Instructor Profiles

John Pereira – Owner

John is the proud owner of the NY Kite Center, building it from the ground up when it was the BEST Kiteboarding Center NY and taking over the business entirely under Pereira Adventure Sports, LLC in 2009. John, also known as ‘Johnny’, ‘Yo-yo’, ‘Johnny Yo-yo’, or ‘Johnny P’,  has introduced the sport to hundreds of people –from 6-years old all the way to 75 years old. John has devoted his life to teaching kiteboarding and getting as many people safely involved as possible. He is determined to provide the highest level of instruction, which shows in his lessons and whenever you step foot inside our Kite Center. John’s many talents (Yo-yo, musical skills, etc.) make him a natural born entertainer, always ready to put on a show and bring smiles to peoples’ faces!