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.

BEGINNER EQUIPMENT

The kites that we use for the lessons and rental are the Ozone Catalyst V1 and the Airush DNA .
The Catalyst V1 is designed for entry level and intermediate riders. It is a confidence inspiring, fun and easy kite to ride that will make your progression in the sport fast, safe and enjoyable.
The Airush DNA is a super easy and is extremely predictable with instant relaunch. Featuring all the safety systems found across the entire Airush range, this kite is essential for the first time rider.
We have a variety of boards in different sizes and riding categories. You can choose from the freestyle 135cm boards till the light wind 162cm boards! All the boards are from the brand RLBoards.

BOOK YOUR LESSON TODAY

Don’t wait too long! Book a lesson today! Nix Kite School always gives out the same advise. Once you start kiteboarding it’s best to follow up on lessons as soon as possible. You’re muscle memory will adapt much better when taking more lessons in a row. Our second advise is to directly buy or rent equipment to keep practicing. Once you understand everything you’re good to go!