EP19: Bruce Kirkby and Norm Hann—Let's Talk SUP

EP19: Bruce Kirkby and Norm Hann—Let's Talk SUP

Explore Magazine's Live the Adventure Podcast

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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.
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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.
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