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Playak News Flash - January 17, 2018
Playak News Flash - January 17, 2018
The world's latest paddling headlines.
Chris Wing Happy walking the unconventional path of making kayaking as a career
Chris Wing - In 2000, I was ambling about in my second year of college and I was largely undecided what I was going to do next in life. I have since heard many people do not find their life calling; rather, it finds them. I look fondly back upon those years where I learned to kayak, teach,...
Kayak Session UNLEASHEDxUganda on the Hair of the Dog rapid of White Nile river
Kayak Session - It all comes down to this. The 4th and final stage of UNLEASHEDxUganda took place yesterday in the form of a mass start race down the Hair of the Dog rapid. Hair of the Dog is one of the longest, and biggest formations of waves on the White Nile as it twists and turns through different channels for just over ½ km.
International Rivers Water Expert Sandra Postel on freshwater and river water cycle restoration
International Rivers - Here is water expert Sandra Postel who has writer a book on how it is possible to restore the water cycle. We should know that human activities like Dam building, groundwater extraction have worked against the natural water cycle. Rivers are drying up, they are not reaching the sea, there is loss of loss of freshwater biodiversity etc. In her book and in this interview she talks about these issues in a positive light that even now we can restore the water cycle. We need our rivers for paddling, water, agriculture, bio-diversity so let’s listen to her.
Jackson Kayak Jackson Kayak’s new fishing boat - The Liska fishing kayak
Jackson Kayak - Jackson Kayak, a leading kayak manufacturer, has begun shipping The Liska fishing kayak. The board provides a fishing platform that is easy to use, comfortable, standable, fully equipped, fast tracking and light. Continuing the sea kayaking trip from Corpach Bay after a second breakfast - Once on the water again, too much north in the wind kept our sails furled but steady progress saw the brooding bulk of Scarba increasingly dominate our view ahead.
Traversing Alberta Parks Reservation System Passes the One Million Mark
Traversing - The Alberta Parks camping reservation system ( has processed almost 164,000 bookings for regular, group and comfort camping in 2017 alone, pushing the system’s nine-year total to more than one million reservations.
SUP World Mag Winter SUP Episode 2 – Forggensee & Lech
SUP World Mag - Following the Lech River down some beautiful landscapes and fun white water. Awesome Winter SUPing.
SUP Connect 5 Things To Look For When Buying A Fishing Paddle Board
SUP Connect - Fishing from your stand up paddle board (SUP) is an awesome alternative to fishing from your skiff or boat. Not only can you get a nice little workout in but you can also fish in places where it might be too difficult to fish from a boat, or where boats aren’t allowed. When looking for the perfect SUP to fish from you’re going to want to look for a board that has certain qualities.
Distressed Mullet Sonar Report for January 12th
Distressed Mullet - An Update from John Beausang, Publisher of Distressed Mullet. This is our 10th Year posting about paddling. Over 12,000 posts. Thank you for your support. Here’s what’s going on in our paddle world.
Jackson Kayak 2017 Paddling year in review
Jackson Kayak - 2017 was another great year! I paddled my home spot, Charles City Whitewater, as much as I could (40 times to be exact).
Indigenous Boats Canoes and Canoeists of Ancient Ecuador
Indigenous Boats - The Inca are certainly the best-known pre-European culture of Ecuador, but they were hardly the only one. In fact, they were latecomers on the scene, invading from Peru less than one hundred years before Francisco Pizzaro arrived from Spain to destroy their civilization.
SUP Examiner Infinity SUP Welcomes 5x World Champ Izzi Gomez
SUP Examiner - Izzi Gomez is a freak! In news that is sure to break the Internet, Infinity SUP Co.
Standup Journal Starboard offers Impossible Performance in Wind & Sup
Standup Journal - Starboard Sup has been at the front of the action since 1994 creating a leading product and team of athletes that continue to drive the water sports industry forward. In windsurfing, Starboard Windsurfing created boards that have till date won 11 Professional Windsurfers Association (PWA) Constructor’s Title and in the paddleboard side Starboard Sup has been leading Sup Racer’s Brand Ranking.
SUP Examiner Carolina Cup Registration Opens
SUP Examiner - Registration for Carolina Cup, the East Coast’s largest event, opens today A new updated registration to add 50% savings on racing on both Saturday and Sunday, organizers plan to honor the least expensive price for the next two weeks and have updated the divisions.
SUP World Mag Sayulita , Riviera Nayarit, Surfing In Mexico
SUP World Mag - Some Inspiration for Your Next Trip.
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