Qualification

Member since
20 July, 2008
Qualifications
Examiner
Examiner 2nd Week
Examiner 1st Week
Instructor Level 1
Coach Level 1 - Wingfoil
Additional Qualifications
Assistant Instructor Trainer
Head Instructor Exam
265615
Teaching to Children
1409
1409
Instructor Level 2
Instructor Level 3
Coach Level 1: Wing Foil

Job History

School nameStart dateEnd date
Kite Republic 21/05/2014Till date

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Teaching Hours 379 8726
Student Taught 22 460

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REVIEWS

Gareth Grant
Melbourne , Australia
Reviewed 19 Nov 2022
Kite day with KR Had a great day away with the KR team who arranged transport and facilities. Great teaching by instructors Scott and Jo giving me further confidence in kite skills and progressing to becoming independent. Super friendly team who were very welcoming giving a great community vibe
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Robin van Casteren
Carlton, Australia
Reviewed 17 Nov 2022
My first les with Jo I had a kite lesson with Jo. It had been a while again, so I was a little nervous. Jo immediately put me at ease and before I knew it we were just laughing because it was so cold. Before we started everything was briefly explained and Jo wanted to know how well I could do it already. She explained everything very calmly and in a nice way. If I didn't understand, she took the time to explain. We went through all the steps and immediately got good tips from her. I never learned the safety rules very well, so we went over those. This was very nice. I found the waterstart to the left very difficult, but with a few tips from Jo I got out of the water in no time. It was just pretty crowded on the water, so had to find some timing to practice my waterstart. I had a super fun, educational and enjoyable lesson.
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David Hayes
Reviewed 08 Nov 2022
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Will Boardman
Reviewed 24 Oct 2022
Fantastic All round great experience start to finish, extremely professional and knowledgeable.
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Daniel McPhan
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 13 Oct 2022
Chris is an extremely good teacher; ive done a lot of courses and like to go too indepth with things and my questions throw a lot teachers off track a little bit but chris was always very quick with an answer and brought us back to the topic at hand straight away, there is so much i look upto with the way Chris runs his lessons and even his classes and i hope to be able to teach with such precision in the future cheers
Raigo Kaminskas
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 10 Oct 2022
Edward Higson
Evesham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 Oct 2022
Greg Hart
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 10 Oct 2022
The course could be better with spending more time breaking down the teaching componante instead of going over things in the aissiatance course. If there were video of student failure and then a chance to use the 8 steps to help the student move forward.
James Pickup
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 Oct 2022
Tom Allen
Reviewed 06 Oct 2022
Great lesson Friendly and informative instructors. Had a lot of fun and looking forward to more kite surfing sessions in the future!
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Amanda Pacheco
Prahran, Australia
Reviewed 06 Oct 2022
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Garreth Hanley
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 06 Oct 2022
Fist timer. Im hooked! I had a great time! Did two hour lesson and it was my first time using a kite. The instruction was easy to follow, and everyone was friendly and professional. Got kite up and going easier than I had expected, had a great time learning and using the kite - and I felt safe and supported. Thank you!
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Joshua Davey
St kilda west , Australia
Reviewed 26 Jul 2022
Chris kite republic rider certificate Chris from kite republic is really informative in the course and also went through a few things extra based on a few harder kite tricks not related to the course which was awesome. He was super passionate also.
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George Iskander
Reviewed 20 Mar 2022
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Jennie Milton
Bozeman, United States
Reviewed 18 Nov 2021
As a previously certified kite instructor I was expecting to learn the methods and steps to teach kiteboarding to students. But what I didn't expect was learning the phycology of teaching and ways to improve the delivery of my knowledge. Chris Sal was an incredible role model and shared so much knowledge to add to my own. I am so grateful to have had this opportunity to help me become the best kite instructor that I can be. Thanks Chris & IKO!
Sofia Carreno
Ocean Grove, Australia
Reviewed 17 Nov 2021
Dean Robinson
Melbourne , Australia
Reviewed 16 Nov 2021
Chris was fantastic! There’s a fine line between professionalism and being a mate. Chris does this in a way where he grabs your attention because you want(!) to give it to him. Chris’ way of teaching has helped me to learn a great deal during my assistant and instructor courses. His experience and knowledge is exceptional.
Woodrow Kung
Travancore, Australia
Reviewed 16 Nov 2021
Such a legend!
Giacomo Del Prete
Port Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 Nov 2021
Jacob Thompson
Langwarrin, Australia
Reviewed 15 Nov 2021
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Nicholas Winterling
Vermont South, Australia
Reviewed 05 Feb 2020
KR Review Exceptional teaching, lead to rapid progression and fostered a love for the sport. Would definitely recommend!
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Parham Amini
ELWOOD, Australia
Reviewed 02 Nov 2019
Carlos Botero
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 31 Oct 2019
Everything was amazing!
Parham Amini
ELWOOD, Australia
Reviewed 31 Oct 2019
Shauna Macdonald
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 27 May 2019
Site for course was not optimal- instructor did the best he could given poor wind, space, etc for teaching
Yann McDermid
Broken head, Australia
Reviewed 27 May 2019
Yann McDermid
Broken head, Australia
Reviewed 25 May 2019
Neil Price
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 06 Apr 2019
Great Teaching for All Abilities I've been on kite training days and weekends away with Kite Republic and they never fail to impress with their advice and tutorship. They're an awesome bunch that I would recommend to anyone who is interested in learning or improving their kite boarding skills :-)
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Mark Stanton
Shorncliffe, Australia
Reviewed 27 Sep 2018
Chris is an excellent instructor and examiner presenting a professional yet easy style of instruction. He was able to challenge any preconceptions and stimulate me to change some thinking to become a better instructor. I look forward to future professional improvement under his guidance.
Ely Dekarz
Wilsons Creek, Australia
Reviewed 23 Sep 2018
Brendan Powell
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 23 Sep 2018
Sven Zeegers
Fremantle, Australia
Reviewed 22 Sep 2018
I would suggest todo the individual presentations in the water, so you could see directly the effects of teaching.
Kye Evans
Noosa, Australia
Reviewed 22 Sep 2018
I really enjoyed the course and was well worth my time and money, the examiner teached the course to a high standard and covered all the content, he made us all think of a completely different way of teaching. I liked meeting new people from all around Australia and from other parts of the globe. We could have been using the most up to date gear, bars where a little doge apart from that it was an awesome course and would like to thank Chris for his time and knowledge.
Daniel Plautz
United States
Reviewed 22 Sep 2018
There was a heavy emphasis on theory in the course but I felt that there should have been more hours of practical teaching. Such as, we never saw an actual water start lesson being taught. Therefore I feel we could have been better prepared to teach this skill as well as how to instruct upwind riding. Overall there was a lot of repetitive information between this course and the AITC.
Daniel Nakos
Reviewed 30 Apr 2018
Great course Awesome examiner
Daniel Nakos
Reviewed 30 Apr 2018
Great course Awesome trainers
Kayleigh Brown
SUNSHINE COAST, Australia
Reviewed 26 Apr 2018
Kayleigh Brown
SUNSHINE COAST, Australia
Reviewed 26 Apr 2018
Great course, plenty of information. Chris and Pierre are awesome Instructors!
Angel Pena Ruiz
Byron Bay, Australia
Reviewed 26 Apr 2018
Chris and Pier gave a great course. Learnt a lot about the sport and teaching it.
Angel Pena Ruiz
Byron Bay, Australia
Reviewed 26 Apr 2018
Great experience during the course. Well run and organised. Chris is very knowledgeable.
Graham Roberts
Sandringham, Australia
Reviewed 26 Apr 2018
Chris and Pierre and the KIte Republic crew were great
Mila Maksimovic
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 25 Apr 2018
Peter Stokoe
Reviewed 21 Apr 2018
Paula Smrdel
Reviewed 20 Apr 2018
Steven Cadd
Swan Hill, Australia
Reviewed 20 Apr 2018
It was hard work but a lot of fun and was kept interesting by really really good instructors.
Graham Roberts
Sandringham, Australia
Reviewed 20 Apr 2018
Terrific course and very well presented. Learnt heaps.
cody houghton
Altona, Australia
Reviewed 08 Nov 2017
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Susann Liebscher
Antarctica
Reviewed 06 Nov 2017
Richard Teece
Noosa, Australia
Reviewed 02 Nov 2017
Overall Chris is a seasoned professional he delivered a quality course with excellent communication and explanations. Having not studied for some years I was having doubts in my ability to absorb all the information being taught. When it came to the final exam, my result was a testament to his teaching skills.
Kathryn Shaw
Troon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 Nov 2016
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david kragh
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 23 Mar 2016
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Alexander Linovskiy
Oakleigh South, Australia
Reviewed 09 Dec 2015
Completely satisfied I really liked how the course has been organised, Chris is very knowledgeable easy to go instructor with great teaching skills. It was awesome to see how these guys teach and learn from that, it makes a good basement for my own one teaching practice. I much appreciate KR efforts in training of new instructors.
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Thor Birtley
St Kilda, Australia
Reviewed 31 Mar 2015
Assistant instructor course Chris & his team at Kite Republic gave a really positive and learning filled couple of days. The theory and safety systems covered was done in an interesting and hands on manner. Everyone involved in the shadowing hours gave a lot of time and effort to help me become better.
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Sebastian Roman
Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 22 Oct 2014
very good ! Chris knows a ton of teaching; so he is able to give you a lot of tips of how to improve the way you're teaching others. And also some good feedback of your previous knowledge... the do's and the don't with students . It's very pleasant the way he teach you !
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Simon Evans
Oamaru, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 Mar 2014
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