Qualification

Member since
26 April, 2006
Qualifications
Assistant Examiner - Water
Examiner
Instructor Level 1
Additional Qualifications
Assistant Instructor Trainer
Teaching to Children
Instructor Level 3
Instructor Level 1 Candidate
Assistant Candidate
Instructor Level 2
Instructor Level 3

Job History

School nameStart dateEnd date
Urban Surf Kiteboarding21/05/2014Till date

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REVIEWS

Mark Lazicky
United States
Reviewed 05 Jul 2021
Ruben Blaine
Hood River, United States
Reviewed 04 Jul 2021
Some of the online course quiz questions were worded odd but I assume that is due to translation.
Samuel Murr
Seattle, United States
Reviewed 08 Apr 2021
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David Olson
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 21 Mar 2020
I was very pleased with my IKO instructors course. Jeffro has a university degree in education and he is very knowledgeable on kiteboarding and on teaching methods, we were lucky to have him as an examiner. Due to a lack of wind there a couple of riding things that I could not complete but our instructor simply asked us to submit a video as soon as we can. I would recommend this course to others. I enjoyed it and felt it was worth the money and effort.
Charles Ford
Reviewed 28 Nov 2019
Leonardo Costantini
México, Mexico
Reviewed 15 Nov 2019
VEJ STIVE
Neuilly Sur Seine, France
Reviewed 15 Nov 2019
Jeffro was a fantastic instructor, he made the course very entertaining and enjoyable yet transmitted so much knowledge (technical and practical). His experience teaching and passion for the subject was very inspiring and encouraged us a lot.
Jeffrey Martin
The Dalles, United States
Reviewed 29 Jun 2019
Phillip Allen
Reviewed 21 Jun 2019
Niles Harris
Reviewed 21 Jun 2019
Bobby LaMarco
Hillsboro, United States
Reviewed 21 Jun 2019
Bobby LaMarco
Hillsboro, United States
Reviewed 21 Jun 2019
Jeffro is an excellent teacher/examiner, and has a very comprehensive and fair methodology of teaching the course. Jeffro is an amazing communicator, he relays Information in a very positive and enthusiastic manner, ensuring that his students absorb and retain each key point of each topic. My IKO experience with Jeffro was amazing, and I am hoping to take more advanced training from him in the future.
Phillip Allen
Reviewed 19 Jun 2019
Kit Kingstad
Beaverton, United States
Reviewed 19 Jun 2019
Jose Gruart
Burien, United States
Reviewed 07 Jun 2019
Fun professional and safety oriented kite school. Well prepared, very safety oriented Kite school with professional instructors using the best equipment and support resources to get you going and help you progress !
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Kevin Reilly
Seattle, United States
Reviewed 08 May 2019
Progression The urban surf school always is thorough and complete with training for the maximum benefit of the students!!
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Josh Winstead
Missoula, United States
Reviewed 31 Mar 2019
Michaela Pilkenton
Kihei, United States
Reviewed 25 Mar 2019
The IKO Instructor Level 1 course was a great insight into the dynamics of a school and the way it is run. It was cool to be able to meet instructors and other personnel from the host school and ask them about their roles, what they did and didn't like, what the have seen elsewhere, and other interesting topics that were helpful for moving forward as a kiteboarding instructor with IKO. My course instructor Jeffro did a great job of introducing us to key people at the host school and also acting as a resource to answer questions about how a school is run. The actual teaching we did was awesome as well. It was cool to get hands on with a real student and experience what it was like to be in the water with them. Overall this was a great course and I would recommend it to any aspiring instructor, and I would specifically recommend they take it from Jeffro. He is a fantastic instructor, resource, and mentor.
Michaela Pilkenton
Kihei, United States
Reviewed 25 Mar 2019
I came in with a lot of experience, and was nervous that I was not going to learn much. I am pleased to say that this course did a great job of going further in depth with practical information such as aerodynamics, weather, and equipment. I felt like I was able to learn a lot and am a better kiteboarder and instructor because of the practical information I learned in this course. My instructor Jeffro did a great job answering questions I had that went more in depth about this information. I felt very prepared for the online test. I would recommend this course to any aspiring instructor or to someone who just wants to learn more about the finer points of kiteboarding and expand their knowledge beyond the water.
Ricardo Rodriguez Paz Rubio
La Paz, Mexico
Reviewed 17 Jan 2019
We had a great examiner and a great group of people during the course!!!!
Kenji Jones
La ventana , Mexico
Reviewed 30 Nov 2018
Justin Kaczmarek
Squamish , Canada
Reviewed 23 Nov 2018
I wanted to thank Jeffro for all his help here. I am now looking into level 1 in a new destination. Very greatful to now be involved with IKO.
Kayla Schurton
Hood River , United States
Reviewed 25 Aug 2018
Izaskun Lopez de Vicuña
La Ventana, Mexico
Reviewed 04 Jun 2018
Izaskun Lopez de Vicuña
La Ventana, Mexico
Reviewed 30 May 2018
Erik Sandstrom
Seattle, United States
Reviewed 29 May 2018
Jeffro is an excellent examiner and is genuinely interested in furthering our sport thru top-notch instructor training. He is easy to approach and willing to help out in any way possible.
Kyle Stokes
Hood River, United States
Reviewed 23 May 2018
Aaron Snook
San Diego , United States
Reviewed 23 May 2018
Well thought out and informative program. I didn’t expect my personal riding skills would improve as they have. I also feel I’m somewhat of an unofficial meteorologist now! I find myself constantly observing the clouds and weather patterns and try to forecast what the weather will produce. I’m looking forward to continuing my certification through instructor level 2 and 3 once I start putting my level 1 to use! Stoked!!
Alec Carloss
Bozeman, United States
Reviewed 22 May 2018
I could not have asked for a better ITC instructor. Jeffro is a very skilled teacher with a vibrant personality.
EJ Gong
Reviewed 22 May 2018
Jeffro and team are world class teachers. I am so glad I learned from the best.
Jordan Smith
Reviewed 29 Apr 2018
Jeffro was an awesome coach, full of knowledge and stoke always happy to help and go into more details when needed
Hunter Waldron
Cabrera, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 22 Apr 2018
Thanks
Gabriel Erdelyi
Mississauga, Canada
Reviewed 19 Apr 2018
Center needs work with organization and people skills from a customer service perspective but the instructor that was brought in from Seattle, Jaffro, far exceeded my expectations. I would take another course from him in the future.
Jerome Alden
Albany, United States
Reviewed 19 Apr 2018
A comment that I would add about ITC student safety is that at any time if the student feels one foot come out of the twin tip board then they should automatically shake the second foot out, in order to avoid injury. (I did not see this in the course.
Jay Endre
Warrenton, United States
Reviewed 19 Apr 2018
Candidates should receive ITC manual in mail before the course to enable preparation.
Galen Campbell
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Reviewed 18 Apr 2018
Instructor was very proactive, full of energy and very knowledgeable. He has very valuable experience, and is very effective in sharing it. The course was educational and encouraged me to interact with the material and get excited to teach.
Jordan Smith
Reviewed 18 Apr 2018
Jeffro killed it! Awesome corse full of knowledge
Susie Brewster
Reviewed 03 Apr 2018
Hunter Waldron
Cabrera, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 02 Apr 2018
Thumbs up
Scott Willimack
Nederland , United States
Reviewed 14 Nov 2017
Jeffry Rocked!
Lance Okrasinski
MAUI, HAWAII___CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS
Reviewed 26 Oct 2017
Learned alot and had a fun time. Both teachers mary and jeffro were very smart, knowledgeable and gripping. They were very good at keeping my attention and had lots of valueable information. Great job yall well done!!
Adam Mangold
Corpus christi, United States
Reviewed 24 Oct 2017
All good
Don Baetge
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
Reviewed 24 Oct 2017
Jeffro brings great enthusiasm and experience to the course and presents it well. I enjoyed all aspects of the training and look forward to putting the IKO teaching concepts to work. I didn’t check the recovery by body dragging box but we did practice paired body dragging as a teaching concept.
Rhonda Reyna
Santa Cruz, United States
Reviewed 24 Oct 2017
Ethan Black
Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 24 Oct 2017
It was awesome
Joe Amabile
Hamilton, United States
Reviewed 06 Oct 2017
The location and facilities were perfect
Tiffany Forte
Chesterton , United States
Reviewed 06 Oct 2017
I would highly recommend this course to others. I learned a lot! Thank you.
Melany Johnson
Maui, United States
Reviewed 01 Jun 2017
Jeffro was an awesome instructor and teacher. He is really knowledgable in this industry. He made the course super fun and interactive while still challenging all of us students in multiple ways. I would highly recommend him to future IKO candidates. He is very passionate and you can tell through his teachings. D avid Ibern was there as well training to become a Assistant Instructor Examiner. He displayed much knowledge as well and had very helpful techniques on how to teach to students down the road. This course was awesome! 5 Stars !
Dan Young
El Sargento, Mexico
Reviewed 31 May 2017
I was looking forward to this course for several years. I am very happy that I was able to take the course. The instructor did a fantastic job keeping an open mind, adapting to my nature and the environment. Very well balanced between professionalism and personal performance. I am looking forward to building experience and building my knowledge through the IKO Instructor levels.
David Mackintosh
Hood River, United States
Reviewed 31 May 2017
The Assistant Trainer, David, was excellent. The course was very comprehensive, we learned a lot about kite types and construction, aerodynamic theory, weather, and tides. I feel that we could have used more time teaching with actual beginner students.
nick breslin
gresham, United States
Reviewed 31 May 2017
matthew larsen
leland, United States
Reviewed 24 May 2017
Gabrielle Cloutier
Laval, Canada
Reviewed 28 Apr 2017
Sebastian Smith
Suttons bay, United States
Reviewed 27 Apr 2017
Maxwell Varela
Miami, United States
Reviewed 27 Apr 2017
matthew larsen
leland, United States
Reviewed 22 Apr 2017
Jeffro is the man. Couldn't have asked for better instructor.
Sebastian Smith
Suttons bay, United States
Reviewed 20 Apr 2017
Gabrielle Cloutier
Laval, Canada
Reviewed 20 Apr 2017
Maxwell Varela
Miami, United States
Reviewed 20 Apr 2017
Greg Falck
Comox, Canada
Reviewed 06 Jun 2016
Instructor Course Jeffro and Marty were great - had a blast with everyone at Nitinat!
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Ned DeBeck
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 06 Jun 2016
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Francisco de Jesus Noriega Bean
La Paz, Mexico
Reviewed 26 Nov 2015
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Hunter Thompson
Hood River, United States
Reviewed 02 Jun 2014
Aitc Itc For the amount of knowledge we covered in these courses I couldn't imagine a better person than Jeffro for a teacher/examiner. He was very energetic throughout the whole course and had an answer for every question. Kept everyone on topic and intuitively knows right from wrong.
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Luann Bice
Seattle, United States
Reviewed 01 Apr 2014
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