THE TEAM

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Christophe Ribot

Founder and CEO of Miami kiteboarding

Started to kite in year 2000, Chris became one of first 35 IKO examiner

on the globe in 2006.


He has trained over 300 instructors and over 1,000 students, and totalized over 16,000 teaching hours,

He is ranked to the top 10 of IKO’s worldwide log records !

He is your master coach for high end private sessions.

English , French , Spanish

Soumia Khaldoun

Sales director - IKO Instructor

Ride since 2014 when she joined MKB.

Soumia has an extensive background as an entrepreneur and accomplished business woman. 

 

There is not an item she wont be able to sell you…and you’ll end up buying 2. Cool, layback and quick to the joke for a fun lesson.

English , French

Philippe Shaack

IKO Instructor - SUP (paddleboard) Specialist - Sales representative

Philippe has joined MKB team in 2017 and brought with him over 20 years of sales experience for running one of the largest Kite/Wake/Snow retail store in France.

 

12 years of kitesurfing and twice more in wake boarding has sharpened
his technical knowledges on every item that exist in the kiteboarding industry.

 

Phil is an excellent instructor with a remarkable teaching psychology
for students of all ages. Very detailed oriented toward quick progress.

English, French

Julien Bigourat

Senior instructor at MKB

After completing my B.A.’s in Sport Management, my passion for kitesurfing led me to get my kitesurfing, sailing boat, windsurfing and wakeboarding instructor’s degrees (French State diploma BPJEPS) awarded by the National School Sailing and Water Sports (ENVSN).

 

I have more than 12 years of experience teaching kitesurfing to different groups and levels (children and adults, French and other nationalities, individual and collective lessons, from beginners to more experienced),

Raul Ramirez

IKO Instructor level 3 - Senior instructor at MKB

Raul has been teaching with us for 3 years now.

Crandon has no secrets to him.

 

He can name every sea-urchin in the vicinity , even the rays obey him!

He is an awesome instructor with impressive experience which brought him sharp and acute teaching skills. 

 

Kids, women, men, elderly private, dual, he has put so many students up
on a board riding with a large smile.

As a professional musician, his coolness and sense of communication comes naturally, makes you want to come back for more :)