Instructors

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:
 
Billy Bosch
 
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Time teaching watersports: Over 12 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. Read more about Billy here in Shop Talk from The Kiteboarder Magazine.

 
Phil Rodell
 
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Time Teaching :   over 20 years
 
Education: Master's in Music Education from Florida Atlantic University.
 
Certification: IKO, Advanced Lifesaving Skills, CPR, and Water Safety.
 
 
Favorite Trick: Back roll tail grab 
 
Background: Phil Rodell has been surfing since he was a teenager back in the 80's. A lifelong Florida resident, he knows our Florida breaks, as well as Costa Rica, Hawaii, Cali and Puerto Rico. He is on staff as a surf instructor with Craig Carroll's Ron Jon Surf School, as well teaching for the public school system.
 
Phil's love of the ocean led him to obtain his PADI certification in open water diving back in 2002. However, it is kiteboarding that has really hooked him and holds his passion! Introduced to the sport in 2006, his skills quickly progressed and he found himself frequently asked if he taught lessons. When Phil met Billy Bosch of Good Breeze, his fate was set! He became an IKO Certified Instructor in 2009 and joined Billy here in beautiful Cocoa Beach.
 
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
 
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Time Teaching Kiteboarding: 6 years
 
Favorite trick: A nice suspended dark slide
 
Certifications: CPR & First Aid, NAUI Scuba Diver
 
Education: Studying Mechanical Engineering at UCF
 
Background: Anthony wears many metaphorical hats. He is a full time student at the University of Central Florida, Kiteboarding Instructor, Surfing instructor, and Experienced in Kite Repair.
 
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.
Patrick Nickerson
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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.
Eric Knight
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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.  
Randall Lum

(Stunt Kite and Single Line Expert Consultant)

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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.