Qualification

Member since
22 January, 2014
Qualifications
3N
Assistant
Instructor Level 1
Kiteboarder Level 4: Kiteboarder Level 4V
Additional Qualifications
Instructor Level 2
Level Check for Kiters
Points of Sail Terminology
Aspect Ratio (AR)
Bar Adjustments
Control Bar Safety Systems
296902
Right of Way
Wind Window Presentation and Terminology
Discovery Quiz
Intermediate Quiz
Independent Quiz
Advanced Quiz
Self-Landing
The Length of the Lines
Trim Adjustment
Induced Wind, Apparent Wind and their Influences on the Wind Window

Job History

School nameStart dateEnd date
iKite Canada03/07/2018Till date

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Teaching Hours 120 787
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Terry McDonald
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 13 Jul 2022
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Sean Perreira
Canada
Reviewed 26 Feb 2022
Great experience! Andrei was an okay excellent instructor. His casual calm, and encouraging approach made me feels very comfortable!
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Anna Podhorski
Oakville, Canada
Reviewed 24 Feb 2022
Finally got it! Kitesurfing / snowkiting seemed like unbelievably complicated sport... but also - so much fun! Worth taking a few classes so when you put your life in your instructor's hands, and do what's you're told - it happens! I can kite!! Thanks James & Andre
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Jason Froats
Mt. Albert, Canada
Reviewed 22 Feb 2022
iKIte.ca - Excellent Snow Kiting Instruction My instructor, Andrei, is a friendly and talented teacher who explained the essential skills of snow kiting in an un-intimidating, practical and fun way. Even though the winds were high that day, Andrei clearly taught me how to quickly deploy the safety systems in case of emergency as well as how to safely launch, land and secure the kite so that I was able to manage the kite feeling confident and being safe. Overall, I would recommend Andrei and this course to anyone who is interested in snow (or water) kiting and would like a clear, concise approach to learning the sport.
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Guillaume Frenehard
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 21 Feb 2022
I had my classes with James. He was knowledgeable and made sure we were following all safety protocols. material was good. Because it was self taught, there was no facility and wind was not cooperating, it was hard to find the right time and place for the lesson. that is one I scored 2 on the facility, but I am happy with everything else.
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Adrien Lacombe
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 20 Feb 2022
First timer snow kiting was fantastic with Andrei Andrei took care of making sure we got the basics covered and went step by step . This was a very windy day and I felt completely secured the whole time. Even though there was a lot of icy patches I managed to get through the course objectives, even going above the one I set to myself. Thanks iKiye and Andrei. This was a big step forward today for me.
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Chad Yance
Kingston , Canada
Reviewed 21 Oct 2021
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Ryan Bennett
Pickering, Canada
Reviewed 19 Oct 2021
Care and emphasis on steady progression I found Andrei to be exceptional at many things but most notably is his patience, emphasis on safety, and the importance of respecting shared spaces with other kiters. I highly recommend anyone to take the full 3-day course as the technical and easily forgotten key elements are appropriately reinforced.
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Calo Albany
Toronto , Canada
Reviewed 19 Oct 2021
Great Teacher Made me feel confident and safe
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Michael Taylor
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 19 Oct 2021
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Ilya Stanevich
Reviewed 18 Oct 2021
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Loris Fossier
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 18 Oct 2021
Great classes at iKite I had the pleasure to have James Albert as an instructor. He was very pedagogue and a great instructor. He helped me progress quite rapidly to get to a level where I can ride by my own. I had taken some lessons 2 years ago but did not touch a board since then because I did not felt confident enough. After the session with James, I am feeling confident that I can be autonomous and go on my own. For sure I still have a lot to practice, but James taught me how to this sport in safely and with strong base. 5 stars!
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Rayn Rosnuk
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 18 Oct 2021
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Scott Luscombe
Trent Lakes, Canada
Reviewed 16 Oct 2021
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David BLOSSER
STONEY CREEK, Canada
Reviewed 24 Jul 2021
Andre is an excellent instructor! We brought our own kite to the lesson, he outlined the pro's and con's of that model. He showed us the safest way to operate it, all in a friendly and concise manner. Looking forward to our next lesson!!
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Ruth Horst
Waterdown, Canada
Reviewed 21 Jul 2021
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Janet Feduszczak
Stoney Creek , Canada
Reviewed 20 Jul 2021
Kiting trip to Iles de la Madeleine Great, instructive, fun and leanrened a ton!
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Mauricio Ortiz Buitrago
Reviewed 19 Jul 2021
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Andrey Marushkevych
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 19 Jul 2021
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Erin Corrado
Canada
Reviewed 27 Jun 2021
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Dmitry Chernyshov
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 27 Jun 2021
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Yasmin Mortazavi
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 27 Jun 2021
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Iana Mardar
Reviewed 18 Feb 2021
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Jutha Debray
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 15 Feb 2021
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Elena Bassova
Reviewed 14 Feb 2021
Andrew is a talented instructor. His lessons are well structured and fun. His explanations are clear and easy to understand for a student new to kite surfing. I will keep learning from Andrew.
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Jennifer Luu
Reviewed 14 Feb 2021
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Igor Moisseev
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 02 Nov 2020
Great basics! It was an amazing time being taught about very important first steps in kiteboarding, such as theory and safety! Learned quick thanks to great tips and help offered!
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Michelle Allard
Reviewed 02 Nov 2020
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Ann Krywonis
York, Canada
Reviewed 29 Sep 2020
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Luke Ostapiak
Reviewed 28 Sep 2020
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Miguel da Silva
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 28 Sep 2020
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Scott Luscombe
Trent Lakes, Canada
Reviewed 26 Sep 2020
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Akshay Kawlay
Reviewed 09 Sep 2020
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Craig Schoen
Reviewed 08 Sep 2020
amazing couldnt of found someone better to help teach me the right way. a great teacher and the lessons are alot of fun.
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Chris Sowley
Reviewed 08 Sep 2020
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Paul Kerr
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 07 Sep 2020
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Thomas He
Reviewed 04 Sep 2020
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Robin Diesterweg
Reviewed 02 Sep 2020
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Maike Althaus
Canada
Reviewed 02 Sep 2020
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James Albert
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 12 Aug 2020
Great course !! It was a blast !!
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Robin Diesterweg
Reviewed 11 Aug 2020
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Stephanie Bouchard
hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 07 Aug 2020
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Oleh Pankiv
Canada
Reviewed 02 Aug 2020
Andre had demonstrated caring approach, great focus on safety in all steps.
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Alain Ballu
Canada
Reviewed 30 Jul 2020
Thora Centenial Park Lake Simcoe After 1 year pause, Serguei did a great job and provided excellent tips to work on and get back on the board.
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Della Levesque
Port Hope, Canada
Reviewed 29 Jul 2020
Passionate Kite Instructor Andre is a dedicated kite instructor with a real passion for the sport, he always provide a thorough safety briefing with mention to respect the locals! Gives proper encouragement and insighful tips to progress safely within kiting level! Great instructor!
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Scott Hutchison
Scarborough, Canada
Reviewed 17 Jun 2020
Fantastic! Had a really fun time learning with Andre. We spent a lot of time learning how to kite safely. I’m confident I understand how to kiteboard now without doing something stupid!
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Darwin Tani
Markham, Canada
Reviewed 17 Jun 2020
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MARWAN SATI
MISSISSAUGA, Canada
Reviewed 24 Sep 2019
Kite Lesson Andrei was very clear in all of his instructions and very methodical going through all the IKO guidelines. He was very safety conscious and provided excellence guidance on what to do for various hazardous situations. I really liked his safety first approach.
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Jason Landers
Hamburg, United States
Reviewed 14 Sep 2019
Great lessons! Very informative! Everything was well explained and helped me to advance my skills.
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Khiem Phan
Canada
Reviewed 01 Jul 2019
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Jennifer Schengili
Toronto , Canada
Reviewed 24 Jun 2019
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Mohamad Khaled
Reviewed 30 Apr 2019
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Brent Leitch
Canada
Reviewed 29 Apr 2019
Great Learning Experience in Hatteras, NC! I took a week long trip to Hatteras, NC, with Andrei, my instructor and a group of 8 others. We had a beautiful cottage right on the water. I received very excellent lessons from Andrei, he had me up and riding a little bit by day 3! The conditions were great each day, and on day 4 I was up and riding more than I would have every thought. Very good teacher. I was also impressed by all of the safety that was taught. There are many more safe guards than I would have imagined before I decided to give it a go. Also, being immersed in the kiteboarding culture, where morning, noon, and night, everyone was talking about wind apps, giving little tips and tricks, talking about equipment, and watching kiteboarding tutorials on youtube to learn new skills was just amazing. It was a very encouraging environment, and we had a lot of fun. I can't think of a better way for anyone to get out and give this amazing sport a try. I highly recommend Andrei as an instructor, he is extremely talented, and an absolutely amazing rider!
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Usman Rajkotwala
Reviewed 27 Apr 2019
Fantastic training session with Andrei at OBX Fantastic training with Andrei during a trip to Cape Hatteras! Providing excellent coaching and guidance with jumps tricks and fundamental riding skills
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Pierre Marguet
Canada
Reviewed 26 Apr 2019
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Jennifer Schengili
Toronto , Canada
Reviewed 26 Apr 2019
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Yulia Sorokina
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 02 Jul 2018
Great learning experience Thanks so much for a lot of useful and important information on safety!
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