Qualification

Member since
30 November, 1999
Qualifications
Examiner
Training Master
Coach Trainer
Instructor Level 1
Additional Qualifications
Right of Way
Assistant Instructor Trainer
Teaching to Children
Instructor Renewal
Instructor Level 1 Candidate

Job History

School nameStart dateEnd date
Kite Club Cabarete07/01/2015Till date
Kite Club Punta Cana28/12/2014Till date

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Teaching Hours 1965 40836
Student Taught 54 1132

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David Athias
Reviewed 08 Apr 2021
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Rex Nelson
Reviewed 02 Apr 2021
Jaime Bayntun
Reviewed 31 Mar 2021
Julian Velev
Cabarete, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 31 Mar 2021
Daniel Larouche
Montecristi, Ecuador
Reviewed 31 Mar 2021
Jon Dodds is an excellent examiner, excellent knowledge and very friendship.
Jose Manuel Rodriguez Andrickson
Cabarete, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 29 Mar 2021
Rex Nelson
Reviewed 28 Mar 2021
Jaime Bayntun
Reviewed 28 Mar 2021
Daniel Larouche
Montecristi, Ecuador
Reviewed 21 Mar 2021
Chad Gustafson
Gulf Breeze, United States
Reviewed 21 Mar 2021
Very thorough, exceeded my expectations.
Moritz Buttinger
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 10 Jan 2021
great kite school great kite school with cool bar/restaurant in front
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Pavol Mocko
Reviewed 24 Dec 2020
Alessandro Prando
Cabarete, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 24 Dec 2020
Jose Patino
coveñas, Colombia
Reviewed 24 Dec 2020
Francesco Pena
Miami, United States
Reviewed 24 Dec 2020
I'm so happy to be taught by the best instructor ever Jonathan dotts, my mentor and someone that always had the answer of all my questions. I'm another person with alot of knowledge for kitesurfing thanks to my teacher, blessed!!!!!!! Ready to open my school and stoked
Alessandro Prando
Cabarete, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 19 Dec 2020
Francesco Pena
Miami, United States
Reviewed 19 Dec 2020
We had the best teacher ever!!!!!
Jose Patino
coveñas, Colombia
Reviewed 18 Dec 2020
Alex Vander Linde
United States
Reviewed 31 Jul 2020
Best school out there Jon , Cameron and the whole team at kit club cabarette are unbelievable. Do yourself a favor and go check out the good vibes, fun bar and awesome instruction / advice here
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Douglas Vander Linde
United States
Reviewed 29 Jul 2020
Loved the experience Jon & Cam are the best. They broke the process into digestible segments and kept advancing me through the process. Tropical storms shut off our winds, but the entire experience gave me confidence and belief that I will be mowing the lawn at my control. Super experience by true professionals that love their work and all their clients. Keep it up lads.
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Aaron Vander Linde
Norcross, United States
Reviewed 28 Jul 2020
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Giulia Auricchio
Miami, United States
Reviewed 27 Jul 2020
a slice of heaven This place is magical in every sense. Jonathan Dodds is literally one of the best kite instructors in the world and his team is exceptional. Kiting in Cabarete is very challenging, but Jonathan makes sure you feel very safe and comfortable. If you’re not into kiting, the bar and restaurant are awesome. The food is absolutely incredible (very fresh, great ingredients, perfect execution) and the music and people create a one-of-a-kind experience. My favorite spot in Cabarete. Highly recommend it.
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Martin Duffy
Sarasota, United States
Reviewed 27 Jul 2020
Epic Kite location Jon Dodds and Jerson were both amazing. Jon made sure that every part of our trip was exciting and kept educating us and giving us tips. His kite club was an awesome spot to hang out and chill. The food was amazing and reasonable priced. Overall great hospitality. Jerson my trainer was patient and a great teacher. He paid close attention to my kiting and gave me great tips to help me progress. With Jersons help I quickly became a level 3 kiteboarder. Would love to spend more 1 on 1 time with Jerson in the future.
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Nikki Mattern
United States
Reviewed 27 Jul 2020
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Tom Neufeld
Shoreline, United States
Reviewed 13 May 2020
Love this place, love this school, love the trainers! I went here to pick up the beginnings of Kite Boarding again with a friend of mine who is just getting into the sport. He found the place and I went along for the ride, and am I happy I did! The service here for kiteboarding was very professional and laid back at the same time. If you Kiteboard, then you know wind can be a fickle thing, the lessons were able to be adapted to be more on days with good wind and less/or none on days when there wasn't wind, or just bad wind. We were able to get all of our hours in and a bit more for practice, I was sufficiently worn out by the end of lessons and ready for a drink from the bar right next to the shop, which was right next to our hotel! I recommend this place wholeheartedly and cannot wait to go back for more!
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Marie-Josée Binda
Ste-Julie, Canada
Reviewed 06 Apr 2020
Great Kitesurfing experience for beginner It was my 3rd time getting lessons in different locations. This was by far my best experience and I learned so much in 10 hours compared to my first two times. Jerson at Kite club Cabarete is the best instructor you you can wish for... So patient and attentive he makes you feel confident and at easy with this intimidating sport when you start. The Kite Club is a great spot to learn easy to go downwind without getting in trouble as you can just walk back upwind on the beach with you instructor saving a lot of time and spending more time in the water practicing. I was finally able to start and ride short distances for the first time ! I no longer want to quit this sport and can't wait for my next vacation at Kite Club to continue my progression. Food is also really good at the Kite Club and ALL the staff is so friendly. It was truly a great vacation !
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Mathieu Hebert
Canada
Reviewed 05 Apr 2020
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Patrick Hébert
Ste-Julie, Canada
Reviewed 05 Apr 2020
Great Kite School and amazing people ! We spent a full week at Kite Club Cabarete the kite spot is great for all levels. My wife was able to progress so much with her great instructor Jerson the staff is amazing and the food excellent 👌
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Nicolas Hébert
Sainte-Julie , Canada
Reviewed 05 Apr 2020
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Jacqueline Inglis
Burnaby, Canada
Reviewed 24 Dec 2019
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Mariia Sumishchuk
Kyiv, Ukraine
Reviewed 20 Nov 2019
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Marilyn Wittmann
Espanola, Canada
Reviewed 16 Nov 2019
Kite Beach Cabarete My husband and I took our lessons together - which between the assistant instructors and fully qualified instructors allowed us each with 1:1 attention. We both felt that 3 days of lessons is a bit optimistic in terms of being able to kite independently, however we are inspired to continue in our learning. Had the wind cooperated, we would've done a couple of "supervised" sessions after our 3 day package.
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Ivan Apasov
Kyiv, Ukraine
Reviewed 15 Nov 2019
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Patrick Wittmann
Espanola, Canada
Reviewed 09 Nov 2019
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Aryen Gonzalez
Cabarete, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 08 Oct 2019
Very good explanations vast knowledge about kiteboarding teaching methods, very pleased with all I learned during the ITC course
ezra huleatt
BROOKLYN, United States
Reviewed 30 Sep 2019
Melissa Mejia
Miami , United States
Reviewed 23 Aug 2019
Simon Michell
Dominican Republic
Reviewed 03 Aug 2019
Kite club Cabarete...Fabulous place to improve Great place to master new skills. Excellent tuition from John the owner and his team. And great atmosphere. Flat water and the fabulous consistent trade winds, to nail those skills Newbie kite foiler, when I arrived. Left being an basic intermediate. Up on the foil when I decide!. Going upwind and downwindish. First transitions Great place
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James Burgoyne
Reviewed 19 Jul 2019
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Diego Ortega Laya
Spain
Reviewed 13 Jul 2019
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Luis Ignacio Terrés Oñate
Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 12 Jul 2019
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Lauriti prisca
Reviewed 11 Jul 2019
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Christiaan Van ginkel
Poortugaal, Netherlands
Reviewed 02 May 2019
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Joëly damme
Reviewed 27 Apr 2019
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Barbie Collins Young Young
Bellevue
Reviewed 19 Apr 2019
Patient, skilled people They were wonderful! Checked it off my bucket list - but couldn’t have done it without their positive motivation and influence!
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Raquel Ream
Fairbanks , United States
Reviewed 06 Mar 2019
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Harry Rowell
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 Feb 2019
Great instructor
Feargus Kelly
Empangeni, South Africa
Reviewed 18 Feb 2019
Michael Boffa
Cape town, South Africa
Reviewed 18 Feb 2019
Matt Frost
Wanaka, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 Feb 2019
Taylor Holl
Hillcrest, South Africa
Reviewed 17 Feb 2019
Awesome instructor, kept the lectures fun and informational.
James Knowles
Cottesloe, Australia
Reviewed 17 Feb 2019
Matt Frost
Wanaka, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 Feb 2019
Feargus Kelly
Empangeni, South Africa
Reviewed 13 Feb 2019
Harry Rowell
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 Feb 2019
Natasha Casebolt
West bay, Cayman Islands
Reviewed 25 Aug 2018
Tomer Czopp De paz
Eilat, Israel
Reviewed 24 Jul 2018
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annawroo@gmail.com
Reviewed 28 Jan 2018
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davloz@gmail.com
Reviewed 23 Jan 2018
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sabrinahashmi@gmail.com
Reviewed 20 Jan 2018
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Lorna Nee
Cabarete, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 13 Jun 2017
Sean Nee
London, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 12 Jun 2017
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Rebecca Bird
Blyth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 06 Dec 2016
IKO instructor trading course
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Timothy de Werth
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 06 Dec 2016
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David Bosman
Bexleyheath , United Kingdom
Reviewed 05 Oct 2016
IKO instructors course I can't say enough about Jon and the team at Kite Club Cabarete. I had the most amazing few weeks doing my instructors course and learnt so much. Jon is an amazing teacher and I feel like 10 times the kiter I was before the course. Looking forward to teaching this amazing sport to many people in the future. Thanks Jon
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Taylor Keamy
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 03 Aug 2016
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Marin Bibot
Lasne, Belgium
Reviewed 03 Jul 2016
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Juan José Mendieta
Bogotá, Colombia
Reviewed 31 May 2016
Assistant Instructor at Kite Club Had a great week with Jon. Excellent teaching methods and knowledge of the sport. Learnt a lot through practice and theory.
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Madlen Noack
Naundorf, Germany
Reviewed 25 Mar 2016
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Anne-Marie Jentsch
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Reviewed 19 Mar 2016
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Frank Krischok
Grossdubrau, Germany
Reviewed 16 Mar 2016
Assistant Instructor Course The course by Jonathan was really good. I learnt a lot and enjoyed the time.
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rhice mannelli brewer
brooklyn, United States
Reviewed 13 Mar 2016
assistant instructor course review Jonathan Dodds was a great teach. Thorough, patient, friendly and encouraging. I had an overall great experience!
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Corey Roberts
Richmond, United States
Reviewed 13 Oct 2015
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Nicholas Brouwer
Willemstad, Curaçao
Reviewed 26 Mar 2015
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Rene Frutiger
Hünibach, Switzerland
Reviewed 22 Mar 2015
IKO Assistant & ITC-L1 Course Very well organized, prepared and proceeded course. Very good and experienced teachers - I learned a lot in this two weeks and had so much fun with the other students. Thanks very much on Jonathan Dodds, Vincent and Bart Kind regards Rene
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Max Maurer
Waiblingen, Germany
Reviewed 13 Mar 2015
Great School, Great Teaching
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stephanie hubert
versailles, France
Reviewed 09 Mar 2015
professionnal and serious teaching I learned a lot and feel much more confident to teach safely a student. The course is well structured, with practice and theory, every subject is deeply covered. I really enjoyed it.
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Bart Miller
Long Beach, United States
Reviewed 15 Nov 2014
Examiner Training and Instructor Certification Very professional course! I found Jon to be hard working and dedicated, and very knowledgeable. He is really an expert in all areas. He also has an easy going personal style that makes him quite likeable. Jon is a great instructor with a real interest seeing you succeed. I highly recommend Jon as a trainer.
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