Ph. (631) 604-8867, Email: Hamptonflyboard@gmal.com, Website: http://www.hamptonflyboard.com/
How many years have you been in business in Hamptons?
Just finished my 3rd summer season.
How did you get your start and what was your initial inspiration?
I taught surfing for years and still do, so I was familiar with most watersport companies. I watched a YouTube video of Flyboarding and asked myself, “did anyone do that in east end?”. The answer was no one, so my brother and I started Hampton Flyboard.
What do you feel differentiates you from others in your field?
We lucked out with flyboarding, it's easier to learn than any watersport. I have clients tell me all summer that it's the most fun thing they have ever done and that they learned it faster than wakeboarding or waterskiing.
What do you feel gives you longevity in this area with so many options?
I plan on expanding the business thought the East End. I started the company when I was 23, now 25.
How do you positively impact your clientele?
Everyone has a blast! Even the people just watching. After my third season, I'm excited about how many people come back year after year.
What is your favorite part of your job?
The best part is when people are just learning the basics and they are laughing and having a blast. The whole group will be clapping and laughing. So most of the time I laugh just as much, I can’t help it.
What is your favorite secret spot?
The whole East End is covered with beautiful peaceful places that are empty even in the heat of the summer. I’ll keep them a secret.
How do you benefit mamas?
Most of the calls I get are from mothers calling to schedule a flyboard lesson for their kids. Then they come along and realize how easy it is and give it a try themselves.
What is the most memorable feedback a client has given you?
I will never forget when some people will look at me after the first couple minutes of Flyboarding and say, "this is the best thing I've ever done in my life."
Pay it forward and name your top colleagues in the same field or related field:
Everyone has been friendly to me. I'm friendly with many marinas and other watersport companies. I have to give a shout out to Sen, the Japanese restaurant in town, they put my content all over the restaurant and are a huge exposer for me.
What is the best advice anyone's ever given you? Or what is your "mantra" / words to live by?
I think the biggest thing in life is attitude, I have plenty of thirty-somethings in great shape tell me that they won't be able to flyboard and go into the lesson with negativity, then I’ll have the seventy-year-old that looks me in the eye and says, "I'm doing this!". They always do better.
As moms, the day can escape us, what is your best time-saving trick?
I try my best to stay relaxed under stress and never get angry, we don't need “me time,” but a better quality of time.