Qualification

Member since
24 February, 2021
Qualifications
Assistant
Instructor Level 1
Additional Qualifications
Advanced Quiz
Wind Window Presentation and Terminology
Boat Handling
ATC eLearning Part 02 - Point of Sail Terminology
ATC eLearning Part 03 - Kite Flight Theory Part 1

Job History

School nameStart dateEnd date
SoCal Kitesurfing IKO Pro Center20/04/2021Till date

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Teaching Hours 93 506
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George
Reviewed 20 Jun 2022
Beach day My instructor John was professional, engaging and very informative. All in all it was a great day and I felt very confident with what he taught me.
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Kyle Marshall
Brooklyn, United States
Reviewed 19 Jun 2022
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Taj
Reviewed 14 Jun 2022
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Shaun Diem-Lane
Huntington Beach, United States
Reviewed 14 Jun 2022
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Chad
Reviewed 25 May 2022
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Andrew Ricci
Long Beach, United States
Reviewed 23 May 2022
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Dalton Stahl
Tacoma, United States
Reviewed 19 May 2022
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Chad
Reviewed 17 May 2022
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Robert Danjou
Long Beach, United States
Reviewed 15 May 2022
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Patrick Eck Mr.
Alden, United States
Reviewed 10 May 2022
Exceptional John was absolutely stellar. He articulated all of the concepts well and demonstrated everything proficiently. He got me spun up and versed quickly and I’m certain I couldn’t have gotten more bang for my buck on the quality of instruction than I got from him.
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Jon
Reviewed 02 May 2022
Customized instruction John was a great instructor who understood and took into account my sailing background before my training. I really appreciate his experience and his effective instruction.
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Ian Wasserman
Redondo Beach, United States
Reviewed 23 Apr 2022
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Jason Watson
Reviewed 20 Oct 2021
Great Day Great Instructor My day was fantastic and my instructor lead the way. He allowed me to learn at my own pace and showed me all kinds of different ways to make the most out of my learning experience. I would Highly recommend them to anyone.
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Bill Bixby
Kingston, United States
Reviewed 28 Sep 2021
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Alex Weissinger
Reviewed 20 Sep 2021
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Fernando Lopez de Cardenas
Reviewed 17 Sep 2021
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Mariah
Reviewed 14 Sep 2021
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John Rockaway
Reviewed 14 Sep 2021
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Hunter hall Hunter hall
Reviewed 14 Sep 2021
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Seth lepatner Seth
Reviewed 14 Sep 2021
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Leonie
Reviewed 11 Aug 2021
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Derek
Reviewed 02 Aug 2021
Friendly kiting experience John made sure to get us in the water practicing as quick as possible which I appreciated. He was a good communicator and was patient. Overall a very fun and informative afternoon.
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Erin Pakney
Auburn, United States
Reviewed 21 Jul 2021
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Chris Pakney
Auburn, United States
Reviewed 21 Jul 2021
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Maribel Davis
Van Nuys , United States
Reviewed 21 Jul 2021
We had a great time learning the basics! We will definitely come back for the next lessons!
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Jackson Mr
Roanoke , United States
Reviewed 15 Jul 2021
SoCal Awesome experience and I can’t wait to learn more
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Aydan Steen
Compton , United States
Reviewed 14 Jul 2021
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Bret
Reviewed 14 Jul 2021
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Ruta bindelglass
Reviewed 11 Jul 2021
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Andrew
Reviewed 11 Jul 2021
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Andrew
Reviewed 10 Jul 2021
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Silas-Henry
Anaheim , United States
Reviewed 07 Jul 2021
Instructor excellence Parker and John did an outstanding job delivering anxiety-free instruction to our two teens today (7/7/21). Thank you So Cal-K.S. for patience and diligence.
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Karen
Reviewed 07 Jul 2021
Great beginner class John is an awesome teacher. Equipment was great. Would recommend.
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Raina
Reviewed 06 Jul 2021
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Ivan Sunguroff
Reviewed 05 Jul 2021
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Tom
Reviewed 03 Jul 2021
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Julian Estrada
Lima, Peru
Reviewed 01 Jul 2021
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Julian Estrada
Lima, Peru
Reviewed 01 Jul 2021
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Logan Meeks
Henderson, United States
Reviewed 30 Jun 2021
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Aron Berti
South pasadena, United States
Reviewed 30 Jun 2021
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Derek Meeks
Henderson, United States
Reviewed 28 Jun 2021
The beginners lesson was great and John was an excellent instructor!
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Adrian radocea
Reviewed 26 Jun 2021
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Katrin Ribant
New York , United States
Reviewed 23 Jun 2021
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Summer
Reviewed 22 Jun 2021
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Jamin Horn
Oakland, United States
Reviewed 21 Jun 2021
Great Instructor Friendly Staff Had a blast and learned a lot! Instructor was really good and provided a lot of information and taught us wel..
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Andrey Marchuk
Reviewed 16 Jun 2021
Awesome Fun, professional, efficient
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Taishi Nammoto
Irvine, United States
Reviewed 12 Jun 2021
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Tony Kim
Colorado Springs, United States
Reviewed 12 Jun 2021
Excellent Training! I had a great time learning about kitesurfing with John. He is an outstanding instructor that keeps safety in mind. I would highly recommend John and SoCal Kitesurfing. I look forward to further training and instruction in the future!
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Aaron Tinoco
Upland , United States
Reviewed 09 Jun 2021
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Ottavio Taddei
Los Angeles, United States
Reviewed 08 Jun 2021
Was fun, clear and instructive
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Connie (Consuelo Carmela Diaz) Cruz
Pasadena, United States
Reviewed 07 Jun 2021
Basics & Simple: Show and Tell + practice My instructor, John, was an intuitive coach. His feedback is always followed by an alternative (better & safer) approach.
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Oliver Parizat
Reviewed 03 Jun 2021
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Hank
Reviewed 03 Jun 2021
Amazing Experience! I had a blast learning how to Kite Surf, all thanks to my instructors!
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Mikey
Reviewed 01 Jun 2021
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Oliver Parizat
Reviewed 01 Jun 2021
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Joseph McDougall
Granada Hills, United States
Reviewed 31 May 2021
Great experience with a new sport! Very safe and knowledgeable instructors with all the equipment you need to get started.
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Andrea Salinas
Reviewed 28 May 2021
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Josh Harsin
Long Beach, United States
Reviewed 24 May 2021
Great work!
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Mohamad saeed shanta
anaheim, United States
Reviewed 24 May 2021
Awesome instructor
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Ryan Wigley Mr
Portola Valley, United States
Reviewed 23 May 2021
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Jerry
Reviewed 23 May 2021
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Rachel Nordberg
United States
Reviewed 23 May 2021
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Michael Fineman
Redondo Beach, United States
Reviewed 19 May 2021
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Michelle Mboya
Reviewed 18 May 2021
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Jake Captain
Santa Rosa, United States
Reviewed 18 May 2021
Best spot to learn or improve All the instructors were dope John went thru every detail of how to handle the kit before we did a body drag then got right onto the boards he wastes no time but is very patient. I had no prior experience snd it’s tough but so much fun! 🤘🏼🤘🏼
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Jose Sartorio
San Pedro, United States
Reviewed 17 May 2021
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Daniel Settel
Reviewed 16 May 2021
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Rachel Nordberg
United States
Reviewed 13 May 2021
Great lesson I made a lot of progress during my lesson and got further than I thought possible in a day! Great lesson I will be back!
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Annie
Reviewed 11 May 2021
Best Instructor ever!!! John was so incredibly awesome!!! He is extremely knowledgeable, safe, and fun. He taught me so much and I progressed wayyy faster with him than any other instructor I’ve used in the past. Can’t recommend him enough!!!
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JB DeVries
Reviewed 09 May 2021
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Aaron Tinoco
Upland , United States
Reviewed 08 May 2021
John was excellent. Definitely coming back to learn more!
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Daniel Settel
Reviewed 08 May 2021
Best kiting lesson I've had John was an amazing instructor. He had interesting and differentiated tips/techniques, from how to handle the bar to board position, that made parts of kiting that had been hard for me in the past so much easier. I had been stuck, not getting the waterstart for a few lessons in a row, but with John's help I was able to waterstart right away and move on to the next stages of my learning: long runs standing up, kiting upwind, and even did my first transition. SoCal Kitesurfing is an incredible kite school - perfect location to learn, great equipment, very friendly instructors and staff. Bart and his team are the best. I look forward to more lessons with John and SoCal Kitesurfing in the future and highly recommend to anyone else who is new to learning the sport.
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Jerry
Reviewed 03 May 2021
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Josh
Reviewed 02 May 2021
Awesome Awesome time
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Andrey Marchuk
Santa Monica, United States
Reviewed 01 May 2021
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Andrey Marchuk
Santa Monica, United States
Reviewed 01 May 2021
Awesome! Had an amazing intro and training from John. Came prepared with basic on wind window and with experience flying dual line sport framed kite. The lesson was so good that by the end of it I were able to safely set up the kite, lines and bar, launch, land, fly, park and pack the kite. Highly recommended!
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Pierre Penninckx
Reviewed 30 Apr 2021
I took the 6 hours course and had the chance to spend all day with a great instructor. I learned a lot and the explanations were very clear. We went over security procedures that made me feel very safe. John was super encouraging and I had a lot of fun!
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Julia Chambers
Potomac, United States
Reviewed 26 Apr 2021
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