The Wind Riders Team 2017

IKO & VDWS Kitesurf instructors at Lake Garda, Driven by passion for wind

Below you’ll find the members of the Wind Riders Team 2017. All instructors are IKO or VDWS qualified with loads of experience. Ready to introduce you to the wind sports!

 L'immagine può contenere: una o più persone e spazio all'aperto

 

Robbie Feldmann  ( VDWS & IKO instructor)20150725_214058 (2)

Nickname: Robster

Funktion: Manager & Head Instructor of Windriders

IKO Level 2 Instructor: 64585 & VDWS  kite Instructor and Manager. Snowboard, Ski and Wakeboard instructor.

Speaks: English, German, Dutch and (Italian)

Teaches: kitesurfing, kite hydrofoil, kite freestyle, sailing, wakeboarding and stand up paddle boarding.

Hobbies: kitesurfing, kite hydrofoil, skiing, snowboarding, drive bike, beach volly, mountain biking and a lot more 🙂

– 12 years of qualified experience in teaching watersports. Since 2008 watersports / kitesurf instructor at Lake Garda

– Since 2006  VDWS kitesurf instructor, licence: 15941

– Since 2007 VDWS Manager & Supervisiting Instructor

– Since 2016 IKO Instructor: 64585

– spends 366 days per year on the water, in the snow or in the air.

 

 

Monica Mazzoni ( VDWS and IKO assistant instructor)

Speaks: English, French and Italian

Teaches: Kitesurfing, wakeboarding and Stand Up Paddle boarding.

Hobbies: Kitesurfing, snowboarding, paragliding, hiking, running, climbing, mountain biking, volleyball & swimming

She loves her Job and meet always new people, she loves smile and be happy! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

Helena Da Forno (VDWS and IKO assistant instructor)

Speaks: English, German and Italian

Teaches: kitesurfing and Stand Up Paddle boarding.

Hobbies: kitesurfing, wakeboarding, paddling, hiking, climbing, skiing and travelling around the world

She is studying sports and geography since three years and spends every free minute on the water or in the snow

 

 

 

Maayke Tadema (IKO & VDWS instructor)

kitesurf instructor for Wind Riders an IKO schoolNickname: Mika

IKO level 2 Senior instructor: 6143. VDWS sailing, sup and kite instructor. Founder of Wind Riders.

Speaks: English, German, Dutch and Italian

Teaches: kitesurfing, kite hydrofoil, kite race boarding, kite wave surfing, sailing, wakeboarding, snowkiting and stand up paddle boarding.

Hobbies: Kitesurfing, Kiteracing, kite hydrofoil, snowkite, skiing, snowboarding, ski touring, snowkiting, paragliding, hiking, running, climbing, mountain biking and a lot more 🙂

– many years of qualified experience in teaching watersports. Since 2004 watersports / kitesurf instructor at Lake Garda

– finished 5th of the world at the 2011 Kitesurf Wave Tour

– spends 365 days per year on the water, in the snow or in the air.

Season 2017 Mika is the advisor for Wind Riders

Read more about Mika

 

The Dolphin:

Power: 100 hp (from 2016)The Doplhin: 75 hp

Job: Bringing kitesurfers as comfortable, fast and safe to the kitesurf spots. Performing Rescues

Capacity: Up to 6 (independent) kitesurfers plus instructor. I get used most for the pro coaching clinics and big groups of Lifters.

Words of wisdom: There is nothing better than having my 90 liter tank full with benzine.

Hobbies: Pulling wakeboarders, driving down to the south of Lake to Isola del Garda, getting washed by girls in bikinis

 

The Marlin:The Marlin: 75 hp

Power: 75 hp (but 50 cm shorter than the Dolphin)

Job: Transporting kitesurfers to the best spot of Lake Garda

Capacity: Up to 4 kitesurfers, 2 instructors and loads of equipment.

Words of Wisdom: Not driving planing speed is wasting benzine, So lets plane 🙂

Hobbies: Pulling wakeboarders

 

The Stingray:

Power: 40 hp

Job: Transporting kitesurfers to the best spot of Lake Garda

Capacity: Up to 4 kitesurfers, 2 instructors and loads of equipment. Plus this boat has lights and can drive at night.

Words of Wisdom: I’m feeling blue.

Hobbies: I’m up for a ride, 24 h a day.

 

 

 

 

 

 The Black Pearl:

Power: 115 hp

Job: transporting lifters

Capacity: max 17 people (on the paper). But we will use it for max 8 lifters.

 

 

 

 

 

The assistants:

In different periods we will have the following assistants helping us out:

We still have a few weeks without assistant. So if you are intersted in doing an intership and assisting with everything that has to do with running a kitesurf school. Write us a message and who knows you will be joining the team for a while.

 

 

The official Wind Riders MODELS:

Simona, Bianca , Elena…