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27 May, 2008
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Instructor Level 1
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Instructor Level 2
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Job History

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Freeride Tarifa13/05/2019Till date

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Teaching Hours 185 3764
Student Taught 16 348

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Jessica Schmid
Reviewed 10 Aug 2022
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johan Sonzogni
Reviewed 10 Aug 2022
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Trent Williams
Freeport, Bahamas
Reviewed 11 Jul 2022
I spent a few days with Freeride Tarifa during July. I found the instructors to be very competent and safety orriented, yet very easy going and capable of explaining concepts in way easy to understand.
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Matthias Egli
Reviewed 15 Jun 2022
Excellent beginner lessons I started with my first Kite Surfing experience in Tarifa and succeeded level two within one week only. This thanks to excellent teaching with Freeride. We progressed quickly every day a d Oli was always patient enough to wait for the best Wind conditions. And there was always enough practicing time with the necessary theoretical input.
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Nour Sandoz
Reviewed 19 May 2022
Premier cours de KITE j' ai trop aime le kite et ils m'ont donnée l'envie de vraiment faire du KIte
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Frédéric Debor
Marenne, Belgium
Reviewed 15 May 2022
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Nicolas Gurtner
Bienne, Switzerland
Reviewed 14 Jan 2022
Fantastique Super expérience avec un super prof!
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Séverine BONENFANT
Asnières sur Seine, France
Reviewed 07 Jan 2022
Ce fut une première expérience kitesurf juste inoubliable ! Vanessa est vraiment hyper organisée de A à Z. Un service quasi clés en mains. De plus elle possède une parfaite connaissance des lieux. Elle saura vous conseiller sans problème sur les restau, les activités, etc … avec une impressionnante réactivité :) Pas de vent … aucun problème, il y’a tellement de choses à faire sur Tarifa est ses alentours ! ;) Relativement au cours, vous pourrez apprécier la rigueur et le professionnalisme ainsi que la patience des coachs ! On se sent vraiment en sécurité durant tout le stage. Personnellement j’ai eu la chance et l’opportunité d’en profiter jusqu’au dernier moment avec une session clap de fin au couchant … juste magique. Je ne peux donc que vous recommander de vous faire former par Vanessa, Olivier et son équipe ! Des pros ! En plus … super sympas :-) Bref j’ai déjà envie d’y retourner :-))
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Sarah Stefani
Reviewed 02 Nov 2021
Une super semaine J'ai passé une super semaine à Tarifa. Nous avons pu échangé entre groupe et passer des bons moments hors des cours. Je recommande cette expérience.
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Clementine Alitti
Reviewed 24 Oct 2021
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Louis Lasry
Reviewed 24 Oct 2021
C’était génial ! Super séjour avec Olivier de FreeRide! Très pédagogue, plaisir et sensation sont au rendez vous! Je recommande à fond et vous souhaite à tous de vous amuser autant que moi
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Bertrand Meriaud
Vincennes, France
Reviewed 13 Oct 2021
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Camilla Zard Zard
New york , United States
Reviewed 10 Oct 2021
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Joris Cocaud
Nantes, France
Reviewed 04 Oct 2021
Super semaine, équipe au top ! Un apprentissage sur mesure avec des coach au top et très compétant. A terre une bienveillance et des moments d'échanges inoubliables ! Je conseille clairement!
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Caroline Corlay
Reviewed 30 Sep 2021
Freeride Tarifa école au top Super école, Olivier est un prof super précis, agréable et pro
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Pierre Zemb
Poland
Reviewed 25 Sep 2021
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Maja Olczak
Reviewed 25 Sep 2021
Amazing instructor, step by step allowed me to gain confidence in the water :)
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Celine Cheve
Reviewed 25 Sep 2021
Semaine au top Une semaine de cours au top avec une progression à la clef grâce à un moniteur très pédagogique 🤙
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Alexandre Martin
Reviewed 18 Sep 2021
Super séjour dans une bonne école J’ai pu progresser de la plage à l’eau en l’espace de 3 jours, puis les 2 jours suivants dans l’eau ont été très instructifs ! Super prof et matos!
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Lynn Van der noord
Reviewed 18 Sep 2021
Vanessa was the best teacher I have had, always watching me and giving tips! She was very enthusiastic and kind!
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Alexandre Martel
Reviewed 08 Sep 2021
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Thomas RICHARD
LONDON, United Kingdom
Reviewed 07 Sep 2021
Super école de kitesurf à Tarifa Super école de kite à Tarifa! Cours d’initiation, c’était top! Merci Thomas
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Laureen van den bossche
Reviewed 07 Sep 2021
Débutant kite Pour avoir les bonnes bases en kite et les bon réflexes sécurité il faut être chez Vanessa de chez freeride Tarifa. De plus les cours avec le talkie-walkie sont une réelle plus-value pour perdre moins de temps et apprendre plus vite!
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Tsvetan Nikolov
Reviewed 07 Sep 2021
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Benjamin Becker
Reviewed 06 Sep 2021
Good school! All perfect
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Alexander Leonhardt
Reviewed 30 Aug 2021
Freerida Tarifa, an absolutely recommendable kitesurfing school Thanks to the professional and positive attitude of the team, we enjoyed the efficient course very much!
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Vivande Fagnoni
Reviewed 22 Aug 2021
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Basile Fagnoni
Reviewed 20 Aug 2021
Superbe première expérience ! Merci a toute l’équipe de free ride Tarifa et à notre instructeur Geof. On aura bien progressé cette semaine.
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Elena Naumann
Reviewed 02 Aug 2021
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Tommaso Mohwinckel
Reviewed 02 Aug 2021
Kite lessons with Freeride Tarifa really good experience with very good teachers! always super professional and in complete safety at all times. Olivier was an amazing teacher, giving good feedback and tips to always improve and correct my mistakes.
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Philip ischebeck
Reviewed 02 Aug 2021
Do it! Olivier is the greatest Kite instructor I could have imagined. With his years of experience he knows exactly how to each every student to learn kiting super well, safe and quick. In the beginning it might seem a bit frustrating to start practicing on the beach and then budydragging. But in the water you will feel the true value of every exercise that you did. And in the end the exercises will have safed you a lot of time in the water by letting you drive instead of organising the kite. Also the mentality is to be acknowledged. Always calm and with a smile on the face. Thanks a lot to the Freeride kite school for the amzing experience. I love it and will be back. Cheers!
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Matias Echever
Reviewed 02 Aug 2021
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Jean Vincent Vallee
Reviewed 29 Jul 2021
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Matt Bicek
Reviewed 29 Jul 2021
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Lauren Vallee
Reviewed 26 Jul 2021
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Anna Baertz
Reviewed 23 Jul 2021
Amazing school! I loved my kite classes with Freeride! Vanessa organises everything perfectly and is always up for some talking and laughing before or after the kite sessions. I took semiprivate lessons and I felt like the teachers were following all my attempts and moves and could therefore correct me on everything thanks to the radio system! I also liked that I changed teachers twice because it allowed me to get different opinions and tips. At the end I was cruising a bit and I want to come back to Tarifa for this great atmosphere! All in all, thank you Vanessa, Olivier, Caro, Mat and Julien, you are amazing! See you soon, Anna🤙
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Casper Van Mook
Reviewed 21 Jul 2021
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Matt Earnest
Reviewed 09 Jul 2021
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Frédéric Claus
Braine-l-Alleud, Belgium
Reviewed 25 Jun 2021
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Anthony Boubet
Moulins, France
Reviewed 28 May 2021
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Patrick Ryan
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 27 Apr 2021
FreeRide Tarifa should be where you go to learn, fine tune and develop your kiteboarding skills irrespective of your experience
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Nicolas Sohier
Reviewed 24 Apr 2021
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Marie Droinet
Reviewed 11 Apr 2021
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Sam Harvey
Reviewed 29 Mar 2021
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Ronan Mutz
Reviewed 02 Nov 2020
Super école de kite
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Xuan Duy
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Reviewed 22 Oct 2020
Excellent Tres bon niveau d'instruction, bonne pedagogie et bonne ambiance
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Astrid BEAULATON
Paris, France
Reviewed 20 Oct 2020
Patience et bonne humeur 4 jours de cours particuliers intenses avec Olivier. Ses instructions claires m’ont permis de progresser :) Une ambiance conviviale chez Freeride Tarifa est appréciable. Je recommande vivement Olivier et son école. Hâte de revenir 😊
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Imma Robert
Reviewed 01 Oct 2020
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Daniel Martin Molina
Reviewed 26 Sep 2020
Muy profesionales Profesionales, divertidos, una experiencia increíble
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Mireia Soro Ponce
Reviewed 26 Sep 2020
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Vineet Sawhney
Reviewed 05 Sep 2020
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Lukas Mruck
Reviewed 01 Sep 2020
Amazing It was amazing with this school and these guys. They are really kind and organized.
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Delfin Furlong
Reviewed 31 Aug 2020
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Fede Badiola
Reviewed 30 Aug 2020
Profesionales Son una gente muy profesional y muy buenos enseñantes.
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Sophia Urban
Reviewed 12 Aug 2020
Freeride est une Super ecole de kite à tarifa ! Olivier était super!! Hyper patient, a l’écoute et motivant. La communication / organisation avec Vanessa était hyper simple. Flexible, et ils ont fait tout le meilleur pour qu’on puisse toujours kiter selon les conditions changeantes. J’ai pris des cours et mon copain a fait de la location, tout était parfait. J’ai hâte d’y retourner !
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Olivia Marcharis
Reviewed 03 Aug 2020
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Tom Gousset
Reviewed 31 Jul 2020
École de kite surf, freeride Super école, super prof, super conseil, super matériel. Bref je vous conseil l’école freeride
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Tom Wilkinson
Reviewed 31 Jul 2020
Highly recommended! Well-organised, safety-focused - and lovely people. I'm now a multiple returner to Tarifa and still hang out and use Freeride's rental gear (and local knowledge!) where possible. Tom, 36, UK.
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Yasmine Moes
Reviewed 22 Oct 2019
HIghly reccomended Olivier is an absolutely amazing instructor. He took the time and understood exactly what needed room for improvement. He kept me motivated with positive feedback and continued to challenge me throughout the course.
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Rolf Wehrli
Schaan, Liechtenstein
Reviewed 21 Oct 2019
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Henrietta Bucsai
Thornton Heath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 Sep 2019
Brillant! The teachers are very knowledgeable, friendly and patient. They do whatever they can so that you feel safe and confortable with your equipment. There are many different ways which they could explain how things work and what we should do in different situations. They are very quick to respond to all queries and even give recommendations of restaurants and other activities that you could do on non windy days. If you ever go to Tarifa go to Freeride! :))
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Reviewed 28 Sep 2019
Freeride is number 1! Freeride is an amazing school. The teachers are excellent always patient and have a great way of explaining things that helps you progress really quickly. We were taught in all conditions from 40 to 10 knots they make the best of all the wind days. Oliver has a massive amount of knowledge we were lucky to have him teach us. The school is always quick to respond to any emails. If you’re going to Tarifa the wind capital of Europe you need to go with freeride!
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oleg kvaskov
Reviewed 14 Aug 2019
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Jean Van Ruymbeke
Bruxelles, Belgium
Reviewed 03 Jul 2019
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Guillaume Nyst
Reviewed 28 Jun 2019
Super!
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Ceyhun Akcay
Reviewed 20 May 2019
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charlie douty
Westerham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 06 May 2019
teaching could be better I've had lessons before and am able to say that comparatively I was slightly disappointed with the quality of the lessons at this school. I only had one instructor so maybe the others are better.
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madeleine de streel
Reviewed 25 Apr 2019
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Christine Wilson
Leiden, Netherlands
Reviewed 29 Mar 2019
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Di Carlo Samy
Strasbourg, France
Reviewed 03 Nov 2018
Really great School Perfect school with nice people and excellent equipment. Everything was perfect.
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Reviewed 13 Apr 2018
Fantastic Team, Kite & Fun Je recommande vivement! Super accueil à Tarifa! Vanessa & Olivier sont adorables et toujours prets à partager les bons plans et donner des conseils kite, tourisme, matos, etc. Olivier est super pédagogue, toujours à donner le bon conseil au bon moment... Et le résultat est là : progression super rapide et fun pendant 3 jours! Merci beaucoup!
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Ida Hansdotter
Reviewed 13 Apr 2018
A lot of Waves in Tarifa, perhaps not the best for beginners.
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Reviewed 15 Feb 2018
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Reviewed 14 Feb 2018
Free ride Tarifa Oliver and Vanessa run a fantastic school! Super friendly, acommodating and helpful! I would highly recommend them to anyone going to Tarifa to learn or improve your kitesurfing skills!
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Reviewed 14 Feb 2018
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Michael Schippel
München, Germany
Reviewed 14 Feb 2018
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Neven Tkalcec
Cakovec, Croatia
Reviewed 14 Feb 2018
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Morten Poulsen
Reviewed 14 Feb 2018
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Roan Du Plessis
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 13 Feb 2018
FreeRide Tarifa Breathtaking experience with the kindest and most professional people. Highly recommend to anyone and everyone
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Reviewed 13 Feb 2018
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Coen Hennipman
Reviewed 01 Feb 2018
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Michel Trevisan
Praz, Switzerland
Reviewed 10 Jan 2018
Super bon cours moniteur tres pedagogue , par.contre tarifa n est pas forcement le.meilleurs de spots pour débuter... t Super bon cours moniteur tres pedagogue , par.contre tarifa n est pas forcement le.meilleurs de spots pour débuter
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Vanessa Mathias
Reviewed 08 Jan 2018
Matériel top qualité et très bonne pédagogie Très bonne pédagogie. Du matériel Naish neuf de la saison. Même si les conditions de vent sur Tarifa sont parfois assez raffaleuses et pas facile, je me suis sentie en sécurité à chaque étape du cours. Il m'a accompagné dans l'eau lorsque c'était nécessaire pour m'aider en body drag et en waterstart. Chacune de ses explications sur la fenêtre du vent, comment fonctionne le kite et pourquoi repousser la barre... ont été très claire et bien expliqué pour quelqu'un de novice comme moi. Après une semaine de stage je commençais à rider. Il m’aura fallut encore un peu plus d'heures pour arriver à remonter au vent... Mais j'ai appris à mon rythme et j'ai passé un très bon moment. On changeait de plage en fonction des conditions ce qui m'as permis aussi de découvrir de nouveaux spots et de tirer partis des meilleurs conditions de la région.
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