I was Born in Athens, at the age of 7 moved to Skiathos island and stayed for two years , winter and summer .Gone to Primary school in Bourtzi ( nowadays open theatre ) and it was one of the best school memories to remember.
Since then, i fell in love with the island and i was every summer in Skiathos.
At the age of 14 i watched someone water skiing and was amazed !!So i decided to get a job on a ski school.
from that day, i worked as a waterski instructor and i loved it ,specially in the end of the day when me and Panos Batlis , where pulling each other waterski ski and barefoot trying to improve our style and technique .
In 1995 i decided to open my own Water Ski school . So that summer i started for first time ” Stefanos Ski School” in Kolios beach .
One year after in 1996 i moved to Vassilias beach and from that day,i am there teaching people how to waterski or how to improve their technique.
– WATER SKI INSTRUCTOR BY THE BRITISH WATERSKI FEDERATION
I took all my exams and training in England , skiing in different places all over.
I want to thank my good friend Jerry Brown who helped me , with the accommodation, training and getting to the lakes for our training and exams .
Most of the time he was filming all my day exercise specially on trick skiing , and then we were analysing the technique front of the tv .
That helped a lot to understand all my mistakes and pass successfully my exams in slalom , Jump and Tricks , getting the gold certificate
Princes waterski club by heathrow has been closed down and there is a support campagne to open it again .
“Princes Sports Club has now closed and the site sold to Heathrow who required the club’s closure. Does that mean skiing on the lakes has to end? Heathrow, let us ski! Please support our campaign.” https://www.facebook.com/SavePrincesWaterskiing/info?tab=page_info
– WATERSKI AND PARASAILING LICENCE FROM GREEK WATERSKI FEDERATION (Located in Athens) .
– OPEN WATER SAILING -YACHT MASTERS QUALIFICATIONS . Instructors Manthos and Karapetis in Palaio Faliro in Athens
Worked for one year in Santorini on SANTORINI SAILING CENTER as a skipper organizing 3 and 6 day sailing trips around the islands
– Worked as apprentice officer on a cruise boat in the Caribbean .
– WORKED AS APRPRENTICE OFFICER ON A CCRUISE BOAT IN THE CARIBBEAN . I was encharge of the speed boat taking vip people to the shore in places such as martinique Guadalupe , San Bartolome , St Lucia.