Qualification

Member since
03 September, 2007
Qualifications
Instructor Level 1
Assistant Trainer
Additional Qualifications
Instructor Level 3
Assistant Instructor Trainer
Instructor Level 2

Job History

School nameStart dateEnd date
Surf Connect Wind & Kitesurfing School21/05/2014Till date

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[6] votes
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Teaching Hours 97 12511
Student Taught 25 2142

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Steven Van Meldert
Tremelo, Belgium
Reviewed 12 Jul 2021
Faaantaaaastic course I had an amazing experience with surf connect!! They take safety very seriously and learn you to kite at one of the safest places I know off . With warm and shallow water it is a dream to learn kiting at sandgate beach. Even when you kite on your own after you had lessons the instructions will keep an eye on you and help you out when needed or give you advice. There is a very nice ambiance between the kiters and Padi the head instructor organises team building experiences on a regular basis. (BBQ, kite camping, dinner, etc). I can recommend Surfconnect to everyone!! Thank you Padi for this wonderful experience.
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Steven Van Meldert
Tremelo, Belgium
Reviewed 12 Jul 2021
Faaantaaaastic course Surfconnect is the best kiteschool you can imagine!!!!!!! The place is so safe with shallow warm water and a daily summer breeze of constantly 15-20 kts . Perfect condition for learning. The instructors are really professionals. And always safety first! They learn you the basics and when you kite afterwards on your own they will always assist you. I recommend surf connect to everyone!! Have fun! Steven
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Chris White
Reviewed 25 May 2021
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Jun Young Park
Reviewed 23 May 2021
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Mark Christie
Reviewed 20 May 2021
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Michael Madill
Reviewed 18 May 2021
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Thomas Wand
Reviewed 22 Dec 2020
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Fabio Ruetz
Reviewed 12 Nov 2020
Can only recomend Once again had a great lesson and a clear focus on safety and progression towards independence kiting.
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Enrique Blas Ortiz Masia
Brisbane, Spain
Reviewed 21 Jan 2020
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Robin Hunka
Huntsville, Canada
Reviewed 26 Nov 2019
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Federico Bagnoli
St. Kilda, Italy
Reviewed 04 Mar 2019
Victoria Homan
Sag Harbor, United States
Reviewed 04 Mar 2019
Padi made my AITC experience a lot better than I had expected. Due to his professional mannerisms & great knowledge I came away with a greater respect for IKO. Great instructor & great course.
Jae Hosking
Gold Coast , Australia
Reviewed 04 Mar 2019
Alex Burloff
Reviewed 03 Mar 2019
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Tom Fowler
Bunya, Australia
Reviewed 01 Mar 2019
Fantastic all round Very friendly and helpful instructors and community. Very safety conscious and professional. I would recommend SurfConnect to anyone looking to learn to kite-surf.
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Brett Holley
Reviewed 01 Mar 2019
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Brendan Powell
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 03 Feb 2019
ITC Had a great time. Met some awesome people and learned some great skills for teaching. Thanks Chris Sal and Surfconnect.
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Reza Rahnama
Kish Island, Iran
Reviewed 07 Dec 2018
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Geoffrey Bird
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 23 Nov 2018
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Daniel Plautz
United States
Reviewed 14 Sep 2018
Outstanding service and overall experience was very positive.
Ely Dekarz
Wilsons Creek, Australia
Reviewed 13 Sep 2018
Was great, I had lots of fun.
Timon Kipp
Germany
Reviewed 04 Jan 2018
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Lisa Luehr
Reviewed 04 Jan 2018
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Jens Markgraf
Essen, Germany
Reviewed 15 Dec 2016
Well organized school and courses The Surf Connect Kiteschool is a very well organized kite school. They focus on getting the students on the kite without risking their safety. Most lessons are 1:1 so that the students get the best support they need, Unfortunately the spot does not leave much space for launching and therefore the killzone cannot always be guaranted to be secure.
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Peter Cann
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 07 Sep 2016
Excellent fun! Padi warned me how much fun it could be, and he was not wrong. I am hooked! Padi did a smashing job, good work. I am hooked!
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Matt Trotter
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 03 Sep 2016
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Callum Everson
Noosa , Australia
Reviewed 01 Sep 2016
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Ben Brooks
Sandgate, Australia
Reviewed 01 Sep 2016
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Manny Blanch
Tewantin, Australia
Reviewed 01 Sep 2016
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Anthony Bachmann
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 31 Aug 2016
Great service and professional teaching Very impressed with the professionalism and location is perfect for learning. Will recommend this school to anyone. Good work!
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Stu Click
East Dubuque, United States
Reviewed 26 Mar 2015
Great team of instructors, and great place to kite! Visiting Brisbane with my daughter this week, found this place through a google search. Very thankful we went there. Pady runs it very professionally, on time, and very easy to work with. I needed to get IKO certified before I rented gear, and the experience was very good. I got certified, and was kiting on my own in a short period of time. My daughter received a 2 hour lesson, and she did very well, and is now on her way to kiting on her own. I recommend this team, and will certainly return when back in the area. I would also like to note this area is excellent for learning, and riding. Very warm water, and shallow! Thank you Pady and team for a great day!
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Shaun Pickwell
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 14 Feb 2015
Very friendly and have made my entry into kite boarding extremely enjoyable
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Timo Muntz
Frankenthal, Germany
Reviewed 04 Nov 2014
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Enrico Raue
Saint Cloud, France
Reviewed 01 Oct 2014
Friendly team with great service Padi and his team are very professional and friendly. I even left them with a video of me filmed with a drone.
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craig madden
brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 27 Sep 2014
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Geoffrey Bird
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 08 Sep 2014
surfconnect Professionally run course with a strong emphasis on safety and the development of competence of the instructors. Padi takes a very systematic but practical approach to delivering a high quality course experience for the participants.
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marion kreissl
hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 07 Aug 2014
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Steve Unicomb
Rothwell, Australia
Reviewed 02 Apr 2014
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Mick Cross
Brighton, Australia
Reviewed 31 Mar 2014
SURF CONNECT THE BEST Sandgate is a great place to learn to kite. Surf Connect had fantastic instructors and made the whole experience positive and fun. I couldn't have been happier.
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Kirsty Norbury
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 31 Mar 2014
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Zoltan Mirko
Weymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 Mar 2014
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