The Flag Beach team

Our team of instructors

Meet our water sports instructors and the team that make Flag Beach such a great place to learn and enjoy the waves.

Paul, Kitesurf, SUP and Surf Instructor

Paul

Kitesurf, SUP and Surf Instructor

Paul is one of our long term, resident instructors and has oodles of experience off our shores. He loves nature in general and especially to be on the water. He loves to travel and meet new people and cultures.

Qualifications
BKSA, RYA powerboat

Languages spoken
English

Sports
Kitesurf, SUP, surf

Windsurf instructor Marti

Martin

Windsurf Instructor

Martin is from Bulgaria and speaks Bulgarian, English, Dutch and Spanish.  He comes from a world of sailing and hobie cats and is our main windsurf instructor.  He can also teach surfing.  He loves to travel having completed his dream of visiting Easter island!

Qualifications
VDWS windsurf, ISA sur

Languages spoken
Bulgarian, Dutch, English, Spanish

Sports
Sailing, surf, windsurf

Windsurf instructor Maxim

Maxim

Kitesurf, surf & windsurf instructor

Maxim is Dutch and he is doing his second season at Flag Beach… his life IS watersports and his goal to travel all the best spots in the world sailing and riding waves. He is also a ski and snowboard instructor.

Qualifications
ISA, Boat licence

Languages spoken
Dutch, English, German

Sports
Kitesurf, surf, windsurf

Ben, owner of Flag Beach

Ben

Owner

Ben is the owner of Flag Beach Windsurf, Surf and Kitesurf Centre. He set up the business in 1988 at the age of 19, firstly just renting windsurf equipment. Born in Las Palmas, Ben is originally from Cornwall, England and moved here at the age of 16. He speaks English, Spanish, German, Italian and French. Ben, of course, makes any and all final decisions regarding everything to do with Flag Beach as a business.

Qualifications
VDWS, RYA, FEV

Languages spoken
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Sports
Kitesurf, sailing, windsurf

Rachel

Rachel

Office Administrator

Rachel (Ben’s Sister) helps manage Flag Beach and in particular the admin/office side of the operation; reservations and managing the hostels, apartments, villas etc.
She has worked at Flag Beach on and off since the start in 1988 however came back for good in 1998. Rachel is a native Spanish speaker and also grasps various other languages on a basic level including French. She enjoys sailing, diving, biking and walking in her spare time.

Languages spoken
English, Spanish

Clare

Claire

Office Administrator

Claire works in the office doing the reservations with Rachel and helps manage the accommodations. Claire has lived in Fuerteventura since June 2005 and speak Spanish and English. Claire enjoys the outdoors and nature with a love of cats and aromatherapy.

Languages spoken
English, Spanish

Windsurf instructor Michiel

Michiel

Windsurf Instructor

Michiel is from Belgium and crazy about windsurfing. He is a full time member of staff at flag beach.

Qualifications
VDWS windsurf

Languages spoken
Belgium, English, French

Sports
Windsurf

Tristan Kitesurf Instructor

Tristan

Kitesurf and surf instructor

Languages spoken
English, French

Sports
Kitesurf, surf

Kitesurf instructor Andrea

Andrea

Kitesurf instructor

Languages spoken
English, Italian, Spanish

Sports
Kitesurf


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