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Playak News Flash - December 21, 2016
Playak News Flash - December 21, 2016
The world's latest paddling headlines.
Jackson Kayak Getting Wacky for Bass
Jackson Kayak - Just after Thanksgiving, I was able to convince Corey Galloway to join me on a float of my home creek. This was before the rain returned to the parched south, so water levels were low and the temps had dropped quickly.
Jackson Kayak The Day I got lost in Brown Town
Jackson Kayak - Last weekend some friends invited me to the Little Red River. They only had room in their boat for three dudes and a giant cooler of beer. So, the plan was for me to start up river on Saturday morning and float down to them in my kayak.
Team LiquidLogic The Development of the Liquidlogic Manta Ray Propel
Team LiquidLogic - We are very excited to introduce Liquidlogic’s first pedal-driven kayak design, the Manta Ray Propel.  We have been making pedal-driven kayaks through our fishing brand, Native Watercraft, for the better part of a decade, but have never transferred that technology over to Liquidlogic. 
Hala Praise the Inflatable SUP
Hala - Inflatable SUPs your finest adventure pal. They are there for you any time of day, any time of year for an epic quest or a quick jaunt on water in your backyard.
Irene's Kayaking Blog Mike, Nick and Co. Kayaking Deer Creek, WA
Irene's Kayaking Blog - Mike says Deer Creek is the most underrated whitewater kayaking run in Washington, and it’s only an hour from Seattle. Back in October he showed Nick Baughman, Anne Bilton, Kieran Thurlow and Allen Yip down it, here’s Nick’s video.
AirKayaks Salvaging a Late Christmas Gift – What to do if it won’t arrive by the holiday.
AirKayaks - Paddlers, imagine the gift you have purchased for your loved one does not arrive on time and it is Christmas.
SUP International SUP adventure: Paddling Snake river region
SUP International - When was the last time you let your paddle board dictate your next big adventure. Here paddlers explore the surroundings around Shoshone Falls that is taller than Niagara by 35 feet. They take their paddle boards and venture the snake river and make their way to base of these breath taking falls. Read on the full adventure here. There is camping around amazing nature, water fun and adventure of course.
SUP Magazine Plastic Tides Juniors Tales From the Erie Canal Expedition
SUP Magazine - Kids from the Plastic Tides Junior Ambassador community share their experiences from a five-day environmental SUP expedition on the Erie Canal.
Paddle Making Pre Fire Chestnut Cruiser
Paddle Making - 2017 will mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Canadian Artist, Tom Thomson. Probably every Canadian in the art & canoeing world knows of Thomson's mysterious death on Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park.
Canoe Guy BC How to Paint Your Wood-Canvas Canoe
Canoe Guy BC - Once the canoe has been canvassed, the filler has been applied and the keel and stem-bands have been installed, it is ready for paint. 
SUP Magazine James Casey SUP Foiling
SUP Magazine - For those who thought the SUP foil thing might be a fad, well, you may want to rethink that assessment. SUP foiling continues to grow in popularity and is showing no signs of slowing down. But can we really be surprised? Peep this latest edit from Australian shredder James Casey to see just how fun SUP foil surfing can be.
SUP Examiner Hamboards – Seriously Good Fun
SUP Examiner - The Hamboards Classic: Designed for Cruising, Built for Fun! I’m a 43-year-old beginner skateboarder. Yes, believe it or not, it is true. I grew up in rural Nebraska and it just wasn’t something we did.
SUP Examiner Events Around the SUP Community
SUP Examiner - There is an absence of events during the next two weeks due to the Christmas and New Year holiday period. As a result, this column will not be published and will be scheduled to resume in the new year.
Standup Journal Paddling the World’s Longest Navigable Fjord – Sognefjord, Norway
Standup Journal - Sognefjord on Norway’s Western coast is the world’s longest and deepest navigable fjord.  It was while I was looking for a challenge to kick off the warm weather paddling season last spring, that I decided to explore the fjord using my inflatable sup for the first time.
Boarders Magazine SUP Yoga Retreat, Punta de Mita Mexico with Jessica Cichra
Boarders Magazine - This is an annual retreat hosted at the beginning of each calendar year. There are so many reasons why you should let go and immerse yourself in a sup yoga retreat.
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