Mike Kowalsky


Whether exploring the coast, playing in rock gardens and surf, or touring the bay, Mike is in his element on the water. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, with the background of a scientist in Hydrogeology, Mike approaches coaching in the coastal environment with determination and patience, while keeping it fun. He is dedicated to working with others to build skills and safety practices in dynamic conditions, and he finds great satisfaction helping paddlers at any skill level achieve their goals.

Mike is an ACA Level 4 Open Water Coastal Kayaking instructor, coaching through River & Ocean (www.riverandocean.com) and California Canoe & Kayak (https://calkayak.com), and a brand ambassador for Current Designs (www.cdkayak.com).”