WHAT DOES KITESURF / KITEBOARD  MEAN ?

Kitesurf, which is a board sport based on wind control provided by kite, has become an increasing trend in recent years by increasing its popularity day by day. Although it looks like a power sport, it is a balance sport where you can balance the power with your body weight thanks to the trapeze attached to the waist and control the wind with the bar that acts as a steering wheel and the ride on the water with the board on your feet. Kitesurf, which can be easily done by all children over thirty kilograms and individuals of all ages, without the need for any sports infrastructure, is preferred by nature and sports lovers who want to get away from routine city life and relax.

KITEBASE GÖKOVA KITEBOARD SCHOOL

It was established in 2012 by Kivanc and Savas, two trainers who have transformed their board sports passion into a lifestyle, on the coast of Gökova / Akçapınar Kiteboard. The adventure that started with Kıvanç and Savaş, whose main coaching branches were snowboarding, took the form of Kartalkaya snowboard in winter and Kitebase Gökova kiteboard trainer in summer with the participation of teammates. Experienced and professionally trained, this team can provide training in Turkish, English, German and Russian. Kitebase Gökova Kiteboard School has been continuing its activities since 2012 with its athletes, youth camps and Akyaka Kiteboarding Tours, and awaits its new guests for quality and reliable education.

Kitebase Gokova Team with an Ordinary Present!

OUR TEAM

Kıvanç Gedikali

I was born in 1980 Istanbul. I graduated from Uludag University International Relations department. I have been a snowboarding instructor for 15 years in Kartalkaya. I worked in different missions in various windsurfing, wakeboards and sailing schools. For the last 8 years, I have been working as an instructor and school manager at the Kitebase Gökova kiteboarding school.

Savaş Bankal

1974 I was born in Düsseldorf, Germany. I met with Kiteboard in Fethiye in 2006 and since 2007 I have been teaching with including English and German. Previously, I worked as an instructor and school manager in Fethiye, Alaçatı, Çeşme (Pırlanta Beach) and Boracay. During the winter season, I am also giving snowboarding training in Kartalkaya Dorukkaya Hotel.

Özlem Bankal

I was born in 1979 in Bursa. When I was 5 years old, I met skiing because most of my family were women's instructors. I've been snowboarding for 16 years. I worked as a trainer in Bursaspor snowboard club for 4 years. I teach snowboarding at the Dorukkaya Timo Snowboard Academy during the winter season. I have been doing wakeboards for 5 years in the summer months and getting my degrees in various races. Kitesurfing and snowboarding are among the indispensables for me

Umut Gökovalı

I was born in 1988 in Muğla. I live in Marmaris. I graduated from 9 Eylül University, Department of Economics. I started sports with basketball at a young age. I acted as a licensed athlete and referee. I was also interested in nature sports. I also play drums and percussion. I met Kiteboard in 2012 in Gökova. In summer season, I am teaching at Boracay in winter season in Boracay. 

Bilal Koçak

I was born in Sarıkamış in 1994 and grew up in İstanbul. Ist. Development Uni. I am a graduate of the School of Physical Education and Sports, I have completed Pedagogy training at Istanbul University. I got the Tennis Coaching Certificate with the University. Since 2010, I have been doing professional snowboarding and training. Since 2016, I have been working as a kiteboard instructor at Kitebase Gökova.

Çagrı Yılmazoğulları

I was born in 1983 in Izmir. I completed my university education in the field of International Relations and European Union. After my degree in the UK, I became an energy policy expert. Throughout my life, I have been interested in many sports, both amateur and professional. Since the beginning of my age 6 KSK infrastructure basketball my adventure, I fit 7.lig Çiğil Belediyespor Turkey in the youth team. I made both presidency and team captains of basketball, paintball, sailing and rowing clubs of Izmir University of Economics. In 2004, I joined the olympic class windsurfing national team camp and competed in the national team races. After many years as a windsurf instructor, I have been a kiteboard instructor at the Kitebase Gökova school for 5 years.

Tamer Eskiçırak

1979 I was born in Rize Ardeşen. I met kiteboard sport at Çeşme Pırlanta beach and worked as a manager in kite beach. I have been doing kiteboarding since 2001. I am interested in rafting and wakeboard.

Efecan Sözer

I was born in 1990 in Istanbul. I graduated from Galileo Galilei Italian High School. I studied Tourism & Hotel Management at Kültür University and Istanbul University. I started the sport with skiing at the age of 3 and continued with snowboard. I met Kiteboard as a student in Kitebase and after developing myself with our professional staff, I am now a KB4 licensed trainer in Kitebase Gökova. I also run my own boutique hotel, cafe & bar.

Elena Yıldız

I was born in Moscow. I've been dealing with snowboarding for more than 10 years. 5 years I did a national mountaineering in Moscow. I have been interested in kiteboarding for 9 years. I have been living in Akyaka for 7 years and since the beginning of the summer 2013 I have been working at Kitebase Gokova School and preparing for the races. I also stop by professional kite productions.

Adem Başer

I was born in 1980 in Istanbul. I was involved in sports in every period of my life and I was a manager in various sports clubs. I met snowboarding in 2004 and Kiteboarding in 2013 and was connected to this sport with great passion. I am a TYF-KB4 licensed trainer in Kitebase Gökova, where I was a student before.

Münür Balabanoğlu

I was born in Istanbul in 1975. I started the sport in a young age with basketball in Fenerbahce club. From secondary school, I studied ballet training at the M.S.U state conservatory. Due to my passion for nature, I went to motorcycle, mountain bike and windsurfing. The kitebord sport I met in 2017 was indispensable for me. I am a teacher with KB4 license in KITEBASE Gokova.

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