About Momentum Paddle Sports

Two of the owners enjoying a day on the water.

Momentum Paddle Sports is a family owned and operated company on the beautiful Central Coast of California. We are the premier paddlesports instructional company with over 20 years of experience teaching kayaking. Our instructors are American Canoe Association and/or British Canoe Union trained/certified in their respective specialty. Several of our instructors are guests that come to share their passion and skills with our community.


Provide the best level of instruction and guided trips for each paddler. 


Paddle sports is an amazing way to connect with the ocean and freshwater environments. We strive to make paddlesports fun, safe and engageing for each person.  There are many types of water to paddle and we want to help people achieve their goals. 


Paddling safely and having fun are two or our top priorities. In order to serve each person's paddling needs, we believe that having the best level of training is important to knowing not only the what but the how and why. Our instructors have worked  on reaching the highest levels of certification with the American Canoe Association and the British Canoe Union. Fun is why we got into paddling in the first place. We strive to share the "stoke" or fun factor every time we are on the water. 

 We can certify instructors and can asses paddlers for the American Canoe Association.   

As a mobile company, we can meet you on the type of water that suits your needs the best. Our goal is to help you get more out of your time on the water. We offer basic to adavanced lessons and trips and can accomodate most paddlers.  We follow the philoshopy to serve all levels of abilities regardless of physical limitations. What ever you are looking for, our staff can help.. Having a safe and fun water experience is our priority!

We can create a customized class for you or your business. Each one is a unique trip based on your goals. Give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to seeing you on the water. 

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Tom Reilly Lead instructor/Owner

Tom has been padding over 23 years in kayaks and has sought out the highest level of instruction in the paddle sports industry. He is a Level 5 Coastal Kayaking instructor with the American Canoe Association (ACA) and a 4 Star sea kayak paddler with the British Canoe Union (BCU). He also is an SUP (stand up paddle board) Level 2 instructor and a Surf Kayaking Instructor Trainer (IT). He has over 13 years teaching Adapted paddling for people with physical disabilities and has taught all over the country with an Adapted Paddling instructor endorsement. When he is not working, he is out with his two children and amazing wife. He founded Momentum Paddle Sports to share the passion of paddling with the community.

Ben Lawry-Guest Instructor 

Ben has been all over the world teaching and leading specialized kayak camps to increase paddling skills and abilities. Ben is an ACA instructor Trainer Educator (ITE)  in many disciplines and loves to visit the Central Coast. Ben owns and operates Kayak Camp, certifies instructors for the ACA and enjoys racing, running and spending time with his wife. 

Sean Morely-Guest Instructor

Sean is also a guest instructor and an accomplished paddler. His forward stroke clinics and rough water classes always fill when he makes it down to the central coast. He has set records paddling, one for going around the British isles and one for circumnavigating Vancouver island Canada. Sean works as a professional kayak instructor and guide in the Bay area of California. He is a devoted husband and father of two and contributes regulary to paddle sports magazines.