Gales storm gathering- gathering momentum.

kayaking surfing SuperiorThere are not many occasions where we cross our fingers for inclement weather but the Gales Storm Gathering is one of them.  In the past we’ve hosted our Surf Superior Confluence here at the mouth of the mighty Michipicoten however we’ve decided to put that weekend on hold and partner up with the folks from Go Kayak Now and their gathering in Marquette this year.  The plan is to turn it into a roaming gathering and we will be the host for 2012.

So if you are an intermediate paddler looking for some surf and crazy conditions, you should consider joining in on the fun.  Here are the fast facts:


When: Oct 8, 9, 10 2011
Where: Marquette Presque Isle Park/Menominee
Who: Shawna and Leon are the Guest Coaches from Body Boat Blade.
Tons of Great Lakes Talent:
Sam Crowley
Ryan Rushton
Scott Fairty
Kelly Blades
Sharon and Alec Bloyd-Peshkin
Keith Wikle
Doug Van Doren
and more
What: Preliminary course offerings for the symposium are as follows.
  • Long Boats in Current 1 & 2
  • Open Water Navigation
  • Night Navigation
  • Surf Kayak 1 & 2
  • Sea Kayak Surfing 1 & 2
  • Rock Gardening
  • WICKed (Women In Canoes & Kayaks) Rough Water Paddler
  • Rough Water Rescues
  • Incident Management
  • Pictured Rocks Journey
WMCKA Members get 10% discount.
To register or for more info go here..