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

Outstanding Experience!Melissa and her crew at South Florida Kiteboarding do a great job in their lesson planning and execution. The team is friendly, well informed, effective in instruction and show concern for the safety and enjoyment of their students. The water learning environment they use is not only highly conducive to learning, it is also beautiful in Biscayne Bay. They use a wide selection of up to date new kite gear for training. It is a real pleasure spending time with these professionals in this wonderful sport. I highly recommend this operation and do so frequently to friends.
- Rick Iossi. (Florida)
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