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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
We are currently hanging out on the boat in Queen Charlotte City. We arrived last night after a 26 hours of sailing/motoring from Masset southward. The passage around Rose Spit was quite adventurous and Anthony and I, who were both sleeping at the time, bolted out of bed and scrambled [...]
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 [...]