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Playak News Flash - May 1, 2017
Playak News Flash - May 1, 2017
The world's latest paddling headlines.
Kayak Angler Magazine Extreme Kayak Fishing Battle In The Bahamas Results
Kayak Angler Magazine - Another Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament is in the books. Anglers had to battle eight foot seas seas in this event. 61 total anglers competed and 105 total people made the trip across to the Bahamas for this two day tournament.
CKS Blog Slicey River Runner Shootout
CKS Blog - It’s spring time and that means the first teases of whitewater have begun across the US. Most drainages are loaded with record snowfall and an all time season is just starting. On the tails of the Dagger RPM’s resurgence in popularity Liquid Logic , Dagger , and Jackson have all come out with modern versions of the slicey river runner.
Will Herman Two Pikes, a Head and a Hill
Will Herman - Dawn runs have become something of the norm of late and while heading out before sunrise requires a degree of motivation on any morning, even those when clear skies beckon, there is something special about being out before the world wakes. Every so often, it is magic, pure and simple.
Frogma NYC Earth Day March for Science
Frogma - I mentioned that Saturday's rain wasn't enough to dampen spirits at NYC's March for Science; I was able to say that with confidence because I was able to go march with local members of the Okeanos Foundation who had built a beautiful scale model Polynesian voyaging waka to carry in the march and who invited all Pacific Islanders and their friends and supporters to join them.
SUPracer The European Summer of SUP Starts This Weekend in the Greek Islands
SUPracer - And just like that, it's summer. Well, almost. The traditional barometer of the Summer of SUP , the EuroTour, gets an early start this year on the paradisaical Greek island of Crete, where this weekend's Agios Nikolaos on SUP festival will transform the postcard-perfect town of the same name into the first of 12 Tour stops.
SUP Magazine Noseriding Session at Lizard Island
SUP Magazine - Sick edit of SUP surfers Jackson Close and Roger Dogman Saunders' recent session in overhead swell at Lizard Island in Australia.
TotalSUP Incredible Shots of the West Marine Carolina Cup
TotalSUP - Hundreds of competitors and thousands of spectators were present in Wrightsville last weekend for the 2017 West Marine Carolina Cup, second stop on the WPA World SUP Tour. Aerial Images ILM shot some amazing videos of the race.
Distressed Mullet The Inland Paddler: Love the Conditions, Even When It Hurts
Distressed Mullet - Okay. So this is new. I may sit out the one race I have been looking forward to the most for the last year the one that means the most to me as an inland paddler who is loves the open ocean and is working on improving her downwinding skills.
SUP Connect APP Tour Lands Title Sponsor for Japan Pro-Am
SUP Connect - The APP World Tour is proud to announce the positioning of Trump Wetsuits as Title sponsor of the 2017 Japan Pro-Am presented by Hawaiian Airlines. An Australian born brand, Trump Wetuits has deep roots in the surfing & waterman community in Japan, supporting the sport at every level.
SUP Connect Thunderbird Paddling Festival Bringing Fun To Lake Tahoe
SUP Connect - With the summer stand up paddle (SUP) season coming in full swing there’s no better place than Lake Tahoe to participate in a fun and scenic race. Coming to the Lake Tahoe shores on June 10, 2017, the Thunderbird Paddling Festival provides the perfect mix of racing and fun that is great for the whole family to enjoy.
SUP Magazine SUP Destinations- Okinawa, Japan
SUP Magazine - Paddler rips on some fun peelers near the beautiful Japanese city of Okinawa.
Team Pyranha High flows at Brush Creek Race 2017
Team Pyranha - The southern end of the Sierras were hit hard by the California drought, and there hasn’t been enough water to make this amazing creek run. Maybe that’s why there was such a great energy in the air at Brush Creek last weekend. Not only did it have runnable flows for the first time in a long time, but it had high flows, making it super fun and a little more challenging.
Am. Whitewater The positive impacts of Outdoor Recreational Industry
Am. Whitewater - The Outdoor Recreation Economy is a powerful economic force. It gives revenue, jobs and stuff and has lots of positive impacts on the US economy. So it’s good thing to encourage. The Outdoor Industry Association had their Capitol Summit and on that note we need to know how much of a positive impact the Outdoor recreational industry creates.
Samata Mag Samata Women—What is real?
Samata Mag - Now and then someone will respond on our FB page about our content on FB. We take all that way do seriously it's our passion.
World Paddle Association Recap & Results of the Carolina Cup 2017, Stop #2 of the World SUP Tour
World Paddle Association - With hundreds of competitors, thousands of spectators, two event villages and a swathe of international of racers including the world’s best paddlers, the 2017 West Marine Carolina Cup was more than just your average SUP event, it was a big SUP festival, if not THE biggest SUP festival in the world.
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