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Playak News Flash - November 14, 2012
Playak News Flash - November 14, 2012
The world's latest paddling headlines.
Jackson Kayak The Flatwater Speed Test
Jackson Kayak - Ever wonder which boat is the fastest? I mean it is easy to say that a boat is fast, but when you say such a thing most of the time it is base on feeling or design expectation, rarely an objective measure.
Playak Whitewater Grand Prix Heads to Chile
Playak - Last year's inaugural event in Quebec, won by upstart Dane Jackson, took place in the form of six different stages over two weeks, each stage seeming more ridiculous than the last in terms of difficulty or size, testing 25 of the world's top paddlers invited by selection. This year's will follow a similar format.
Small World Adventures Stoked on Ecuador
Small World Adventures - The Small World Adventures crew is fully assembled and ready for the 2012/2013 season. Tarquino flew back in early October, Greg, Guy, Don and Darcy flew down on October 18th, Larry came the 21st, and Liam got in on November 6th.
Nookie The great H
Nookie - Hey guys , so i wanted to take a moment  tot share a bit of local passion . Hurley weir has been my go to , five mins away, back garden , on my doorstep Wave ever since i was old enough to crawl ! I have spent all my life escaping the first world , ...
Canoe & Kayak UK Sas Hurley Classic Freestyle Kayaking Competition
Canoe & Kayak UK - Hurley Weir on the River Thames has a special place in the heart's of many UK whitewater kayakers. For more years than we care to remember the fantastic wave created by the weirs concrete and steel has borne some of the UK, in fact, the world's, greatest freestyle kayers.
SeaKayakPhoto.com Between a Rock and a Hard Place
SeaKayakPhoto.com - Eventually we got into the lee of the cliffs and continuing close inshore, we paddled in calm conditions with Ailsa Craig on one side and, the old gas house at Culzean on the other.
SUP Connect Candice Appleby Is World Champion for 3rd Time
SUP Connect - November 3-4, 2012 the Hennessey's World SUP & Paddle-board Championships took place. Not only did Candice Appleby win the women’s Elite 4-mile Race but was also crowned the Hennessey’s World SUP Champion for the 3rd time.
Chris Harvey Dawn Session
Chris Harvey - Just enjoyed some dawn solitude at a local break. Really clean swell, and about 40mins with the waves all to myself. Took a bit of motivation to face the approaching winter temperatures but well worth it.  For me there's something really special about being on the water ...
Log of Ibi Lashing in Securing Gear
Log of Ibi - As I wrote this the wind continued to howl 35 mph and gusting to 45 and higher. Forget canoes and kayaks; I wouldn’t enjoy being out in a 65-foot ketch in these conditions.
Mountain Surf Adventures Gear Review: Boardworks Mini Mod
Mountain Surf Adventures - Company Line: Mini Mods are designed to be performance surf sups but are also a good choice for smaller paddlers looking for a light-weight recreational paddle board with ample stability. What makes the Mini Mod unique is that it is thinner than most boards on the market ...
Durhamblogger Late Fall Paddle At Hickory Hill on Falls Lake
Durhamblogger - Saturday was one of those rare days in November, when the temperatures would climb to a balmy 65F, after a cold start in the mid-30's!
Fat Paddler Video: Pushing the Limit with Neptune’s Rangers
Fat Paddler - Having spent the past year largely on my surfski, I’ve missed out on the rock gardening I did for much of the previous year. I love my ski and love...
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