Meet the Coaches

Body Boat Blade International is owned and operated by two of the most qualified, dedicated, and passionate coaches in the Pacific Northwest. Body Boat Blade was voted the best kayak school in the west two times by Sea kayaker Magazines readers choice award. All Coaches at Body Boat Blade are UKCC* certified and awarded by the BCU** the internationally recognized Gold Standard of coaching and skills awards. At Body Boat Blade we guaranty Professional Quality Coaching and Leadership to every student every time!

*UKCC=United Kingdom Coaching Certification **BCU=British Canoe Union now known as British Canoeing)


Alex LaLonde

British Canoeing Advanced Sea Kayak Leader, British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach, ACA Level 4 Whitewater Instructor, AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, Wilderness First Responder

Coach Alex LaLonde

Alex has worked internationally as a trip leader in the UK and has also led many trips on the coast of Maine. When he isn’t on the water he enjoys rock climbing, which he also teaches as a certified AMGA instructor. Leadership and coaching are in his blood and it shows!

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Ted Tetrault

British Canoeing Advanced Sea Kayak Leader, British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach, Wilderness First Responder

Ted Tetrault

Ted served our country in the United States Marine Corps before enrolling in the university and he brings his attention to detail into his current life as a trip leader and instructor. He has worked in Mexico, led trips in the UK, and is currently working through the winter months as a trip leader in Chile. In his limited spare time he writes about paddlesports and is a photographer whose work has been published in Ocean Paddler magazine.

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PO Box 1487
Eastsound, WA 98245

(360) 376-5388

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