Simone Timpano

LET ME INTRODUCE MYSELF

Make Your Drams Come TrueMake Room For Your Passions Life is Yours!

KITESURF INSTRUCTOR & COACH
KITESURF FEDERAL JUDGE
DRONE PILOT
CONTENTS CREATOR

My name is Simone Timpano and I was born and grew up in a big city, Rome, and for most of my childhood that’s where I lived and I had planned to live my life since I had a family business to continue. Hence, all my studies were oriented towards that goal. I spent most of my adolescence following a process that should lead me to a “real” job and an “acceptable” social status.

But things turned out differently.

I slowly began to open my eyes, letting my personality run wild with the awareness that life is one. Above all I knew I wanted to be the one to decide how to live it. But to be able to take action we need tough, and at times radical, decisions.

Here are the choices I made.

3 Radical Choices

DON’T BE AFRAID TO CHOOSE

  • The first radical choice was to leave alone for a year in Australia, far from everyone, to catch up with myself after a troubled period. This trip has literally changed my life, even if at the moment I was not conscious at all!
    In fact, my studies hadn’t finished yet and, on my return, I spent two years aiming to graduate as soon as possible. During this time I was also working in my insurance agency which I later managed for a couple of years with my brother.
    But there was something wrong with me, I could hear a voice suggesting me what I really wanted: Simone, let’s drive away from a life that I you don’t appreciate.
    Yet the path was not easy, a lot of things happened, and my understanding of the world changed as time passed and I wanted to figure out what was best for me and what I really needed.
  • Therefore, I decided to take the second radical choice, to shut down the agency and leave for a journey without time restrictions. Fate would have decided for me. And so it happened, and together with my girlfriend we left for South America.
  • However, life isn’t always easy, and after not even three months I had to come back due to family problems. Once again I found myself stuck, a bit lost. And that’s when I discovered kitesurfing. The freedom of this sport fascinated me. Thus, I took a third radical choice without too much reflection, to make of kiteboarding an integral part of my life. I wanted to become an instructor. In the end, I found myself exploring some of the best places to practice and discover ideal places to improve my skills, with a target fixed in my head.

Kitesurf Intructor

CONVEY MY PASSION

I experienced kiting and fell in love with the feeling of freedom and for constant connection with nature. I immediately realized that it was an opportunity to be caught on the fly, and I did not waste time. After taking my first basic course, I went abroad to practice and improve my expertise. So I spent months full of positive but also difficult moments since I was often far from the people I cared about. Nevertheless, I didn’t want to give up halfway. Therefore I continued to train tenaciously until I felt comfortable with a kite in my hands. At that moment I realized that I was ready, I applied for the DEJEPS, the French state diploma. A year of apprenticeship, practice and several tests to pass. A real challenge that I have overcome very proudly.

During the diploma I have worked with the best international coaches and riders, and it has been very motivating. It was also thanks to this experience that I was able to grow and succeed as an instructor. As a result I am proud to have worked for various structures during these last years, both associations and private schools, in different countries. Here is a list:

  • Ride Academy by Seb Garat
  • Junglekite School
  • Kitesurf Leucate KSL
  • Tiki Center
  • Ucpa Port Barcarés

Working for such different structures, I have been able to experiment several teaching methods: having a group of young people for a whole week and accompanying them in their progression and establishing a relationship that goes beyond the work, carrying out private courses or group courses, working at 7-8 knots up to more than 40. But also working with children of 4-5 years or welcoming older people, without age limits, up to accompanying in their training as an instructor, some of the most promising young rider on the international circuit, such as Arthur Guillbert.

This versatility is what has allowed me to figure out what I enjoy most and what I want to continue to strive for in this world. And why I chose to create my own school!

 

Kitesurf Coach

KEEP THE PASSION ALIVE ALL YEAR ROUND

The diploma I obtained allows me to train any type of athlete, accompanying them during competitions. Unlike the path of a simple instructor, my diploma is focused largely on the role of coach.

The opportunities in kiting are not many, but it is definitely one of the most interesting activities and on which I want to focus.
In schools it is difficult to be able to offer such services, so most of my experiences come from my work in associations, working alongside the coaches of the “France team” who run “poles” to help the progression of young talents, or through coaching that I created from scratch.

If you want to learn more check out my kite coaching deals.

Federal Kitesurf Judge

OBSERVATION AND CRITICAL THINKING

Working closely with some of the world’s best riders and with friends who organize events, the opportunity arose for me to become a judge.
In order to be recognized, I followed a training course of the French Sailing Federation (FFV) and I started to get more interested in this universe.
Being a judge means observing, having a critical spirit and being able to be impartial, qualities that are also important to be a good coach and instructor, and is therefore a valid complement to my activity.

My interest and my versatility have allowed me to judge different competitions in different kite disciplines. In fact, I have been called to judge the National Junior and Senior Freestyle Kitesurfing French Championships, the National Freestyle Strapless Tour and the Lords of Tram.
I have judged Freestyle, Strapless and Big Air, almost all the disciplines that exist in kiteboarding.

Content Creator

WRITING TO MAKE PEOPLE REFLECT

Besides teaching, I like to write..

I’m passionate about kiting and being very close with high level athletes I followed live their competitions, their lifestyle and discovered some of their hacks. Wherefore I started to write various articles about kitesurfing world that I share on my website. In addition, I have been working with some of the most important online kite magazines.

In addition to writing informative articles it is necessary for me to share a more introspective thought, often conveyed through examples related to the world of kitesurfing. Our society is not going in the right direction and it’s important to me to try and contribute in the hopes of making my readers think, and helping me ask questions at the same time.

Drone Pilot

LET’S SEE THE WORLD FROM A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE

Since two years ago I also became a drone pilot, after undergoing professional training and passing the test at DGAC.

The drone is an incredible tool to help you discover another perspective. Its potential is enormous!
When I provide a video/photo performance, I collaborate most of the time with my brother, Nicolò. Together we have already done some work to promote various activities: hotels, cruises, sports brands, etc, in France and abroad.

This activity perfectly complements my passion for teaching. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

My “Mission”

PASSION, MY ENGINE

  • To convey my passion through teaching, whether it’s for beginner or advanced courses.
  • To write about topics that I care about, related to the world of kiting and so forth.
  • To share stories and advices about sport and kitesurf, to be a source of inspiration or simply to make you spend a good time reading and increasing your knowledge.
  • To provide detailed guides of the best spots I have ride in, with practical tips.
  • To organize sports trips, through cruises, kite camps or workshops.

Life is only one and it is yours. It has been given to you to live it, shape it and play it as you wish. But remember to do not waste it because nobody will give it back to you!

In order to reach my goals I can count on the support of Eleveight kites, with whom I have an agreement as a rider and as a school, and some brands that support me and with whom I collaborate.

Click here to see what they are and take advantage of personalized coupons!

In Summary

FOLLOW ME AND JOIN TRIDERLAND

Learn to kite at your own pace, I will accompany you in your progression whatever your level is thanks to my kitesurf courses.

Live your passion all year round with my kite coaching, or follow me on board a sailing ship to experience an authentic kitesurf cruises.

My passion serving the community through writing articles, go to our blog and get inspired.

If you represent a brand, a company or you are a rider looking for special images, my drone will satisfy you.

For any other question, if you want to form a partnership, organize an event together, contact me by email.

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