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Playak News Flash - June 20, 2018
Playak News Flash - June 20, 2018
The world's latest paddling headlines.
SUP Connect Everything Your Body Needs to Stay on Top
SUP Connect - 1.2 million people are expected to paddle board this year. With the sun shining and the summer months quickly approaching, it’s time to grab our boards and hit the water.
Canoe Guy BC The Evolution of Factory-Built Wooden Canoes
Canoe Guy BC - Fundamental to any canoe restoration is understanding what you are dealing with.
International Rafting Federation Meet GBR Masters Women team for ERC R4 2018 Slovakia
International Rafting Federation - Over Christmas 2017 British Rafting helped pull together the current team with the addition of Anita from the Dee Dragons who was due to enter the Master’s category in 2018, and Elizabeth, another independent paddler wanting to join a team. The team first raced R4 with the current paddlers as Mid Raft Crisis in January 2018 and took a respectable 2nd place at the Cardiff Raft Race Finals.
TotalSUP Boothy Launches Coaching Platform
TotalSUP - Australian World Champion SUP athlete and Starboard paddler Michael Booth has ticked off some serious goals this year. He moved into SUP from other paddle sports at the end of 2014 and in this short time he has climbed to the top of the international professional field. 
SUP Magazine Caribbean Dream Session in Barbados
SUP Magazine - One lucky lady gets to score fun waves during a recent SUP surfing session in the beautiful Caribbean island of Barbados.
Traversing Get ready to Lock & Paddle this Saturday - Peterborough Lift Lock
Traversing - This Saturday is Lock & Paddle at the Peterborough Lift Lock. Last year we were able to completely fill both tubs to the brim with 328 canoes and kayaks. This year the goal is to lock through as many paddlecraft as we can.
Canoe Kayak Three Tips for a Multi-Week Self-Support Expedition
Canoe Kayak - Great Lakes kayakers Joe Zellner and Peggy Gabrielson share three tips for completing a long-term self-support paddling expedition.
TotalSUP Starboard Supporting Another Epic Journey to Stop the Rising Tide of Plastic Pollution
TotalSUP - Starboard is taking its role in protecting the environment seriously this year. This time it is in the form of The Whale Company charity, which was set up by Brazilian and British couple Carlos de Sousa and Carolyn Newton, with the aim to paddle the length of the Thames.
Hala Rundown of the Vail Town Series - Fun and challenging wave plays
Hala - The Vail Town Series this year rocked! We had great weather from the very start, bringing in ladies all the way from Winter Park. It is always way more fun when you have a full heat of women to play with.
Jackson Kayak CPR Technique
Jackson Kayak - Kayak fishing tournaments have proven to be extremely fun and are becoming increasingly more popular. Due to the importance of the safety of the fish, lack of livewells, and the prevention of cheating, most tournaments use the CPR method.
SUP Connect First SUP Descent of Europe'S Deepest Canyon
SUP Connect - For the first time in history five stand up paddlers Vallentin Illichmann, Stéphane Pion, Nicolas Fayol and Stetcher twins Mario and Manuel have successfully completed a self-supported descent of the deepest canyon in Europe, the Tara River Canyon.
SUP Magazine Miami Man Sells Car and Now Paddles to Work
SUP Magazine - Parker Lake sold his car after moving to El Portal, Florida and now commutes to work on the Little River on his standup paddleboard. The post Miami Man Sells Car and Now Paddles to Work appeared first on SUP Magazine – The Voice of Standup Paddling .
SUP Examiner The Confidence Factor
SUP Examiner - What you need to succeed while SUP surfing Much ink has been spilled about how SUP surfers should conduct themselves in the presence of other surfers. Avoid crowded lineups.
American Rivers A Legacy of River Protection and Restoration in the Rappahannock
American Rivers - In Virginia, there is a history of community interest in protecting and restoring the Rappahannock River, but the Rappahannock is now threatened by proposed changes to fracking chemical disclosure laws in the VA General Assembly.
SUP World Mag How Paddle Length Can Affect Your SUP Surfing
SUP World Mag - Some good info about paddle length by Steve from Pressure System Paddleboards.
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