Qualification

Member since
11 March, 2015
Qualifications
Assistant Instructor 3 Days
Instructor Level 1
Assistant Trainer
Additional Qualifications
Assistant Candidate
Instructor Level 1 Candidate
Stretching for Kiters
Instructor Level 2
Curso de Instructor Chefe
Instructor Level 3
Teaching to Students with Health Conditions

Job History

School nameStart dateEnd date
SoCal Kitesurfing30-06-201531-08-2015
actionsportsmaui31-08-201529-12-2015
HURA BEACH02-01-201615-04-2016
SoCal Kitesurfing31-03-201629-08-2016
HURA BEACH12-09-201609-03-2017
SoCal Kitesurfing28-02-201729-08-2017
Classico Beach Club30-08-201722-08-2018
HURA BEACH22-08-201826-09-2018
Classico Beach Club26-09-201811-10-2018
Classico Beach Club25-10-201803-12-2018
SoCal Kitesurfing11-02-202013-11-2020
HURA BEACH13-11-202011-03-2021
Kitesurf Life21/01/2021Till date

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Teaching Hours 175 2942
Student Taught 8 353

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André Ribeiro andreribeiro
Fortaleza, Brazil
Reviewed 15 Dec 2020
High level of performance. Bento is a great instructor and deserve my respect. Hura Beach School is a great place do improve your level of kitesurfing. Thanks a lot!
Vicente alberto Marin ugarte
Jericoacoara , Chile
Reviewed 10 Dec 2020
O bento foi meu assistant trainer e ele e um professor top com muita experiência e gente boa demais!! Recomendo muito o curso e bento como assistant trainer
Débora Sá
Fortaleza, Brazil
Reviewed 25 Nov 2020
Bento was a great instructor!! I loved the class!!
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Enio Frota
Los Angeles, United States
Reviewed 24 Nov 2020
Outstanding training session I highly recommend this school. My instructor Bento was outstanding. Very nice and professional, supported me to make a lot of progress with safety.
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Thomas Tippetts
Reviewed 15 Sep 2020
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Felipe de Mello
Reviewed 14 Sep 2020
Bento is a great instructor My wife and I had a great time learning with Bento! He explained things well and was fun to be around.
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Dan Tara
Reviewed 02 Sep 2020
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Michael Montano
anaheim, United States
Reviewed 20 Aug 2020
So good! Great place to learn and Beto is a fantastic instructor.
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Paule Muller
Reviewed 20 Aug 2020
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Kevin Junay
United States
Reviewed 19 Aug 2020
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Raffaele Cannizzaro
Reviewed 14 Aug 2020
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Jordan Tritell
Reviewed 10 Aug 2020
Bento was great! I learned so much and am eager to keep Kiting
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Sage Dammers
Beverly Hills, United States
Reviewed 09 Aug 2020
Good start Very excited to be starting on this new adventure! Bento was a very cool teacher and a pleasure to learn from. All the equipment appeared brand new and top quality. I felt really well taken care of and will be back again very soon!
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Carter Hernandez hernandez
long beach, United States
Reviewed 03 Aug 2020
SIMPLY THE BEST These guys are amazing. They go the extra mile to make sure you learn and enjoy the beautiful sport of KS.
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Cambria Jones
Reviewed 02 Aug 2020
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Kirollos Nashed
Reviewed 02 Aug 2020
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Ariel Chait
Los angeles, United States
Reviewed 01 Aug 2020
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Derek Vela
Reviewed 01 Aug 2020
Great Experience! Honestly Bento and the SoCal Kite Surfing School deserve a round of applause for the great service and awesome teaching. Bento especially I recommend he was funny and new what to say to explain how to do things and I hope to have him again!
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Mayra Cerezal
LOS ANGELES, United States
Reviewed 01 Aug 2020
Excellent Bento was the best instructor, we really enjoy the class and felt very safety! I am ready for the next course!!!
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Mayra Cerezal
LOS ANGELES, United States
Reviewed 01 Aug 2020
Excellent Bento was the best instructor, we really enjoy the class and felt very safety! I am ready for the next course!!!
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Marcus Rossi
United States
Reviewed 29 Jul 2020
Marcus Water Lesson Even with many summers of trainer kites, and about 6 hours of previous power kite experience, my son needed fundamental safety training. The instructor used safety as the central focus of my son's lesson. The water portion of the lesson really helped my son progress to handling a board in the water, and his first attempts at a water-start. We will be returning to Socal Kitesurfing for the next lessons,and requesting Bento.
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Gabriel Podegracz
Reviewed 19 Jul 2020
I had an awesome time learning this new sport and SoCal kite surf was very professional and very helpful in learning
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Mark Henderson Henderson
Fullerton, United States
Reviewed 19 Jul 2020
First lesson Great school everyone was nice! Bento my instructor was patient and thorough and it was a true pleasure to learn from him... I will be back for more.
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Adam Ellsworth
Laguna Niguel, United States
Reviewed 19 Jul 2020
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Yongwan Kim
Los Angeles, United States
Reviewed 19 Jul 2020
Crazy It was great and make me crazy. Bento was so nice and excellent!
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Ian Vanderburg
United States
Reviewed 12 Jul 2020
The Best of Belmont Shores Great location with pretty consistent wind. Bento over at SoCal Kitesurfing was the perfect confidence builder. He can tell right away what your skill level is and then pushes you to safely learn more and more. Very happy with this school, and I’ll now be moving up to their supervised rentals.
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Wilson Wei
Reviewed 07 Jul 2020
Bento and SoCal Kitesurfing Great school - very flexible. Day 1 in the afternoon had poor winds so they let me reschedule. Bento was patient with me as I was learning.
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John MacDonald
Los Angeles, United States
Reviewed 03 Jul 2020
Great Experience with Bento and SoCal Kitesurfing Bento and SoCal kitesurfing were friendly, fun, and allowed me to advance quickly. Although I had not kitesurfed in 8-10 years, Bento combined my prior kiting experience and recent experience surfing to maximize my improvement. He read my abilities and knowledge. We focused initially on safety of myself and others and then moved to the water. He even joined me after teaching me to stay up wind through radio communication. It was invaluable to have him in the water because it helped with my confidence, and I was able to see him demonstrate specific techniques.
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Ramon Yera Yeraramon
Los Angeles, United States
Reviewed 01 Jul 2020
Beginning Kite Surf Lesson Excellent teaching. Learned a tremendous amount.
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Josabeth Diaz
Reviewed 01 Jul 2020
Overall great experience! Bento was a great instructor, very patient with our group, and made the whole process feel very safe!
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Daniel Anderson
Redondo Beach, United States
Reviewed 29 Jun 2020
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Benny Yera
Los Angeles, United States
Reviewed 26 Jun 2020
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Juan Cammarano
Pasadena, United States
Reviewed 26 Jun 2020
excellent, totally recommend! Bento Pires is an amazing instructor, and SOCAL Kite Surfing "Bart Miller" is a great school, totally recommend him and the school!
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Cruz Diaz
Bakersfield, United States
Reviewed 25 Jun 2020
Buena Escuela Curso completo de como utilizar el kite, utilizacion efectiva del tiempo de ensenanza y esmero del instructor de cubrir todos los temas del kitesurfing.
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Sydney Sherman
Reviewed 23 Jun 2020
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Rebecca Beals
Costa Mesa, United States
Reviewed 27 May 2020
Nice people, professional service The trainer, Bento, was very nice and professional. Bart was very responsive to email communications and text. Very nice people with a nicely run operation.
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Alexander Freeman
Reviewed 15 Apr 2020
Brazil Course 2019 I had a fantastic 4 day course with Bento in November 2019. Bento and his team were excellent in how they ran the course. There was a key focus on safety, which was done in a professional but relaxed style. The team made time to discuss kiting techniques to support members of my group. The days were planned and managed to ensure we gained the maximum enjoyment out of the beautiful locations in north Brazil. I guess the best feed back I can provide is that I totally enjoyed the 4 day course and will be booking it again for next year.
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Raphael Araújo Montezuma
Camocim , Brazil
Reviewed 15 Mar 2020
Instrutor seguro Bento foi um instrutor seguro e paciente. Me passou a teoria c bastante tranquilidade e me deu segurança no aprendizado
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Kirk Bergsma
Traverse City, United States
Reviewed 02 Dec 2019
Top Notch Bento is a true professional and so concerned about you knowing how to operate safely.
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Catherine Freeman Freeman
Reading , United Kingdom
Reviewed 02 Dec 2019
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Kirk Bergsma
Traverse City, United States
Reviewed 28 Nov 2019
brazil tour awesome
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Stephen Sohmer
Canada
Reviewed 27 Nov 2019
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Alexander Russell
United States
Reviewed 24 Apr 2019
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Chris White
United States
Reviewed 20 Apr 2019
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SAM HOCHGRAF
Reviewed 19 Apr 2019
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Damian McGuigan
Sandy Hook, United States
Reviewed 03 Apr 2019
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Damian McGuigan
Sandy Hook, United States
Reviewed 02 Apr 2019
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Christopher Szostak
United States
Reviewed 02 Apr 2019
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Tatiana Queiroz
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Reviewed 13 Dec 2018
safety ! The trainer devastated by the safety and physical integrity of the students. Participates effectively in the water of all classes and guides with ease. The training sites were chosen based on the technical level of the sailors. The equipment was brand new, they arrived sealed !!!
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Kevin Lee
Alexandria, United States
Reviewed 21 Nov 2018
Great instructor Glad that bento helped me achieve my goals and look forward to having him teach me in the future
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Carolina Narciso Martins
Reviewed 21 Nov 2018
Excelência Aulas excepcionais, didáticas, com uma base teórica e muita e prática, e sempre com muita segurança. Me sinto pronta para continuar a aprender e praticar Kitesurf com muita determinação. Obrigada, Bento Pires e aos outros instrutores que me guiaram até aqui!
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arianewdiniz@gmail.com
Reviewed 27 Aug 2018
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glauciafpaiva@gmail.com
Reviewed 22 Aug 2018
Primazia da Segurança Considero que o curso fora ministrado com bases fundadas na técnica direcionada à segurança. Fiquei muito satisfeita com a preocupação direcionada para tal aspecto, eis que o esporte em questão, além de fascinante, contém riscos inerentes que devem ser controlados e a equipe logrou tal Desiderato. O instrutor Bento Pires foi incansável em repetir as técnicas de segurança ao ponto de introjectar os conceitos fazendo com que a reação viesse no momento necessário.
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Luiz Felipe Braga da Silva
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Reviewed 22 Aug 2018
Excellent training week at the Northeast of Brazil!!! Perfect training week at Ceara, with all the support of the school staff!!! Guaranteed evolution!!!
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Rodolfo Castro
Reviewed 07 May 2018
Carlos Fernandes
Reviewed 01 May 2018
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Rodrigo Vaz
Brazil
Reviewed 25 Apr 2018
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eujako@hotmail.com
Reviewed 25 Apr 2018
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Anna Elettra Pizzi De Gaetano
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 Apr 2018
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Thiago Riccioppo
Rio de Janeiro , Brazil
Reviewed 11 Apr 2018
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Eveline Stalder
Zürich, Switzerland
Reviewed 22 Feb 2018
First time kiting I had my first kite lesson ever. What an amazing expirience! Bento and his team tought me a lot in a short time. Totally professional and helpful. The equipment was in very good condition. We could avoid the high waves with a boat and spend a lot of time in the more quiet water. There were some theory books to read at the beach, next time i should maybe try to get a personal one. When in Rio, i would definitely go there again!
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Tatiana Queiroz
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Reviewed 24 Jan 2018
Clássico Beach Club _ The best kite school Os instrutores muito profissionais e excelentes ! O visual e o astral da galera e do ambiente !!! Depois das aulas, a recompensa do resgate de bote e a troca de experiências de velejo.
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danprimo@globo.com
Reviewed 19 Jan 2018
Amazing coach and experience overall
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Rafael Codá
Reviewed 15 Jan 2018
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Marcelo Salvador Mr.
Orlando, United States
Reviewed 03 Jan 2018
Bento's and Tiago's Review Tiago and Bento did an outstanding job during the kite surf course taken with them.
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Noemie Roos
Reviewed 04 Dec 2017
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Nina Castro
Bentonville
Reviewed 29 Nov 2017
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marco antonio fichtner
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Reviewed 28 Nov 2017
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Alejandro Paz
Panama, Panama
Reviewed 27 Nov 2017
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jmscott76@gmail.com
Reviewed 24 Nov 2017
Love my new hobby I’m an individual with no experience with skateboarding or surfing. In addition, I had prior back surgery. Due to the supportive mechanics in equipment, gear and water, allowed me to take a kite course. My fears were overpowered by confidence and joy. My instructors. are incredible with technical and more importantly, having patience and positive affirmations.
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Michaud Thierry
Boucau, France
Reviewed 24 Nov 2017
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João Quinderé
Reviewed 20 Oct 2017
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Reviewed 29 Sep 2017
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Heanes Troglio Pfluck
Campinas, Brazil
Reviewed 28 Sep 2017
Excelência e experiência. As palavras do título definem o quão fantástico foi essa aula com o Bento. Ótima estrutura da escola agregado ao valor do ensino com o Bento tornam essa experiência no Clássico simplesmente fantástica. Equipamentos de ponta, suporte de barco e capacete com radiocomunicador. Fica fácil perceber quando uma pessoa gosta do seu trabalho e sabe executar com perfeição, o Bento é um desses casos. A aula dele é muito boa didaticamente e ele foca nos principais pontos para melhorar a sua perfomance. Além disso é uma grande pessoa que batalha pela melhoria das escolas e do ensino do Kitesurf. Quer uma experiência ainda mais inesquecível no Rio?!? Peça pra voltar de bus com ele após o downwind, vc não vai se arrepender!!! Nota 10 do início ao fim.
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JC Cascino
Reviewed 13 Aug 2017
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Adam Pearson
Rockford, United States
Reviewed 03 Aug 2017
Loved It!! I had an absolute blast. Our instructor, Bento, was a ton of fun and did a great job teaching us. He did a great job we had fun but also learned a lot at the same time.
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viktor lundqvist
Reviewed 01 Aug 2017
Great time I had a blast. My teacher (Bento) was great. The only negative was that I was in a group of three and only one teacher. That resulted in a lot less time with the kite and in the water.
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Lauren Britowich
Reviewed 01 Aug 2017
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Gary Cohen
Stamford, United States
Reviewed 28 Jul 2017
Great teacher, great day Loved it. Bento was terrific - instructor and cheerleader in equal parts. Great Wind, great day.
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Jason Hines
Playa Vista, United States
Reviewed 24 Jul 2017
Great Kitesurfing Teacher Bento is very passionate and knowledgeable. Really helped me progress my kiteboarding!
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Nick Ruffing
Reviewed 23 Jul 2017
Bento to KiteWizard Bento did a great job working with me. Being a beginner in the sport, he showed me the ropes in a fun and easy going way. Highly recommend Bento for those looking to get into the sport!
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David Lopez
Seal Beach, United States
Reviewed 13 Jul 2017
Great School Great people who put safety first. Very patient with attention to detail.
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Amanda Parsons
Long Beach, United States
Reviewed 03 Jul 2017
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Robin Witzke
Perth Road, Canada
Reviewed 03 Jul 2017
Great Learning Experience It was a great learning experience. It was safe, fun, and a lot was packed into a few hours but it progressed at the right pace.
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Anthony Xanthos Mr
Yorba Linda, United States
Reviewed 26 Jun 2017
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Ian Kilborn
Perth Road, Canada
Reviewed 26 Jun 2017
Excellent teaching in a tip top location Bento was super enthusiastic and engaged all the time. Clear instructions, solid on safety, and fun loving. Long Beach had lots of wind, lots of space, and small waves.
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Matt Cherry
Los Angeles, United States
Reviewed 20 Jun 2017
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Adrian Galang
Redondo Beach, United States
Reviewed 18 Jun 2017
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Reviewed 08 Jun 2017
The best teacher My course was very profitable, a detailed teacher, very technical and considerate.
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Nathan Mader
Los Angeles, United States
Reviewed 03 Jun 2017
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Taylor Prokes
San Diego, United States
Reviewed 24 May 2017
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Melville Berwick
Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 May 2017
Fantastic What can I say Bento Pires was fantastic and the team were excellent as well can't wait to go back. Still trying to understand how he never once managed to get his hat wet lol.
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Jeremy Zebroski
Sheridan, United States
Reviewed 04 May 2017
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Reviewed 03 May 2017
josh@diveadc.com
Reviewed 03 May 2017
Not enough time in the water There should be less time playing in the sand and more time in the water. We also could have accomplished more if we had 2 in my group instead of 3.
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Heanes Troglio Pfluck
Campinas, Brazil
Reviewed 02 May 2017
Aprenda com quem sabe ensinar Eu já tinha feito algumas aulas de kite em outra escola! Mas com o Bento superou todas as minhas expectativas. Fez uma revisão completa enfatizando os cuidados com segurança! A todo momento avaliando minha performance e com instruções importantes!! Equipamento de segurança completo e equipamentos de qualidade!! Show de bola!!! Recomendo!!
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Jason Lyons
Visalia, United States
Reviewed 11 Apr 2017
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Annika Albrecht
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 08 Apr 2017
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Vlad Radulescu
Flushing, United States
Reviewed 06 Apr 2017
Not only were the kiting teachers skilled, wise, and friendly, but the specific company did not dwell on charging for missed hours should the weather not cooperate - made the experience much less stressful in what is already an expensive sport. So thank you! And stay humble.
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Alan Bell
Middleton, United States
Reviewed 28 Mar 2017
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Sebastian Ribeiro
Florianopolis, Brazil
Reviewed 05 Mar 2017
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Rainer Maags
Kevelaer , Germany
Reviewed 18 Dec 2016
a perfect time with perfect people on a perfect place, thanks to Joseph and his team
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Andreas Hauser
Dielheim, Germany
Reviewed 18 Dec 2016
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Claudia Ruiz
Affoltern am Albis, Switzerland
Reviewed 14 Dec 2016
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Ludovic Oederlin
Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 27 Nov 2016
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Guillermo Bruera
Reviewed 17 Nov 2016
Muy bueno Excelente curso
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Leandro Coeli
Cotia, Brazil
Reviewed 09 Nov 2016
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Yuval Lavi
Tel Aviv , Israel
Reviewed 07 Nov 2016
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Fabio Jacinto Zanetti de Souza
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil
Reviewed 07 Nov 2016
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