About Bill

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The Neptune's Rangers Where it all began

If you find yourself paddling on the open coast in the San Francisco Bay Area, you will likely run into Bill. A San Francisco Bay Area native, he has a passion for paddling and extensive knowledge of our local coast. He is an ACA Level 5 Sea 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 roll. 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, The Paddler Magazine and Neptune’s Rangers, of which he is a principal founding member.

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Surfing or Riding Waves

Surfing or Riding Waves is a progression through the sport of kayak surfing


Canoe & Kayak Magazine

Various articles  written for Canoe & Kayak Magazine. Including a series called Intro to Rock Gardening. This series begins with What is Rock Gardening


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