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Playak News Flash - October 28, 2017
Playak News Flash - October 28, 2017
The world's latest paddling headlines.
Palm Blogs Diet recommendations for those training to perform in whitewater
Palm Blogs - As whitewater evolves, paddlers are looking for ways to improve their performance on the water – so here are some ways to get you feeling better out on the river.
unsponsored Throw Lines On A Belt – Good Or Bad?
unsponsored - In the past there was various designs done in gear to accommodate a throw bag, the most recent one being bungee cords in river/creek boats to hold throw bag. Now another way is designed for paddlers to take their throw bag with them which is have it attached to a dedicated belt that’s designed to hold the throw bag. Well, is this a good idea?, check it out.
Palm Blogs Tips for whitewater paddling - Save yourself from sketchy situations
Palm Blogs - We should focus on how to avoid getting into dangerous situation when doing whitewater kayaking. It is always good to be prepared for situations that need rescue, but trying what we can do to not to get into such a situation is also required
American Rivers Good samaritan volunteers clean up the Waccamaw River
American Rivers - Thanks to 26 eager volunteers attending the postponed South Carolina River Sweep on the Waccamaw River Blue Trail, the Waccamaw was left in better condition than it was found. Inspiration for us to volunteer for cleaning up and preserving the waters that we paddle.
Paddle Making Mid 1990s Northwoods Paddles (Alexandra Conover)
Paddle Making - From this Ebay Seller comes a pair of Northwoods paddles carved by Alexandra Conover.
SUP Examiner SUPKids: Inglewood, California School Awarded a prAna Explorer Grant
SUP Examiner - Inspire Outdoor Adventure Among Youth – 12 community projects will engage nearly 2,000 people – ECMS SUPKids Camp November 1st and 3rd 2017 in Marina Del Rey.
GrindTV Meet Chevy’s New SUP-Themed SUV
GrindTV - The 2018 Traverse has a newly redesigned concept, featuring roof-mounted Standup Paddleboard Carrier by Thule.
Tahoe SUP Fishing and Paddling at the Jersey Shore
Tahoe SUP - Fall temperatures have begun to settle in here on the Southern Cape of New Jersey . And so the waiting begins for Stripped Bass to start running in the gullies off the beaches. As the ocean water temp drops the anticipation grows for the arrival of the bigger Stripers. 
Distressed Mullet It Doesn’t Stop With SUPs
Distressed Mullet - A Safety Tale of Three Paddlers This summer, we wrote quite a bit about accidents involving paddlers who did not wear PFDs or leashes – but almost all of those stories involved people on standup boards. 
SUP Examiner Official Book Launch – Junk Raft
SUP Examiner - An Ocean Voyage and a Rising Tide of Activism to Fight Plastic Pollution By Marcus Eriksen Guest speakers David de Rothschild, Charles Moore, Mark Cappellano, Anna Cummins and more to be announced When Thursday, November 2, 2017, at Patagonia Santa Monica.
Kayak Session Scouting the Pro Racecourse of the Machu Pichu Kayak Fest 2017
Kayak Session - The festival’s co-organizer and head of security, Leonardo Gonzales, joined by Catalan young guns Aleix Salvat, Aran Balaguero and Jan Larrue descended the stoutest whitewater section of the Vilcanota River on a mission of scouting the rapids for the Machupicchu kayak fest. This year’s edition will take place from the 3rd to 5th of November in Cusco-Peru.
SUP Magazine #ipaddleforequality | A Deeper Look At The SUP Women’s Movement Underway
SUP Magazine - Red Bull Heavy Water had male athletes competing for a $50k prize purse, women were completely excluded. Therefore while the men raced enjoying the opportunity in SUP surfing on exciting swells, the leading women were engaged in the #ipaddleforequality movement. They were demanding their right to be treated equally because they were not when they were excluded from this thrilling competition. Let’s hear it from the leading ladies on #ipaddleforequality movement.
Frogma Cormorants Cormorants Brants Brants Brants
Frogma - Work is a bit overwhelming right now but here are some good J-Bay birds.
SUP Magazine Kaylan Dahl’s Silky Smooth SUP Surfing
SUP Magazine - Fun-sized swell and stylish maneuvers demonstrate what SUP surfing is all about.
Lina Augaitis She Arrived and Our Lives Are Forever changed again
Lina Augaitis - We went for the surprise gender option.  I truly had no idea what we would have but the morning of my surgery we had a small delay and as we were waiting a perfect rainbow appeared and I had a feeling right then it would be a girl.
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