Qualification

Member since
04 June, 2012
Qualifications
Instructor Level 1
Assistant Instructor 3 Days
Additional Qualifications
Instructor Level 2
Head Instructor Exam
Teaching to Children
Instructor Level 3

Job History

School nameStart dateEnd date
SoCal Kitesurfing IKO Pro Center24/06/2014Till date

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Teaching Hours 113 1557
Student Taught 26 304

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kyle
Reviewed 01 Jul 2022
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jeremy
Anchorage , United States
Reviewed 15 Jun 2022
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old/60KG/beginner/[email protected]
Reviewed 06 Jun 2022
Great 3-day kitesurf course Great
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Gijs Manders
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Reviewed 06 Jun 2022
Great 3-day kitesurf course Was great, we learned basics in 3 days
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Gijs Manders
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Reviewed 06 Jun 2022
Great course 3-day kitesurf lesson We learned basics in 3-day course
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Luc Manders
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Reviewed 06 Jun 2022
Great 3-day kitesurf course We learned to kitesurf as a family and learned a lot in 3 days
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gerhard
Reviewed 12 May 2022
Was a perfect day for Kite Boarding lesson. Thanks Parker.
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Mike Ornstein
Culver City, United States
Reviewed 08 May 2022
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Argentina Coy
Champaign, United States
Reviewed 17 Apr 2022
Great instruction The instruction was fun and I feel confident in pursuing the activity in water!
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Isabella McCormack
New Orleans, United States
Reviewed 13 Apr 2022
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Ashton Horton
Thousand Oaks, United States
Reviewed 30 Mar 2022
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tucker
Reviewed 06 Mar 2022
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Jean luc Girbig
Paris, France
Reviewed 24 Nov 2021
Good refresh course with all the basic but wind was a little poor unfortunately
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brianna
Reviewed 22 Nov 2021
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sabrina
Reviewed 19 Nov 2021
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Juliann Winger
Temecula, United States
Reviewed 24 Oct 2021
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Glady Eve Amora
Bakersfield, United States
Reviewed 23 Oct 2021
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Otso Saarentaus
Lake Forest, United States
Reviewed 22 Sep 2021
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Adam Morelli
Corona, United States
Reviewed 17 Sep 2021
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tim
Mountain View, United States
Reviewed 05 Sep 2021
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tim
Mountain View, United States
Reviewed 30 Aug 2021
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jaiden
Reviewed 14 Jun 2021
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Jose Fernandes
Reviewed 07 May 2021
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carlos Dias
Seattle , United States
Reviewed 25 Apr 2021
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Volker Noethhorn
United States
Reviewed 05 Apr 2021
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rosann
Reviewed 11 Sep 2020
Highly recommend Parker Me and my friend had class with Parker for weeks. He is a great instructor, always puts our safety first, very patient ,and professional. We will definitely have class with him whenever we get back the LA!
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thomas
Reviewed 06 Sep 2020
Great
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will
Reviewed 01 Sep 2020
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audrey wanhala
Los Angeles , United States
Reviewed 23 Aug 2020
Couldn’t have asked for more Seriously, couldn’t have asked for more. The staff, my instructor, the environment, equipment, all made it a wonderful experience & I felt very safe & well looked after. I’m coming back for more, no question. THANKS GUYS!! :D
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Caid Jones
Los Angeles , United States
Reviewed 21 Aug 2020
Parker was great!
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Adam Long
Reviewed 28 Jun 2020
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adam
Reviewed 28 Jun 2020
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Patrick Glenwright
Rch Palos Vrd, United States
Reviewed 27 Jun 2020
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andre
Reviewed 12 Mar 2020
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Jake Newcomb
Long Beach, United States
Reviewed 29 Feb 2020
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Adam Day
KIRKLAND, United States
Reviewed 11 Nov 2019
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Shaun Teegardin
bullhead city, United States
Reviewed 24 Jul 2019
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shaun alkema
Reviewed 22 Jul 2019
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John Miller
Corona, United States
Reviewed 20 Jul 2019
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Garrett Tolman
Boulder City, United States
Reviewed 19 Jul 2019
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Gabriel Ciobanu
Munich, Romania
Reviewed 18 Jul 2019
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kelly williams
Reviewed 18 Jul 2019
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Mark Mordecki
Farmington, United States
Reviewed 24 Jun 2019
Great time! Great instructors, very helpful and friendly. Super safe. Was a lot of fun.
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Mark Elmasry
Canada
Reviewed 19 May 2019
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Adam Roberts
Reviewed 18 May 2019
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Christian Diaz
Key Biscayne, United States
Reviewed 17 May 2019
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kalysta White
Reviewed 12 May 2019
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Byron Dormire
Windsor, United States
Reviewed 09 May 2019
Intro to Kite maneuvering on land and water, Self Rescue, Water Launchs, and Kite recovery. So Cal Kiteboarding (SCK), located in Long Beach, CA (Belmont Shores), is a first rate Kite school. The instructor staff and equipment provided for rent or lessons were readily provided on request. For a beachside school location, SCK was conveniently setup near beach showers and restroom facilities. Parking is a stones throw from the SCK vans and wind blades for either pay-per-slot or public spots along Ocean Blvd. As the summer and the high-kite season nears, parking may be more congested as kiting popularity increases with better weather. Overall experience = A+.. Like any professional experience, the prices are commensurate to scheduling and staff availability. Don't be Late! There are a greater number of students vying for training slots every day. Have fun and be safe is the SCK mantra, and we felt very secure in the training and friendships we established there.
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patricia hale
Corvallis, United States
Reviewed 07 May 2019
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Colyar Pridgen
Reviewed 01 May 2019
First lesson Great lessons...not their fault that I can't water start just yet! The challenge of it is fun. Very patient. Appreciate flexibility and common sense approach in dealing with low wind days, etc.
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john king King
Riverside , United States
Reviewed 01 May 2019
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Tyler Anderson
Torrance, United States
Reviewed 25 Apr 2019
Great service, knowledgable instructors
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kristina libby
Reviewed 24 Apr 2019
Loved the class! Great beach, great teacher. Super fun!
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ana
Reviewed 23 Apr 2019
Good Introduction, but...
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britton
Reviewed 23 Apr 2019
Recommended! Socal is a great group of folks. And they know their stuff.
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JeanFrancois Gagnon
Reviewed 04 Oct 2018
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Demir Ipsiroglu
Reviewed 23 Sep 2018
There were a lot of kids playing around so we had to change location several times which results in time loss..
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Reviewed 23 Sep 2018
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Rhys Marsh
Reviewed 22 Sep 2018
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Reviewed 21 Sep 2018
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Reviewed 20 Sep 2018
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Guy Citrin
Los Angeles, United States
Reviewed 19 Sep 2018
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Reviewed 17 Sep 2018
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jonna lee
Altadena, United States
Reviewed 11 Sep 2018
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Reviewed 09 Sep 2018
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robert helfend
malibu, United States
Reviewed 31 Aug 2018
Ana Paula Mofarrej
Santa Monica, United States
Reviewed 24 Aug 2018
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Denis Caveny
Reviewed 19 Aug 2018
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Reviewed 26 Jul 2018
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VJ McGuinness
Newport Beach, United States
Reviewed 14 Jul 2018
Private Lesson I wish they had used radios. Instructor watched from shore. I was pleased to earn my independence, but radios would have been great.
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Jeffrey Ballard
Reviewed 06 May 2018
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J Michael Glendening
Long Beach, United States
Reviewed 21 Apr 2018
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Patrick Schell
Reviewed 20 Apr 2018
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Richard Levy
Schorndorf, Germany
Reviewed 13 Sep 2016
Easy, uncomplicated lesson The course was extreemly easy to arrange. Bart provided quick support by email to allow me to arrange at short notice from overseas (based in Germany). During the course, I was able to learn the safety aspects of the sport and get on the water quickly. I gave 4 stars for safety, it would have been 5 if they'd have given something to recap or take away, perhaps IKO could provide some resources to refresh the safety aspects as it is a lot to take in and remember for the first time solo after the course. In the end though, this isn't an issue. There is enough of this kind of thing availble on the net, I'm just anal about safety having spent 35 years sailing/powerboating. The setting was nice although a little crowded (probably because it is a good spot close to LA). There was good wind every time I was there. I assume this is what is meant by facilities because as such this is a beach setting and not a club-house/sailing school. The course didn't suffer for that though, california sunshine and a clean beach make and excelent setting for the course. There are basic showers/toliets close by. I'm not that knowlegable about equipment but the kites we where given seemed pretty good. It was great to get chance to try a few different models and start small to work up. On the whole, a pleasant experience that I'd have no trouble to recomend or visit again (I'll probably do level 3 later this year)
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Aaron Garrett
Topanga, United States
Reviewed 12 Sep 2016
Great Terrific Lesson
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Ben Hodge
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 Jul 2016
Fantastic School - great fun I went to SoCal Kitesurfing school in LA as a complete beginner. They taught me how to fly the kite and were very patient even when for them it must have been frustrating. I quickly advanced and was ready to go in the water. unfortunately the water was closed for the day and so they accommodated me a few days later and allowed me to return to continue my tuition. I had a great time and highly recommend SoCal Kitesurfing school to anyone keen to learn"
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Simon Talbot
Gatineau, Canada
Reviewed 28 Jul 2016
Nice
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Jeff Jahnes
COLUMBUS, United States
Reviewed 21 Jun 2016
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Allen Forero
Porter Ranch, United States
Reviewed 15 Apr 2016
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Don Rice
Sequim, United States
Reviewed 23 Feb 2016
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Arthur Prochazka
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 27 Oct 2015
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Paul Dunphy
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, United States
Reviewed 08 Jun 2015
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Brian Clark
Venice, United States
Reviewed 19 May 2015
Great lessons! Great instruction starting on beach and progressing to water :)
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Byran Kine
Reviewed 13 May 2015
What a blast! Definitely going again! I had a great time learning how to Kite Board. It was my first time trying it, and Parker at SoCal Kitesurfing was the best. I was amazed at how quickly he could detect and correct even the smallest mistakes I was making. He worked at my pace, and I never felt bored or rushed. It was a great experience and will definitely be continuing in the sport, as well as recommending it to more friends.
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Max-Antonio Burger
Santa Monica, United States
Reviewed 12 Apr 2015
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David Firth
Istres, France
Reviewed 08 Nov 2014
SoCal Kitesurfing School Very enjoyable and productive 6-hour course with SoCal. The instructors were highly motivated and oozing with enthusiasm for the sport and my progress. The instruction was carried out in a very professional manner, emphasizing safety in a practical way. By the end of the day I had made considerable progress, completing short runs on the board in both directions. Since then I have returned for a further session and benefitted from more expert instruction which identified some key weaknesses which I was able to correct. Many thanks to Bart, Parker and the whole team at SoCal. As Arnie said, "I'll be back!"
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Aaron Beck
Reviewed 05 Nov 2014
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Ron Holsey
Los Angeles, United States
Reviewed 04 Nov 2014
Great way to learn kiteboarding Parker is a very laid back and personable teacher. He's a young guy who's very skilled and enthusiastic about the sport. Good teacher.
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