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Playak News Flash - October 23, 2017
Playak News Flash - October 23, 2017
The world's latest paddling headlines.
Tony Paradise Blowin' in the Wind
Tony Paradise - This morning it was blowing westerly 25 knots, gusting to 35 and cold.  A day paddle was out of the question but Dean, Shane and I spent an hour and a half pounding into the wind and waves to catch surf rides back.
The Paddler ezine Registration Opens Nov. 1st for 20th Annual Yukon River Quest
The Paddler ezine - Celebrations planned for 20th Anniversary Race to the Midnight Sun’. the world’s longest annual paddling race; total and solo limits increased to accommodate new competitors; C4 canoes now in their own class.
Jackson Kayak How to Feewheele (Regular)
Jackson Kayak - A freewheele is one of my personal favorite parts about whitewater kayaking. It can be done regular or switch but regular is easier.
Eric Jackson In the First Half on Sunday, Henry Had Two Carries for 5 Yards, and He Didn’t Make His First Rushing Attempt of the Seco
Eric Jackson - In the first half on Sunday, Henry had two carries for 5 yards, and he didn’t make his first rushing attempt of the second half until more than halfway through the third quarter.
SUP Connect Steinfath Wins Red Bull Heavy Water in 10-15ft Surf
SUP Connect - The World’s best male stand up paddle boarders all gathered on October 20, 2017 for one of the biggest races of the year: the Red Bull Heavy Water. In it’s second annual event the Red Bull Heavy Water provided paddlers the opportunity to win the biggest payout in the history of SUP: $20,000 to the first place finisher.
The Paddler ezine Rockpool Taran 16 and 18 Long-Term Review
The Paddler ezine - Allen I first came across fast racing sea kayaks whilst working as sea safety officer for the Hebridean Challenge. Each year there were many Inuk sea kayaks competing and in the main, this design pretty much ruled the roost when it came to fast, sea worthy sea kayaks, the only trouble with the Inuk, was its stability factor and very low volume.
Samata Mag Get on Board for Self Growth
Samata Mag - There is a common denominator when I step into doing something new. My fear of sucking, or not being good. My belief system seems to be that I must be a bad-ass at everything I try, even if it’s my first time.
Log of Ibi Death with Dignity
Log of Ibi - This will be a slight break in our camping/paddling story to handle a bit of current events.   We just came home from having to have a cat put down.  
SUP Connect Shakira Westdorp & Iballa Moreno Surf the Canaries
SUP Connect - Starboard dream teamers Shakira Westdorp and Iballa Moreno took a fun trip to Canary Islands where they met up with friends Stephane Etienne, Nicole Baronat and Pablo Valencia.
SUP Magazine 2017 Red Bull Heavy Water Photos, Analysis and Results
SUP Magazine - Photos and analysis from a wild day of SUP racing in 15-foot swells at the 2017 Red Bull Heavy Water in San Francisco, CA.
SUPracer Casper Steinfath Has Won the Red Bull Heavy Water Extravaganza Ahead of Rising Prospect Ryan Funk and Veteran Travis Grant.
SUPracer - The Viking salutes in San Fran: Casper Steinfath has just picked up the biggest prize packet of the year, claiming first place and $20,000 at the Red Bull Heavy Water event in San Francisco.
SUP Magazine Shop Talk Lake Tahoe’s Booming SUP-Coffee Shop
SUP Magazine - Because somehow coffee and SUP in the same sentence just makes sense.
Standup Journal Red Bull Heavy Water Held in Extreme Conditions Under Hot Controversy
Standup Journal - The Red Bull Heavy Water event, final stop on the 2017 APP World Tour, culminated in the face of 20′ raging swells and an equal tumult from a tribe of outraged female athletes to close out the season.
Standup Paddle Magazine Red Bull Heavy Water Crowns Victor And 2017 APP Racing World Champion
Standup Paddle Magazine - Red Bull Heavy Water, now undoubtedly the world’s toughest Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) race on the Association of Paddlesurf Professionals (APP) World Tour, today set a new standard for competition.
red paddle co Explore Your World A Short Sardinian SUP Adventure
red paddle co - The World’s your oyster on a Red Paddle Co inflatable SUP and Bosa, an ancient fishing village in Sardinia – Italy, is the perfect place for a mini SUP adventure.
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