Qualification

Member since
17 June, 2010
Qualifications
Instructor Level 1
Assistant Trainer
Additional Qualifications
Instructor Level 2
Head Instructor Exam
Instructor Level 3
Teaching to Children
Teaching to Students with Health Conditions

Job History

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Strong Kiteboarding25/01/2016Till date

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Teaching Hours 323 2511
Student Taught 9 256

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Tom Tullis
Silverton, United States
Reviewed 16 Oct 2021
Great course dandy program. Marty was great and Bart provided a great location. Very happy.
Tom Tullis
Silverton, United States
Reviewed 13 Oct 2021
Marty was a great trainer and a pleasure to be around. His knowledge of the sport was top shelf. Bark provided a great setting and was well organized. Nothing but positive feelings for the whole experience. Thx
James Eslea Macdonald
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 01 Dec 2020
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Freya Ollerearnshaw
LONDON, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 Nov 2020
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Jamie Ross
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 22 Jun 2020
Ground course Very thorough and helpful!
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Jeff Martin
Solana Beach, United States
Reviewed 05 Feb 2020
Intro to Foiling I really enjoyed my lesson with Marty. I had been foil surfing at home in the waves but had never done it with the kite. My time with Marty saved me a lot of time and headache trying to put it together on my own. I struggled in the beginning but he was patient and encouraging. And eventually I was able to get up and had a few rides on the foil. Marty gets 5 stars from me!
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Joseph Heimerl
Reviewed 01 Feb 2020
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herb heimerl
Victor, United States
Reviewed 27 Jan 2020
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Bob Matthews
Reviewed 23 Jan 2020
Advanced Review Marty & Jill were great! Best tandem instructors I've seen. Safety priority one. Great instruction!
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Steve Simpson
Seattle, United States
Reviewed 29 Nov 2019
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Jamie Whiteside
Golden, Canada
Reviewed 23 Sep 2019
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Troy Martens
Victoria , Canada
Reviewed 17 Sep 2019
Great knowledge of the sport, very clear instructions moving forward through my learning process
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David Kerins
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 13 Sep 2019
First lesson for my son. Years ago I relied on Marty to get me up and going on the Kiteboard. When my 19y/o son expressed interest in trying Kiteboarding this summer, I knew who to turn to. Marty did a great job helping my son get up on the board on the first day and he left the beach at the end of the day with enthusiasm and wanting to further lessons next summer. Woot! Thanks Marty!!!
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Jonathan Popham
Victoria , Canada
Reviewed 13 Sep 2019
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Lenka Kusa
Richmond,, Canada
Reviewed 16 Jun 2019
Eric Neil
Vic, Canada
Reviewed 12 Jun 2019
Awesome Lesson Great equipment, awesome winds and amazing instructor!
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Sarah Tipples
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 11 Jun 2019
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Jacob Howard
Reviewed 11 Jun 2019
Fantastic course. Marty is super knowledgable and his passion really shows. Bart was fantastic, he has a great approach to teaching.
David Brownless
Tauranga , New Zealand
Reviewed 11 Jun 2019
Scott Langton
Victoria , Canada
Reviewed 11 Jun 2019
I thought it was great lots of knowledge taken little overwhelming but definitely needed thank you
Talia Toland
Reviewed 07 Jun 2019
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Christina Mittermeier
Reviewed 07 Jun 2019
Learning from the best!! Hi boarding has a very steep learning curve, and Marty is hands-down, absolutely the best instructor possible. Kind, patient and extremely knowledgeable, his confidence permeates every aspect of the journey as one quickly conquers this beautiful sport. So grateful!
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James Richardson
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 06 Jun 2019
Martin is so helpful Martin has a friendly informative manner and explains things well. He is suportive and will do what it takes to get you on the water safely and we’ll prepared.
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Reviewed 18 Oct 2018
first time kiting and I enjoyed it! Can’t wait for next summer.
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Paul Slavickas
WHITBY, Canada
Reviewed 08 Oct 2018
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Paul Slavickas
WHITBY, Canada
Reviewed 03 Oct 2018
Marty was the absolute best! Thanks Marty for being so amazing at what you do & being patient with me and teaching me how to foil!
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Reviewed 03 Oct 2018
Nit Nat What a fantastic life changing experience a total thumbs up, they install the confidence needed to enjoy this sport.. love it
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Reviewed 02 Oct 2018
Amazing location and instructors Marty and his team run a great and safe program. Plus you can't beat Nitinat in the summer.
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Barbara Coble
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 02 Oct 2018
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David Campden
Reviewed 30 Sep 2018
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Reviewed 26 Sep 2018
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David Campden
Reviewed 26 Sep 2018
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Jonathan Reid
Reviewed 24 Sep 2018
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Reviewed 22 Sep 2018
Going upwind and having fun Marty and the crew are great! Helpful, easy going, knowledgeable and fun. Out on my own but they are still available for helpful hints
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David Kerins
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 19 Sep 2018
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Barbara Coble
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 18 Sep 2018
Beginning foiling Marty and Strong Kiteboarding are highly recommended by me. I received fantastic instructions and moral support as I tackled foiling for the first time. Marty gave me great preparation onshore on the difference between foiling and conventional kiting, allowing me to have proper focus on what I needed to do when I got out on the water. He then stayed with me on the jet ski and was on the money with suggestions to get me going. He had me riding long reaches up on the foil within a couple of days and I’m in my 60’s! Marty and Strong are professional yet personable. They are safety focused, customer focused and have developed a winning formula to get people safely riding. I recommend them highly!
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Reviewed 18 Sep 2018
Intro to foiling Great winds great location Martin was extremely knowledgeable and helpful I got up and rode on the foil. Can't wait to go back to NitNat true Paradise
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Reviewed 18 Sep 2018
Strong Strong kitebaording is the Best school Patient and very well equipped
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Reviewed 18 Sep 2018
Suoerb trainer Marty is the best !!!!
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Reviewed 18 Sep 2018
A great team of enthusiastic instructors The team of instructors were all wiling to take the time to answer any questions I had and to discuss specific introductory concepts. Lesson plans are very flexible and can be focussed in on an area of specific interest (kite setup, self rescue, etc.). Looking forward to more lessons next season.
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Kit Kingstad
Beaverton, United States
Reviewed 18 Sep 2018
Awesome experience. Instant feedback from the instructor on a jetski, got me confident and riding very quickly. Thanks!
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Kina Dzimira
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 30 Aug 2018
For question 1.6> I wasnt sure how many hours we were observing/assisting for exactly. There was 1.5 hrs observing the trainer who was teaching a real student and then the group paired up and took turns being an assistant trainer and observer for about 3 hours altogether. I felt the cold conditions and rain did not make it the best experience. For my self rescue attempt I had activated the chicken loop quick release, climbed the safety line hand over hand, secured the safety line with 2 half hitch knots around the bar, then wrapped all four lines together around the bar until I reached a kite span away from the kite and half hitched twice and then I had one line wrap around my leg. I tried to flip the kite over to ride back into shore, but my leg just kept getting wrapped badly. I really wanted to prove I can self-rescue. The weather made the experience more exhausting then it should have been. Training outside in cold rainy damp weather takes all your energy out of you to perform certain tasks you know you can do otherwise. Atleast thats how I felt.
Shauna Macdonald
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 22 Aug 2018
Rachel Hettinga
La Ventana, Mexico
Reviewed 10 Jun 2018
Good course, maybe having a set up indoor classroom organized would have been nice in the rain. We did this for the next part and it ran a lot nicer.
Jamie Cote
Nelson, Canada
Reviewed 10 Jun 2018
The course material was much better then I expected. Marty conducted a very professional course and made sure we had fun through our entire program.
Jill Linde
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 10 Jun 2018
Great course! Learned a lot and solidified what i knew. Assistant trainer did a great job.
david wolf
ophir, United States
Reviewed 10 Jun 2018
Ruth Saunders
victoria, Canada
Reviewed 10 Jun 2018
Marty was amazing...very thorough and excellent at explaining everything:) very informative and fun/interactive!
Russell Murray
Shawnigan Lake, Canada
Reviewed 10 Jun 2018
Marty was vary Knowledgeable had a very nice NItnat experience.
Mark Lyon
Mountlake Terrace, United States
Reviewed 04 Jan 2018
Kite boarding experience I very much enjoyed this kite school very helpful and I will return for more training.
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Tyler Trefz
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 13 Mar 2017
Lessons with Strongkiteboarding I had the pleasure of taking my first kiteboarding lessons with Strong Kiteboarding at Nitinat lake during spring of 2016. My instructors were Marty and then in followup days Roberto and both instructors did an incredible job providing a safe and very fun experience. I would highly recommend any kiteboarding beginners to get lessons with Strong Kiteboarding. They got me up riding consistently by my third day and most importantly their focus on safety was appreciated and instrumental for building confidence while participating with others on the lake.
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Denis Lederer
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 25 May 2016
Graham Harney
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 18 May 2016
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