The SUP Awards, hosted by SUP Magazine are the highlight of the paddleboarding calender, recognizing all that is awesome in standup paddling. Held during the week of the Battle of the Padle at Dana Point in Southern California, all the top athletes, filmmakers and [...]
I just returned from a fantastic week in Hartley Bay, smack in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. Through filming STAND, Nic and I were invited last year to facilitate a workshop with the students introducing them to shooting and editing photos and video. We were invited back [...]
Over the past weekend, the Vancouver Festival of Ocean Films (VFOF) was held at the VIFF Theater in Vancouver. The VFOF is the first film festival that STAND has screened at and incidentally, it won the prize for “Best Film”. To say that we were humbled is an understatement. [...]
STAND made it’s world premiere last Friday, May 3rd, at the Frederic Wood Theater at UBC in Vancouver. The show sold out 3 days in advance with people coming from far and wide. The evening was warm and pleasant with a beautiful west coast sunset as people waited in line to get [...]
With the rise of stand-up paddleboarding as a recreation and race sport in the late 2000′s, it was inevitable that someone would step up to the plate and build a shop focused to the needs of SUPers. That person was Kevin O’Brien, and in 2009, Kalavida Surf Shop was formed [...]
The time is finally upon us! STAND will have it’s world premiere on May 3rd at the Frederic Wood Theatre at UBC in Vancouver. After close to two years of work the film is a reality. We are extremely excited to share the film with the world and share the incredible adventures [...]
With premiere dates announced for STAND, Norm was invited to speak on morning TV this morning on Global BC AM. See some previews from the film and hear what Norm has to say.
The folks at Boardworks Surf have signed on to support STAND and we couldn’t be happier. Norm Hann paddles BW boards and used the Ohana and Raven models in Haida Gwaii, paddling 350kms over 8 days.
“The 12’6″ Ohana was really great for the flatter days [...]
This short article ran in SBC Surf’s summer 2012 issue. It focuses on the 7 students building their own cedar SUP boards. What is so cool about this is that prior to meeting Raph Bruhwiler at the launch of their boards in Hakai, they had only [...]