Meet The Surf Sirens

Deb Volturno

Deb Volturno considers sea kayaking to be a way of life that has captivated her for more than four decades. Her passion continues and is still driven by exploring and playing in the dynamic environment where the sea meets the shore, including surf and ocean whitewater.  She also embraces the meditative qualities of kayaking in open water. Deb has enjoyed kayaking wherever there’s water, from above the Arctic Circle to the Southern Hemisphere.


As an American Canoe Association Advanced Open Water Trainer/Educator (Level 5) and Surf Kayak Instructor Trainer/ Educator (Level 4), Deb holds the highest certifications awarded in the United States. She instructs all levels of sea kayaking including certifying instructors at a national level in the USA. 

Melinda Moore

Melinda is deeply passionate about kayaking and coaching. Certified by the American Canoe Association as a Level 4 Open Water Coastal Kayaking instructor and Level 3 Surf Kayaking instructor, she thrives on helping others build confidence in challenging waters. Specializing in surf and dynamic environments, she’s not just about personal achievements but is dedicated to sharing practical skills. Her focus is straightforward – empowering individuals to navigate waves with confidence. In her, you’ll find a focused instructor committed to creating a community of capable and self-assured paddlers. Melinda is one of the organizers of the Surf Sirens Women’s Kayak Surf Camp and the Hobuck Hoedown – both events held in the Pacific Northwest of the USA celebrating the surf in sea and surf kayaks.