OUR KITESURFING INSTRUCTORS

IKO Head Instructor

Jake Oszczepalinski

Jake has been on the water since his early childhood. His father took him on the first sailing trip when he was 6 and he couldn't get off the water ever since. Starting off with sailing and racing in regattas, he quickly moved over to windsurfing and after 14 years caught a kitesurfing bug and never looked back. The school allows him to combine his passion for watersports, teaching and sharing the stoke!

IKO Kitesurfing Instructor

Greg Dymarek

Greg is an extremely qualified and well experienced kitesurfer with a real passion for big-air! He started to kitesurf in Fuerteventura back in 2012 and since he has never looked back. He kites regularly whenever and wherever the conditions permit. Greg runs our weekend kitesurfing courses in Edinburgh, Glasgow (Troon) and Fife. He is also a fully qualified IKO Kitesurfing Instructor!

Pro Rider | Kitesurfing Freestyle Coach

Polly Saskia Crathorne

Polly is a professional kitesurfer, British Freestyle Pro Ladies Champion and team rider for Cabrinha Kiteboarding. Previously, Polly has placed second in 2009, second in 2010 and third in 2011 in the BKSA ladies amateurs. In 2013 Polly competed on the Kiteboard Tour Asia, where she placed fourth overall. Polly is our freestyle coach running sessions for those looking to take their riding to another level!

Local kitesurfing and SUP Store: Skymonster Kitesurfing and SUP - with special offers for all our students!

Local kitesurfing communities:

  • FEKC - a Fife and Edinburgh Kiteboarders Club forum
  • Edinburgh Kiteboarders - a Facebook group where local kitesurfers from Edinburgh and Fife exchange information about spots, weather, sessions and trips.

Live weather for local spots:

  • Live weather station near Gullane: MM Weather
  • Live weather station near Troon: BeachStats
  • Live weather station near St Andrews (NE Wave Spot): TheWindOp

Forecasts:

  • XC Weather - one of the most accurate forecasts so far
  • Windguru - one of the first forecast websites for wind-related activities. Try looking at the more detailed, WRF 9km one.
  • Windfinder - choose Gullane spot for tides information

iOS / Android Apps: Wisuki, Windfinder, Windguru

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