About Bill

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If you find yourself paddling on the open coast from San Francisco to Oregon, you could possibly run into Bill. He has a passion for paddling and is an ACA Level 5 Coastal Kayak & Level 3 Surf Kayak instructor with many years of practical experience in dynamic water. Bill teaches from experiences gained (good and bad!) while paddling where the Pacific Ocean meets its energetic shores. Years of experience in these waters combined with having taught well over a hundred roll classes makes him an excellent resource if you are looking to improve your skills. Bill especially loves sharing his enthusiasm with new paddlers and the excitement this generates in them toward learning new skills and techniques. He approaches coaching by giving students information relevant to the course at hand and how it relates to real life paddling situations. You can find his postings on kayak related topics on several websites including Canoe & Kayak Magazine and The Paddler Magazine

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Surfing or Riding waves

My article on the process of becoming a kayak surfer in The Paddler Magazine



Back Deck Rescue with Swimmer Assisted Tow

How to rescue someone out of a tight situation in Adventure Kayak Magazine


Canoe and Kayak Magazine

Various articles for Canoe & Kayak featuring my introduction to rock gardening series.


Understanding Weather-cocking and skegs

Want to find out why your boat turns in the wind? Check out my article in Adventure Kayak Magazine


Rock Gardening interview by

Go Outside - Brazil


Paddle Magazine

ACA Instructor of the Month May 2016


The Paddler Magazine

Favorite Local Paddling Destination

Goat Rock, one of my favorite local places to paddle