Items are rolling in today for our silent auction happing at our Sunset Beach event. @tashiipaddle been out paddling with the owners - amazing people make sure to check them out when over on Vancouver Island.
Hoping for sunny weather and wind at our backs for this coming weekends Nanaimo to Vancouver (Sunset Beach) stand up paddle board crossing. Last year our crossing was interrupted by a storm and 20 km's in our team had to turn around. Check out the details of our anticipated July 22nd crossing and the amazing @tabithafoundation_canada we are making this crossing for. #standuppaddle#paddleboarding#nanaimo#vancouver#dailyhivevan @dailyhivevancouver #salishsea#straitofgeorgia @globalbc @bt_vancouver @cknw980 @bcferries
As the team arrives to the beach 2015 crossing.
The team does this as a personal challenge but also to raise money for charity. This years recipient is Tabitha Foundation Canada. They are building the 1st WOMEN'S Hospital in Cambodia.
The paddle is a gruelling 63+ km distance in open waters alongside ferry's and crossing one of the worlds busiest shipping lanes. Please DONATE - you will revive a tax receipt
Come to our fun and fabulous beach event on Saturday July 22 from 2-8 at Sunset Beach in Vancouver
We will have boards to rent sup, lessons, BBQ, Massages on the beach, yoga on the beach, beach clean up, kids area with a sandcastle competition, silent auction.
Hang out on the beach and cheer our team to its arrival.
For the fourth year in a row we will once again be challenging the Georgia Strait on our Stand Up Paddle Boards on July 8th 2017
Paddling across the Salish Sea, our brave paddlers will take as long as 10 to 14 hours to cover as many as 60 to 70 kilometres while crossing the Strait. In so doing, they’ll face open seas, encounter marine life such as the pods of orcas and dolphins Coastal BC’s been blessed to see lately, dodge BC Ferries, and endure (hopefully) the summer sun.
This will be our 4th year challenging the Salish Sea. Last year with unpredictable weather and high winds our team had to abandon our quest to reach the other side due to unfavourable sea conditions. We have crossed successfully as a group 2 out of 3 times. What will happen this year?
It shows how challenging and arduous crossing the Salish Sea on paddle boards can be. Having crossed from Nanaimo to Vancouver successfully in 2014 and 2015 it was a very tough call to make last year to turn around. It was heartbreaking.
Even with all the advanced weather data, back door access to environment Canada's forecast information, it demonstrates the unpredictability of the Georgia Strait and what mother nature may throw at us. It is not uncommon to separate yourself from the pack by 2 or 3 km's in open and windy seas.
It was indeed a very tough call to make. We didn't want the situation to go from bad, to very bad, to worse. The endurance, mental and physical strength and high spirits displayed by our athletes (Norman, Adam, Carmen, Evan, Geordie, Steve, Roxanne, Paul, Jason, and Kelvin) was truly amazing. The whole event was still a huge success. Paddling 40kms, and being on the water for 8+hours on the Salish Sea this was definitely no small feat and a huge achievement nonetheless.
Here’s to hoping for a successfully crossing for 2017
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