My Approach

I try and accomplish coaching by giving the student information in small pieces that are relevant to the course being taught. I always say "If you want to know why we are doing it this way please ask. This is a way to do it based on my experience, its not the only way."


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.


Surfing or Riding Waves

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


Paddle Magazine


Canoe & Kayak Magazine

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


Neptune's Rangers

Then of course there is the    Neptune's Rangers Where it all began


Adventure Kayak Magazine


Rock Gardening interview by


River & Ocean

I enjoy coaching alongside this group of quality instructors.  


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