We are excited to be offering some new courses, fun trips and solid sup training for the 2015 season. Here are some details.
TOUR & EXPLORE TOFINO
Interested in gaining more ocean experience while enjoying the incredible SUP touring in Tofino? This course will improve your coastal touring skills and decision making for paddleboarding on oceans and lakes. We navigate and explore picturesque Clayoqout Sound and the coastline of Tofino. The course focuses on weather forecasting, trip planning, navigating throughout currents & tides, launching and landing in surf, and improving skills and paddling technique. Explore the endless waterways around Tofino on your board with expert instruction from Norm Hann and Tofino local, Catherine Bruhwiler from Tofino Paddle Surf.
Dates: June 12-14th
TOUR & EXPLORE HOWE SOUND
Howe Sound is one of the most incredible coastal fjords found on the coast of British Columbia and it is a standup paddle boarders dream location for exploration, down winding and ocean touring. Over the three day course instructor and guide Norm Hann will share his three favourite paddles on Howe Sound with you while interpreting the stunning natural environment and teaching you the finer details of ocean touring and navigation. Join us for our “Coffee Run” our “Porteau Cove Downwinder” and the “Anvil Island Exploration.”
Dates: July 10-12th
SQUAMISH RIVER RUNNING
One of the most exciting components of standup paddle boarding is running rivers. This exciting two day course is designed for people who have flatwater standup paddle boarding experience but are beginners when dealing with moving water and making safe decisions on the river. Norm Hann Expeditions has partnered with Chad Guenter from Raven Rescue to introduce the novice to paddling on rivers . The emphasis on this Paddle Canada certified skills course is on mastering the fundamentals of river paddling, along with a strong grounding in water safety, rescue and safe paddleboard practices.
Dates: July 8-9th
TOFINO PADDLE SURF COURSE
Enjoy the magic of Tofino and the west coast on our sup fun paddle surf weekend. The course is designed to introduce paddlers to the ocean environment and stand up paddle surfing. Over the weekend clients will take part in on-water and dry land based teaching sessions that will focus on safety, etiquette, paddling technique and catching your first ride. Accommodations for this year’s course will be at the Tin Wis Resort located on beautiful MacKenzie Beach. If you have not had the chance to visit and spend time in Tofino then do yourself a favour and come out and enjoy the surf capital of Canada, Tofino, B.C.
Dates: July 12-14th
Price: $450-$650 depending on accommodations
EXPLORE GREAT BEAR SUP
Adventurous travelers with a passion for the Great Bear Rainforest and paddling in remote places will find it with Norm Hann Expeditions. Our standup paddleboard trip coincides with the return of wild pacific salmon to the rivers of the Great Bear Rainforest. Guests will have the opportunity to paddle with whales, search for the iconic Spirit Bear and immerse themselves in the rich culture of the Gitga’at people on our leisurely and relaxing trip. An adventure with Norm Hann Expeditions is a journey of discovery, education and connection with one of the most spectacular places in the world.
Dates: August 29-September 4th
Price: $3200 ONE SPOT REMAINING!!