SUP Adventures presented by Red Paddle Co.
Mon Feb 13 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP
The idea of combining skiing, river paddling, ocean touring to the outer coast and surf brought our crew together to hatch a plan for the best possible location that would give us a real wilderness experience and challenge our decision making in a wild location.
Bella Coola was the obvious choice with some of the best ski mountaineering in the world with it’s long valleys and rivers providing an artery to the ocean and the fjords to the outer coast and surf.
The question was : Would the environment allow such a journey. The location is known for huge late season winter storms and unpredictable winds that even the most seasoned fisherman avoid, especially in the winter. We had to find out!
Join Chris Christie and Jean Francois Plouffe for a presentation on their 15 day Stand up Paddle Board Expedition to Bella Coola with a short film and still images from this 240km Coastal Journey.
Get a sneak peak at the video here:
The past few years Chris Christie has balanced the experience the mountains provide with exploring the waters, rivers and oceans surrounding the West Coast. His hometown is located in the Southern Most Fjord in North America where long Sup circuits are always a mental and physical challenge.
The strong summer winds give amazing downwind opportunities and the rivers run fast and steep. The cold surf in Tofino gives incredible variety to paddle sport in Western Canada!
Chris is rarely seen without his camera on his adventures.
His adventures are supported by Surftech.com, Kokatat, Ryders Eyewear, Prima Bars.