Niko is an enthusiastic water sportsman and is the owner of the water sports center Garda-Surf & Kite-Guru. He runs the water sports center with a passion for sailing, windsurfing, kiting, foiling and stand-up paddling, His motto is: “Water sport makes YOU and ME happy”.
“I have been windsurfing and sailing since I was young. In 2007, an acquaintance offered my wife Anne and I the opportunity to take over the water sports station on Lake Garda. An opportunity we did not turn down. And a decision I am happy with to this day.”
Niko is a water sports instructor VDWS for sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing and stand-up paddling. Foiling as a windsurfer, sailor and kiting followed a few years ago.
Julie has been managing the water sports center together with Niko since 2016. She takes care of our guests and ensures a fun experience for everyone. As a kite surfer, she has been on the water for many years, usually on our trips to Brazil, which she organizes.
As a marketing professional, she also works behind the scenes and sets the goals for each season.
Simon is a water sports instructor and junior chef at Garda-Surf & Kite-Guru. At the moment, he is completing his education as a sailing instructor for sport boat licenses. He, however, still makes time and is a part of our team each year. Having grown up as a sailor on Lake Garda, he brings his skills and experience to the lessons. He is a very popular instructor.
Simon has been windsurfing for years however his main focus is sailing. In 2017, Simon qualified to e a kite instructor as well thanks to his excellent water and wind knowledge and is available as an instructor to both the Kite Guru Station and the Garda Surf.
Nicolo grew up on Lake Garda and is a thoroughly experienced sailing and windsurfing instructor. He plays an important role in our team and is currently training with us to become a VDWS kitesurfing instructor. Nicolo spends his winters in the Italian Alps as a snowboard instructor. He has been working successfully as a photographer, as you can see by our fantastic photos.
Dennis grew up sailing in Brenzone. He is often out on Lake Garda with his own Laser, has been a permanent crew member of an extraordinarily successful Asso 99 team for several years and since 2018 has returned to windsurfing with us, something he had learned as a child. Dennis teaches sailing and windsurfing.
Since 2020, the “kite virus” has also infected him, and he is working intensively on his personal level.