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 [...]
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 [...]
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.