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Playak News Flash - February 4, 2012
Playak News Flash - February 4, 2012
The world's latest paddling headlines.
Team Pyranha Everest – Paddle raft first descent
Team Pyranha - My name is Sean Glaccum and I have travelled to the Himalayas almost every fall since 1997 in search of rivers that have never been kayaked or rafted.  Past Himalayan first descents include:  First kayak descents off Mt. Kanchenjunga (3rd highest peak), Mt. Cho Oyu (6th highest peak),...
Team Pyranha Mexico 2011: Huasteca on a Budget!
Team Pyranha - Since my first trip to the Huasteca region of Mexico in 2005, I have returned almost ever winter for 2-3 weeks to revisit my favorite rivers in the area and explore new ones as well. There is an abundance of rivers in the region with a variety of options depending on water levels. Most recently, Steve Krajewski, Mark Newton, and I drove south from Alabama to spend a couple of weeks enjoying the warm waters and sunshine provided by the Huasteca region in December of 2011. Swanning about on the way to Seafield. - Some swans had also been making their way from Maidens to Seafield that day. As we refuelled in the Dunure Inn, they cruised the harbour gobbling the remains of sandwiches thrown by a few tourists, who had braved chill of the winter day.
Press Releases South Africa to Host 2012 African Canoe Slalom Championships
Press Releases - Final opportunity for paddlers from the Continent to qualify for the Olympic Games. Lausanne, Switzerland February 1, 2012 – This weekend Ash River, Bethlehem in South Africa will host the 2012 African Canoe Slalom Championships. The event which is organized by Canoeing South Africa takes place from 3 – 4 February and will also serve as an Olympic Qualifier; it will be the final opportunity from which canoe slalom paddlers from Africa will be able to qualify for the Olympic Games in London this...
New River Academy Yoga for Kayaking: Torso Rotation and Upward Boat Pose
New River Academy - Using Torso Rotation to Pan Am on Nile Special New River Academy is back in Chile to kick off our spring semester. We are excited to welcome Jackson Team member Stephen Wright to the team as our Head coach for our time in Chile. Our first day out, we took advantage of our location on the banks of the Trancura river to do a flat water workout.
Level 6 A Photo look back at the WWGP
Level 6 - Without a doubt the Highlight of 2011 was the White Water Grand Prix. As a competitor it was more then I could have imagined, in so many ways, but even for the spectators this event took everyone by surprise. Everything seemed to be firing for event organiser Patrick Camblin; the water levels were cooperating to the fullest extent ...
SUP Connect Suplove is Featured on Reuters, a News Powerhouse
SUP Connect - Stand up paddle boarding has seen its share of mainstream exposure recently. The sport has been featured in almost every major news outlet, including the New York Times, LA Times, Hunffington Post, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and more. Now Reuters, one of the world’s largest and most respected international news agency based in London, UK, has entered the roster.
Imagine Surf The most hated man in the OC
Imagine Surf - Tim Ryan has been fighting for the rights of SUP surfers since… well since SUP’s started surfing. He was instrumental in getting the coast guard ruling on SUP’s changed so that we can go into any surfing line-up that a surfboard can go… and as such one local So Cal surf rag ... Roughing it, in the Scottish Winter. - Ian and I met to explore some of the Highlands and Islands on a three day trip. The area was sandwiched between an Atlantic low and a Scandinavian high. We expected cold SE winds and hoped for some sunshine. We set off on a crossing...
Am. Whitewater AW and Northeast Paddlers Seek More Class III Opportunities
Am. Whitewater - American Whitewater recently joined regional paddling and conservation partners in seeking additional class III paddling opportunities on Vermont's Little and West rivers.  The requests were formal filings made to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
SUP Connect BOP CA Remains Biggest Race with 985 Paddlers
SUP Connect - The Battle of the Paddle (BOP) California, organized by Rainbow Sandals, still reigns supremely as the world’s largest stand up paddle event, with 985 participants on hand in 2011.
Mark Sundin Tahe & Zegul - Reval & Reval Midi PE Now in Stock
Mark Sundin - Our latest shipment from Tahe Marine & Zegul has arrived, with a couple of new eye-catching models we're predicting will become very popular in the local market. First of the newcomers is the Reval , a boat we'd been previously reluctant to import without first trying, ...
Fat Paddler The Rise and Rise of Stand Up Paddleboarding
Fat Paddler - In my time as a paddler I’ve watched with interest the rise in popularity of Stand Up Paddleboarding, a paddling pastime that generally involves a long wide surfboard and a single bladed paddle as tall as it’s paddler. It looks a lot like surfing, except that if there’s no surf, your SUP rider can simply [...]
ICF Vote: January ICF Athlete of The Month
ICF - The month of January saw several of Canoeing’s top athletes travel to Australia and New Zealand to take advantage of the warmer climate on that continent. Following the conclusion of two well contested events in Oceania, the New Zealand Open (Canoe Slalom) and Penrith Whitewater Slalom Series (PWS) in Australia,...
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