My older brother introduced me to kiteboarding when I was 15 years old, but at that same time I was also playing football and was quite talented in it so all of my free time was spent on the field instead of on the water. After suffering a lot of injuries in soccer, when I was 19, I decided to drop football and devote myself to kiteboarding.
That’s when I started working on my first freestyle kiteboarding moves. Having gained some experience in kiting, I wanted to have my own professional equipment, but since the equipment was expensive and I needed more money I fixed myself a job as a kiteboarding instructor.
I wanted to gain even more experience from both training on my own and teaching other students so I decided to fly to Cabo Verde. After 5 months of working and training in pretty hard conditions I came home to Croatia and won my 1st Croatian Championship! The following season I was, however, not that lucky and I came 3rd! I’m still working as a kiting instructor and am still devoting all of my free time to free-styling.
From working at beaches in Brazil, Cabo Verde and Montenegro I have gained a lot of experience, but sometimes with experience come also the injuries. I have last injured my knee in Cabo Verde, and I am now left out of the running for this year’s Croatian Championship title, which I was preparing for. I am now looking forward to fully recovering and flying as soon as possible!
Never again injure myself!
To practice a new FreeStyle trick sometimes I’m crashing a lot and here it’s now fighting with myself to Stop or try again and again, like this is also a big risk of injuries!
I’ m not happy if I land a new trick for the first time, can be that it’s just luck, I’m really satisfied and happy when I landed it whenever I want!
Brazil was the best spot where most of the time I practiced alone, crashing but still pushing myself like somebody has been yelling me “go, do it don’t be a P…”!
But still I like more to kite with somebody who is better than me, it gives me much more Confidence!
Never give up…impossible is nothing.
My Family and my friends for the decision I made when 19, going to an unknown Country and made my dream become Reality!
Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way! (Alan Watts)
I don’t have plans, I have goals…give my best in everything I do!
The Beginner Kitesurf Course lasts 12 hours over estimated 5 days. Each day, there is class. We find that dividing the course into multiple days makes the learning curve better for our students. The course is done via a boat which constantly follows our students during the course. On the boat are one or more instructors that give tips and corrections to students. Our instructors are also there to jump in and assist the students and show them how everything is done. In our kitesurf school, students are best taken care of since our skilled team is always behind them. The rent of all equipment and the boat is included in the price. In case you need some extra hour to finish the course, we will take extra time with you.
The kitesurf school days are divided as follows:
1st day – Theory on the beach, setting up the gear, learning about the winds, trainer kite
2nd day – Going out with boat, learning to control the kite in the water, learning body drag
3rd day – Moving and turning without the board in the water, going upwind without board
4th day – Water start with the board on, gliding on water (going upwind for fast learners)
5th day – Improving your riding skills and becoming a kitesurfer!
This course is aimed at higher level windsurfers who want to learn more advanced moves on a fun board. You can choose to learn waterstarting, planning on a board, riding in footstraps, power jibes or jumps! The equipment rental is not included in this price.