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.  



Kevin Beckwith

Kevin is the owner and operator of Rock, Paddle, Surf Kayak Coaching.  He is an UKCC Level 2 Coach, American Canoe Association L5 Advanced Open Water Instructor, a British Canoe Union 5 Star Leader Sea, a P&H Team Paddler, Register Maine Guide and certified in wilderness first aid.  He is also the American Canoe Association State Director for Massachusetts.


Gillian Beckwith


Alex Debski

Alex is an avid sea kayaker who loves to challenge his skills in the surf zone. Receiving formal instruction through Rock, Paddle, Surf, Alex is very excited to be instructing and guiding tours now. Born in Salem and now attending school for Marine Biology in Rhode Island, Alex gets to paddle in the best locations year round.