WHO IS NICK
I was born and raised on the sunny island of Curacao. You could find me playing in the ocean since I was a kid. It was only a five minute walk from the nearest windsurf school. When I was 13 I started windsurfing. Three years later I became a part time instructor until I finished my school. When I was 20 I moved to the Netherlands to study as a chef. I lived in Scheveningen right on the beach, where the kite and surfing mecca of the Netherlands is.
Once I took a vacation to Cabarete in the Dominican Republic, where I took kitesurf lessons. I was hooked! As soon as I got my chef’s degree I took a flight back to the happy island of Curacao. First I worked as a chef, but I soon realized that my passion was not in the kitchen, but on the water. The kite scene became my world and Sint Joris Bay became my home
HOW I STARTED
I returned back to Curacao when I was 23 years, with just one suitcase. I sold all my stuff, even my windsurfing gear, with the idea to continue what I just learned in Cabarete: kitesurfing! As soon as I got back, I bought my first kitesurfing equipment. I was so stoked, that after only one year, I decided that I also wanted to teach others how awesome this sport is.
Once again I went to Cabarete, this time to follow an IKO instructor course to upgrade my teaching skills as a kitesurfing instructor. I finished my IKO-instructor course and bought all necessary equipment to teach and returned to Curacao. My dream is to expand my kitesurfing school into a kite center.