitefix

In the Kiteboarding industry for the last 6 years, KiteFix offers simple, fast, permanent, kite repair solutions for kiteboarders worldwide.  Using our Kitefix Complete kit is a fast and professional way to permanently repair your kite without having to pay for expensive labor and wait for days for your kite to get fixed.

Amppro

Ampro is a small independently owned New Zealand distributor of outdoor equipment based in Wellington. We work with specialist retailers throughout New Zealand to make quality products available to you.

One thing we all share at Ampro is a passion for outdoor adventure, whether it is tramping, biking, kayaking, camping or cooking mussels on the beach with the kids. This means we use the products we distribute, and understand the importance of comfort, safety and convenience.

Survive-it

Specialise in survival kits, Civil Defence cabinets and emergency equipment. Supplier of first aid kit for the trip.

Go Pro

GoPro make the world’s best selling wearable digital cameras for sports. Documentation of the Brazil trip will be done with 2 GoPro HD cameras.  TV3 use the same cameras because the  picture quality is so good.

PredictWind

PredictWind delivers a detailed marine weather forecast using unique weather modeling technology. Predict Wind is simply the most accurate I have used.

Troutie Lights

Custom built LED lights that outperform competition. I use these lights for night kiting and they are simply mind blowingly bright.

Kayakshop Online

An online-only kayak tore based in Wellington, New Zealand. Specialises in Jackson Kayak and Hiko Sport white water equipment. Supplier of the Hiku buoyancy vest.

n the Kiteboarding industry for the last 6 years, KiteFix offers simple, fast, permanent, kite repair solutions for kiteboarders worldwide.  Using our Kitefix Complete kit is a fast and professional way to permanently repair your kite without having to pay for expensive labor and wait for days for your kite to get fixed.

Nelson Factory


The Nelson Factory has been building high end custom boards for the last fifteen years, serving many of the top pros looking for something special that they were unable to find elsewhere. Utilizing the latest is CAD shaping systems, the factory can accurately build, tune and adjust your custom shape. The board I am using on the Brazil trip was designed specifically for this expedition by Ian Ponting of IP Design.




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