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?
Links Mentioned in this Episode
- Mustang Survival
- Mustang Survival Greenwater 35L Submersible Deck Bag
- Vaikobi Paddling Clothing
- Bruce Kirkby
- Bruce Kirkby (Instagram)
- Norm Hann Expeditions
- Norm Hann (Instagram)