2016 Haida Gwaii Expression Sessions
2016 Expression Sessions are tentatively set for November 11/12/13. Stay tuned for more information.
And the Winner Is…
The 2015 Expression Session
Here are the winners for the draw prizes from the 6th Annual Expression Sessions. All winners can pick up their prizes at North Beach Surf Shop. Big thanks to Sitka, HTO Surf, Northern Board Distribution, North Beach Surf Shop and True North Screen Printing for their prize contributions to a fantastic event.
Darryl Lindsay – Sitka Triple Threat Pullover
Kasia Kistowska – Sitka Denim Tote
Calvin Westbrook – Sticker Set
Matt Menard – Xcel Hooded Rashie
George Majoros – Mr. Zoggs Fitted Ballcap
Erich Schmitt – Ripcurl Aluminum Water Bottle
Luke Borserio – Xcel UPF Rashie
Leah Croft – Woments Single Print Logo T
Edda Koenig – Xcel Hoodie
Nanamma Maughn – Xcel HEM Rashie
Winona Olson – Sitka Hardcover Notebook
Guy Kimola – Men’s Single Print Logo T
Heather Brule – Sitka Women’s Barley Blanket Coat
Sam McRae – Sitka Shwarma Crown Toque
Charlotte Houston – Sitka/Landyachtz Sticker Set
Maryanne Wettlaufer – Sitka Hardcover Notebook
Jeff Kyba – Xcel Hooded Rashie
Sam Ismay – Xcel UPF 30+ Aqua Rashie
Ashley Jacobson – Xcel UPF 30+ Aqua Rashie
Laura Bishop – Sitka Women’s Triple Threat T
Xiila Guujaaw – Women’s Single Print Logo T
Meghan Ives – Xcel Hoodie
James Hiebert – Sitka Outdoorsmen T
Elim Sly-Hooton – Ripcurl Fjord Beanie
Registration will be available starting at 10am Monday October 20th and will be on a first come-first served basis at
The 2014 Expression Sessions is in the planning phase now and we’re looking for photographers this year to help us record the event and share previous years photos. We are asking for submissions of waves on Haida Gwaii (with surfers, or without) to be showcased in a slide show presentation. We ask that you submit your photos watermarked with your name or business or even better in a printed format. Awards will be presented at the conclusion of the event. Submissions can be emailed to email@example.com
Photography Seminar – WANTED – Facilitator(s)
We are looking for people interested in volunteering to facilitate a photography seminar on the ways to capture surfers and waves for Saturday and Sunday. Prizes will be awarded for the best waves for the surfer and photographer. If you are interested please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday November 7
6PM – Slide Show Presentation and Free Movie Night
Slide Show Presentation and Photo Contest
We will be featuring local and off-island photography of waves and surfing. Prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the event.
Movie “Bigfoot Country – The Adventures of Woody and the Blue Ox” A short film in 2 parts of California Surfer with footage from Haida Gwaii
Movie “The Fortune Wild” It was played last year and loved so much we’re playing it again. Join Tofino pros Peter Devries, Noah Cohen, and Reid and Aaron Jackson in this humorous and well filmed story of their trip to Haida Gwaii.
Saturday November 8 – Adopt a Grom
10AM Hiellen River
The first 24 registrants ages 6-16 will get an hour of one-on-one instruction with one of our local surfers. Wetsuit and Surfboard are provided.
12-4 Expression Session/photography session
With a very high tide at 2pm it’s expected to produce some great wave action and people are invited to come out for a good day on the waves and to take some photos to share in the action. We will have prizes for the best waves for the surfer and photographer.
2013 Expression Sessions
Movie night November 1st
It’s coming! The 5th Annual Haida Gwaii Surfing Expression Sessions are slated for November 1-3, 2014 in Masset BC. Tentative Schedule is as Follows:
Friday 6:00PM FREE Movie – STAND www.standfilm.com with The Fortune Wild
Saturday 10:00 – 4:00 Adopt-a-Grom Free Surf Lessons for the first 16 registered surfers ages 10-16
Sunday 12:00 – Men’s Day – Free Lessons for the first 8 Registered Men 18+
2012 Expression Sessions
Surf season is here. To mark it’s official beginning it’s time for the 4th Annual Haida Gwaii Expression Session. Much like previous years this is a non-competitive celebration of surfing on Haida Gwaii. To Register go to www.hgrec.com and click on the ‘Registered Programs’ Link.
The tentative schedule is as follows:
Thursday November 1st – Free Surf
Friday November 2nd – Free Movie 6:00 PM. The animated classic ‘Surf’s Up’ at the Haida Gwaii Recreation Building directly in front of George M. Dawson High School. This will also be featuring the artwork of Rika and his surfscapes.
Saturday November 2nd – ‘Adopt a Grom’ 10 – 2 at Hiellen River/North Beach. First 16 registrants under 18 can get an hour with an exprienced surfer with all equipment provided.
Saturday November 2nd – 2pm – Expression Session – Hiellen River. The tide will be up by now and if the waves provide, good conditions for surfers and observers to see why we live here. Experienced surfers only please. Beginners, please stick to the right of the break. For info on ettiquette and safety, please follow these rules.
Any questions, give us a call at 250-626-SURF (7873) or email at email@example.com or like us on facebook at northbeachsurfshop