Explore your New Squamish

We are really excited this season to launch our new “Coastal Stoke” standup paddleboard program here in Squamish. This program is for those of you who have always wanted to explore the incredible marine backcountry of Howe Sound on your paddleboard in the company of a qualified instructor, coach and guide. We start the program off with our Intro to Stoke lesson to teach you paddling and safety skills and to get you comfortable on a standup paddleboard. From there you can join our weekly morning paddles throughout the summer with the goal of exploring the Howe Sound and the Squamish estuary. We will also be offering down winding clinics, mellow river runs, coffee runs and special day trips to rarely paddled areas of Howe Sound. It’s an incredible way to start off your day, to get some exercise and to connect with a great group of local paddlers.  We want you to experience the new Squamish and connect you to the incredible ocean playground we have here in Sea to Sky Country. Don’t worry about gear, we have all paddling equipment  ready to go for you on your arrival!

Program Details

  1. Take an Intro to Stoke Lesson. Sign up on this page.
  2. Buy a 3 or 5 time Stoke Pass (click links below)
  3. OR buy a Spring or Season’s Stoke Pass (contact Tina or Norm)
  4. Keep up to date on our FACEBOOK PAGE and INSTAGRAM

Program Location

We base our Coastal Stoke program out of the Squamish Paddling Club located at the Boathouse on Loggers Lane behind the park pavilion. Loggers Lane parallels Cleveland Ave and is on the ocean side.

Intro to Stoke Lesson:
Our Intro to Stoke lesson introduces you to standup paddleboarding here on Howe Sound and is a prerequisite for the Coastal Stoke Program. We focus on building your sup skill set and teaching you the basics of ocean safety, learning how to paddle effectively and building comfort on your paddleboard. Intro to Stoke will get you ready for the season and for the group paddles, tours and other exciting paddles planned for the summer.

Dates: See “Book Your Dates” on right hand side of this page.
Price: $59 +gst and must be purchased with a 3 or 5 time Stoke Pass. Purchase on right hand side of page.
Includes: All paddling and safety gear, 2 hour lesson and tour, Paddle Canada SUP Instructor

3 Time Stoke Pass
This pass will get you three group paddles/tours and can be used throughout the season from May 15th-Sept 15th.
Price: $109 + gst
Includes: All paddling and safety gear, three two hour guided paddling tour, Paddle Canada SUP Instructor

5 Time Stoke Pass
This will get you five group paddles/tours and can be used throughout the season from May 15th-Sept 15th.
Price: $165 + gst
Includes: All paddling and safety gear, five two hour guided paddling tours & Paddle Canada SUP Instructor

Price: $45 + gst
Includes: All paddling and safety gear and a two hour guided paddling tour. Intro to Stoke lesson is required before a drop in unless approved by Norm Hann or Tina Currie.

Payments can by made through the website or email transfer to explore@normhann.com

Your Coastal Stoke Guides

Norm Hann, a Squamish local, is a Paddle Canada SUP Instructor Trainer, certified coastal adventure guide and has been leading multi day sup expeditions around the world since 2009. He has also spends a lot of his time promoting the protection of our coastline and the Great Bear Rainforest through his Standup4Greatbear Society and Stand film projects. He has been offering sup lessons and tours here in Squamish for the last ten years.

Tina Currie, a Squamish local, is an adventure enthusiast in a variety of outdoor sports. Tina has her Paddle Canada Advanced Flatwater SUP Instructor Certification and is continuing her education in SUP river, surf & ocean expeditions. Tina’s passion is to play in the outdoor elements while learning the skills to keep herself and others safe. Building the fun factor is the top priority! “I believe that everyone has the ability to make changes to their lifestyle and to truly feel remarkable – both with their physical body as well as with the inner body.” Over 20 years of experience as a personal trainer, as well as a personal history of overcoming injury, have given Tina the experience of enthusiastically coaching people across levels & ability. At the end of the day, Tina is Stoked to get out in the ocean with like-minded people, whatever their goals.