Golden Gate Kayaking was established in 2007. While the name is new,
the faces behind it have been familiar in Bay Area waters:
Walters – Andy got his start in sea kayaking 9 years ago and
quickly got hooked. Besides regularly paddling the central
California coast from Big Sur to Mendocino, he has also traveled
to the UK, Ireland, Alaska, Washington, Lake Powell, and the Grand Canyon. Andy
started teaching through Riptides and Rapids in 2003 and holds
BCU sea kayak and ACA whitewater instructor certifications. He is also
a former president of Western Sea Kayakers, a local
club based in the South Bay.
Carig – Ray's extensive background in the outdoors includes a
healthy appetite for paddlesports that spans over a dozen years. He
has also gotten involved in the BCU coaching system and is a
former instructor at Riptides and Rapids. Nothing
excites him more than seeing students progressing and wanting to
take their skills out to new places.