Dream Big There is nothing like sitting around a campfire chatting about the next big paddling trip you would like to do. Or maybe it’s pouring over charts and maps of your province, state or country with coffee in hand writing out your bucket list. Whether it’s oceans, rivers or lakes, at the end of

This winter will be my fifth season running standup paddleboarding trips in Belize with Island Expeditions and it has been an incredible paddling and cultural experience. I feel fortunate that my life’s passion and purpose has provided me the opportunity to show clients from around the world this immersive tropical experience. My goal is to

This past April I had the opportunity to be a part of the Mountain Life Multiplicity Speakers series in Whistler as part of the Telus Ski and Snowboard Festival. It was an incredible event to be a part of and I was excited to share the stage with so many great speakers and people that

I am honoured this year to be part of the Vancouver team paddling Monster and Sea’s 24, a 24 hr paddle to raise money for those local families struggling with cancer. The 24 was created by Troy Nebeker of Monster & Sea as another way to give back to those families and individuals in need

Join Norm Hann Expeditions and Sea to Sky Air for this incredible alpine lake standup paddleboard experience. Our trip leaves from the Squamish airport where our inflatable paddleboards will be loaded up for a stunning and scenic 20 minute flight through the Tantalus Range on our way to remote and beautiful Phantom Lake. Once there

I am excited to join eight other standup paddle boarders this Sunday June 29th for a crossing of the Strait of Georgia from Nanaimo2Vancouver in support of Ruben’s Shoes. Weather permitting we will be leaving at first light Sunday morning and we are anticipating a 10-12 hr crossing as we make our way to Vancouver

Jen and I were both excited to bring our son Kiel up to the Great Bear Rainforest to show him where his name came from and to immerse him into the culture that would guide him throughout his life. We made the long road trip from Squamish to Prince Rupert where I picked up my

The Stand film team was recently excited to hear that a deal had been made with tv giant Netflix to showcase Stand under the documentary category. So if you have Netflix sit down with your family and friends and enjoy. Nic, Anthony, Raph, the Bella Bella woodworking students and all those involved including myself are

Recently I had the honour of presenting as part of the MEC FEAT evening of speakers. Thanks to Sean Verret, the organizer who invited me to share my story and sup expedition from Haida Gwaii. FEAT, Fascinating Expedition & Adventure Talks, is an annual evening of time-limited presentations. Each presenter speaks for seven minutes; no

Shortly after a great 10 days of paddle surf and touring courses in Tofino I left for Haida Gwaii to do a Paddle Canada SUP Instructors course. I was hosted by Vanessa and Dave Wahl in Tlell and Mike McQuaid and Lucy Neville from Masset and North Beach Surf Shop who helped to bring the

  This year our expedition and paddling team of six clients headed up to the Great Bear Rainforest a little early due to the future arrival of our baby on September 11th. Jen was disappointed that she had to stay home this year. Jen usually guides with me on the trip but she had more

What a tremendous experience the 2013 Molokai2Oahu World Championships were. Two years ago Bodie Shandro and I competed and successfully crossed the channel on a 14′ Bark Expedition. I remember at that time thinking I would return to cross the channel solo envisioning the challenge it would present. The calm words of surf legend Gerry

Carey Misler’s new film, The Canadian Surf Movie has been completed and screenings will start soon. Big thanks to Carey for showcasing the protection of the Great Bear Rainforest. Here is a clip from the movie with some old Standup4Greatbear footage. Thanks to Boardworks Surf Canada.

As I sit here in Hawaii getting ready for the Molokai2Oahu Paddleboard race in a couple of days I wanted to reflect back on some of the training I have done for the last couple of months to get prepared for this epic race.

  Last weekend I was in Tofino, British Columbia for our three day Paddle Canada Coastal Journeying Course. Cat Bruhwiler and I had partnered up to offer this course for those excited about sup touring on the ocean and improving expedition paddling skills. The course focused on weather forecasting, decision making, trip planning, navigating, currents

  Last weekend showcased the premiere of Standfilm and our last stop on the tour was Tofino, B.C. I managed to sneak in a sweet Long Beach Paddle Surf before a sup skills clinic set up by Catherine Bruhwiler at Tofino Paddle Surf. We had great turnout under sunny hot skies and spent a couple

httpv://vimeo.com/54403007 Prior to the Standfilm release my sponsor Quiksilver Waterman contacted me to do an interview for their blog. The interview centered around Standfilm and expedition paddling. I am excited through Norm Hann Expeditions to be able to take clients into some pretty incredible areas, specifically the Great Bear Rainforest. Click here to read the

After 2 years in the making and hundreds of hours put in by filmmakers Anthony Bonello and Nicolas Teichrob. Stand was released this past weekend to rave reviews and incredibly positive feedback. We were in Vancouver on Friday, Victoria Saturday and Tofino on Sunday. Here is an update by Quiksilver Marketing Manager, Natalie Farrell. “This

Jen and I just got back from an amazing five days in Haida Gwaii where we spent the Easter weekend with friends Dave and Vanessa Wahl. We had five days of incredible weather as the coast was entrenched in a strong high pressure system bringing clear skies and warm temperatures. It was really good to

First Look. 10’6″ Badfish MCIT, Tacoma not for sale. Innovation and Background Well there has been a lot of excitement about the new Boardworks Surf Badfish line of standup paddle river boards and inflatables. Built by mountain-based watermen, located in Salida, Colorado at the foot of 14,000 foot peaks on the Arkansas River and after