Coaches for the 2023 Symposium

Check back here as the symposium gets closer to see our list of amazing coaches for the 2023 Symposium.

Keith Wikle

Keith will be our Lead Instructor for the 2023 Symposium.

Keith Wikle is a WMCKA poster child. WMCKA was his first symposium almost 20 years ago. He has attended, organized and coached at WMCKA since moving to Kalamazoo in 2000. Keith is a Level 5 ACA Sea Kayak Instructor, Level 3 Surf Instructor, and 4* Sea Paddler with British Canoeing. Keith was fortunate enough to do a lot of expeditions with many WMCKA members to the north shore of Lake Superior and along the Michigan coast of Lake Superior. Keith is an avid surf kayaker and has competed at the Santa Cruz surf kayak competition. Keith is also the founder and organizer for the October Gales Storm Gathering on Lake Superior.