Qualification

Member since
10 March, 2013
Qualifications
Assistant Instructor 3 Days
Instructor Level 1
Instructor Level 1
Additional Qualifications
Instructor Level 2

Job History

School nameStart dateEnd date
KiteClubCabarete02-04-201628-06-2017
Venturi Kite Center25/11/2021Till date
Venture Holidays Aruba04/03/2019Till date

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Teaching Hours 375 2068
Student Taught 50 267

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Lee Pfeil
Oakland, United States
Reviewed 14 Oct 2021
Hendrick is the man! Great team and their lessons keep getting better. Boat service is great. Nice location.
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Reviewed 14 Oct 2021
I'm an 81 year old female. Even with my advanced age, I was able to complete the lessons with the help of my extremely well-trained and supportive instructor. I will definitely be going back for more lessons.
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Francisco Sosa
Caracas, Venezuela
Reviewed 13 Oct 2021
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max Riekel
Doetinchem, Netherlands
Reviewed 15 Sep 2021
Great kite school The teacher was very kindly and where very good into the learning of kite surfing!!
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Piet de Nooijer
Netherlands
Reviewed 08 Sep 2021
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Kirsten van der Neut
Den Haag, Netherlands
Reviewed 17 Aug 2021
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Maikel Hermans
's-gravenhage, Netherlands
Reviewed 13 Aug 2021
What an experience. Amazing guy and such a great instructor. Hendrick always has a huge smile on his face and really gets involved in teaching the kitesurfing sport to his students. There was never a dull moment or a time where I didn't feel safe.
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Reviewed 05 Aug 2021
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Hugo Reijersen van Buuren
Veendam, Netherlands
Reviewed 30 Jul 2021
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Giuliana Sardi Rogines
Newton, United States
Reviewed 29 Jul 2021
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Philip Reijersen van Buuren
Veendam, Netherlands
Reviewed 25 Jul 2021
Super Hendrik was the best kitesurfing teacher that I have ever had. He teached me a lot in just a few lessons. He listends and noticed how comfortable you are.
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Gerard
Reviewed 11 Jul 2021
Great Experience I learned a lot from Hendrick. And I had a great time. I had taken lessons elsewhere previously. Definitely turned a corner with working with Hendrick. Highly Recommend. This was a great way to spend my vacation.
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Karim
Reviewed 01 Jul 2021
Aruba Kite Boarding Hendrick Burgers and his team did a great job at teaching the fundamentals of Kite boarding. I think the recipe/procedure they followed is well structured. Every single member of his team was professional and was great at communicating technical as well as practical information. I felt I made a lot of progress during the time I spent with them and would consider doing it again.
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Vince Puisor
Chalfont, United States
Reviewed 01 Jul 2021
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Ersnet
Reviewed 29 Jun 2021
Great and calm unstructor. Will make sure you will get the most out of each lesson.
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Ali Joyal
Hampstead, United States
Reviewed 22 Jun 2021
Thorough, patient and FUN I had an amazing time with Hendrick from Venture Holidays Aruba. He was so descriptive and patient with me throughout my training process. He was encouraging and motivating while also being fun and engaging! Couldn’t recommend him higher!! My only regret is not starting my lessons earlier in the trip as I would’ve gone twice as much!
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Rob Verschelden
Belgium
Reviewed 15 Jun 2021
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Chris
Reviewed 14 Jun 2021
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Steven Nijland
Reviewed 21 May 2021
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Pablo
Reviewed 12 May 2021
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Reviewed 07 May 2021
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Caroline Jenkins
BIRMINGHAM, United States
Reviewed 04 May 2021
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Reviewed 28 Apr 2021
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Larissa Luz
Palmas , Brazil
Reviewed 27 Apr 2021
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Cyrus Sinor
Sullivans Island, United States
Reviewed 25 Apr 2021
Continuing my Training Hendrick is an outstanding instructor. Very patient and safe. He really helped me progress at a speed I was comfortable with, and I was able to get in a dozen good starts/rides. This is a great school and a great location to learn.
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Jeroen Bos
Denekamp, Netherlands
Reviewed 22 Apr 2021
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Evert Bakker
Utrecht, Netherlands
Reviewed 20 Apr 2021
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Nicole
Reviewed 20 Apr 2021
BEST EXPERIENCE EVER! Hendrick was an AMAZING kite instructor! I had a terrific time and am so grateful.
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Diana Johnson
Kapolei, United States
Reviewed 20 Apr 2021
Aruba kiteboarding lessons Aruba was a good location for me to continue my kiteboarding lessons. I felt at ease and secure with the professional lessons and am now more confident.
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Christian
Reviewed 07 Apr 2021
Amazing experience! Hendrick is an awesome and professional instructor, I'd highly recommend taking his classes when in Aruba I had a few lessons and general kiting/renting sessions with VentureHolidays, Hendrick and Carolien, and had a great experience. I highly recommend this kiting school for beginners and experts.
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Jeroen Bos
Denekamp, Netherlands
Reviewed 15 Mar 2021
Good instructor Good instructor. Very Good lessons
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Jared Ross
St Louis, United States
Reviewed 13 Mar 2021
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Charles Bocquentin
New York, United States
Reviewed 02 Mar 2021
Hendrick is the man Went to Aruba with a local friend. Hendrick is the coach you want. First (and maybe still only?) certified instructor on the island, competed in the world championship, super nice... He'll help you tap the most out of your potential so you get to fly very quickly!
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Jicko Chetrit
Reviewed 23 Feb 2021
Awesome school with great instructors Hendrick and Shane are amazing, professional with lots of patience.
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Oriana Mansur
Reviewed 22 Feb 2021
Amazing school and instructor! I've loved my journey learning to kitesurf so far. Thank you to Hendrick for explaining the technique so well (using fun examples that help me remember all the moving pieces). He's really patient and great energy to learn from! Overall would recommend 10/10!!
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Yakup Aydin
Rotterdam , Netherlands
Reviewed 20 Feb 2021
My kite lessons at venture holidays Hendrik and his team were so good at what they do. Sure a lot of people are great kiters. But to be good at it and to be able to teach others the same way is not always common. But trust me. These guys are so passionate and dedicated to teach kitesurfing to others you can see in there eyes when they talk about it. Step by step they thought me how to kite and I can’t thank them enough for it.
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Toon Cornelis
Antwerpen, Belgium
Reviewed 19 Feb 2021
Super skilled and friendly mobile kiteschool Hendrik is very skilled as a teacher, knowing exactly what problems his students ate encountering. Gear was the latest naish equipment, very good. They are mobile so best conditions you can get, however thay can sometimes mean thay the accommodation lacks a bit but that's not really a problem unless you are a luxury kiter ^^
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Timothy vinck
Reviewed 20 Jan 2021
aruba baby excelente service and teaching. experienced and dedicated school to proper teaching for all level
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Erika
Reviewed 20 Jan 2021
Best Kite Board Instructor Hendrick is an amazing teacher! He really takes the time to explain concepts so you’re successful on the board and proficient in flying the kite. Would 100% recommend him for any beginner looking to learn or an advanced kiter looking to sharpen their skills.
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hanneke
Reviewed 20 Jan 2021
Venture holidays was an amazing company to take lessons with. They make it safe, fun and make sure you make great progression!
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Fleur Van der vaart
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 10 Jan 2021
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Marin Gezymalla
Erie, United States
Reviewed 04 Jan 2021
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Dylan
Reviewed 04 Jan 2021
Very good teacher Hendrik was a very good and patient teacher. We had a wonderful time kiting with him. I really recommend this school.
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Laura
Reviewed 04 Jan 2021
Aruba Kite Lesson! Hendricks was GREAT! He took the time to explain everything and made me feel comfortable with the kite. I was able to stand up on just my second lesson! I loved it! I recommend this instructor ro anyone!
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Nathan Vervaeke
Gent, Belgium
Reviewed 18 Dec 2020
Best kite experience on Aruba Hendrick is an EXCELLENT kitesurf teacher! He did an amazing job! My girlfriend and I wanted to learn to kite on Aruba, and we found Venture Holidays via the IKO website. Hendrick has the unique skill that he can transfer his knowledge with a lot of enthusiasm and with a very personal approach. He gave my girlfriend and I clear instructions and exercises based on our personal progress, and he was able to get us up and riding within four lessons. He gives you all the necessary attention and you feel the positive vibes. We unanimously recommend Venture Holidays Aruba. No doubt.
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Alexis Claeys
Ghent , Belgium
Reviewed 18 Dec 2020
Eerste kitelessen in duo Hendrick is a very good teacher who really keeps the excercises safe and very specific to the personal needs. I feel like we had a good progression due to these personal and clear advices.
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Terry Sullivan
Ambler, United States
Reviewed 03 Dec 2020
Great start! Hendrix gave me an excellent first lesson on the beautiful beach in Aruba. The winds were relatively steady but not overpowering, a great combination for a beginner. He explain things very well and gave me an excellent hands-on tutorial on the beach before we got into the water.He was very thorough when it came to discussions about safety and taking care of equipment. Overall it was a great experience!
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Olga Knaven
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Reviewed 12 Nov 2020
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Bram Straatman
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Reviewed 10 Nov 2020
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Henri Arkink
Netherlands
Reviewed 28 Sep 2020
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Johanna
Reviewed 18 Sep 2020
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Loes Wierstra
Arnhem, Netherlands
Reviewed 15 Sep 2020
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Michelle
Reviewed 14 Sep 2020
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Hussein Hashim
Reviewed 05 Aug 2020
Hendrick is an exceptional Person and a great instructor Hendrick is an exceptional person and instructor. He is very professional at all times even though he is a very fun person to be around with. He makes sure you understand what you are about to do and tells you all about the techniques and theory of what kite surfing is. He also makes sure you wear the appropriate equipment and tells you about safety features, safety on the beach and in the water. Hendrick takes very seriously the fact that you want to learn and really focuses on the little details that make the difference as an inexperienced kiter. I really recommend anyone who wants to learn how to kite surf or even improve their skills to get lessons with the coolest, most fun instructor in Aruba, Hendrick. Great time and learned a lot!!
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Manuela Bremer
Enschede, Netherlands
Reviewed 03 Aug 2020
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Robin
Reviewed 28 Jul 2020
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Marjan de Jong
Noord, Aruba
Reviewed 21 Jul 2020
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Pascal Wieringa
Reviewed 26 May 2020
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Ralph Van Gool
Reviewed 19 May 2020
Perfect!
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Peter
Reviewed 01 May 2020
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Alex Browning
Reviewed 10 Mar 2020
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Chris Warkentin
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 13 Feb 2020
Hendrick - Venture Holidays Aruba Hendrick is a fabulous instructor. He uses radio headsets to give constant feedback and always gives lots of technical and safety tips as well. He's very attentive: you never feel like he's not paying attention and his jet ski lets him reach you very quickly when needed. He also uses multiple teaching locations which gives a good overview of different types of conditions. Highly recommended.
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Jim Boatman
Chicago, United States
Reviewed 12 Feb 2020
Best Instructor in Aruba Great instructor and place to learn
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tom Delia
Charlotte , United States
Reviewed 12 Feb 2020
Fun and informative, bb talkers are a great tool . Top notch gear!
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Nathan Bennion
Omaha, United States
Reviewed 03 Feb 2020
Top Notch Instructor! Top notch experience We found his school on the internet. Hendrick is a top notch instructor. Completely knowledgeable, totally safe, and wildly patient. He got me from zero to kite-boarding in 2 days (though I have more to learn from him). He is an unassuming expert with a personality that is infectious. I could work, learn or hang out with him for days on end. My wife also took the course with me and he demonstrated absolute respect. We both walked away wishing we had more days to spend with him. I can't recommend his school highly enough.
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Kate
Reviewed 02 Feb 2020
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Jennifer McBournie
Hull, United States
Reviewed 07 Jan 2020
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Jim Boatman
Chicago, United States
Reviewed 03 Jan 2020
Best Instructor on Aruba After having taken lessons from several instructors on Aruba Hendrick was by far the most skilled, attentive and friendly. He is very good at working with any skill level or age and always remains very supportive and positive. It is not uncommon for instructors at the main kite beach (fisherman’s huts) to be somewhat disinterested and watch from the shore most of the lesson. He also takes advantage of kiting on both sides of the island which is a tremendous advantage on Aruba. Very highly recommended.
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Carlos Andres Vasquez Vásquez
La Romana, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 10 Dec 2019
Curso de aprendizaje de Kitesurf Hendrick es un instructor muy profesional, está pendiente de cada detalle de seguridad. Tiene la mejor actitud para enseñar, mucha paciencia y siempre alegre. Sin dudas ha sido un curso excelente y lo recomiendo para aprender kitesurf en Aruba.
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Sidney Merry Weather
Reviewed 09 Oct 2019
Kitesurf lessons. Beginner. I was scared in the beginning of everything that could happen with me on the kite. Hendrick is a very good instructor, took his time to explain me everything with patience. A very friendly person. I would recommend everyone who wants to learn how to kite, to take lessons with Hendrick. All the materials we used where in good condition.
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Luis Fernando Saad
BOCA RATON, United States
Reviewed 08 Oct 2019
It was just perfect! Hendrick teach my daughter, my wife and son. Very calm and pretty good.
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Reviewed 29 Sep 2019
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jurgen glas Glas
Roden , Netherlands
Reviewed 17 Sep 2019
Kiteboarding lessons with venture holidays Aruba. I really loved my lessons, Hendrick is a great guy and he always is very positive. Next to that Hendrick is using top quality gear that adds a lot to the common safety of the person following one of his lessons. In general I just had a great time and would recommend venture holidays Aruba to anyone wanting to learn how to kiteboard.
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Meliz Sousa
Reviewed 28 Aug 2019
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Maria Pia Gonzalez
Weston, United States
Reviewed 19 Jul 2019
Amazing! Best kite instructor ever! Can’t wait to come back
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Jennifer McBournie
Hull, United States
Reviewed 14 Jul 2019
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Mark Nooren
Reviewed 27 Jun 2019
Stoked sessions with Venture Holidays What an awesome experience at Boca Grandi, here in Aruba!! And Hendrick was the best, focussed, kind, safetyfirst instructor!
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Justin Nooren
Reviewed 19 Jun 2019
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Heath Jackson
Reviewed 19 Jun 2019
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Bjarne Van Drunen
Reviewed 11 Jun 2019
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David Scaplen
Pelham, United States
Reviewed 03 Jun 2019
Boca Grande with Hendrick Burgers Lessons with Hendrick are fun, safe and totally customized to my skill level. I would highly recommend Hendrick and Venture Holidays Aruba to everyone and any skill level!
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Lori Delia
Charlotte, United States
Reviewed 04 May 2019
Great Focus on Rider's Development Venture Holidays Aruba offers a great array of conditions for teaching, well-equipped and outstanding instruction for a riders personal goals, growth and development!
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Tom Delia
Charlotte , United States
Reviewed 02 May 2019
Aruba always windy Great school, great people, great place to learn and progress!
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Sjors van den Heuvel
Haarlem, Netherlands
Reviewed 28 Apr 2019
“LEKKER” During the course, safety is Hendrick’s first priority. He supported me very positively. When I faced a obstruction he knows precisely what exercise I needed to succeed to the next level. Fun, humor and his safe environment is key in my steep learning curve! Thanks for a enjoyable time in and on the water!
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Mike Barrameda
Reviewed 27 Apr 2019
Hendrick is amazing! Hendrick was an amazing instructor and was incredibly patient with us and encouraging as we tried to learn how to kite surf for the first time. I highly recommend him!
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Jonathan Walsh
Reviewed 23 Apr 2019
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Patel Pratik
Reviewed 22 Apr 2019
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Yilok Wong
Reviewed 22 Apr 2019
Venture Holidays Aruba - Hendrick Burgers Great week of classes. Instructor was detailed, emphasized safety, but also highly entertaining. Took around 10 hours of classes with Hendrick Burgers and by the end I could body drag out to a location and get up and kiting! Would definitely do again next time I’m in Aruba!
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Daniel Zeleznikar
Reviewed 20 Apr 2019
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John Wright
Reviewed 20 Apr 2019
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Yamila
Reviewed 06 Mar 2019
Excelente experiencia Excelente experiencia, con el profesor. Profesional , y muy atento. Pudimos cumplir objetivos, y superamos expectativas gracias a las técnicas y seguimiento del profesor. Muy recomendable. Excelente profesor. Volveremos a tomar clases con el, a penas podamos. Gracias!!!
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Michael Slesarevich
New York, United States
Reviewed 03 Mar 2019
Hendrick's Kiteboarding Lessons Hendrick was a really good coach that helped me kiteboard independently in about a week. My overall experience was amazing!
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Jim Boatman
Chicago, United States
Reviewed 27 Feb 2019
Best Instructor in Aruba Had a terrific experience with Hendrick as an instructor. I have taken lessons at Armando's and one other location in Aruba, working with at least 6 different instructors and he clearly stood out as the most competent. He was very positive and attuned to what I was doing the whole lesson, working well with my competencies and abilities. Best instructor in Aruba, worth seeking out.
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Tanya Slesarevich
Reviewed 27 Feb 2019
Hendrik’s positive and encouraging approach boosted my confidence and helped me progress fast
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