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 [...]
This is a great behind the scenes look at an underwater sea lion shoot that Ian McAllister did recently. Ian McAllister is the founder of Pacific Wild is a true champion of the Great Bear and has been an immense help with STAND, providing incredible wildlife footage and insight. Check out more [...]
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, the Bella Bella woodshop [...]
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, [...]