Instruction Board

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WPA Certified Instruction Board

Our Certified Instruction Board collectively has more than 180 years of professional water safety experience alone. In addition each are accomplished athletes with decades of instruction experience.

Jay Butki
Age: 49

Overview: Paramedic rescue boat captain, ocean lifeguard, water safety, instructor, swimming, paddleboard, surfski, outrigger canoe, surf and dory boats, SUP, ocean lifeguard competition

  • Water Sports Competition:             37 years
  • Water Safety Experience:             29 years
  • Instructor Experience:             29 years

Mitch Kahn
Age: 50

Overview: Olympic flatwater kayaking, Fire captain/paramedic, ocean lifeguard, water safety, instructor, swimming, paddleboard, surfski, outrigger canoe, dory boat, SUP, surfing ocean lifeguard competition

  • Water Sports Competition:             44 years
  • Water Safety Experience:             35 years
  • Instructor Experience:             25 years

Byron Kurt
Age:  47

Overview: Surfing, sailing, windsurfing, swimming, SUP, water safety, instructor

  • Water Sports Competition:              38 years
  • Water Safety Experience:              15 years
  • Instruction Experience:              15 years

Rob Pelkey
Age:  44

Overview: Paramedic rescue boat captain, ocean lifeguard, swimming, water polo, paddle board, outrigger canoe, surfski, dory boat, free diving, scuba, surfing, SUP, water safety, instructor

  • Water Sports Competition:              35 years
  • Water Safety Experience:              27 years
  • Instructor Experience:              25 years

Billy Whitford
Age: 57

Overview: Olympic canoe/kayak, rowing, paddling, outrigger canoe, water safety, instructor

  • Water Sports Competition:             49 years
  • Water Safety Experience:             39 years
  • Instructor Experience:             39 years

Gary Wise
Age: 49

Overview: Surf life saving, dory boat, surfing, paddling, PGA golf professional, water safety, instructor

  • Water Sports Competition:             39 years
  • Water Safety Experience:             35 years
  • Instructor Experience:             31 years