For first rate kayak instructions I recommend Ryan Collins at Paddler’s Realm in Whittier, AK. Ryan has been my instructor on two occasions: at the Kayak Symposium in Homer, AK (Kachemak Bay) for the intermediate group of paddlers and for a private session in Prince William Sound (Whittier, AK). He is amazing! Ryan is able to identify technique challenges for the paddler and make suggestions to achieve desired results for improved and correct paddle strokes. Did I mention that Ryan is amazing? He is patient and calm. Ryan knows the right progression of skills to advance the paddler in his/her quest for improvement and competency. The days spent with Ryan Collins were “Hallelujah” days. I was always challenged, had a great time, and improved my kayak paddle and handling skills.
February 14, 2016