Qualification

Member since
28 June, 2011
Qualifications
3N
Kiteboarder Level 3N
Assistant
Instructor Level 1
Instructor Level 1
Additional Qualifications
International Kiteboarding Signs
Equipment
Self Rescue and Pack Down
Wind Window Presentation and Terminology
Self-Landing
Control Bar Safety Systems
Boat Handling
Basics Principles of Aerodynamics
Induced Wind, Apparent Wind and their Influences on the Wind Window
Aspect Ratio (AR)
Points of Sail Terminology
Discovery Quiz
Intermediate Quiz
Trim Adjustment
Bar Adjustments
The Length of the Lines
International Signs
Right of Way
Independent Quiz
Level Check for Kiters
Advanced Quiz

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REVIEWS

Alina Radu
Fagaras, Romania
Reviewed 30 Oct 2021
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Ruxandra Andritoiu
Romania
Reviewed 24 Oct 2021
Learn at your own pace A very calm and patience instructor. He takes the time to explain and exercise every step until you can ride independently. The equipment is new and varied. I highly recommend learning kiteboarding with Tavi.
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Roxana Munteanu
Reviewed 21 Oct 2021
Excellent
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Nicoleta DOGARU
Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 23 Aug 2021
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Rares Cosereanu
Bucuresti, Romania
Reviewed 19 Aug 2021
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Adrian Dutu Adrian
Ploiesti, Romania
Reviewed 19 Aug 2021
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Alina Radu
Fagaras, Romania
Reviewed 19 Aug 2021
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Roxana Munteanu
Reviewed 19 Aug 2021
Excellent Awesome instructor, very good knowledge, you have patience and you motivate the student to progress more and more
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madalin schiopu
Zurich, Swaziland
Reviewed 19 Aug 2021
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Mihai Baluta
Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 19 Aug 2021
I had a good time learning from Tavi I had a great time learning from Tavi, he is a great instructor, he has the experience to teach and I learned a lot from him.
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Razvan Boldis Razvan
Timisoara, Romania
Reviewed 19 Aug 2021
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Rodica Tarcavu Rodica
Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 19 Aug 2021
Very well trained and professional instructor! Patient and straight i explanations! I would recommend him!
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Raluca Tudoroiu
Bucure┼čti (Sectorul 1), Romania
Reviewed 19 Aug 2021
Tavi was very articulate at providing instructions and making my kite experience enjoyable. My skills improved a lot during the courses! Highly recommended :)
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Flaviu Panait
Reviewed 19 Aug 2021
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Mihai Doaga
Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 19 Aug 2021
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Alexandru Anghel
Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 05 Jul 2021
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Monica Bratu
Romania
Reviewed 03 Jul 2021
The instructor chose a place where we would be safe, have constant wind and good conditions. We had good equipment adapted to the conditions.
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Monica Bratu
Romania
Reviewed 19 Oct 2020
Big level up The Spot in Egypt was very well chosen, regarding safety (2 rescue boats, professional staff, easy launching and landing place, flat water, enough place for everybody), weather (warm water, stable wind, cross-onshore) and conditions (clean beach, nice people, bar with essentials). The course was well balanced, the instructor pushing me to get better without being too much, giving me time to internalize the information and putting it to practice. With few tips at the right moment I started to go upwind with no issues, then getting better and better until I went toeside upwind with no effort. He was very calm, pointing the right issues when and where it was needed. Very careful for me not to get injured, pushing the limits within safe parameters.
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Adrian Radulescu
Reviewed 28 Sep 2020
Amazing experience, great mentoring! Instructor with a lot of patience and who gives great attention to details, safety rules were put on the first place and the equipment used was ideal for weather conditions.
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Florica Marius
Romania
Reviewed 03 Sep 2020
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Rodica Tarcavu Rodica
Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 03 Sep 2020
Tavi is a real skillful, kind and best inatructor I ve met
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Andrei Anghel
Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 20 Jun 2020
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Madalina Ion
Romania
Reviewed 13 Jan 2020
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Rodica Tarcavu Rodica
Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 11 Jan 2020
Kite b A Very pleasant experience, Tavi made this challenging sport very enjoyable and easy for me, having a lot of patience and teaching skills. Appreciate my progress and very satisfied.
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Eliza Frone
Reviewed 01 Sep 2019
a wonderful instructor, he explains very calmly, he supported and encouraged me during the course!
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Marius Ciotir
Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 01 Sep 2019
Excellent teaching skills Octavian was very patient, insisted a lot on safety when: inflating the kite, launching it, kite control, safely starting and stopping (even in a crowded environment), on how to use the quick release and the safety leash, relaunching the kite and safely landing it. He always ensured that I understand the risks and how to protect myself and the other people around me. The kites are new (F-one bandit, North Dice) and he offered me anything that I needed to be comfortable (including a neoprene that kept me warm) :) I can recommend Octavian to anyone who wants to learn kite surfing in a safe and relaxed environment.
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Nicoleta Radu
Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 01 Sep 2019
Improvements Another session of kite lessons that brought me to a better level of riding. Octavian helped me improving the transitions, riding parallel with the shore, going upwind and coming downwind to the same point of departure. Very patient and calm, explained me various tips and let me safely discover my own during lessons. Excellent experience!
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Paul Bota
Oradea, Romania
Reviewed 19 Aug 2019
Amazing course I would definitely recommend Octavian as an instructor. I took this course at an intermediate level. He helped me gain important skills and knowledge about more advanced topics. Safety was the top priority while he encouraged me to try out new things. I had a lot of fun while practicing rider recovery as Octavian made it as a fun exercise. Also we also talked about more theoretical things such as tides, aerodynamics and wind effects. It was an amazing experience and I can't want the next course.
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Cristian Lazar
Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 15 Aug 2019
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Adriana Roxana Szucs
Oradea, Romania
Reviewed 15 Aug 2019
Kiting at the highest standards I would definitely recommend Octavian to anybody who wants to learn how to kite and how to improve their riding. Besides being an amazing instructor, he is always encouraging his students, giving continuous feedback, having a positive attitude which keeps you motivated and determined to do your best. Safety always comes first, and in this course I have learned how to find the balance between being safe (for you and for others) and having fun on the water. Regarding this aspect, I have understood and applied the Right of Way Rules on the water with the other riders. I have also learned how to control the speed and how to stop safely, by finding the balance between the board and the kite. I have practiced how to correct my position when riding and how to regain balance in different wind situations. Going upwind was my favourite lesson, although finding the best position of your body, board and kite took me some practice. All in all, I am deeply thankful to my instructor for everything I have learned in this course.
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Alexandru Pele
Oradea, Romania
Reviewed 14 Aug 2019
Great progression with lots of fun Octavian (Tavi) is a really fun and friendly instructor yet really proficient and careful at the same time. He motivated me to try new things and step up my progression by giving me a lot of useful insights and materials on how to achieve certain goals. We've practiced the things I didn't yet get the chance to practice, like rider recovery, in a really safe and enjoyable way. The equipment used was top notch and very carefully maintained. Thanks to Tavi I have learned a lot and also had a lot of fun doing it.
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Adriana Roxana Szucs
Oradea, Romania
Reviewed 12 Aug 2019
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Cristian Lazar
Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 07 Aug 2019
From Zero to Hero I had a great experience with Octavian where I was completely new to this sport and he teached me all the basics, mechanics and safety rules before we moved to the water which was really helful for me as I could easily understand the physics of the kite and how to control it. We had a slow peace which allowed me to easily get the feeling of kite control then we moved to the more advanced techniques of body dragging then finally to water surfing. I now feel really confident that I can fly a kite and properly asses the risks before going into the water. Looking forwars to progress further and achieve a higher level for my riding skills and my IKO certification as well. I would definetely recommend a course with Octavian where besides the great teaching abilities he also has good kites and control bars with easy power/depower mechanisms that are really hepful for beginners or girls who don't have much power to pull the kite in heavy wind conditions. //Cristi
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