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July 17 - 21, 2024

"This place will change your life"




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Ryan Engemann

Paddling Bio

Ryan Engemann is one of only 5 ACA L4 Open Water Coastal Kayaking Instructors in Michigan. He is also the State Deputy Director for the Michigan ACA, and this is his third year teaching classes at Great Lakes Sea Kayak Symposium. 


I fell in love with sea kayaking the first time I took a kayak out to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore many years ago. I’ve since become a kayak instructor, moved to Marquette, and now I “work” by guiding guests along Pictured Rocks. When the weather is too rough there I can probably be found searching for big waves in Marquette. I enjoy helping others improve their kayaking skills so that they can kayak safer, for longer, and in more advanced conditions.


ACA Level 4 Coastal Kayak Instructor



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