Qualification

Member since
10 January, 2011
Qualifications
Instructor Level 1
Additional Qualifications
Instructor Level 2
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Instructor Level 2
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Instructor Level 3
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Job History

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Blue Adventures28/07/2015Till date

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Brett Tomkins
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 Feb 2021
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Adam Johnson
Reviewed 24 Jan 2021
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Olivia christie
Reviewed 04 Oct 2020
Great lesson! Really enjoyed the lessons and the communication was fantastic, many thanks!
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Shelley Hickman
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 03 Oct 2020
First time flying a kite Tony was a great coach, easy to understand and made the whole lesion enjoyable. I can’t wait for the next.
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Kira Matevie
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 Aug 2020
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Daniel De Mel
New Zealand
Reviewed 10 Aug 2020
Awesome, great intro to the sport. Good feedback and tips
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Noemie Durand
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 Jul 2020
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Micheal Berns
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 Jul 2020
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Emily-Therese Joines
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 Jul 2020
Kite Course Review I thoroughly endured my kite-surfing experience! I found this course extremely beneficial, it really helped build my confidence as well as being very fun. I found the instructions were easy to understand and very thorough. It was a very enjoyable experience and I would definitely recommend this course to those I know.
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Fred Burlaud
France
Reviewed 26 Jun 2019
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Christoffer Dahlstrom
Reviewed 05 Jun 2019
Awesome kitecamp I am very pleased with the course and the camp! Totally awesome! Wish I would have signed up for more days! Thank you!
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Chery Burdon
Blenheim , New Zealand
Reviewed 02 Jun 2019
Great teaching! Tony was great!! Very patient and was able to explain in a way I could understand. Highly recommend!!
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Bella Slade
Reviewed 29 May 2019
Kitesurfing in New Zealand This was one of the best locations I have kiteboarded at. Tony was an amazing instructor who was patient and motivating. Progressed so much in only 6 hours. Thank you!
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Ingvild
Reviewed 29 May 2019
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Jake
Reviewed 29 May 2019
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Tara Nicholls
New Zealand
Reviewed 27 May 2019
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Grant Nilsson
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 May 2019
Good equipment and training. I got Mark as a new Instructor learning as he trained me. So it was a learn learn situation. I am sure it is hard to remember back when he wa a student and understand the exact pitfalls he encountered when he was learning. So I think he needs to experience some more trainee issues to be fully aware on what trainees are doing wrng when they don't automatically get up on the board straight away - or are having issues gestaying on the board. He is a good kite surfer and he will be a good trainer, but he needs to again place himself in a learners shoes and understand what they need to change to get it right. After a long second session I found i was too tired to fully work the issue I was repeatedly screwing up to stop me staying up. After sleeping on the issue - I think i understand what i was doing wrong. Nice time i will be up hopefully
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Bill Viner
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 May 2019
I had a great introduction to Kite boarding. I will be back.
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Radoslaw Domanski
Reviewed 27 May 2019
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France Marie Ducrot
France
Reviewed 27 May 2019
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Levi Sherman
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 May 2019
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Simon Welch
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 May 2019
Kite Camp Did a two day overnight camp with Tony and team. Awesome team with great support
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Riccardo Marinelli
Reviewed 26 May 2019
Just perfect I did a 2 day kite camp and the experience was just perfect. Toni and the team are awesome, very good teachers and great people. I learned the basics very fast with him. The kitesurf gear was first quality too. Accommodation was a dream place and included great and healthy meals. I recommend him to anyone and I will definitely make a second course with them
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Vilde Mathisen
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 May 2019
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Russell
Reviewed 14 Mar 2019
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Jeff Edwards
Beaverton, United States
Reviewed 13 Mar 2019
Blue Adventures - Tony I would highly recommend Tony at Blue Adventures. Tony is highly knowledgeable and an expert rider himself. I took the 3 Day Kite Retreat and had a great time. Good location, great lessons and very good equipment. 3 days in a row gave me the time to build upon the skills I learned the day before. I would do it again!
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Ken
Reviewed 13 Mar 2019
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Andrija Slezak
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 Mar 2019
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Jono Childs
New Zealand
Reviewed 12 Mar 2019
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Marco Pilia
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 Mar 2019
great time great school and a great teacher! Tony was really kind wit me and the other people of the ourse during the lessons but also before ad later! great service! highly recommended
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Gavin
Reviewed 10 Mar 2019
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Lukas Schirmer
Oberhausen
Reviewed 10 Mar 2019
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Stefan Thuler
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 09 Mar 2019
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Paislee Adams
Reviewed 09 Mar 2019
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Harmen Nauta
Reviewed 09 Mar 2019
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Nicole Tamar
Reviewed 09 Mar 2019
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Amanda
Reviewed 09 Mar 2019
Fantastic Great kite school, good teachers, knowledgeable, helpful and above all encouraging no matter what your age or gender. Recommend highly.
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Jack Swale
Reviewed 08 Mar 2019
Best course!
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Nick Hancock
Reviewed 07 Mar 2019
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Brian Miller
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 05 Mar 2019
Awesome trainers Extremely personable and knowledgeable instructors, and Tony is a great host and instructor!
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Dmitrii Ageev
Reviewed 05 Mar 2019
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Nataly Martini
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 05 Mar 2019
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Marvin
Reviewed 05 Mar 2019
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Graham Hancock
Reviewed 05 Mar 2019
Blue Adventures Great location choice and safe friendly fun instruction. Will be back for more. Cheers Graham
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Reviewed 05 Mar 2019
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Franziska von Wahl
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 05 Mar 2019
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John Kennedy
New Zealand
Reviewed 05 Mar 2019
Heaps of fun..In little wind Weekend course. Wind very light but instructors worked very hard to make the most if it. Learned a lot of the water as well which was very useful. Also did wakeboarding and fouling on wakeboard with learnings that could be carried over to kitesurfing.
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Tony McKenna
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 05 Mar 2019
Blue Adventures Kite Camp Had a great weekend with Blue Adventures. Lisa was a great instructor and while I didn’t quite make it up on my board for any length of time I am close and she encouraged me a lot. I will definitely be booking in for another weekend. The night in the Teepee was awesome.
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Simon Lee
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 04 Mar 2019
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Jason Clark
Grey Lynn, New Zealand
Reviewed 04 Mar 2019
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Daniel Castro
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 04 Mar 2019
Daniel castro Thanks Tony everything was awesome
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Libby
Reviewed 04 Mar 2019
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Milena Maksimovska
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 04 Mar 2019
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Bruno Santos
Reviewed 04 Mar 2019
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Christian Colligs
Bad Homburg, Germany
Reviewed 28 Feb 2019
Great kite school, great instructors and good value for money.
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Jonathan Mazzucco
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 Feb 2019
Best place to learn kite Amazing place, shallow water and skilled instructors! Felt safe and improved a lot during this course
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kavisha singh
auckland
Reviewed 27 Oct 2018
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Gustavo Guillemin
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 08 Oct 2018
Blue Adventures Kite Course Must say incredible experience, a really fun sport, the lessons where great in every aspect of them and the instructor was an awesome guy and really helpfull to get us hooked on this sport.
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Bendik Pedersen
OSLO, Norway
Reviewed 08 Oct 2018
Great lessons by Tony, great fun!
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Reviewed 07 Oct 2018
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Reviewed 20 Sep 2018
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Reviewed 13 Sep 2018
Blue Adventures New Zealand Blue Adventures run kite intsruction camps over 3 days. Perfect for all levels with customised individual coaching.
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Mario Habenbacher
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 Sep 2018
Andreas Derleth
Reviewed 30 Aug 2018
Blue Adventures rocks Blue Adventures in Omaha, New Zealand organised a kite surfing weekend camp and it was an absolutely superb experience end to end! Training, teachers, equipment, accommodation, BBQ - just everything spot on!
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Georgia King
Reviewed 29 Aug 2018
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Eric Walker
Maungaturoto, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 Aug 2018
Introduction to the best sport ever I was really impressed with Blue Adventures. Booking & scheduling of lessons were organised in a professional manner. Instructor was of high calibre and such a funny guy. Course content was great and felt confident to buy gear and go out by myself after my lessons. Highly recommended.
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Reviewed 28 Aug 2018
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Chris Heynen
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 Aug 2018
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Andy Vause
Wanaka, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 Aug 2018
Matt Allan
Reviewed 23 Aug 2018
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Gideon Geldenhuys
Reviewed 22 Aug 2018
Tony and Nina are amazing, thanks!!!
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Claire Braatvedt
Reviewed 22 Aug 2018
Learning with Blue Adventures Can not recommend Tony and the team at Blue Adventures more highly. Huge focus on safety which made me super confident learning from them. Pragmatic, supportive, and fun teaching style meant I was up and riding really quickly! They really went above and beyond to ensure I was comfortable and kept progressing.
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Reviewed 22 Aug 2018
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Chris Jansen
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 Aug 2018
Blue Adventures Kite camps - Omaha, New Zealand My wife Lyn and I registered for a 3 day kite camp with Blue Adventures early in 2017 as a fun way to celebrate 20 years married. I had kited a bit before (broken some ribs after trying it with no lessons) and Lyn hadnt tried it but used to windsurf. We were totally impressed with the entire weekend - it felt amazing being treated so magically.... awesome instructors, beautiful house, lots of gear, extremely flexible programme catering to our needs as well as the wind and tide conditions. Tony and Nina were superb hosts even down to cooking us a gourmet BBQ one night. We loved it so much we came back for 3 more days later in 2017 and brought 6 other friends with us. Once again - a superb weekend had by all and whats best is Lyn and I are now kiting independantly and off to Info next month to take it up a level :) Cheers
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Reviewed 22 Aug 2018
Tony and team really went the extra mile to ensure our group not only learnt the new skills, but had a great experiance.
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Gregory Allan
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 Aug 2018
Blue Adventures, Omaha, New Zealand Blue Adventures is a very well run operation. Their kitesurfing instructors are well qualified and very competent. Always friendly and patient.. Conditions can be fickle around New Zealand but they have great local knowledge for the best places to kite surf in various conditions.
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Joanna Buchanan
Reviewed 22 Aug 2018
Lee Hon Perkins
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 Aug 2018
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Bjørn Børresen
Reviewed 21 Aug 2018
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Scott Keon
Reviewed 21 Aug 2018
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Reviewed 21 Aug 2018
Blue Adventures weekend escape
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Reviewed 21 Aug 2018
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Peter Williams
Waunfawr
Reviewed 21 Aug 2018
Katharina Fischbach
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 Aug 2018
Amazing kite retreat The one week kite retreat in Tonga with Blue Adventures has simply been amazing. Awesome location on a tucket away island. Great kite conditions and absolutley on point organisation. We have gotten daily updates on weather conditions and help and support wherever needed. The hardest part was to leave after a week. I can also highly recommend the 2 day kite camps, great teachers and staying in tipis reallly is a exciting experience.
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Reviewed 21 Aug 2018
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Adam Dudding
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 Aug 2018
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Emil Carlsson
Auckland, Norway
Reviewed 20 Aug 2018
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Kristy Cheng
Reviewed 20 Aug 2018
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Shane Minogue
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 Aug 2018
Ticked all the boxes My Kite clinic with Blue adventures was outstanding. I have been kiting for a long time but picked up lots of little tips in areas I thought I knew already and made progress in many ways I had not before. I exceeded my personal aims during the course and was impressed by the teaching structure as well as the other factors that really matter. The people teaching the course are outstanding, the facilities were great and most importantly there was just a great vibe the whole time.
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Nina Carr-Fehm
New Zealand
Reviewed 20 Aug 2018
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Glen Harris
Reviewed 20 Aug 2018
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Reviewed 20 Aug 2018
Awesome Great
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Raffaella del Prete
Reviewed 20 Aug 2018
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Bevan Harrison
Whangarei , New Zealand
Reviewed 20 Aug 2018
Totally recommend Blue Adventures, Matakana. NZ. Tony and his team know there stuff and the best places to go. Super patient and thorough
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victoria pacaud
warkworth, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 Nov 2016
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Oliver Hawkley
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 May 2015
Blue Adventures Exceptional. I felt like the owners were really invested in what they do and they were incredible at doing this. The whole experience was first class from communication prior to starting, right through to the end, and in fact we are still in touch with them as they help out my wife when she is working out where and when to go kiting. They don't deserve just 5 stars, they deserve 10!
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Emily Nerland
Kingsland, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 Sep 2014
Kitesurfing with Blue Adventures - awesomeness! Overall awesome course! Tony went through the most important stuff in the beginning and I felt quite secure of what I was going to do, and how to do it. I´m a paraglider pilot as well, and the instructor really showed confidence, which again made it quite fun! Felt very safe in the water and he was always there to help me if it was something. Have heaps of positive words about the course, but over all, awesomeness!
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Jewels Ware
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 09 Jul 2014
Legendary Tony is fantastic! I have learnt soo much from him. We stay in touch regularly on Facebook, and I look forward to kiting by his side in the near future! I have him and his company to thank for my new passion.
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Nina Rettberg
fra, Germany
Reviewed 09 Jul 2014
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