Carl Ladd

Carl’s knowledge of the ocean started as a young boy, fishing and sailing on the waters of coastal New England.  At Prescott College he discovered the world of paddle sports, first with white water in the desert rivers of the Southwest, then the bliss of sea kayaking in the Sea of Cortez. He and his wife Sam co-founded Osprey Sea Kayak Adventures as a paddle sports school in 2001.  Osprey’s initial focus was sea kayak education, but has since expanded to include surf kayaking and stand-up paddle-boarding (SUP). Carl’s coaching and instruction is constantly evolving. He is an American Canoe Association (ACA) L3 Surf Kayak Instructor Trainer, Level 4 open water Sea Kayak Instructor Trainer and a Level 5 Advanced Open Water Instructor. He has a patient and relaxed style of coaching and is always finding new and fun ways to transfer his knowledge of the sea and small paddle craft. Carl has lead trips all over the globe, from the Sea of Cortez, The Virgin Islands and the Exuma Islands to The Greek Islands, Portugal and Greece. He can most often be found playing in the rocks and surf off the coast of his home in Rhode Island. Carl is proud to be a team paddler for P&H Kayaks and Werner Paddles.