Happy New Year everyone. Here at b4apres we are primed, ready and excited for what 2013 brings! 2012 was a great year with production of STAND keeping us busy and motivated. The Haida Gwaii SUP expedition with Norm Hann went off perfectly, [...]
We are extremely excited to announce that Ikelite, the makers of underwater dive housings for cameras, have come on board as a supporting sponsor of STAND. Ikelite have been in the business of not only keeping expensive cameras dry, but ensuring the quality of the images isn’t compromised [...]
Raph Bruhwiler, born and bred in Tofino, BC and as west coast as they come put this segment together for the INNERSECTION surf contest with Adam DeWolfe. In essence the edit is Raph doing what he normally does. Watch it and you will see what that is. INNERSECTION is [...]
Janelle and Rachel put this fun edit together during the Hartley Bay Video and Photo Workshop that Nic and I facilitated at the end of September. It is a fun look at the salmon cycle that exists in the river that bisects the village. Enjoy.
Last week Nic and I made the trek to Hartley Bay, a 160 person First Nations community only accessible by boat or float plane in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest at the mouth of the Douglas Channel. The traditional territory of the Gitga’at people, it is a remote community surrounded by some of [...]
In Masset we met Jaalen Edenshaw and got chatting. A proud Haida who is very connected to his home and absolutely against tankers plying Hecate Strait and Dixon Entrance. He and the Haida Hippies, a Haida hiphop group from Queen Charlotte City put this animated music video together. It is laugh out loud awesome [...]
After 8 days and 350km of paddling, Norm Hann has completed a standup paddleboard expedition along the east coast of Haida Gwaii, on British Columbia, Canada’s west coast.
With the notoriously volatile open waters of Hecate Strait to the east and traditional Haida territory rising out of the ocean to the west, [...]
The last week I have been in Bella Bella hanging out with the students of the local high school as they put the finishing touches on their very own handmade cedar stand up paddleboards. After 6 months of hard work and the odd late night after school, the finished product is just beautiful. The [...]
Last week I made a quick trip to Bella Bella to check in with the students building their own handmade, cedar paddleboards. Originally I wasn’t planning to make this trip as I will be back in Bella Bella next week to shoot the finishing touches on their boards, but they are so keen [...]