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!