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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
We are excited to announce that Quiksilver Waterman have signed on as the presenting sponsor for STAND. Since we had the concept for the film last year, we have been searching for a partner to support the project. That partner, however, needed to be [...]
Last winter, I stumbled upon an issue of Explore Magazine in a backcountry ski cabin and one of Taylor’s photos was on the cover along with a feature article about SUPing in the Great Bear. That article prompted me to contact Norm Hann so you could say Taylor’s photos were the catalyst for undertaking this [...]