Larry Ausley


Larry Ausley is affably known as "CKAPCO South", teaching whitewater kayaking and river safety through the mountains and piedmont of NC/SC/GA/TN and coastal kayaking along North Carolina's historic coast. Larry has been involved in the certification of over 100 ACA instructors but also loves teaching beginners and fundamentals. The basics are where we can all improve our paddling skills at any level.

Larry is an ACA certified Whitewater (L4) Kayaking Instructor Trainer Educator (ITE), Coastal (L3) Kayaking Instructor Trainer (IT), advanced whitewater kayaking (L5), river safety and rescue (L3) and tandem canoe (L1) instructor. He maintains currency in CPR and Wilderness First Aid certification. Larry is a past chair and current member of ACA's River Kayaking Committee, a current affiliate member of ACA's Coastal Kayaking Committee, is a past member of the national Board of Directors and past-Secretary of the American Canoe Association. He is a past-president of the Carolina Canoe Club. Larry is a retired State of North Carolina water quality biologist and Certified Public Manager.