Apr 20, 2021

Bruce Kirkby and Norm Hann—Let’s Talk SUP

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Welcome to episode 19 of Explore Magazine’s Live the Adventure Podcast.

Ever wanted to walk on water?

Well, the closest you’re likely to come is by stand-up paddleboarding (SUP).

I love stand-up paddleboarding. I first tried it almost 10 years ago. I was hooked—although, to be honest, I’ve kept it fairly casual.

I love the perspective it offers over the water. I love the relaxing, comfortable nature of the sport.

And I love that you’re very much in the water—sometimes right in the water—rather than detached from it.

Today, I’m chatting with two people who are far, far more experienced in stand-up paddleboarding than I am: Bruce Kirkby and Norm Hann.

Both are experienced explorers and avid paddleboarders—Norm is a instructor and guide based in Squamish, British Columbia; and Bruce plies the dynamic waters around his mountain home of Kimberley, BC.

They’re also both Mustang Survival ambassadors—and they’re multi-day stand-up paddleboard expeditioners.

That’s right—this isn’t pushing around a pond on vacation. These guys do open-water crossings and weeklong self-supported missions on a SUP.

How do they do it? And why? And how can you follow in their paddle-strokes? Stay tuned for Bruce Kirkby and Norm Hann.

In This Episode You’ll Discover

  • Why should anyone trystand-up paddleboarding?
  • What are the capabilities of this modern craft?
  • How has SUP’ing evolved?
  • How does one tackle a multi-day SUP expedition?
  • What gear items do the pros take on their trips?

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