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Cabrinha and Dakine Join Forces

Two of Kiteboarding’s and Hawaii’s most innovative brands to operate as a powerful partnership.

Adventure Sports Inc. (ASI), a subsidiary of Waterbound Investments, the owners of the Maui based Cabrinha brand, the world leader in performance kitesurfing equipment, further solidifies its leadership of the wind and wave sports market. Today, ASI announces that it has reached an agreement with Marquee Brands, the global owner of the Dakine brand, to become the global licensee for Dakine branded wind and hydrofoil related products.

Dakine and Cabrinha, both born in the very same cannery in Maui, HI, share a rich history and culture. Their unparalleled track record of innovation is entrenched in the very fabric of wind and water sports worldwide. With its first product being the adjustable foot strap for windsurfing, Dakine has been at the forefront of leading wind and wave sports accessories since 1980. The brand is synonymous with innovation and quality.

“Even in the most perfect world, you couldn’t dream of a better pairing than we have created with Dakine and Cabrinha. They are literally two of the most iconic brands in wind sports. Each has led with several industry-changing innovations that have shaped the way that many of us enjoy the water today. Remembering back to my earliest days of windsurfing and all of the way through my Olympic Windsurfing Campaign, I remember using Dakine products because they were by far the best. To the benefit of both brands, and our family of partners, this move further empowers our group to add and build upon our state-of-the-art development and design resources helping us to further expand our leadership role within these sports. I’m stoked and looking forward to great times ahead!” said Kent Marinkovic, Adventure Sports, Inc. CEO.