Stand Up Paddleboard Guest Instructor Norm Hann

In 2015 we launched our Coral Islands SUP adventure - the only lodge to lodge SUP and snorkel trip in Belize! The trip was a huge success, and we were honored to receive Best SUP Odyssey in Outside Magazine's Best of Travel 2015.  

Stand Up Paddleboard expert and enthusiast Norm Hann joined our staff training in Belize three winters ago. He taught SUP skills to our guides …and the idea was born to offer some SUP trips to our guests. Norm led the inaugural trip in February 2015 and returned for several trips last winter. We are thrilled to have him back again this season, joining select 2016-17 departures as guest instructor and trip coordinator. Dates and Prices here

Norm is a professional SUP instructor, a Canadian paddleboard adventure athlete and elite team member with Boardworks Surf. He is an ambassador athlete with Kialoa paddles and has raced throughout Canada and North America. His most memorable race was competing in the 2013 Molokai2Oahu Paddleboard championships and being the first solo Canadian to cross the finish line. 

Norm runs an expedition company that offers remote SUP expeditions to world class destinations, paddle surf courses and SUP instruction and training. Norm is a Paddle Canada surf and coastal instructor trainer and his adventures have been featured in SBC Surf, Explore, Sierra, Standup Paddle, and British Columbia Magazine. Visit for more info. 

The Coral Islands SUP journeys by Stand Up Paddleboard between local island lodges in the Southwater Caye Marine Reserve along Belize’s Southern Barrier Reef. As you glide over the coral reefs, you will see sting rays, grouper and a fascinating marine underworld from a unique perspective. The sheltered lagoons and turquoise waters are calm and clear, yet there are still plenty of ways to challenge yourself by getting outside the reef. 

STAND film Trailer - a surf and SUP documentary about a threatened coast from Dendrite Studios on Vimeo .

Check out our new trip video (new video here ). 
We hope that you can join us!