Qualification

Member since
19 October, 2015
Qualifications
Assistant Instructor 3 Days
Instructor Level 1
Additional Qualifications
Assistant Candidate

Job History

School nameStart dateEnd date
GoKite Cabarete Kiteboarding School08-11-201707-01-2019
KiteClubCabarete05-01-201912-01-2021
LEK - Laurel Eastman Kiteboarding03/02/2022Till date

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Teaching Hours 78 495
Student Taught 6 55

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Ana Paula Villazon
México , Mexico
Reviewed 12 Jul 2022
Fue una gran experiencia aprender kite en LEK, el equipo esta en excelente estado y todas las personas que trabajan ahí soy muy atentas y divertidas. JC, fue muy paciente y cuenta con una gran capacidad para explicar las reglas básicas, sus instrucciones son muy claras y concisas. Su actitud me hizo sentir en confianza, ya que siempre pone como prioridad la seguridad el estudiante.
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Christopher rowley
Reviewed 01 Jul 2022
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Silas McCormick
Reviewed 22 Jun 2022
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Guillaume Lamey
Reviewed 20 Jun 2022
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Wendell Watson
Marietta, United States
Reviewed 15 Jun 2022
LEK IS GREAT! LEK was fantastic! It is definitely the best and most professional school on that beach. Since all the kite schools pretty much charge the same rate you might as well get the IKO certified school with the safest and best instruction:) We are beginners so my only negative is the beach itself.. Super wind makes for very choppy and big shore breaks to deal with. Not ideal for beginners. We would definitely look for a “gentler” learning area next time. The upside is if you can learn there, you could go anywhere and be prepared! Thanks for a great start to our kiteboarding adventure!
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Matan Cohen
Tel aviv, Israel
Reviewed 24 Feb 2020
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Zohar Bouchnik
Rishon le zion, Israel
Reviewed 20 Feb 2020
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Jon Thorvaldsson
Reykjavik, Iceland
Reviewed 29 Jan 2020
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Aaron Mindel
Brooklyn , United States
Reviewed 11 Jan 2020
Can’t wait to get back to Kite Club - phenomenal setup, Safe & patient instruction.
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Lodewijk Portielje
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Reviewed 29 Dec 2019
What a spot I had a fantastic first kiting experience. Although learning the ropes at Cabarete wasn't easy, Juan Carlos and his relaxed vibe really helped. Although I probably managed to mess up everything one can mess up, JC kept his ease and just made fun of my inability. I really enjoyed my time on the water and my lessons with the Kite Club Cabarete. The folks here really know what they're doing and the vibe is just really nice. On top of that, you'll meet plenty of people who are competing on a(n inter)national level, adding to the experience! Juan Carlos, Chicho, thanks again. Hope to be back soon!
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Ronan McCabe
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 26 Oct 2019
Kite beach cabarete! Challenging location sometimes but I improved in every class and was very happy with the results. Will be back!
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Tarik Hoch Hoch
Triesenberg, Liechtenstein
Reviewed 23 Jul 2019
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David Coles
United States
Reviewed 25 Jun 2019
Great weather. Safety really a priority. My instructor kept me safe and progressing. I will definitely return. Instructor had infinite patience. Dominicans are delightful people.
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James Perry
Reviewed 25 Jun 2019
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Chelsea Bridges
Asheville, United States
Reviewed 25 Jun 2019
Juan Carlos was an excellent teacher! His assistant, however, was not that helpful. He would take off riding and it felt like I had paid for him to be out there enjoying himself instead of attending to the lesson - this was very annoying and disappointing as he was wasting a lot of my paid time.
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Missy Regan
Reviewed 29 May 2019
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Rahan
Reviewed 20 May 2019
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Raghav Malik
Reviewed 16 May 2019
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Les rankin Rankin
Nanimo , Canada
Reviewed 11 May 2019
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Deborah Rankin
Nanaimo, Canada
Reviewed 05 May 2019
Cabarete Kite Club -Kudos to the entire facility and its staff From the minute you walk into the facility you know it’s going to be a great experience. The reception for our reserved lesson package was seamless and the front desk staff was exceptional with the required forms and introducing us to our instructor. Well done. We felt like we were in good hands as soon as we met our instructor, he was a pleasure from our first introduction and with every lesson with our kites. Professional in the questions he asked about us and our expectations from the course and our individual level of comfort In the water. He also stressed safety and made sure we understood the equipment and all safety features. He was hands on and extremely patient with our first beach kite lessons and made sure we were confident in our control abilities before escalating to water /kite lessons. I appreciated his personal attention to my abilities and his consistent efforts to grow my confidence in handling and understanding wind /kite which made the entire experience a whole lot better once I hit the water with a board and the kite. He had me up and on within the lesson period which was an amazing feeling of accomplishment for me and I grant this feat to his teaching ,knowledge and thank Juan Carlos for his efforts and expertise to make this happen . The entire facility is welcoming, clean and has a family type atmosphere that welcomes anyone that wants to learn to kite. I look forward to additional time on the water and would highly recommend both my instructor Juan Carlos and the Kite club in Cabarete to anyone who has ever watched the kiters on the water and thought “ I would love to do this” , they can make it happen for you too.
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Barbie Collins Young Young
Bellevue
Reviewed 15 Apr 2019
Patient, Patient, skilled people! I must say that I was a challenge - but I was determined to get up on that board. I was scared to death, and probably wasn't the easiest to teach - but I did it...thanks to my instructor...who, again, was very patient. I am very athletic and really thought it would be faster and easier for me. I recommend the 3 day class, as you have a chance to process it day by day. Well worth the money...and a big thank you to my teachers.
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Larry applegate
Reviewed 14 Apr 2019
Great great job! Great process. Felt like it could have gone quicker until I was out on the kite by myself. Then I was very glad I had the detailed training they gave me.
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Jon Thorvaldsson
Reykjavik, Iceland
Reviewed 06 Apr 2019
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Ethan Cadwell
Sewickley, United States
Reviewed 21 Mar 2019
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Philippe Bauer
Reviewed 12 Mar 2019
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Ramune Damusyte
Reviewed 12 Mar 2019
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John Turner
Warrenton , United States
Reviewed 20 Feb 2019
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Rolf Strahm
Reviewed 23 Jan 2019
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Leandro Taveras
Reviewed 02 Dec 2018
Marcus Oliveira
Ma, United States
Reviewed 30 Nov 2018
Great course Instructors were knowledgeable and fun! Great course!
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Adam Perkinson
Nashville, United States
Reviewed 16 Apr 2018
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Eliana Martinez
Valdemorillo , Spain
Reviewed 27 Feb 2018
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ALFREDO CARRASCO SANTOS
Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 27 Feb 2018
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James Wysong
Peachtree City, United States
Reviewed 20 Feb 2018
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Mara Beier
Reviewed 06 Feb 2018
Very good class! Some great some not so motivated teachers but I finally got to ride up and downwind and enjoyed the experience. Good value for money!
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Reviewed 22 Jan 2018
John Gill
Reviewed 12 Jan 2018
Great lesson in Cabarete Many thanks to Juan Carlos for the patience, dedication and hard work getting me up on the board. My new hobby has me addicted. Already looking to return and continue ripping it up on Kite Beach.
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Katelyn Donnelly
New York, United States
Reviewed 11 Jan 2018
Fantastic learning experience, highly recommend Juan Carlos and GoKite Cabarete I've learned to Kite Surf over the last 2 years, each time coming to GoKite Cabarete and learning from instructor Juan Carols. My experience has been completely professional, highly skilled, and friendly. I've felt safe and comfortable to learn a difficult and complicated skill. Juan Carols was patient, clear, and highly expert. I can't recommend Juan Carlos and GoKite Cabarete enough and will be back to learn again soon!
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Reviewed 03 Jan 2018
Great training with Junior Junior was incredibly kind, patient, and encouraging. I felt safe and well provided for in all regards. Thank you!
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Kathleen Alexander
Reviewed 03 Jan 2018
Friendly, knowledgeable instructors, excellent equipment and facilities, amazing experience I just spent a week taking lessons from the gokite school in Cabarete, DR. I had never kite-surfed before, and I would recommend this location to anyone looking for an introduction to the sport. I was pretty nervous, but the instructors were incredibly supportive and helped me build my confidence and skills. They continued to focus on safety and technique as we progressed through the levels, so I was comfortable with each new technique that was introduced. The winds were consistent and great for learning. I can't wait to practice and continue to build my skills in the coming months and years. I would definitely go back to this school in the future.
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Jo Speaker
Hampton , United States
Reviewed 29 Dec 2017
It was a great experience and the instructor was very patient. :)
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Susanne Schnell
Chicago, United States
Reviewed 29 Dec 2017
GoKite Cabarete Juan Carlos at GoKite Cabarete is an amazing instructor. He just gives you the right tweets and tips to proceed fast with your skills and is very patient and accommodating. I would always recommend him as instructor and wish him all the best for his future. The kite school uses Slingshot kites and Wainman boards, which is great, just that the Wainman board straps are not very well made. The school made an effort to change the straps as soon as they realized. They also have a few other boards (e.g. slingshot) and kites (e.g. ozone) from other brands. Every student goes out with helmet and flotation vest always. Richard, the owner of GoKite Cabarete, organized everything for us, is very accommodating and always wants to improve. He has a large pool of assistants who help new kiters in supervised practice sessions.
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