Ben

Ben

About You?

My love for the ocean roots back to my childhood-living seaside and surfing as a kid in the South of France. In my 20s, I joined the French Police Academy, working in the Water Safety and Rescue Division as a rescue diver. I later moved to Australia with the hope of living a simpler life close to nature and doing the things I love. I founded KiteWest Watersports in Geraldton, Western Australia, a thriving seasonal business that offers wind and kitesurfing lessons, SUP and SUP Yoga lessons and yoga teacher trainings, and adventure tours along the Western coast of Australia. I feel blessed to be living the dream by integrating my passion for the ocean, the great outdoors, and Aussie-style adventure. With deep care and concern for environmental, conservation and safety issues, we do our best at remaining mindful to ensure fun and safety with little to no detriment to the environment. 

 

Personal Motto

Wherever you go there you are.

Credentials

  • Kite Instructor (IKO Level 3)
  • IKO assistant Instructor Trainer
  • Surf Instructor (Academy of Surfing Instructors)
  • Swimming Instructor (Ausswim)
  • Certified 200hrs Yoga teacher (Yoga Alliance)
  • ISA Certified SUP instructor
  • SUP Yoga instructor Trainer (Yoga Alliance)
  • Bronze Medallion (SLSWA)
  • ISA SUP Flat water course Presenter
  • Skipper license
  • Scuba diver Level II (CMAS)
  • Senior First Aid (St John’s ambulance Australia)
  • Rescue and Advanced Resuscitation
  • Semi-automatic defibrillator certificate
  • 4WD Training Certificate (RAC)
  • Work with Children Check (WA)

What are you doing when you’re not teaching?

Gardening, surfing, fishing, cooking, spending time with family and friends

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