Qualification

Member since
30 September, 2004
Qualifications
Examiner
Instructor Level 1
Additional Qualifications
Assistant Instructor Trainer
Teaching to Children
Instructor Level 2
Instructor Level 2

Job History

School nameStart dateEnd date
Miami Kiteboarding09/10/2015Till date

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Teaching Hours 780 23876
Student Taught 31 741

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reno beni
Reviewed 21 Oct 2021
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denis doyon
longueuil, Canada
Reviewed 06 Oct 2021
Jadore Christophe. Il est tres professionelle. Mercie IKO je sui tres satisfait de ma formation
David Lapalm
Reviewed 05 Oct 2021
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Jean-Sébastien Cyr
Laval, Canada
Reviewed 05 Oct 2021
Une Superbe formation qui pousse mon niveau d'instructeur à un bien meilleur niveau d'enseignement. Bravo!
philipp guerin
La Baie, Canada
Reviewed 02 Oct 2021
Parfait! Super comme instructeur chez avec Emilie de Progression Kite. Recommandé pour tous!
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James Albert
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 02 Oct 2021
Pascal Brassard
Jonquiere , Canada
Reviewed 02 Oct 2021
Christopphe est un excellent communicateur, il a su transmettre son expérience et ses connaissances de façon dynamique et interessante. Il est vraiment professionnel !!
Lamarre Dany
Port-Cartier , Canada
Reviewed 02 Oct 2021
Lamarre Dany
Port-Cartier , Canada
Reviewed 02 Oct 2021
Jason Meunier
Oka, Canada
Reviewed 01 Oct 2021
Hugo Archambault
McMasterville, Canada
Reviewed 01 Oct 2021
Marcella Novela
Miami Beach, United States
Reviewed 28 Jun 2021
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Ricardo Dunin
Miami Beach , United States
Reviewed 28 Jun 2021
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Francisco García
Doral, United States
Reviewed 27 Jun 2021
Fenomenal team Loved so far the great experience at the Key Biscayne IKO school.
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Chris Sariego
Reviewed 07 Apr 2021
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Alex Kalinovsky
Reviewed 27 Mar 2021
Miami's best spot for flat water kiting Miami's best spot for flat water kiting. Safe, friendly and professional shop.
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Noah Wolters
Spring Lake, United States
Reviewed 17 Mar 2021
Christopher Gonzalez Taylor
Malaga, Spain
Reviewed 17 Mar 2021
lecocq bertrand
Miami, United States
Reviewed 17 Mar 2021
Eric Johnson
New York, United States
Reviewed 01 Mar 2021
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Kelly Krempin
Delray Beach, United States
Reviewed 13 Jan 2021
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Marcelo Villabona
Reviewed 07 Jan 2021
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Jean Jacques Borie
Key Biscayne, United States
Reviewed 06 Jan 2021
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Omri Shabi Omri
Reviewed 05 Jan 2021
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Beatrice Roy
United States
Reviewed 28 Dec 2020
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Jorge Avila
United States
Reviewed 23 Dec 2020
Great experience
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Sam Aouni
Braintree , United States
Reviewed 23 Dec 2020
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Charles Frankum
United States
Reviewed 15 Dec 2020
Great kite scene I really enjoyed the KB kite scene. Several things to understand there that are different but a great group of people.
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Francisco Arenales
Guatemala, Guatemala
Reviewed 15 Dec 2020
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Alberto Del Castillo
Spain
Reviewed 09 Nov 2020
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Wouter Hazenberg
NORTH MIAMI BEACH, United States
Reviewed 02 Nov 2020
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Mario Duarte
Colombia
Reviewed 21 Oct 2020
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Augusto Veit
miami, United States
Reviewed 19 Oct 2020
As a very methodic and organised person, I had the best impression about MKB school and its owner and our teacher, Christophe Ribot. His theaching method technics and psicology were inspiring and something to be followed .
Ana Paula Mofarrej
Santa Monica, United States
Reviewed 22 Sep 2020
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Lucien Volcy
NORTH MIAMI, United States
Reviewed 08 Sep 2020
Magnifik!!!! Best place to learn Best place to kite Best place to be ....
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Sebastien Ruffier
Miami, United States
Reviewed 04 Sep 2020
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Adam Fazackerley
Alexandria, United States
Reviewed 08 Jul 2020
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Loic Chiquillo
Coral Gables, United States
Reviewed 17 May 2020
Outstanding class from MiamiKiteBoarding Christophe is very professional, while keeping it fun and safe, all moves between the kite and the board are clearly explained. The location in Crandon Park is also the perfect place to learn with shallow water on sand bars, and hot and clear water. Thumbs up !
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Jorge Granier
Key Biscayne, United States
Reviewed 13 Mar 2020
Amazing spot to learn in South Florida Great spot, on beautiful setting with amazing, friendly and knowledgeable staff.
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Monia La Cascia
Marsala, Italy
Reviewed 04 Mar 2020
Robby Bisi
United States
Reviewed 24 Jan 2020
Awesome instructors and group of people. They make you feel like part of the family. Very knowledgeable as well!
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Mariusz Maluśki
Swarzędz, Poland
Reviewed 29 Dec 2019
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Sean MacLean
Keyport, United States
Reviewed 29 Dec 2019
Christophe's ranking as an instructor of instructors is well-justified! Christophe's approach was genial, in both the English and French senses of the word. When I was unable to relaunch after a yard sale, he noticed that my right rear line had looped on itself, shortening that line. Some deft work to get it undone, and my session was prolonged. No walk of shame!
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Roos de Hart
United States
Reviewed 28 Dec 2019
Best school in the Miami area! Professional teachers with quality gear at a flat water spot, which makes it the best location to learn kiteboarding. I recommend Miami Kiteboarding and Christophe to everyone.
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Tobias Hoffmann
Riezlern , Austria
Reviewed 22 Nov 2019
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ILIA BROUDNO
Port Coquitlam, Canada
Reviewed 07 Nov 2019
Mariano Alonso
Covelo, United States
Reviewed 02 Nov 2019
ILIA BROUDNO
Port Coquitlam, Canada
Reviewed 27 Oct 2019
I feel that some info provided by the course is interesting and is outside of general public's knowledge - for example meteorology and aerodynamics sections and I would have liked to have a more in-depth look at that. Examiner did a good job explaining the concepts but I think IKO can allocate more space for these topics in exchange for allocating less space for common sense ones. Some of the things I found inefficient are the abbreviations used for so many common sense concepts. Abbreviations rarely help you to remember the longer form - more often than not they are one extra random abstract thing that you now need to remember only to connect to a common sense concept that would not require any memorization. For example I know what an inflatable kite is I know what a leading edge is I don't need any extra memorization tools - it's an obvious concept for anyone who can kite, but LEI I had to work hard to memorize. SEA? Ok sea is a t least a word so abbreviation is easier to swallow but the 3 words it stands for are not easy to recover and they are not clearly defining what's important. It's obvious that you need to evaluate both the weather conditions and the location for obstacles etc. It's enough to present some examples of things that make teaching harder (which is already covered) - no need to strain one's memory with SEA.
Nathan Rodewald
Clearwater, United States
Reviewed 25 Oct 2019
I learned so much about both instruction and my personal riding. I look forward to a career in kiteboarding!
Mark Powers
Mount Pleasant, United States
Reviewed 25 Oct 2019
Walter Gurschick
Reviewed 21 Oct 2019
Nathan Rodewald
Clearwater, United States
Reviewed 17 Oct 2019
Christophe is a world-class teaching pro and I consider myself very lucky to have trained under his guidance. Every word he speaks is carefully chosen to maximize leaning. Surprisingly with someone of his level of training he seems open minded and is very patient with his students.
Sylvio Martini
United States
Reviewed 16 Oct 2019
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Maria jose Ferrer
Reviewed 14 Oct 2019
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Aurelio Caloiero
Miami beach, United States
Reviewed 03 Oct 2019
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Fin raycraft
Reviewed 21 Sep 2019
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tristan raycraft
Reviewed 19 Sep 2019
getting started for first time it was fun and learnt lots of tips and tricks for kite surfing
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Derek Raycraft
denver, United States
Reviewed 19 Sep 2019
Getting Started Miami Kiteboard school was a great place to get my boys and I started in kiteboarding. I had a little experience before going there, and my two boys had none. I was able to purchase all of the gear needed, some used and some new. Along with purchase they included some lessons for the boys. I was able get supervision by instructor on a jetski to make sure that I was safe until I got the hang of it again. Great location and school.
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Marc Chemouni
Vanves, France
Reviewed 18 Sep 2019
James Drake
Miami, United States
Reviewed 13 Sep 2019
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nevin diparlo
Reviewed 09 Jun 2019
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Artem Dovbis
United States
Reviewed 08 Jun 2019
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Mert Ekmekci
Miami, United States
Reviewed 04 Jun 2019
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maurits Filet
Reviewed 04 Jun 2019
Great
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Gregory Havens
Reviewed 04 Jun 2019
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Laurent olmeta
Miami, United States
Reviewed 04 Jun 2019
Very professional team in a wonderful spot
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Peter Warner
Miami, United States
Reviewed 03 Jun 2019
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Max Riveros
Miami, United States
Reviewed 20 May 2019
Great Experience The people at Miami Kiteboarding were incredible. Thorough and patient with me during frustrating wind conditions. Will go back!
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Dan Ward
George Town, Cayman Islands
Reviewed 15 May 2019
Martin Lustgarten
Miami, United States
Reviewed 14 May 2019
Martin Lustgarten
Miami, United States
Reviewed 14 May 2019
Mert Ekmekci
Miami, United States
Reviewed 10 May 2019
Juan camilo Gomez
Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 09 May 2019
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Leonid Mats
Bay Harbor Ilands, United States
Reviewed 08 May 2019
It was great 5 days with Chris doing the assistant instructor course. I liked his teaching style and the learning environment. The course was structured with the right sequence of information, open discussion, observation, and hands-on teaching. I’ve improved my understanding of the theory of kitesurfing as well as my ability to teach others. Overall, I was really pleased with Chris as an instructor!
Jesse Bakker
Miami Beach , United States
Reviewed 04 May 2019
Excellent teachers I Have been going there for years. They have been doing it for way longer than that. They are very thorough and professional in their teaching program. They have great equipment for sale as well. Everyone that’s works there is very knowledgeable and friendly and will help you with whatever yo need from beginner on up. Also a great place to kite. On the right wind days there is something for everyone. Flats to waves on the outer reefs. Check this spot out for youreself. I Highly recommend it.
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Leonid Mats
Bay Harbor Ilands, United States
Reviewed 04 May 2019
Best Kiteboarding School in Miami!!! Miami Kiteboarding is the best place to take lessons in Miami. The instructors are always very knowledgeable. All equipment is great. There is a sandbar conveniently located close to the shop. Therefore, it is very easy to learn and practice. The entire staff is great. The manager Franco is very personal and accommodating. Christophe, the owner, is very experienced in teaching kitesurfing. He is avid about the kitesurfing and one of the top certified examiners in IKO worldwide. An amazing experience!!!
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sylvain meyer
miami, United States
Reviewed 04 May 2019
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Robert Brown
Toledo , United States
Reviewed 12 Mar 2019
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romain bignon
Key Biscayne, United States
Reviewed 15 Feb 2019
Excellent Facilities Located CLose to home in Paradise Key biscayne I would highly recommend this school for any of my friends and family. The owner has been a part of this business and industry for many years i have had great dealing with them for both my course and the purchase of my first se tof gear
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Axel Royant
CLOHARS CARNOET, France
Reviewed 13 Feb 2019
Axel Royant
CLOHARS CARNOET, France
Reviewed 13 Feb 2019
killian Jeannot
Vence, France
Reviewed 05 Feb 2019
Marina Talamini
Miami, United States
Reviewed 05 Feb 2019
I wish we had more wind during the training ;) all was good !
Marina Talamini
Miami, United States
Reviewed 05 Feb 2019
Great training ! It should be marketed more to people who just want to improve their knowledge about the Kitesurfing techniques and equipment in general, not only to people who want to become instructors. Also a stricter schedule would be more helpful. Too much time spent in between breaks and sometimes the class was too slow speed. Otherwise great job !
Alfonso Carrascal
Miami , United States
Reviewed 19 Nov 2018
Stephanie Coymat
Key Biscayne, United States
Reviewed 24 Oct 2018
Best Examiner. Makes the class not to be boring and is very dinamic.
Antoine Blanc-Fontenille
key biscayne, United States
Reviewed 24 Oct 2018
Antoine Blanc-Fontenille
key biscayne, United States
Reviewed 24 Oct 2018
Very complete with no stress every question could be asked and was always answered
Anniela Verona
Miami, United States
Reviewed 24 Oct 2018
The course was awesome! Chris at Miami Kite Boarding are truly professionals. Methodical and putting safety first at any level. I had never experienced such a standard of professionalism at any other school I've been to before. Im Truly thank fully to have certified myself here.
Eleftherios Kraounakis
miami, United States
Reviewed 24 Oct 2018
Anniela Verona
Miami, United States
Reviewed 24 Oct 2018
Jose Carlo Garcia
Aventura, United States
Reviewed 23 Oct 2018
Christope Ribot, my instructor put his best effort to teach us and make sure we comprehend everything to be AITC certified
Eleftherios Kraounakis
miami, United States
Reviewed 23 Oct 2018
Stephanie Coymat
Key Biscayne, United States
Reviewed 23 Oct 2018
César Ignacio Comes
Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires , Argentina
Reviewed 06 Sep 2018
Muy Recomendable Gran Spot!
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christopher chaloner
la prairy, Canada
Reviewed 22 Aug 2018
Jean-Cimon Wagner Bouthillier
Reviewed 01 Aug 2018
The examiner was really a good teacher
Pier-Luc Laforge-Garant
maskinongé, Canada
Reviewed 26 Jun 2018
La gestion est à améliorer, le professeur est arrivé 1 jour en retard. On a tout condensé la matière en 1 journée, c'était beaucoup trop intense. Les journées commençaient trop tard et finissaient trop tard
Denis Baransignio
Reviewed 24 Jun 2018
La formation m'a apporté beaucoup d'expérience et ça n'a fait que renforcer ma volonté d'être instructeur IKO.
Francis Melanson
Montréal, Canada
Reviewed 23 Jun 2018
Dominic Laporte
Québec, Canada
Reviewed 23 Jun 2018
Simon Gauthier
Baie-Saint-Paul , Canada
Reviewed 23 Jun 2018
Christopher Robinson
North Bay Village, United States
Reviewed 19 Mar 2018
Thomas Carrier
Coral Gables, United States
Reviewed 09 Mar 2018
Reinaldo (WILLO) Aparicio
miami beach, United States
Reviewed 08 Mar 2018
Una buena base de conocimientos para los futuros instructores !!!! 3228 iko member ..REINALDO APARICIO
Erika Arribas Pinero
Weston, United States
Reviewed 08 Mar 2018
Chris is such a knowledgable person!! he knows so much about kiting and is passionate about it! He will push you because he wants to make sure you know the material as well as him!
gustavo contreras
miami, United States
Reviewed 08 Mar 2018
Thomas Carrier
Coral Gables, United States
Reviewed 08 Mar 2018
Alberto Artagaveytia
Miami Beach, United States
Reviewed 08 Mar 2018
The course ecceeded my expectation, I enjoyed very much every aspect. Christopher was great, very enthusisastic and dedicated to teach. The materials were good but a bit dificult to read at time, it seems the translation could be better but over all very pleased with the level.
Alberto Artagaveytia
Miami Beach, United States
Reviewed 08 Mar 2018
The course ecceeded my expectations.
Michael Frketic
Tarpon Springs, United States
Reviewed 08 Mar 2018
Chris runs a very organized school and is meticulous when it comes to making sure the student is instructed according to the IKO standards. He is able to adapt to school onsite conditions and keeps the course moving. I was impressed at the level of activity around us and at the focus of Chris' other instructors all week long. Even when I had detailed questions, Chris was available to look into them and give me his opinion. At the end of the course I took, I wished that I had enrolled for the entire ITC and I hope to return to the school to complete the course.
Jeremiasz Szostak
Delray Beach, United States
Reviewed 07 Mar 2018
I wish the course will be more abut live teaching .Learning lesson from A to Z (no correcting my mistake) More tips and trick more solution how to fix the problem with the student etc.
Alfredo Zecchini
Miami, United States
Reviewed 07 Mar 2018
Great experience, learned more than expected, very good course.
Alfredo Zecchini
Miami, United States
Reviewed 07 Mar 2018
Great Course, learned more than i expected. Totally worth it.
Burgess Malarkey
San Francisco, United States
Reviewed 07 Mar 2018
Burgess Malarkey
San Francisco, United States
Reviewed 07 Mar 2018
Christopher Robinson
North Bay Village, United States
Reviewed 06 Mar 2018
Anouk Willemin
Reviewed 13 Feb 2018
gustavo contreras
miami, United States
Reviewed 12 Feb 2018
it was a great experience!
Erika Arribas Pinero
Weston, United States
Reviewed 12 Feb 2018
Chris is excellent!!!
Michael Cronin
Miami, United States
Reviewed 07 Dec 2017
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Abylay Ospan
Miami Beach, United States
Reviewed 17 Nov 2017
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Sara Kurtz
Kill Devil Hills, United States
Reviewed 15 Nov 2017
Sara Kurtz
Kill Devil Hills, United States
Reviewed 15 Nov 2017
James Krummel
St. Petersburg, United States
Reviewed 31 Oct 2017
Chris knows how to adjust to any environment and I was very happy to have him teach me for the IKO.
Rick Berlin
Pompano Beach, United States
Reviewed 31 Oct 2017
Great course. I learned a lot of important things other than flying the kite. Thank You
Alexandre Girbal
Cournonterral, France
Reviewed 03 Sep 2017
Réjean Théberge
Rivière-Ouelle, Canada
Reviewed 30 Jul 2017
Simon L'Allier
Ste-Pétronille, Canada
Reviewed 29 Jul 2017
Asking me about how many hours we spend teaching and being observed is a legitimate question, however sending me this form more than one month after completion of the class... are you expecting a valid answer? Hell I don't remember!
Josianne Pelosse
Pointe-Aux-Loups, Canada
Reviewed 27 Jul 2017
Sarah-Jane Couture
Fossambault-sur-le-lac, Canada
Reviewed 26 Jul 2017
Raul Ramirez
North bay village , United States
Reviewed 09 Mar 2017
Frank Bordy
Hollywood, United States
Reviewed 08 Mar 2017
Anthony Franchi
Largo, United States
Reviewed 11 Nov 2016
Miami Kiteboarding A professional business with knowledgable and passionate staff that are dedicated to creating safe and independent kiteboarders.
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Calvin Sassoon
Jacksonville Beach, United States
Reviewed 11 Nov 2016
Great Course Christophe was a fantastic examiner, he was very clear and his lessons were enjoyable. It was the perfect balance between fun and educational which made it a pleasure!
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Eve Malo
Bromont, Canada
Reviewed 20 Jun 2016
Never expected that much FUN! Chris is an awesome instructor and has so much experience, so that made the ITC even more valuable for us. Learning with him was so much fun, he knows how to be entertaining even when teaching theoritical subjects and has so much real-life examples to share and different ways to teach every skills! Let's just say that guy knows what he's talking about and it was a real pleasure to have him as a teacher for the Instructor Training Course!
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Aarin Hartwell
South Padre Island, United States
Reviewed 03 Mar 2016
Miami Kiteboarding- Christophe, Intructor This was an amazing experience. The location is beautiful and the instruction was very well versed. I'm thankful for having chosen Miami as my IKO Asst. Cert training destination.
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Ricardo Estrazulas
Miami Beach, United States
Reviewed 06 Jul 2015
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Raul Ramirez
North bay village , United States
Reviewed 19 May 2015
100% recommended Very professional team, excelent teaching,great location, great equipment.
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Kristian Eyles
Lilydale , Australia
Reviewed 01 Jun 2014
ATC + ITC Course A+ Great Course. I was extremely happy with my course. I had limited time due to work commitments, my instructor Christophe was able to fit in the ATC + ITC in short time while keeping the course very professional and knowledgeable. I was extremely pleased when I found out that Christophe still ran the course with small numbers due to candidates unable to make it due to injury. He could have postponed the course but knew I had already booked my flights. Over all the location, course, people and Christophe’s team are one of the best kite boarding experiences I ever had. Thanks Guys.
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