KiteWest allows you to enjoy the very best of Western Australia’s Coral Coast with its beautiful beaches and Mediterranean climate. Alternatively join us in Bali for specialized retreats and watersports activities.

Whether it’s Kiteboarding, Surfing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Yoga, SUP Yoga classes, week-long outdoors adventure or Watersports/Yoga retreats in Bali-Indonesia, KiteWest will give you an experience to remember for years to come!

Experience the thrill of kiteboarding with one of our internationally accredited trainers or take on everything the majestic coastline from Geraldton to Exmouth has to offer with one of our customized 4WD and camping tours.

Our qualified instructors can offer you individual or group lessons from beginner to advanced level. We provide top of the range equipment, as safety is our main concern.

We also offer individualized watersports 4wd camping tours tailored to your needs. Our local knowledge and experience can take you to uncrowded beaches along the Western Australian’s coast, where you can enjoy Yoga, Surfing, Kiteboarding, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Windsurfing, Fishing, Snorkeling or simply camping on your own deserted beach!

KiteWest: Yoga & Watersports in Bali!

We are accredited Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) instructors, SUP yoga teachers and certified Yoga teachers in Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga. We facilitate SUP yoga teacher trainings, SUP Yoga classes as well as Surf/Yoga retreats, SUP/Yoga retreats and workshops in Bali.

Ben & Kylan

Ben Tomasino – Owner/Manager

Instructor – Marketing

KiteWest – not your average Australian story

Originally from France, Ben established KiteWest in Geraldton, Western Australia after discovering it was the perfect place to combine his passion for the ocean, the outdoors and adventure.

In a few short years KiteWest has grown from only offering kiteboarding lessons to incorporating personalized 4WD tours along WA’s magnificent Coral Coast and an array or watersport activities.

KiteWest is now giving you access to Surf, Stand Up Paddle board lessons, Yoga and SUP Yoga classes and Stand Up Paddleboard Ocean/River cruises.

Having worked as a professional lifeguard and rescue diver in France and Australia, Ben has a strong background in water rescue. Ben’s love of the ocean dates back many years.

He is a qualified IKO Level 2 Senior kiteboarding instructor/Assistant Instructor Trainer, ISA SUP Instructor and ISA SUP flat water course Presenter,  ASI Surf Instructor, swimming instructor, as well as certified Yoga Alliance Vinyasa flow Yoga and SUP Yoga teacher Trainer. Ben holds qualifications in first aid, 4WD driving and is certified for working with children.

Ben has worked as a beach Inspector and conservation Ranger. His awareness of environmental and conservation issues is applied to KiteWest Watersports to ensure all activities do not have an impact on the environment.

ben instructing SUP class


  • Kite Instructor (IKO Level 2 Senior)
  • IKO assistant Instructor Trainer
  • Surf Instructor (Academy of Surfing Instructors)
  • Swimming Instructor (Ausswim)
  • Certified 200hrs Yoga teacher (Yoga Alliance)
  • ISA Certified SUP instructor
  • Certified SUP Yoga instructor Trainer (ISYA)
  • Bronze Medallion (SLSWA)
  • ISA SUP Flat water course Presenter
  • Skipper license
  • Scuba diver Level II (CMAS)
  • Senior First Aid (St John’s ambulance Australia)
  • Rescue and Advanced Resuscitation
  • Semiautomatic defibrillator Certificate
  • 4WD Training Certificate (RAC)
  • Work with Children Check (WA)
  • KiteWest Beach

Chantal Crinquand – Instructor

Photography – Workshop/retreat facilitator

Chantal is a certified Experienced Yoga Teacher 200 with the Yoga Alliance, Group Fitness instructor, ISA Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor, ISYA Sup Yoga Instructor Teacher and is specialized in teacher trainings.

Her love of Yoga and the ocean has brought her to a natural path of fusing Stand Up Paddle board and Yoga. With Ben, they run SUP Yoga teacher training all around Asia.

With her background of being a registered mental health nurse and counselor, Chantal has had many years of helping people deal with the challenge of living in this modern world. Becoming more involved in Yoga over time, she saw the correlation between nurturing the body and soul in Yoga and mental health therapy.

Chantal Yoga
Chantal Yoga 2

She has taken this to the water by applying Yoga and Stand Up Paddle board whilst focusing on mindfulness of the ocean and it’s therapeutic benefits. Chantal brings a nurturing element to her retreats, yet her energy and passion for yoga is felt during the popular SUP Yoga retreats and SUP Yoga Teacher training. Having lectured at university and with formal qualifications in training and assessing, Chantal delivers a leading SUP Yoga training program.


  • Certified 200hrs Experienced Yoga teacher (Yoga Alliance)
  • Certified post/pre natal Yoga teacher
  • Certified children’s Yoga teacher
  • Certified group fitness instructor (AFN)
  • ISA Certified SUP instructor
  • Certified SUP Yoga Instructor Trainer (ISYA)
  • Water rescue certificate (SLSWA)
  • Senior First Aid (St John’s ambulance Australia)
  • Certificate 4 Training and assessing (Durrack)
  • Coaching certificate (Coaching for Change)
  • Certificate 4 in outdoor recreation (Academy of Surfing Instructors)

Chantal and Ben make a strong dynamic team in sharing their lifestyle, passion for yoga, Watersports and love of the Ocean to others with a focus on fun, safety and appreciation for the oceanic environment. 

  • matt in the water

Matt Duplessis – Water Safety Coordinator

& Emergency management

Originally from South Africa, Matt has a passion for the Ocean, he is a keen surfer and water sports fan.

Matt has worked in various countries gaining specific knowledge on water safety practices and lifeguard training, making him the Lifesaving Operations Coordinator for the Surf Live Saving Western Australian.

With over 20 years experience in the public safety sector, Matt’s expertise in water safety makes him an integral part of the KiteWest team.

With qualifications in safety, water rescue, training and assessing and being on committees such as Surf Life Saving Australia, Matt shares his knowledge and skills to ensure KiteWest offers best practice in accordance to relevant water safety policies and standards.

He liaises with state government and local government agencies to promote safe water sport practices and plays an important part in community education and advising on interventions and management of public safety.




  • Certificate IV Work Health & Safety
  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessing
  • Advanced Diploma in Public Safety (Emergency Management)
  • Dangerous Goods Certificate
  • Crew Resource Management
  • Helicopter Underwater Escape & Rescue Swimmer (HUET)
  • Helicopter Rescue Swimmer
  • Lifeguard Trainer (SLSWA)
  • Rescue and Advenced Resuscitation
  • All Terrain Vehicle Trainer/Assessor