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Bruce Kirkby Joins Blackfish

Acclaimed wilderness adventurer Bruce Kirkby joins the blackfish sup team.

A quick word from the Blackfish officials: “How to get the best of it all? One must conquer, achieve, get to the top; one must know the end to be convinced that one can win the end – to know there’s no dream that mustn’t be dared. . .” – George Mallory once argued and his words still resonate strongly when referred to contemporary explorers such as Bruce Kirkby, an acclaimed adventurer, writer, photographer and speaker, constantly “moving the needle on what’s considered possible in wilderness expedition paddleboarding”.

And a quick word from Bruce: “It was Norm Hann who first connected me with Blackfish. I’d been paddling relatively crappy blades up to that point, so the feel of the Blackfish was revolutionary. I loved their paddles from the first moment I held one. And now, after using Blackfish blades for six years, I trust their products without question.
But my connection to Blackfish runs on deeper levels too. Their home base lies in Howe Sound, which is a section of Canadian coast I feel connected to. Anyone who has met David Smart (the owner) knows he is he a great guy. Most importantly, David cares deeply about the sustainability of his products, and is very intentional about everything from production to shipping. That really matters to me.”