Chicago Kiteboard Lessons/IKO Certifications
Ladies and gentleman, while we can never replace our lovely & charming Amanda while she is on leave touring the other side of the planet, we can certainly pick up where she left off! I would like to introduce to you a new instructor in town...
Marilys Lacroix Samson
Level 2 IKO Instructor
Marilys actually worked with Amanda instructing in Miami last Spring and came with us on our last Tawas trip this summer to pick up the extra student load we had. Aside from also being lovely & charming, Marilys is outgoing, dynamic and very positive & open minded! And look out guys... she's a heck out a kiteboarder too!! Being French Canadian, she is multilingual and can get herself out of trouble in Spanish. As mentioned above, she is an IKO level 2 instructor and is trained in First Aid and CPR.
I will be helping her book lessons and for those looking to obtain a certification card to kite our own home turf, Montrose... IKO certifications. We will also put together some cert days like Amanda did before she set off.
I have run in to many beginners on the beach this year. Many haven't yet learned the 1st thing about safety. Putting up a big, powerful kite without any type of guidance can be extremely intimidating... not to mention dangerous. For those just starting out, you really should understand what to do to keep yourself and the others around you safe. A good instructor will show you details on how to keep things from going wrong as well as how to react and what procedures to carry out when they do. You will practice these things in your lesson so they will begin to become second nature, allowing you to respond and carry these things out effectively when necessary. A kiteboard instructor will give you an understanding of the wind and how to harness it properly, as it applies to this sport. Also, an instructor can save you so much time and frustration by showing and correcting your techniques. This will help you become an independent rider much, much sooner!
For those interested in more info and rates, please contact me. I look forward to seeing you off to a flying start!!