Egmar Klemmer grew up in Southern Germany, in the foot hills of the Alps, as an outdoor enthusiast, mountain climber and windsurfer. Since most of his family lives in Kailua, he started spending summers here as a teenager and became a competitive windsurfer. He quickly discovered Hawaii and Oahu’s Kailua Beach as an ideal location to live and train. Since then he has continued to compete in windsurfing races as well as become and avid surfer, stand up paddler, kayaker, kite surfer and all around waterman. He can be found at the shop or in the water, nearly every day of the year; with the same passion and enthusiasm when he first came here in 1983.
Scholar-Athlete on the University of North Carolina volleyball team 1993-1997 Go Heels! Anissa holds BS in Biology, Minor in Marine Science. She has worked in the the adventure travel industry since 1997. The First travel job was in Cancun Mexico. She was a tour guide in Bryce, Zion, and Grand Canyon National Parks. Former Manager and Guide Director of Downriver Outfitters- Black Canyon NV. And now, Manager of KSK since 2003. Former Adventure racer- competing in Ireland and Nevada Backpacked through Australia and New Zealand for one year. Passion for world travel and adventure! Hobbies: Golf, volleyball, cooking, treasure hunting She lives in Waimanalo, Married and has a newborn son.
Manager / Marketing / Windsports
Devin grew up in a family of kayakers, near the foot hills of the Appalachian mountains. He canoed down his first class IV water fall at age 10 and spent much of his child hood on camping, kayaking, and ocean adventures. He became an ACA (American Canoe Association) certified whitewater instructor by 16 and lead trips in his fathers white water and sea kayaking businesses. He graduated with a Bachelors in Resource Management from the University of Geogia, where he was the coordinator for the Geogria Outdoor Recreation Program (GORP) and lead kayak and canoe camping trips. Devin moved to Hawaii in 2004 and became an avid surfer, windsurfer, kitesurfer, stand up paddler, sailor, free diver and anything else that gets him in the water. He is also the Marketing Director, Webmaster and Windsport Coordinator for Kailua Sailboards and Kayaks.
Manager / Eastbound Supervisor / 200 Tour Club
Born and raised in "Sweet Home Alabama", Paul spent 5 years in Japan (4 years in the beautiful mountains of Nagano). Japan was his home base for travels to more than 20 countries which included a 2 month backpacking trip around Southeast Asia. Before becoming a kayak guide for Kailua Sailboards and Kayaks Paul took part in various sports such as snowboarding, 2 seasons of Japan's National Snowball Fighting Tournament, climbing Mt. Fuji, and planting rice.
Assistant Manager/ Kayak Guide
Marty, originally from Louisiana,has lived in a number places all across the US, with major roots in Michigan and California.He grew up enjoying surfing and wake boarding and has been lifeguard/CPR certified since the age of 16. Marty has lived on Oahu for 3 years, and been conducting kayak tours to the Mokulua Islands ever since." My life revolves around the water and salt runs through my veins. I am in the water daily whether it be surfing, snorkeling, or just for a swim."
Assistant Manager / 300 Club
Jamie is a fun loving, goofy gal who loves to live life with a smile. She’s had the amazing pleasure of living and traveling all over the world. She moved to Hawaii at the young age of 17 in 2001 to go to college at Hawaii Pacific University, fell in love with the ocean and has since lived on the island of Oahu. Her life is pretty much summed up by this quote: “changes in latitude, changes in attitude, nothing remains quite the same” -Jimmy BuffettHere's what our guests said about Jamie's tour:"Jamie was great! Recommend this (2 hour tour) for families, and 1st timers. She was patient, energetic, knowledgeable, and most of all fun. Kids said 'best day ever!' Thanks!!" - Brad"Jamie was awesome. Felt safe, confident, in good hands. Great attitude and customer service." - Wendy"Tour guide was excellent! Very knowledgeable about equipment and tour area. Bottom line: Jamie was a blast to be with!" - Vanessa
Assistant Manager / Kayak Tour Guide / 300 Club
Born in Australia and raised in Kailua, Toby's extensive local knowledge and water experience has him doing everything from teaching surf lessons to guiding kayak tours. When he's not working as a manager, you can find him wherever there are waves to be ridden. Here's what our guests said about Toby's tour: "Everyone was great, especially when the tour started and we met Toby!!! I travel all over the world, and I have to say he is the best tour guide I have ever had. Right away he made us feel like family." - Donovan "Excellent tour guide from start to finish, making for an amazing holiday trip!" - Anabell
Assistant Manager/ Kayak Tour Guide/ Stand Up Paddle Instructor
Originally from Atlanta Georgia, Matt has travelled the world and found nowhere more beautiful than Hawaii. From kayaking to kite surfing, Kailua Bay has become Matt's favorite playground. And he can't wait to share it with you.Here's what Matt's guests said about their tour with him:"Matt was an incredible guide and made the entire trip fantastic! My husband and I felt he was the reason our first day kayaking was so successful and memorable. He helped everyone on the tour, and gave out great tips and advice for the rest of our stay." - Sheri"The 2 hour guided kayak tour exceeded our expectations! Our guide, Matt, was extremely knowledgeable about everything to do with the flora, fauna, and geography of the area, and was able to answer all our questions. He was also an extremely good kayak instructor and guided us efficiently and safely from the store to the island, and back. Mahalo, Matt!" - Andrew
Retail Store Manager
In 2009 Ashley completed a semester in the Southwest through NOLS where she lived in the wilderness for three months learning backpacking, caving, climbing & canoeing skills. Not only does she love the outdoors she also has a passion for business and fashion which led her to become the retail manager of Kailua Beach Adventures. So not only will you come here for an adventure, you'll look good doing it too!
Kayak Tour Guide / Surf Instructor / Stand Up Paddle Instructor / 400 Club
Ka'iulani (like the princess) is a local girl who's family tree has roots in Kailua going back many generations. She is one of the rare individuals you'll meet who actually speaks the Hawaiian language fluently. Ka'iu is full of Aloha and love for her home, which she can't wait to share with you.Here's what Ka'iulani's guests said about their tour:"This was absolutely the highlight of our trip. The staff were all really helpful and friendly, and Ka'iulani was absolutely wonderful! Thank you!" - Haley"A wonderful Hawaiian adventure. Ka'iulani is so passionate and eager to share her culture. More than a great souveneir. Mahalo." - Florence"We were first time kayakers that had some fears and reservations about our decision to do this. Our guide was great every step of the way in making this a very memorable experience. Thanks." - Justin and Julia
Stand Up Paddle Instructor: 500 Club
Mieko is one of Kailua Beach Adventures most veteran instructors. Originally from Japan, she has become a part of the Kailua community, including becoming a school teacher. Mieko excelled as a windsurfer and windsurf instructor in the 90's, teaching hundreds of people the sport through her career. With the explosion of popularity in stand up paddling over the past 5 years, Mieko has become one of KBA's most esteemed instructors, enjoying sharing the sport with locals and visitors alike.
Kayak Tour Guide / SUP Instructor/ 500 Club
You can find her in the water surfing, paddling and diving whenever possible. A true water enthusiast, she has her lifeguard certification and is a great addition to our team of guides. An overall active kook, Keala also dances professionally, practices yoga, trains in aerial acrobatics, and teaches pilates!
Kayak Tour Guide / 400 Club
Traveling to Hawaii from her home town of Portland, Oregon, Sarah graduated with a degree in marine biology from Hawaii Pacific University. When it comes to that subject, she knows it all, and cannot wait to share her wealth of knowledge with you. Her passion for education and ecology is out-shined only by her dedication to giving you the most memorable and fun experience you’ll have in Hawaii. Sarah is also our shore break specialist, so there’s no one better qualified to handle you in the surf.Here's what our customers said about Sarah's tour:"As inexperienced kayakers, everything was super! I am 74 and my granddaughter is 13, so I was really apprehensive. Sarah knew a lot about everything we passed by. She was very kind and helpful!" -Olive"First time on a kayak. Felt very comfortable, great instructions. Caught my first wave, wiped out too, and Sarah was very helpful getting me back in. Sarah did a great job on the island explaining history of the islands, wildlife, etc... Thanks! Aloha!" - David
Kayak Tour Guide/Stand Up Paddle Instructor /200 Club
Laura is from Virginia, and you can tell! She is friendly and welcoming, and quick with a smile. Laura has a bumper sticker that says "Virginia has no waves," but Laura is a very talented waterwoman! In between catching waves on everything from a surfboard to a kayak, she can identify all the fish and coral as she zooms past. Laura is a certified Marine Biologist, and is a fount of fascinating information.
Kayak Tour Guide / Stand Up Paddle Instructor / 200 Club
Jordan was born and raised right here on Oahu, and is one of our select few bilingual guides. Whether in English or Japanese, Jordan's laid back mentality and expertise in the ocean are a combination that makes for an awesome experience.Here's what Jordan's guests said about their tour:"Fantastic tour. What a beautiful part of Oahu. Jordan was FANTASTIC!" - Katrina"Jordan was awesome. I was so thrilled when I was able to stand up paddle without falling in." - Sandra"Jordan was calm and patient. A very enjoyable morning." - Anna
Kayak Tour Guide
Originally from Georgia, Clay has pursued his fervor for kayaking, surfing, and travel all over the globe, which has finally landed him here in Hawaii. Whether he is guiding tours to the offshore islands or enjoying his day off, Clay can always be found in or around the water. Clay enjoys kayaking, surfing, stand up paddle boarding, spearfishing, free diving, and exploring the immense playground that is the Hawaiian Islands.
Kayak Tour Guide / 400 Club
Yasuyo is a multilingual kayak guide from Japan. She has life saving and cpr training from the American Red Cross and leads kayak tours to Flat Island. She also has her own brand of hand made in Kailua retail items that are featured in KBA, including hand bags, coozies, hair ties and more.
Kayak Tour Guide/ Stand Up Paddling Instructor
Kalani is a true marathon man. During his 17 years in Hawaii he has competed in numerous triathlons, distance races and outdoor competitions. As a lead kayak guide to continues his fitness and shares with and encourages his guests to live healthy and happy. He is currently training for the 2015 Iron Man in Kona, Big Island Hawaii.
Kayak Tour Guide / Stand Up Paddling Instructor
Originally from Vienna, Virginia, Hayley’s drive to explore has taken her to the Carolinas, Australia, the Pacific Northwest, South America, Nepal, and now – Hawaii. Her excitement for the outdoors was sparked during her time at the University of South Carolina, where she graduated with a degree in Business Management. Hayley’s varied work experience includes positions as a photographer, guest relations specialist, magazine writer and editor, social media guru, substitute teacher, barista, and lifeguard. With a desire to explore and a love for the outdoors, you will find her hiking, kayaking, SUPing, surfing, sailing, and photographing her experiences. You will always find Hayley smiling as she guides sea kayak tours and teaches Stand Up Paddleboarding in our beautiful Kailua!
Matt was born and raised in Kailua and is part of our retail team. He is very outgoing and personable, making him perfect for customer service. Matt enjoys surfing, paddling and most ocean activities. He is also well traveled, having been all over the world and speaks Japanese. Matt is Junior Lifeguard and paddles outrigger canoes for Kailua Canoe Club. So don't be surprised if you see him join our guide team in the upcoming years.