Instructors

Melissa KiteMermaid

Melissa is our school General Manager and current owner of SFKB. IKO certified and licensed boat captain. She is very outgoing, patient and friendly. She speaks fluent English and Spanish.

Charl

Head instructor, IKO certified and licensed boat captain.
He has traveled to different continents working on a boat as diver and spearfishing instructor.
He is kind, patient and focuses on safety.
Charl is fluent in Afrikáans and English, and he even speaks some Spanish!

Alex

PASA Certified, Alex has been instructing in South Florida for 5 years. He knows the area, and its common wind and weather conditions. He is studying to become a commercial pilot but loves to the water and teaches with us the remaining 4 days of the week that he isn’t studying.
Alex teaches in fluent English and Russian.

Marina

IKO certified and has taught in places like Sicily and Miami Beach. Marina is very patient with a lot of experience on kiteboarding. She speaks fluent English, Russian, Italian, German and Ukrainian.

Living in Miami, Marina is also the owner of Platinum Sun.

Stefan Pantu

Stefan is the founder of SFKB. He started SFKB on 2002, he has taught hundreds of students to kiteboard and windsurf. He started to kiteboard when "no one knew what it was and we didn't even have any inflatable kites". He is an IKO and PASA certified kiteboard instructor and USW certified windsurfing instructor. Stefan is also an FAA Certified Private Pilot. He is fluent in English, French and Romanian.


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What our clients say

Melissa and her team are top notch instructors. They make learning fun and personal and are always encouraging. The gear they provide is in perfect condition and they have a great range of board and kite sizes as well as wetsuits, booties etc if you don't have any. They always make you feel like you are family and will have you up and riding in no time! The flat, shallow water is perfect for learning the basics as well as more advanced techniques, especially for us 55+ riders! Can't go wrong with South Florida kiteboarding.
- Eric Heatzig from US. (USA)
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