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Playak News Flash - September 20, 2017
Playak News Flash - September 20, 2017
The world's latest paddling headlines.
Austin Kayak 10 Reasons to Fish From a Kayak
Austin Kayak - As one of the fastest growing recreational kayak activities, kayak fishing has moved up the totem pole to attract all types of anglers from around the world. Whether you're itching to get away from the bank and onto the water or you're ready to down size from that power boat, fishing from a kayak may be your answer. Here are our top 10 reasons to fish from a kayak!
Traversing End-of-Summer Photo Contest
Traversing - We're having an impromptu photo contest.The temperatures have gone back up, the fire bans are starting to end... its starting to shape up to be a nice end to Summer.
International Rafting Federation Euro Cup Rafting Series Closes for 2017
International Rafting Federation - And here we are, summing up another Euro Cup season that is now behind us.
American Rivers Loving Rivers Is an Old Idea
American Rivers - When traveling in Europe this summer, I was struck by how European rivers are central to their lives and history – just like on this side of the Atlantic.
SUP Examiner Spy Sunglasses Firm Fit, Happy Lenses and No Fog
SUP Examiner - Spy Sunglasses: Perfect for SUP and outrigger paddling Having the right pair of sunglasses for paddling is critical. Polarized lenses are a given as are lenses which do not quickly become enveloped in fog.
SUP Examiner Conversessions, a Film by Brent Deal
SUP Examiner - Taking a look at Conversessions and what makes it great Good surf movies are about having fun. Great surf movies are those which inspire others to have fun.
SUP Mag UK 007 SUP – Billboard Heron 4m 13.2ft X 33” X 6” Inflatable SUP Spotlight Review
SUP Mag UK - If James Bond did SUP Looking particularly distinctive in all black livery Billboard’s Heron 4m adventure/touring/exploration SUP is new to the UK. With heavy input from celeb paddler Bill Bailey, along with Active 360’s Paul Hyman it’s a board that’s had a HUGE amount of attention paid to the detail.
Newfoundland Sea Kayaking Belize Trip - Last Day on the Cayes
Newfoundland Sea Kayaking - Our shuttle boat was scheduled to pick us up around 1pm, so we had one last morning to do some exploring. It was still a bit breezy out, but we had the shelter of Tobacco Range protecting us from the easterly winds. First we paddled up the eastern side of Coco Plum Range, which is dotted with resorts.
Trash Paddler Paddling through old railroad trestle spanning the Charles River in Medfield
Trash Paddler - While paddling with friends Paul and Ellen this past Thursday we stopped to admire this old railroad trestle spanning the Charles River in Medfield, MA.
Distressed Mullet Making SUP Races More Viable by Shortening the Courses
Distressed Mullet - This is another post, from a fellow paddler, father and doctor Steve Phillips, weighing in on the discussion about improving the status of paddle races.
Jackson Kayak Ear Plugs to protect ears from cold water and wind when whitewater kayaking
Jackson Kayak - Ear plugs should be a part of any boaters kit but finding the right ones for whitewater use can be a challenge. I have used almost every type of earplug on the market and below is a review of each type with my absolute favorite on the bottom. They are in descending order of my preference...
Frogma Pie Night at Dominique Ansel Kitchen
Frogma - Jeeze, I have been doing so many fun things lately - kind of making up for the less-great-than-hoped-for summer, but unfortunately I'm in the usual September stress-out time at work, and with a couple of additional projects going on, so I haven't been keeping up with the blogging.
SUP Mag UK #StarboardWorldCleanup – win an inflatable SUP or a Tiki hamper
SUP Mag UK - Starboard has started a initiative for the paddle community to come clean up our oceans, rivers because it’s a global problem that ocean waters be it the Ganges or beaches of Maui have plastic and other kinds of pollution that negatively affect fishes, turtles and birds. You can be part of this initiative and through this you not only become a Ocean savior but you stand to win a SUP board and paddle and more stuff. So check this initiative out right now - #StarboardWorldCleanup and be part of it.
Jackson Kayak Chasing Fall Water in Colorado
Jackson Kayak - We are on the search to find good features in Colorado that are good training grounds for the World Championships in November. It’s not an easy feat as most Colorado rivers rely on snow melt for flows and typically the season is rather short. We got super lucky mid-late August as the Arkansas River held at about 500 cfs for a full 10 days longer than expected ...
SUPracer Final Day of SUP 11 City Tour is over - check out the top finishers in this tough challenge
SUPracer - Full results, recap, photos and video still to come. Here are the top finishers and the victory champions of one of the toughest races on the planet. This year 11 City Tour turned out to be a grueling race even by 11 Cities standards.
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