Qualification

Member since
20 September, 2017
Qualifications
Kiteboarder Level 3L
Kiteboarder Level 3N
Assistant
Instructor Level 1
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Job History

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NEPTUNEULOGY-LDA-Thekitesurflodge02-07-201911-10-2019
NEPTUNEULOGY-LDA-Thekitesurflodge03-07-202005-10-2020

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Teaching Hours 179 321
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McKinzie Schulz
Reviewed 17 Sep 2021
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Hannah Hurley
Salt Lake City, United States
Reviewed 17 Sep 2021
Attentive and Safety Focused Instructor Alex is an amazing instructor who is very personable and attentive. Safety is his priority which is very important when first learning to kiteboard. He is patient and makes sure to explain things in a way you will understand and his teaching structure is organized and succinct so you never feel like you are wasting time going over things you already know and are getting the most out of your lesson. He is good about letting you focus on your own thoughts but is in tune enough to know when you need a little hint or some advice on how to handle the kite or how to better position your body with the board. During one of our lessons, the wind was very unpredictable and I was unable to self-rescue and ended up in a sticky situation. I was very lucky to have someone like Alex who leapt into action without hesitation and handled the incident with confidence and efficiency so no one got hurt. I realized then how important it is to have immense trust in your instructor because they truly need to be able to save your life if the need arises, and I can say with full confidence that I would trust Alex again with mine.
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Alan Doe
Cuyahoga Falls, United States
Reviewed 15 Sep 2021
Excellent experience Alex was a wonderful instructor. His explanations were clear and precise. He presented the technical aspects clearly, which made the transition to practice comfortable and safe. I enjoyed his lively personality and professional demeanor.
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Aisha Mendez
Reviewed 15 Sep 2021
Learning to kite After 5 years of not wanting to learn to kite because of fear, I finally decided to do it, and I’m so grateful for my amazing teacher Alex! Through out all my lessons he made me feel very safe, he was always very calm and reassuring, great at explaining everything so that I could understand and get the most out of my lessons. He quickly got me up and riding. I highly recommend him.
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Frickson Kho
Evanston, United States
Reviewed 15 Sep 2021
Progressing past independent Alex is a fantastic teacher. He's thoughtful, able to explain concepts well and knows how break down skills into component parts in order to help me progress. Together we learned how to ride toeside, pop, improve jump transitions and started learning how to backroll. He's also a very calm voice to have in your ear as you're trying to master a bunch of new skills! Would recommend!!
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Nadezda Frolova
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Reviewed 14 Sep 2021
Best course and best teacher! I enjoyed so much learning with Alex! Very systematic, very safe, I learned quick and thanks to him can ride now!
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Micah Geisel
Reviewed 14 Sep 2021
Alex got me airborne! I was ready to learn how to jump, and Alex was ready to teach me! His friendly and positive disposition kept things fun, while his deep understanding of the underlying mechanics enabled me to progress quickly. I'd recommend Alex to any student, from beginner to advanced!
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Elaine Azlin
Reviewed 14 Sep 2021
Alex and Saladita kite school both amazing!!!
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Lindsey Doe
Reviewed 11 Sep 2021
Great memories A friend looking out for my wallet, safety, and kiting future recommended that I learn from Alex. As a proficient kiter, my friend knew Alex would prepare me to navigate a raft of wind and water conditions efficiently while keeping lessons playful so I wouldn't lose my interest in the sport. My experience, Alex's coaching exceeded expectations. First of all, he was on time. He gave clear instructions and he paid close attention to what I needed. Even though I had had previous lessons, Alex was smart enough to review the basics making sure I knew about the wind window, traffic etiquette, and body dragging before handing me a board. Then the lessons were really cooperative. Together we'd suss out what I didn't understand or where I was struggling and figure out the best ways for me to learn. For example, when I needed more of a visual explanation than a verbal one, Alex took the kite and demonstrated in the water for me to watch. When I came in from sea shivering, Alex encouraged me to end the session early and came the following day with better wetsuit for me to borrow. When I obstinately left radio range and couldn't relaunch my kite, creative Alex showed up riding on the back of another kiter like a monkey and returned me to shore safely. I was not an easy student. I was in my head a lot and really struggled with the humility of learning a new skill, but Alex was endlessly patient and supportive. Sometimes that meant teasing me; sometimes it meant taking a moment on the beach to share his own frustrations with learning how to kite. I wouldn't change a thing and I have immense gratitude for what I learned. In fact, it was such a rewarding experience that I signed my father up to kite with Alex knowing that he would be in the best hands. 10/10 would recommend!
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Brandon Shewmake
Reviewed 07 Sep 2021
In-Depth and Well-Paced I had a fantastic experience learning to kite from Alex. From the get-go when he brought me to the bank to observe how the wind affected the water, to the end of my last class where he was speaking to me over headset while I rode the board, I felt like I was learning every step of the way. Alex fielded all my questions and helped me understand something if it didn't quite click at first. I felt like he was focused on every detail of my experience out on the water—once I learned the fundamentals, he made sure I "drove" while he offered advice and course-correction through the headset.
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Marten Brunner
Reviewed 07 Sep 2020
In all aspects a great kiteschool - safety, equipment, communication with the school, the lodge. Especially the instructor was very good in communicating and analysing each moment thoroughly what was good and what could have been better.
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Diederik Beker
Reviewed 07 Sep 2020
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Arno Koldewee
Utrecht, Netherlands
Reviewed 07 Aug 2020
Great teacher!! We're absolutely satisfied with Alex's teachings. His teaching style was thorough and grounded in a good basis of theory, upon which the practical lessons were well sized and therefore achievable. His carefulness for my girlfriend's early pregnancy was perfectly balanced while pushing us to the max to pickup kitesurfing asap. Alex thanks for the great week, much appreciated! Also the Kite Surf Lodge is a great school, which we would recommend any day.
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Reviewed 02 Aug 2020
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Eugene Hagiwara
san francisco, United States
Reviewed 21 Feb 2020
Great instructor, great school Alex was an excellent instructor. He focused on my weaknesses and gave me clear and specific instructions to overcome them. He was a pleasure to learn from.
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Alejandro Fleischer
Reviewed 08 Dec 2019
Maestro Excelente maestro, muy claro y atento. Te explica la física de una forma masticable. Todo muy bien.
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