Qualification

Member since
30 November, 1999
Qualifications
Assistant Trainer
Examiner 1st Week
Freestyle
Examiner 2nd Week
Examiner
Instructor Level 1
Freeride
Coach Level 1: Wave
Additional Qualifications
Instructor Level 2
Instructor Level 3
Weather and Tide
Stretching for Kiters
265615
Teaching to Children
Assistant Instructor Trainer
Head Instructor Exam
Instructor Level 3

Job History

School nameStart dateEnd date
HURA-BEACH07-12-201609-03-2017
Estilo de Vida13/08/2018Till date

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Teaching Hours 861 12871
Student Taught 25 941

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REVIEWS

Noah Verhoest
Sosua, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 05 Nov 2021
Best teacher ever Best of the best
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Jeremy Verhoest
Sosua, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 05 Nov 2021
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Martin Vega
Riohacha , Colombia
Reviewed 10 Oct 2021
jose angel lopez
Reviewed 05 Oct 2021
Muy agradecido con todo el conocimiento adquirido, mucha admiración al profesor leif, la calidad de persona combinada con el conocimiento acerca del deporte y de iko es brutal, y muchas gracias también a kitteadict por brindar esta experiencia en tan bonito spot
Jorge Luis Ipuana
Cabo de la Vela, Colombia
Reviewed 04 Oct 2021
gregg curtis
Ventura, United States
Reviewed 25 Jul 2021
FUN-dementals Leif was the perfect coach for me. He stressed the importance of safety not only with his words but by his teaching method. Every step of the foundational elements were treated with importance and given adequate time and attention for me to understand. He consistently re-addressed the techniques of each step of the process by asking me to recite the procedures and demonstrate my understanding. We managed to have fun as he encouraged me and continually used positive affirmations to give me confidence. Leif also allowed me to feel that he trusted me by allowing me to make my own mistakes under his watchful eye.
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Barbara Heinz
Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 28 Jun 2021
Kai Gannon
Sosua, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 28 Jun 2021
Andres Pereira
Puerto colombia , Colombia
Reviewed 09 May 2021
Luis Alcazar del Toro
cartagena , Colombia
Reviewed 09 May 2021
Jean Claude Choufani
Barranquilla, Colombia
Reviewed 09 May 2021
thomas tretiak
Reviewed 06 Apr 2020
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Drew Anderson
westmount, Canada
Reviewed 17 Mar 2020
Overall it was a very good course. I learned a lot about the equipment I ride on, how to read the weather and many more valuable things. I would highly recommend the course to anyone looking to become an instructor or simply further gain knowledge in the field. It is a very good course.
Nadege Ferrand
Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 19 Feb 2020
Confiance et securité Tres profesioal, genereux et pacient, j ai aquis grace a mon instructeur la confiance et la maitrise du kite. Je me suis sentie tres securisee
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Ella Candela
06600, France
Reviewed 07 Feb 2020
A quand la prochaine session? Super expérience au près de Leif, un professeur très souriant, beaucoup de patience, et une super ambiance ! Merci beaucoup !
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Emilia Daveloza
Córdoba, Argentina
Reviewed 06 Feb 2020
La mejor experiencia que tuve Aprendí en el mejor entorno, me sentí segura en todo momento. Todos los instructores atentos en todo momento, información clara y precisa. Navegué en los primeros tres días. Muy satisfecha.
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victor tolila
Reviewed 02 Feb 2020
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Antonio De Biasi Clant
San Vito Di Cadore, Italy
Reviewed 27 Jan 2020
Sebastian Mera
Dominican Republic
Reviewed 27 Jan 2020
Great instructor!
Sebastian Mera
Dominican Republic
Reviewed 20 Jan 2020
Book translation in spanish could be better.
Andres Eduardo Donis
doral, Venezuela
Reviewed 19 Jan 2020
Julio Donis
Doral, United States
Reviewed 19 Jan 2020
Leif es una gran persona que logra transmitir muy bien la información. Utiliza los ejemplos y su aplicación inmediata para lograr la retención del mensaje. Un honor haber participado en el curso con alguien tan importante en el deporte del Kite. Todo fue increíble! Hay q seguir educando a más personas!!
Antonio De Biasi Clant
San Vito Di Cadore, Italy
Reviewed 19 Jan 2020
Andres Eduardo Donis
doral, Venezuela
Reviewed 13 Jan 2020
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Julio Donis
Doral, United States
Reviewed 06 Jan 2020
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Benjamin quintard
Reviewed 31 Dec 2019
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Yanik Beauregard
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 27 Dec 2019
I learned a lot throughout the course. I have acquired new skills which will be very useful both for my personal practice and for teaching. The course exceeded my expectations. Leif Leriche is a very competent and knowledgeable examiner. He definitely cares for his students and he is a model for the kitesurf community. Although many students cancelled last minute (we were only 2 students in the end), I have very much appreciated the fact that Virginie, from Kite On, did not cancel the course and offered all the services as agreed.
Marc-Antoine Ruiz
Ribaute, France
Reviewed 22 Dec 2019
David Maillot
Remire, French Guiana
Reviewed 17 Dec 2019
Sofia Gorostiaga
Cumbuco, Brazil
Reviewed 10 Dec 2019
Julien Leandri
Sainte maxime, France
Reviewed 20 Nov 2019
patrice coulon
pedasi, Panama
Reviewed 19 Nov 2019
L’ensemble de la formation était super intéressant, j’ai appris des choses au niveau de la sécurité. Un grand merci à l’organisation..!
Gilles POURCHOT
TOULOUSE, France
Reviewed 18 Nov 2019
patrice coulon
pedasi, Panama
Reviewed 13 Nov 2019
Pour ma part l’ensemble De la formation c’est très bien passer. Je n’ai rien à redire.
Gilles POURCHOT
TOULOUSE, France
Reviewed 13 Nov 2019
Julien Leandri
Sainte maxime, France
Reviewed 11 Nov 2019
Naemi Meisser
Chur, Switzerland
Reviewed 10 Oct 2019
Naemi Meisser
Chur, Switzerland
Reviewed 03 Oct 2019
Luis Rivero
LINCOLN, Argentina
Reviewed 26 Sep 2019
marc-olivier Hudon
St-constant , Canada
Reviewed 24 Sep 2019
Marc-o Excelent instructeur
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Luis Rivero
LINCOLN, Argentina
Reviewed 19 Sep 2019
Maria Carolina Paredes
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 19 Sep 2019
Hicimos muchas horas de práctica lo cual fue excelente y muy útil.
leo cazales
Reviewed 17 Jun 2019
Amazing The best scool ever !!!!!!!!!
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Jesus Palomino Caro
Cartagena, Colombia
Reviewed 17 Jun 2019
gilles benvenuto
Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 15 Jun 2019
Professionalisme Equipe à l'écoute des élèves, veillant à ce que l'élève ne se mette pas en situation de danger ou ne mette pas en danger les autres sur la plage ou dans l'eau, j'ai bien apprécié les chapitres sécu ils sont également là quand j'ai une un doute sur ma volonté d'apprendre le kite quand je n'arrivait pas à effectuer un exercice une école à recommander fortement
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jose luis gutierrez
Las terrenas, France
Reviewed 14 Jun 2019
una escuela muy profesional , la enseñanza es muy profesional y la instalacion magnifica con un equipo muy atento y muy profesional con un nivel de seguridad muy alto y la escuela brinda unos servicios muy profesional con un material de buena calidad y de denier modelo ,
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alexandre Regal
Reviewed 14 Jun 2019
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Jesus Palomino Caro
Cartagena, Colombia
Reviewed 10 Jun 2019
alexandre Regal
Reviewed 16 May 2019
Very good onstructor
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Gonzalo Tirado Cuevas
Matanzas, Chile
Reviewed 13 Apr 2019
Sebastian Fogar cambiaso
Santiago , Chile
Reviewed 13 Apr 2019
the iko instructor course, is an opportunity to improve the level of kiter inside and outside the water, in my case it helped me to become an integral raider, I hope to continue learning from this sport and continue living from kiteboarding.
Jonathan Rojas
Chile
Reviewed 13 Apr 2019
El aprendizaje adquirido en este curso para mi.... resulta invaluable, todos los conceptos aprendidos hicieron de mi un mejor instructor, completamente agradecido de ariel blashke y leif leriche por su tremendo profecionalismo y pasion con lo que hacen. Saludos y buenos vientos!!!!
Romulo Perez
cabarete, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 17 Mar 2019
Leif es un gran instructor siempre se aseguro de tener un buen ambiente durante el curso, se asegura de que entiendas todo y siempre respondia todas nuestras preguntas sus conocimientos del deporte y de sus tecnicismos son de otro mundo. Ha sido una de mis mejores experiencias educativas.
Romulo Perez
cabarete, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 15 Mar 2019
Leif es un instructor increíble se adapta a tu manera de aprender y se asegura de que aprendas practiques y apliques lo que te enseña durante el curso ha sido una de mis mejores experiencias de aprendizaje y siempre estaré agradecido con el. Súper
Yuna Leriche
Las Terrenas , Dominican Republic
Reviewed 09 Mar 2019
It was an incredible experience with a very interesting person who communicated his passion and knowledge. Thanks IKO and also Leif Leriche...
eliezer ortega alberto
Dominican Republic
Reviewed 05 Mar 2019
Yo opino que: Es una curso ,comprendo mucho ,es muy interesante
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Mario De La Ossa
NEW YORK, United States
Reviewed 04 Mar 2019
Leif is a terrific instructor, really did a great job of assessing my strengths and weaknesses to tailor the instruction for maximum effectiveness. His mastery of the sport is clear and I am thankful I ended up beginning my kiteboarding journey with him.
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Jakob Koßmann
Reviewed 18 Feb 2019
Great Kite experience The course was amazing. I learned a lot in those 5 hours. Starting with detailed safety instruction and ended with independently water starting.
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elbio luis medrano
Samana Las terrenas, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 28 Jan 2019
Stefan Heiland
Loma de Cabrera, Austria
Reviewed 27 Jan 2019
Franco Palotta
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Reviewed 21 Jan 2019
Great Course.
FEDERICO GALLUCCI
Argentina
Reviewed 07 Jan 2019
el curso supero las espectativas y la atencion del examiner siempre fue genial, una gran pre disposicion. muy satisfecho con el curso
Juan Pablo Coelho de Oliveira
Paris, France
Reviewed 19 Dec 2018
School material could be updated. The security control systems were not that easy to use when introducing them to the students. Some translation mistakes in the manuals (Spanish). Could be improved, and some questions also need to be reviewed as they are very confusing and I think it is a matter of translation.
Tomas Carponi
Buenos aires, Argentina
Reviewed 16 Dec 2018
Estuvo muy bueno el curso!
Tomas Bachiega
Ilha do Guajiru, Brazil
Reviewed 16 Dec 2018
Leif was a great examiner. Really patient and would share his knowledge at any time.
Simon Savage
Ilha do Guajiru , Brazil
Reviewed 15 Dec 2018
Juan Pablo Coelho de Oliveira
Paris, France
Reviewed 09 Dec 2018
-update training videos -be careful when translating the manuals. There are some informations that are not clear at all, and sometime wrong.
Simon Savage
Ilha do Guajiru , Brazil
Reviewed 09 Dec 2018
FEDERICO GALLUCCI
Argentina
Reviewed 09 Dec 2018
Cynthia Castro
CIUDAD AUTONOMA DE BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
Reviewed 09 Dec 2018
Me encantó la experiencia, aprendí muchas cosas nuevas, me sentí contenida y acompañada durante las prácticas. Pude mejorar mis puntos débiles.
Tomas Carponi
Buenos aires, Argentina
Reviewed 09 Dec 2018
Estuvo muy bueno, me gustó mucho y pude aprender más! Gracias!
Tomas Bachiega
Ilha do Guajiru, Brazil
Reviewed 09 Dec 2018
The order of the topics in the manual are confusing. For exemple, the first day assignment asks things about the second day. I believe this could be improved. Besides that Leif and Reinaldo were very patient and attentious.
Raul Corniel
Dominican Republic
Reviewed 20 Nov 2018
Im very happy with the course and learning exoeriences thanks
Nicholas St Charles
Miami, United States
Reviewed 18 Oct 2018
Jhonny Darius
Cabarete , Dominican Republic
Reviewed 14 Oct 2018
Everything was good
Nicholas St Charles
Miami, United States
Reviewed 09 Oct 2018
Great trainer and great school!
Jhonny Darius
Cabarete , Dominican Republic
Reviewed 06 Oct 2018
Was the best course I had all my life
Luis Martinez Radney
Las terrenas, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 03 Oct 2018
Perfecto el curso muchas gracias iko internasional muchasgracias
lorenzo calcaño
las terrenas, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 09 Sep 2018
Me encanto el curso, aprendí muchas cosas sobre las mareas los 5 efectos del viento ect. Me encanto la parte sobre el tópico en el barco
George Luis Guzman Castillo
Buen Hombre, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 08 Sep 2018
great course
Gennifer Morris
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 08 Sep 2018
Derlin Garcia Surian
Reviewed 30 Aug 2018
Raul Corniel
Dominican Republic
Reviewed 30 Aug 2018
Gennifer Morris
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 Aug 2018
Pedrolui Beriguete
Reviewed 29 Aug 2018
carlos corniel
Reviewed 29 Aug 2018
Gabriel Villaman
Reviewed 28 Aug 2018
George Luis Guzman Castillo
Buen Hombre, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 27 Aug 2018
Nora Mouffouk-Pawlaczyk
Hyères , France
Reviewed 26 Apr 2018
The best kite surf school A personal teaching, always secured, congratulations at each step, with good material and professional assistants, without pression and always good advices...
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Nicolas Finiel
France
Reviewed 24 Apr 2018
Au top! Très bons conseils, très pro, très pédagogue, je recommande vivement, allez y les yeux fermés!!!! Spot de fou, paradisiaque...
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Reviewed 22 Apr 2018
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beryl jeancard
Dominican Republic
Reviewed 13 Apr 2018
just perfect
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HEITMANN Anne Cécile
Reviewed 08 Apr 2018
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hugo bonilla
las terrenas, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 06 Apr 2018
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Tim Anderson
Westmount, Canada
Reviewed 21 Mar 2018
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Yuna Leriche
Las Terrenas , Dominican Republic
Reviewed 17 Mar 2018
Kiteboarding is fantastic I discover a new pation, it was fantastic and really interesting. I learn a lot of things!
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Christopher Carver
Reviewed 24 Feb 2018
Leif Leriche and his team in Las Terrenas (DR) are the very best. My lessons were safe, supported, efficient, and fun. Leif is very knowledgable and has a great way of explaining exactly what you need to know in a way that is easy to relate to. I had the best possible experience and I am grateful that our paths crossed!
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PIERRE Alain
Montéléger , France
Reviewed 20 Feb 2018
le must pour un apprentissage... très à l’écoute . ce sont en fait des cours individuels( prof et assistant ).dans un cadre de rêve ... EXCELLENT
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Marc PIERRE
Montéléger, France
Reviewed 20 Feb 2018
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Reviewed 29 Dec 2017
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Reviewed 28 Dec 2017
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Mairon Bonilla Nunez
Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 10 Oct 2017
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Vincent Pappolla
Reviewed 18 Aug 2017
Great initiation sessions at Las Terrenas in Rep. Dom. Great team: 2 Frenchmen helped with local young people. Very pleasant team and very good at teaching how to learn and improve fast. They made theirselves very available for beginners as wind was not there every day. Great kit surfing initiation sessions at Las Terrenas.
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Antonio Canela
Reviewed 26 Jul 2017
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Reviewed 02 Mar 2017
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lara Saint Guilhem
Boulogne Billancourt, France
Reviewed 21 Jan 2017
Magic Merci à toute l'équipe, une expérience unique... A bientôt!
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Luca Jimenez Glur
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 08 Jan 2017
Gianfranco Ungaro
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 16 Nov 2016
Great team, great job, professional
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Reviewed 01 Nov 2016
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Marvin Schütz
München, Germany
Reviewed 01 Nov 2016
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Naomi Savary
Lausanne, Switzerland
Reviewed 25 Sep 2016
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Sylvie Savary
Lausanne, Switzerland
Reviewed 05 Sep 2016
Leif Course Perfect Spot and perfect Team, just hapiness !
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blandine lacroix
hyeres, France
Reviewed 03 Aug 2016
Nicolas Fros
Santiago de Chile , Chile
Reviewed 24 Jul 2016
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Justin Nicholas
Pensacola, United States
Reviewed 16 Jul 2016
Leif Leriche Great teacher with a lot of experience.
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Renaud TANZI
Nice, France
Reviewed 12 Mar 2016
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luis daniel bautista
las terrenas, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 12 Feb 2016
Apprendi mucho en este curso!! muy buen curso!!
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lorenzo calcaño
las terrenas, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 12 Feb 2016
Great yo e aprendido mucho de Leif
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Joelle Beland
Neuville, Canada
Reviewed 22 Nov 2015
Nice school lot of fun many tricks too learn more
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Castillo Polanco Jose Miguel
Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 28 Jul 2015
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Custodio Jose Eduardo
Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 28 Jul 2015
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Castillo Polanco Jose Miguel
Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 17 Jul 2015
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Dylan Brown
Missoula, United States
Reviewed 30 May 2014
Learing to kite in May 2014 with Leif I had a great experience when learning to kite under the instruction of Leif. He was a great teacher and the personal assistants were very helpful. There was a lot of time put into safety. No complaints. Leif is a very professional instructor.
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ambre FLORENS
LAS TERRENAS, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 30 May 2014
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Srdjan Slavkovic
Pancevo, Serbia
Reviewed 12 May 2014
Perfecto Azor Martinez
Samana, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 12 May 2014
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Humberto Oliva
Santo domingo, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 11 May 2014
Course excellence Leif's teaching skills are superb, the combination of his knowledge, experience and patience defines excellent teaching. Overall A+
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Emmanuel Carjat
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 Apr 2014
Great instructor I spent a couple of hours with Leif and learnt more in two hours than in the last 5 years on the water. If you are in Las Terrenas go see Leif !!!
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MAILLARD Dorothée
MOUGINS LE HAUT, France
Reviewed 03 Apr 2014
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