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,
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 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 [...]
This a beautiful and artist short film from Ben Gulliver and the stylish crew at Sitka Surf. Shot in the Great Bear Rainforest, there are some good waves to be had whilst taking in the landscape of this threatened [...]
Well, we are going public. We have tried to talk ourselves out of action and all the hard work that awaits, but we just couldn’t. The issue is too big, the crew is too motivated and the region too beautiful. We are making a film and already excited by the scope that it offers both [...]