Meet Tom

Tom Noffsinger has a well-earned reputation as a top kayak coach based on his boat control and surfing skills, and his pleasant teaching style.  People return to Tom’s courses time and time again because they learn so much with each new outing.  An L-5 instructor, Tom has been a regular co-instructor with Dale at venues along the East Coast and in Alaska.  If it involves sea kayak surfing, chances are Tom is involved.

He is adept at reading situations and helping students find incremental changes to their paddling skills that yield significant results.  Tom is a non-voting member of the ACA Coastal Kayak Committee and a BCU 4-star paddler.  When he isn’t paddling or sailing with his wife and daughters, Tom runs a marketing agency, R2R Marketing, that serves clients throughout the US and abroad. You can learn more about working with Tom at