Ryan Ford

Ryan is a TPWD licensed all-water paddlecraft guide, ACA certified instructor and a certified wildlife guide. He is trained by TPWD as an Angler Educator and a big advocate for youth kayaking, cooperating with local schools and youth organizations to promote safe paddlesports for the next generation.

Ryan is also working on creating an Adaptive Paddling program for Texas, to help people of all abilities get on the water. He grew up fishing the bays around Rockport,TX and is a full time guide and owner of Rockport Kayak Guide Services.

Ryan is active in the kayak community, helping coordinate a local charity tournament and representing Viking Kayaks, Fishhide Sportswear, Railblaza, and YakGear at industry events. Ryan believes, “kayaking allows you to move fast enough to get where you are going, but slow enough to still see everything.” When not kayaking, he can be found hammock camping with his wife and dogs or, more likely, talking about kayaking.