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Debunking Sharks at Sleeping Bear Surf

September 18, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an enlightening, impromptu evening of awareness and action; from Sharks to our Inland Seas, at Sleeping Bear Surf.

Too often in surf lessons I ask “what dangers or hazards can you identify here in the Great Lakes?”. Often times, the answer includes something like “Well, we don’t have Sharks. Rocks?”.
 There is so much to debunk about Great Lakes Water Safety, (check out our Great Lakes Water Safety page on the website & stay tuned for Water Safety events in the future), and there is so much to debunk about our acquired fear of Sharks, for the health of the Oceans, and therefore the health our mighty, tightly woven planet that so very much depends on them.
We have had the incredible honor of hosting Luca, Annabel’s best buddy whose friendship formed during a Shark Conservation Program in Fiji five years ago. Now, Luca is an emerging Marine Biologist, diving into her Masters, and also works for Elasmocean, a German non-profit working to expand human consciousness around the misconceptions, and utmost importance, of Sharks.
We’ll be in the board room at 6:00pm to engage with Luca and learn about Sharks, and the importance of their protections to a thriving ecosystem as well as the incredible features & traits of sharks that will leave you absolutely mind boggled and craving more.
While this will be a formal presentation, there will be ample opportunity for questions and conversation.
Then, for those feeling inspired, we’ll head to the shores of Lake Michigan, join us for a sunset cleanup to get our hands in the sand and help in the protection of the abundant ecosystem right here in our backyard, our Mighty Great Lakes.


~ Images of Luca diving with a Whale Shark just a couple of short weeks ago. ~


September 18, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Sleeping Bear Surf
10228 W Front St
Empire, MI 49630 United States
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