Qualification

Member since
30 November, 1999
Qualifications
Snow level 1 Instructor
Examiner
Instructor Level 1
Additional Qualifications
Right of Way
Assistant Instructor Trainer
Teaching to Children
Stretching for Kiters
Head Instructor Exam
Instructor Level 2

Job History

School nameStart dateEnd date
Airzone Kitesurf School NZ16/01/2016Till date
Airzone Kitesurf School UK09/06/2015Till date

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REVIEWS

Lou McDowell
Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 Jan 2021
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Josh Gibbs
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 Dec 2020
Ilka Kapica
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 Apr 2020
Peter Lubej
Graz, Austria
Reviewed 14 Apr 2020
Ilka Kapica
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 Apr 2020
Peter Lubej
Graz, Austria
Reviewed 18 Mar 2020
Jeremiah McDonald
Katikati, New Zealand
Reviewed 04 Mar 2020
Hugh Mason
Broadstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 04 Mar 2020
Hugh Mason
Broadstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 01 Mar 2020
Beth Hill
Reviewed 12 Jan 2020
Interesting & helpful knowledge. Helped getting me started on my kiting journey & felt safe & encouraged the whole time. Thank you
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Summer Hodder
Wellsford, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 Dec 2019
Nick Darling
Rakiraki, Fiji
Reviewed 19 Dec 2019
Jeppe Tonsberg
Lemvig , Denmark
Reviewed 02 Oct 2019
Jeppe Tonsberg
Lemvig , Denmark
Reviewed 27 Sep 2019
Rafal Wiatr
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 Jul 2019
Fully recommended Zoe's and Berny's Airzone Kitesurf School - best place to take ITC course. I had a fantastic course. The content was excellent with lots of new information and Berny’s approach to running the course was informative and professional. Learned so much and had a lot of fun!
Lucie Bishop
guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 Jul 2019
A brilliant course with a passionate instructor! I enjoyed myself alot and learnt so much which I will take into my future!
Eva Koning
Alkmaar, Netherlands
Reviewed 08 Jul 2019
There wasn’t enough wind for the riding assessment. That’s why I left it blank. We are still going to do this.
David Kraaijeveld
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands
Reviewed 24 Jun 2019
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Onno Schipper
Schellinkhout, Netherlands
Reviewed 21 Jun 2019
Rafal Wiatr
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 May 2019
Great AITC course with Zoe and Berny. A lot of useful knowledge served in friendly atmosphere with professional approach to the students. Can't wait my ITC course ;)

Reviewed 16 May 2019
Personally tailored training to suit my needs and my level. Berny began by carefully assessing my kiting abilities and all of my deficiencies. He then methodically corrected each and every point that was not right, giving me full confidence to go ahead on my own. But I will be back! Once I have put Berny's instruction into practice, I will want to learn more. The spot is really good too.
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Gavin Skewes
Foxton Beach, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 Dec 2018
Gavin Skewes
Foxton Beach, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 Dec 2018
Peter Irvine
Foxton Beach, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 Dec 2018
Great course very happy, learnt a lot.
Shane Minogue
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 Dec 2018
Fantastic course run by Bernie and team. Thanks again for looking after us!
Peter Irvine
Foxton Beach, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 Dec 2018
great course learnt heaps.
Shane Minogue
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 Dec 2018
Airzone Kitesurf School with Bernie and team are running a unique environment that is a great place to learn. I learned more than I expected out of the course and found it really beneficial as a rider and instructor.
Malory Mézierre
Troisdorf , Germany
Reviewed 06 Oct 2018
High level of self confidence in teaching has been created with the very structured IKO methods and the competence of the instructor Bernie.
Luke Gyulai-Lancaster
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 Sep 2018
Freddie Ide
Reviewed 21 Sep 2018
Luke Gyulai-Lancaster
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 Sep 2018
Awesome :)
Marika Cieciura
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 Sep 2018
The course was extremely helpful. Bernie always made sure we are not stressed out and helped us with whatever we needed. He explained things in very creative ways and was very patient with us. When I was coming for the course I was really worried and stressed and once I arrived and met everyone I felt like I'm in a right place. I have gained a lot of practice and knowledge in these few days. I will strongly recommend both Bernie and Zoey for anyone that wants to train for an instructor or simply become a better kitesurfer.
Maciej Kostrz
Rugby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 Aug 2018
David Caton
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 Aug 2018
Lucie Bishop
guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 Aug 2018
Malory Mézierre
Troisdorf , Germany
Reviewed 28 Aug 2018
Very comptent and professional way of teaching in a very friendly atmosphere. Thumbs up!
Henry Godber
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 Aug 2018
Robert Yule
NAPIER, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 Jul 2018
An index page in the course manual would be great. Cheers
Maciej Kostrz
Rugby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 Jul 2018
I really enjoyed time while course, learnt plenty of useful things about teaching, also get familiar with technical aspects of kitesurfing eg. Equipment, weather, tides etc.
Henry Godber
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 Jul 2018
David Caton
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 Jul 2018
Great course really enjoyed it.
David Crawley
Plymouth , United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 Jul 2018
Haley Connors
Issaquah, United States
Reviewed 30 Apr 2018
It was great! So happy that I completed it!
Eric Hauke
United States
Reviewed 19 Apr 2018
Eric Hauke
United States
Reviewed 19 Apr 2018
YANN FEUTREN
PLOUZANE , France
Reviewed 02 Apr 2018
YANN FEUTREN
PLOUZANE , France
Reviewed 02 Apr 2018
Alessandro Tucci
Cattolica, Italy
Reviewed 01 Apr 2018
Alessandro Tucci
Cattolica, Italy
Reviewed 01 Apr 2018
Seagar Clarkson
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 Mar 2018
Seagar Clarkson
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 Mar 2018
Gonzalo Jorro Martinez
Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 20 Mar 2018
The course was overall very good. The trainer and everyone else at the school were very helpful and kind. However, the fact that some students spend 4, 8 or 12weeks at the school previous to the course while others come just for the one-week AITC does unfortunately have an impact in terms teaching dynamics and follow up to individual student's needs.
Stan Northover
Chatham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 Mar 2018
Berny and Zoe are awesome
Haley Connors
Issaquah, United States
Reviewed 16 Mar 2018
Stan Northover
Chatham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 Mar 2018
Berny and Zoe are the best
Adam Bailes
United States
Reviewed 12 Mar 2018
Adam Bailes
United States
Reviewed 12 Mar 2018
Benoit Laurent
Meudon, France
Reviewed 12 Mar 2018
Benoit Laurent
Meudon, France
Reviewed 12 Mar 2018
Maarten van Berckel
Den Haag, Netherlands
Reviewed 13 Dec 2017
Maarten van Berckel
Den Haag, Netherlands
Reviewed 13 Dec 2017
Gabriel Laing Aiken
Holbæk, Denmark
Reviewed 13 Dec 2017
Amaury Riviere
Soo, Spain
Reviewed 12 Dec 2017
Amaury Riviere
Soo, Spain
Reviewed 12 Dec 2017
Francois Tremblay
Jonquière, Canada
Reviewed 12 Dec 2017
Francois Tremblay
Jonquière, Canada
Reviewed 12 Dec 2017
Catherine Toleman
Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 07 Oct 2017
Jason Casadio
AUCKLAND, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 Apr 2017
I Did the Level 1 iko course at the same time as the Assistant instructor course... My assessor passed me as an Assistant instructor but not the Level 1. I think I am competent to teach beginners from knowing nothing right up to getting airs themselves. however I was given 40 hours of shadowing because of a couple misunderstandings between my assessor and I. I dont agree with his decision. His decision was unfair and puts me off even bothering trying to get my ticket sorted. I would possibly recommend them to beginners who want to learn how to kitesurf, but I wouldnt reccommend them to people who can already kitesurf and want to become instructors themselves.
Aristos Georgiou
Edmonton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 Apr 2017
Michael TOMKINSON
Kaitaia, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 Apr 2017
Oleg Bondarenko
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 08 Dec 2016
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Craig Boodee
Stoke, New Zealand
Reviewed 08 Dec 2016
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Emma Kapica
Enschede, Netherlands
Reviewed 08 Dec 2016
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Stephen Temple
Shoreham by sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 Oct 2016
AITC AND ITC Course Great 8 days with Berny and Zoe doing the assistant instructor and instructor level 1 course lent so much. Very Professional service . Thanks Stephen Temple
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Aaron Gijde
Koolkerke, Belgium
Reviewed 27 Oct 2016
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Oscar Powell
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 May 2016
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Ian Farish
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 19 Apr 2016
Great Learning, Great fun! I enjoyed doing my IKO assistant Instructor (and Level 1 Instructor) course at Airzone Kitesurf School NZ. Berny has tons of experience and I enjoyed his teaching and the learning environment. It was the right balance of laid back yet very appropriate structure and sequence for information, observation, and hands on teaching. The camp itself is a great environment to stay in, with excellent facilities and wonderful food. I made new friends and improved my kiting as well as my ability to teach others. I feel ready to move on as an IKO instructor.
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Farid Houas
Meggen, Switzerland
Reviewed 30 Mar 2016
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jules greff
Bourail, New Caledonia
Reviewed 24 Apr 2015
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gad eichhorn
Twickenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 Mar 2015
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Ockje Sisselaar
The Hague, Netherlands
Reviewed 12 Mar 2015
It was a overal great experience, loved having the many different wind conditions and therefore multiple kitesurf locations during the course.
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Vincent Guivarc'h
Carantec, France
Reviewed 11 Jan 2015
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Stanley BOCHER
ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 11 Jan 2015
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Saris Lange
Merzhausen, Germany
Reviewed 25 Nov 2014
Great examiner and good course In the last days had my assistant instructor course with berry, he is a very professional and very friendly examiner. He is very experienced and knows exactly how to teach the important lectures. The safety aspect was very important for him and me and the students felt safe during the whole time. The material we used was in very good conditions and very easy and save to use. Overall I was really happy with berny as an instructor and airzone kitesurf enter!
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