To some this might come as a surprise but for us this was the only way to go, Susi Mai joined Tona kiteboards.
Queen Susi said:
“To this day, Dre remains my biggest mentor and role model. It was he who introduced me to Pete Cabrinha over eleven years ago, and since then, he’s always been one step ahead of the game. From the moment I signed with Cabrinha on Valentine’s Day in 2004, it felt like Dre and I were family. I know he doesn’t like all this praise but there you go, it’s happening, Dre – so suck it up 🙂 I made the switch to Tona mainly because of you. Or at least you were the reason I actually seriously considered leaving Cabrinha – before that photograph was taken, the thought had never crossed my mind. After that, as the weeks came and went, the idea wouldn’t leave my head – and the more I thought about it, the more sense it seemed to make to join Dre on the next adventure and create something fresh and exciting.
But don’t get me wrong, I love Cabrinha. I owe them a huge part of my career and I am honored to be able to call myself part of what I consider to be the most legendary kite team of all times 😉 Team Cabrinha. Pete has always been our fearless leader, he is a living legend and I am so thankful for the many valuable things I learned from him 🙂 but I’m now stoked about the move to Tona because it opens up a whole new world of opportunities for me to take the women’s side of kiteboarding to a whole new level. We came up with the name EDEN for my first board, and I’m really excited to say that we’re almost done with the graphic, and will hopefully have something cool to show you all very soon.
Oh and the one thing you guys are still probably wondering is what kites I’ll be riding next year? The answer is easy: My favorite ones”
We wish all the best to Tona and Susi Mai!