Qualification

Member since
08 August, 2014
Qualifications
Assistant Instructor 3 Days
Instructor Level 1
Additional Qualifications
Assistant Candidate
Assistant Course Exam - English
Instructor Level 2
Instructor Level 3
Head Instructor Exam
Teaching to Children

Job History

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Skymonster Watersports21/03/2019Till date

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Teaching Hours 80 1126
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Annabell Moser
Ottersheim, Germany
Reviewed 05 Nov 2021
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Veith Hieber
Reviewed 01 Oct 2021
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David Wilkie
Tain, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 Sep 2021
Davids skymonster review Excellent training from friendly and experienced team
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Angus Hogg
Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 Sep 2021
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Chris Sealey
Reviewed 17 Aug 2021
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Akshay Narayan
Reviewed 15 Jun 2021
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Michael Shepherd
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 Nov 2019
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Vytautas Raklevicius
Rosyth , United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 Sep 2019
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Todd O'Brien
Dundee , United Kingdom
Reviewed 06 Sep 2019
Great course Skymonster has been professional and informative throughout.
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Simon Ayton
United Kingdom
Reviewed 06 Sep 2019
KiteMonster training Excellent tuition by Jake and would highly recommend KiteMonster for learning to Kitesurf.
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Jim Corker
Reviewed 03 Sep 2019
The instructors were awesome. Super friendly, really knowledgeable. Tailored the course perfectly to our ability and confidence levels. It was a brilliant few days.
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Josh Halley
Lerwick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 03 Sep 2019
Awesome The Skymonster guys had us up and riding the second day , facilitating to our needs and schedules . They have me hooked on this sick sport .
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Peter MacDonald
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 Aug 2019
Excellent instruction Jake is an experienced and very capable teacher. He explains everything clearly and gives lots of time for student practice. He is very safety orientated, he is patient yet also inspiring. He taught me how to kitesurf competently- which basically means that he could teach virtually anybody.
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Greame Nimmo
Tranent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 Aug 2019
Learning Transitions refresher course Had a long wait as weather wasn't playing ball but def worth the wait! Jake was super friendly and extremely knowledgable. My aim was to master transitions (which had been a big road block for me), within an hour or 2 I managed a few transitions without dunking! This refresher course has inspired me to keep at it. Looking forward to getting back on the water to put into practice what I have learnt. Thanks Jake!
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David Dye
Reviewed 18 Aug 2019
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Rory Shearer
Carberry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 Aug 2019
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Claire Reid
Reviewed 28 Jul 2019
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Bharat Bansal
Agra, India
Reviewed 28 Jul 2019
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Niall Walker
United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 Jul 2019
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Douglas Walker
Reviewed 27 Jul 2019
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Alex Crossland
Alford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 Jul 2019
Lesson Review I would highly recommend Jake, Jake gave very clear and detailed guidance during the lesson. He communicates very well, makes you feel comfortable and is very enthusiastic.
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Artjoms Krasnopjorovs
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 Jun 2019
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Aleksandra Gajdel
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 09 Jan 2019
Superb Great service and bespoke approach to every student! Can recommedn100%!
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Reviewed 02 Jan 2019
Refresher course The 2 hour refresher course was excellent. Jake was amazingly patient with me and was so encouraging. He explained the techniques clearly and supported my efforts. I felt that I progressed well from this lesson and would highly recommend it. From the amount of his ex-students who chatted to him he must be doing something right for all levels of instruction.
Maria Makarova
Reviewed 27 Oct 2018
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Stephan Scheuerl
Reviewed 01 Oct 2018
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James Marriott
United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 Sep 2018
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David Maltby
Reviewed 13 Sep 2018
A good update/progression session as a private lesson Had a 2 hour private lesson. Jake was friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and I had a productive and more importantly enjoyable 2 hours with him. Worked on various things and progressed, with real-time feedback via a radio helmet which was really handy. Would use again for further teaching and would recommend to others.
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Reviewed 13 Sep 2018
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Reviewed 12 Sep 2018
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Brian Henderson
Reviewed 10 Sep 2018
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Jamie Henderson
Reviewed 10 Sep 2018
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Ken Horne
Reviewed 08 Sep 2018
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Reviewed 31 Aug 2018
Jake was very approachable and friendly. Explained things concisely and didn't move on to the next part of the course until he felt you were ready. An enjoyable course that I would recommend to anyone thinking about starting kite surfing.
George Stevenson
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 Aug 2018
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Emma Imbert
Edinburgh , United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 Aug 2018
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Pawel Paczkowski
United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 Aug 2018
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Reviewed 29 Jul 2018
Great course Perfect introduction to get to the stage of being confident to go out and start practicing
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Charles Petty
BOROUGHBRIDGE, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 Jun 2018
Excellent introduction to Kitesurfing I have been trying to arrange a beginners course into the Kitesurfing sport for over a year now. Phone calls and e mails to various training establishments around the country were not answered Came across Skymonster by chance and the first contact was answered by Jake who was very helpful and positive. Obviously Kitesurfing is wind dependant but within a few weeks we had the course booked. All the kit was provided from wet suit, PPE and Kite. Good quality, clean, well maintained. The course covered everything from detailed description of the equipment, setting up, maintenance, safety issues, rule of the road,and much more before getting near the water. A very practical hands on course with the first day dedicated to launching, landing, safe Kite handling and body dragging exercises. Second day brought the board into play with water starts, further safety exercises and training exercises to develop kite handling. A lot to grasp in a short space of time and although I didn't manage to complete any runs on the board I feel confident that with more targeted practise I will develop with time. Jake provided a written course debrief where he itemised the points I need to concentrate on to develop my water start skills and eventually get moving over the water. An enjoyable couple of days but now I need to get stuck in and build on this :-)
Sean Hardie
Edinburgh , United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 Jun 2018
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Reviewed 10 Dec 2017
Kitesurfing Course in Dunbar Excellent 1 day refresher course with Jake Oszczepalinski from Sky Monster Watersports. I had done some lessons previously but was not quite ready to go out on my own. Jake was very enthusiastic and was great at fitting the day around where I was at with my Kiteboarding. Was the perfect way to gain a bit of confidence!
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Reviewed 22 Oct 2017
Superb small group Love the one to one guidance
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Dean Lockwood
Troon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 Oct 2017
Amazing. Fantastic. Jake from skymonster is awesome at what he does and males learning great fun.
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CHRISTOPHER KORDAS
Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 09 Oct 2017
Jake was an amazing instructor. Highly recommended.
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Nick Manners
Farnham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 Sep 2017
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Tom Mullally
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 Sep 2017
Great experience A really hands on and practical lesson!
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James Campbell
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 Sep 2017
Skymonster 1 Day Course Skymonster instructor Jake was enthusiastic, encouraging and knowledgable and gave expert instruction on and off the water. I was looking to improve my transitions and Jake was able to help me progress significantly throughout the day despite the choppy conditions. With the use of a radio headset he could provide guidance as I practiced the manoeuvres, giving instruction on body/weight position, kite and board control. Off the water Jake gave instruction on setting up and caring for equipment as well as advice on appropriate equipment for various conditions/locations, all of which is essential knowledge if you are intending to purchase your own. Jake even seemed to have a wizard like knowledge of the conditions and miraculously found us a window of sunshine on an otherwise wretched day, a rare trick in Scotland. Overall the school provided great service, they responded quickly to any communication and tailored the lesson exactly to my requirements. The equipment was all brand new Cabrinha gear and the facilities were as to be expected at a beach in Scotland. I felt in safe hands at all times and appropriate safety equipment (helmet and buoyancy aid) was provided by the school. I would happily recommend Skymonster to anybody looking for fun and productive kite lessons in Scotland. I look forward to seeing Jake next time I'm at the beach and I'm sure I'll be able to grab a few pointers from him to help continue my progression!
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Arvid Haubold
Lochwinnoch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 Aug 2017
Great course with Skymonster in Scotland Just done a course with Skymonster at Troon in Scotland. We have done two days and Jake the instructor was totally flexible and scheduled the course when it was convenient for me (but it was obviously wind-dependant as well). Our instructor was very knowledgeable and also fun to work with. Each day was really half a day since it was quite full on in the water for a couple of hours (I think it wold get dangerous being there too long and losing too much energy and concentration). We were only two students (not sure if other schools have more in one session) so there was not much hanging about. We had a little prior knowledge about flying a kite and wind in general which might have made it easier and a bit quicker to go through the very basic stuff. That gave us a lot of time getting to grips with waterstarts and board control on the second day. Got up and riding (of sorts) in the end and had a blast. I feel I now have learned enough to venture out without an instructor and am ready to improve on what I learned. I can certainly recommend Jake and Skymonster!
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Reviewed 29 Aug 2017
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Russell Strachan
Reviewed 23 Aug 2017
Skymonster Jake was excellent - very flexible with sorting dates around our availablity (and the wind!), and was happy to extend to a third session because the wind dropped during our second one. Can't fault his instruction and would highly recommend giving this a go if you're thinking about it.
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Daniel Czajczynski
Reviewed 12 Aug 2017
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Rebecca Shovlin
Reviewed 07 Aug 2017
Loved it! Really enjoyed my 2 day course. Jake was very patient and ensured we were safe at all times. Would highly recommend to others.
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J Rae
Reviewed 07 Aug 2017
Great enjoyment Jake is a well knowledge guy who explains and take a this time over the lessons. Recommend
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Demian Wieland
Iver, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 Jul 2017
Skymonster kitesurf course I had a great experience learning with Jake. He was very patient and good at explaining things. I would recommend this course.
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Lovis Bussmann
Sligo, Ireland
Reviewed 20 Jul 2017
Great experience Best way to learn. Excellent guidance and support
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Fiona Guinee
Reviewed 16 Jul 2017
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Ross Howell
Reviewed 15 Jul 2017
Zian Norman
Dakeith, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 Jul 2017
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Martyna Morocco
Prestonpans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 08 Jul 2017
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Reviewed 01 Jul 2017
East Lothian kite surfing two days of fun Very patient instructor with My kids and me. Great knowledge and kite surfing experience.
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Rachel Connolly
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 Jun 2017
Excellent Kite Surfing school The teacher Jake is very personable and explains what to do in an easy to understand manner and is friendly and understanding. He gives you absolute confidence in his ability which therefore gives you the confidence to do what you need to do to learn. I cannot recommend him enough.
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Karolina Juste
Harthill, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 Jun 2017
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Lewis Rochford
Alford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 May 2017
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Brett Thomson
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 May 2017
Good kitesurfing session! Very good lesson from Jake at Sands of Luce in Scotland. up to that point Jake was very good at communicating and the fact he was prepared to meet up in most parts of Scotland to teach was excellent. The lesson was the first time kitesurfing in scotland, with new kit and on 1-2ft waves. however jake helped me to get up and going again and feel confident going out in Scotland.
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william smith
glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 May 2017
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andrea marassich
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 May 2017
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Matt Smith
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Reviewed 02 May 2017
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Paul Guiney
Dalkeith , United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 Apr 2017
Fantastic Great instruction from my instructor Jake , on all aspects of kitesurfing , with a lot of strong points made on safety, l was made to feel very confident, l had a great time over the two days .My instructor was very patient in the water with me during a cold Scottish winter , can't wait to get back and practice.
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Andrew Carnwath
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 Apr 2017
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Doug Beattie
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 Apr 2017
Skymonster Kitesurfung school Very friendly and knowledgeable instructor. Happy to accommodate personal commitments and be flexible with lessons. Provided excellent grounding of basics and safety. Excellent advice allowed me to progress quickly. Have got the kitesurfing bug.
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Alex Feoktistov
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 Apr 2017
One week later I bought the gear It was an amazing experience with a great teacher. Experienced, punctual, and patient. I would definitely recommend the school to next person wishing to learn the great craft of kite-surfing. Answered all queries I had after the course, which was most appreciated, even supposedly the course was over. Gear was wicked. Bought myself the same one, as it looks and feels great.
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Graham Dolan
Dunbar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 Apr 2017
boogy woogy friendly and punctual instructor knows his stuff
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Filip Postulka
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 Apr 2017
Really happy with Skymonster! Highly recommended! Im really happy with Skymonster from the beginning. The first contact was nice and all process was flexible to suits them, myself and have good wind conditions. Jake had good knowledge and being able to answer all questions and give advice, being patient in the same time. Overall great experience and highly recommend Skymonster to everybody who would like to get on the board!
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Tony Anderson
Inverness , United Kingdom
Reviewed 06 Apr 2017
Two day IKO course Recently completed the IKO course with Jake Oszczepalinski and cannot rate the whole experience enough. Jake is friend and obviously extensively experienced in both the sport itself and teaching students. Within two days, jake brought me from no experience whatsoever to up and riding with a 9m and 7m kite. I feel completely confident and competent to now utilise my new skills and progress forward either alone or within a group of kite surfers.
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Brieuc Picard
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 Mar 2017
1 day course I really enjoyed this lesson ! The monitor was super friendly and I improved a lot my kitesurf skill ! Just want to buy equipment now !
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Artjoms Krasnopjorovs
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 Jan 2017
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David Scott
EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 Dec 2016
Highly Recommend Jake has been a brilliant instructor throughout my beginner training sessions. He's got lots of patience and offers endless advise that certainly helped me get started and feeling confident. Highly recommend using Jake if your thinking of taking lessons.
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Piotr Kowalski
Wrocław, Poland
Reviewed 07 Dec 2016
Great experience Patient instructor, a lot of pressure on safety side of kitesurfing, new equipment - can't ask for more! We'll be back for more lessons as soon as it gets a bit warmer.
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Lukasz Witczak
EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 Oct 2016
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Felix Maddison
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 Oct 2016
Excellent course Very helpful, friendly and open teacher with good equipment.
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Rick Hughes
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 Aug 2016
Great Intro to Kitesurfing Jake was great; professional, friendly & knowledgable. He has managed to help me make excellent progress really quickly. All gear is top of the line & brand new. Jake has also offered to help me set up my new gear and offer advice to help me get where I want to be. I would highly recommend KiteMonster Kitesurfing School to anyone that wants to get started in this great sport!
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Paul Macmillan
Rosyth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 Aug 2016
Great course, great insructor = 5 stars :) I would highly recommend Jake at Sky Monster, Jake is a quality instructor, always clear in his instruction and always had safety in mind. Jake is also very friendly relaxed which in turn put any nerves I had to the back of my mind! Great course, great insructor = 5 stars :)
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Bartosz Glowacki
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 Aug 2016
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Damian Kozlowski
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 Aug 2016
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Craig Du Preez
Edinburgh , United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 Aug 2016
Professional, friendly, above and beyond. Jake was an excellent instructor, he was was friendly, helpful and went above and beyond in his teachings with me. Even when the weather didn't play its part he kept me informed to have ensure I wasn't travelling for nothing. I would and have highly recommended Jake to everyone
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