Founder & Head Instructor
• Riding since 2003
• BKSA Instructor since 2016
• BKSA Senior Instructor since 2018
• IKO Level 2 Instructor since 2018
• Cabrinha South Africa Instructor 2018-2019
Big air, Freeride, Foiling
Our founder and head instructor is a well rounded waterman with a great knowledge of water sports. He has travelled to many spots around the world and has seen first hand the growth of kiteboarding from its infancy. He was just 12 years old when he witnessed the sport on TV while watching the extreme sports channel. From then on, he was hooked. He bought his first kite from saving his paper round money and learnt how to kite by watching kiteboarding DVD’s followed by a lot of trial and error.
As well as being a high level rider in most kiteboarding disciplines, Michael is also a keen surfer and loves to spend flat, non windy days on the stand up paddle board. His love for the water really shows through his passionate teaching and we are sure that passion for the water will extend to the Tide Team.
FAVE KITE SPOTS
Misty Cliffs - South Africa / Cape Hatteras slicks - USA / Margate Main Sands - UK