Our Kitesurfing Instructors are highly qualified, educated and experienced. We are fully equipped with the knowledge and skill to provide safe and informative lessons. Our lesson plans have evolved from what we have found works over the years. Do not be fooled by unqualified instructors. Read more about our instructors below:
Time teaching watersports: Over 18 years
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida.
Certifications: IKO Level 2 Instructor, PADI Dive Master, CPR and First Aid Examiner
Background: Billy has been surfing and participating in extreme sports since a little kid. He began surfing at the Cocoa Beach Pier at a very early age. Working as a surf instructor in the summers during high school and college, he quickly caught on to the amazing activity that is Kiteboarding. It wasn’t long before everyone was asking him for lessons and Good Breeze Kiteboarding was born. Ron Jon Kiteboarding was created after years of working as a Surf Instructor and Summer Camp Director at the Ron Jon Surf School. Billy has done a great deal of traveling to Mexico, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and the Outer Banks. He has spent time in many areas of Florida including Daytona Beach, the Florida Keys, Fort Lauderdale, Gainesville and Cocoa Beach. During his time at the University of Florida, he created the Kiteboarding Gators Club and participated in many Collegiate Kiteboarding Association (CKA) events and competitions. He is still active in the CKA and constantly encourages college students to get involved. Billy’s passion is kitesurfing in the waves with a strapless back roll. Read more about Billy here in Shop Talk from The Kiteboarder Magazine.
Phil holds a Masters in Music from Florida Atlantic University. He teaches music at several local high schools, writes competitive drill for their marching bands, and plays professionally in several regular events. Phil’s passion
Anthony “Ant Man” DeFilippo
Anthony started kiteboarding in 2007 and ever since, has been completely consumed by the sport. He has kited in locations such as: Hood River Oregon, Outer Banks North Carolina, Shacks Beach Puerto Rico, and Islamorada Florida. His favorite kiting location is one found right here in Central Florida. Upon completion of his degree, Anthony plans to use his education to help develop/ advance technologies and make science fiction science fact, particularly in the aerospace industry.
Time Teaching in Watersports : 6 years
Education : Associates in the Arts from Eastern Florida State College
Certifications : IKO, First Aid & CPR
Favorite Trick : Strapless Airs
Pat is a true Floridian and was raised in Orlando. From the age of six, he would sneak out to the beach with his dad to surf as much as possible. This soon consumed his life. After high school, he made the move out to the beach to live the waterman’s life. Pat became a surf instructor and then the assistant camp director for the Ron Jon Surf School. Along with the Surf School Pat was also a surf and paddleboard instructor for the Special Olympics. All this teaching opened Pat’s eyes to what he truly loves to do and that is teaching. Pat is finishing up a Mathematics Education Degree at the University of Central Florida. This love of the water expanded when he was introduced to kiteboarding.
Kiteboarding has him hooked down to the core. This love of the waterman’s life and teaching are Pat’s true passions. Pat has travelled, kited and surfed in Hawaii, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, OBX, and all over the east coast.
Time Teaching in Watersports : 17 years
Certifications : IKO Level I Instructor, First Aid & CPR
Favorite Trick : Backroll Kite Loop
Eric has been surfing his whole life and starting kiteboarding in 2009. He spent many years teaching people to surf in Florida and Costa Rica. He has lived in Costa Rica and speaks fluent Spanish.
(Stunt Kite and Single Line Expert Consultant)
Randall was born and raised on the island of Oahu, Hawaiian Islands. He has always had a tremendous love of the ocean and aviation. After retiring from commercial aviation as a pilot, Randall turned his love for flying into a business, Krazy Kites, and later with Hawaiian Kiteworks, retailing and designing high-tech stunt kites as well as traditional single line Kites in Orlando Florida.
Kite Pilot – Piloting Large Stunt Kites behind jetski:
Epcot Disneyworld Kiteshow “Surprise in the Sky”
Seaworld Orlando, Atlantic Bayside Stadium
He helped Kiteboarding Pioneer, Flash Austin, with one of the first 4 – Lines Foil kite by Flexifoil in the early 1990s. Flash took that kite to Maui and the rest was history.