Kayak Instructors and Leaders
Kevin Beckwith: Kevin has paddled areas from Maryland to Maine and in Wales, and is a Registered Maine Guide, BC 5 Star Leader, UKCC Level 2 Coach, and ACA Level 5 Advanced Open Water Instructor.
A founder of Rock Paddle Surf in Beverly, MA, Kevin has this to say, “The origin of Rock, Paddle, Surf Kayak Coaching stemmed from our desire to share our knowledge and passion for the sport of sea kayaking. We have been fortunate enough to learn from some of the best coaches around, and we want to pass on what we have learned. We emphasize the complete kayaking experience in our coaching, from the intellectual to the physical; we encourage you to seek balance in your kayaking. Paddling takes on different forms for different people. Whether you enjoy the thrill of playing in rock gardens, the adrenalin of surf, or a quiet moon-lit paddle, there is something for everyone. Come and learn with us. We will encourage you to play, laugh, and push your boundaries in a fun, supportive environment.”
Bob Levine: Bob has 10 years of sea kayaking experience as a BCU 4 Star Sea Leader, and is a BCU 5 Star Paddler. He also is an ACA L4 Open Water Instructor, Registered Maine Guide, and has coached and led trips along the east coast from New York to the Bay of Fundy. Bob has experience teaching beginning as well as experienced paddlers.
Visiting Coaches from Kayak Waveology
Greg Paquin and Paula Riegel: Greg is a British Canoe Union 5 Star Sea paddler,Coach 4, 4 Star Sea Assessor, and a Level 5 Instructor for the American Canoe Assoc. Paula is a British Canoe Union 5 Star Sea paddler and BCU Coach 2, Registered Maine Guide, and an Open Water Instructor.
Trip Leader Rick Stoehrer
Sea Kayaking 20+ years; BCU 5 Star Sea Leader; ACA Coach; Registered Maine Guide
Solo Wilderness First Aid/CPR
Has paddled the waters along the East coast from CT to Canada with emphasis on Casco Bay and Fishers Island Sound.
UK – Wales and Scotland
FL Keys – Key Largo – Key West (paradise, paddling and poor behavior)