Your Host and Chief Coach
Paul Crawford


I have been involved in the water ski industry one way or another since the early '90s, I made a career representing Obrien, Kidder, KD, D3, Masterline USA, Centurion Boats, Skylon, Body Glove, and many other watersports lines and brands over the years.

I started skiing competitively in the early '80s. I have won Regional and National titles and have skied all over the world. I have also coached three-event water skiing for Mike Suyderhoud, Water Ski Alberta, Ski Paradise, Ski Sunset Ranch, and most recently Valensin Ski Ranch.

The time has come for me to start my own ski program so I can share my passion for this sport with skiers from all over the world. I'm very excited to have partnered up with Redwood Shores in Lincoln, CA. I am now in the ultimate location to deliver a first-class water ski experience to every guest. California Ski Ranch is ready and waiting for you to come stay, ski, and enjoy your water ski vacation the way it was always meant to be.

Ski you here soon,

Paul Crawford-Owner-Operator

Ryan Canepa - Pro Water Skier, Coach and Driver

Ryan grew up skiing at Redwood Shores. He has been skiing tournaments since he was only 7 years old. He has won numerous Regional and National titles. He has won the US Junior Masters Slalom title multiple times and has won the Open men’s slalom title at the America Cup pro event in 2018. Ryan has a tournament best of 3@41, 152 jump and trick best of 6940. Ryan is one of the top ranked slalom skiers in the world and we are very lucky to have him here with us at California Ski Ranch.