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Karine Nativel

Karine’s passion for board sports ignited from snowboarding during her teenage years. Always an active and inquisitive child who blossomed in water, her motivation to give all eventually lead to her teaching French and satisfying her then love of windsurfing in numerous interesting places around the globe. Never one to sit still, a chance encounter in the warm waters of Margarita introduced Karine to the thrills and excitement of kitesurfing. Originally from France, Karine obviously loves food, Baudelaire, wine, rugby and surfing.

Today Karine blends her understanding of pedagogy, coaching and her smooth, stylish ability on the water as one half of Cabrinha’s European based coaching team, CK Performance Clinics. Mixing her skills with Christian’s experience, along with the obvious male/female differences and the formidable Anglo-Franco alliance. Together they have become one of the leading authorities on intermediate and advanced kitesurf coaching. Since 2003 they offer their guests a truly unique style and complete method of learning and improving during their clinics at various windy spots throughout the year and around the globe.

They have a growing bible of “homework” with over 130 variations of moves, regularly nudging kiters along with their popular technique articles in

So if you fancy a full on week of energy, enthusiasm, knowledge, coaching, progression and fun, whilst squeezing in a year’s worth of learning amongst a killer group of motivated people - indulge yourself in one of their unique clinics.


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