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Playak News Flash - June 23, 2019
Playak News Flash - June 23, 2019
The world's latest paddling headlines.
Nathan Pfeifer Mount Shasta (CA) - Hotlum/Bolam Ridge
Nathan Pfeifer - Mount Shasta is one of the brightest jewels in the crown of spring volcano skiing in the PNW. Topping out at 14,179’ it is the second tallest Cascade peak and the largest stratovolcano (by volume) in the Cascade Volcanic Arc.
Alder Creek Kayak Get Familiar With Kayaks in Our Basic Skills Classes
Alder Creek Kayak - Many opportunities exist for people who want to experience the gorgeous landscapes and beautiful weather that Portland provides. Among the most popular activities in this part of the state is kayaking. While Alder Creek is one of the premiere kayak, canoe, and stand-up paddle stores in Oregon, we want to make sure beginners get the same attention as the experienced kayakers who shop here every day.
ICF In Italy the Race Is on for the Next Generation of Slalom Paddlers
ICF - 17-year-old Italian Francesca Malaguti is about to make one of those important life-changing decisions that confront almost all teenage athletes – sport or career.
Jackson Kayak Becoming an ACA Instructor
Jackson Kayak - Over the past five years, I have volunteered a tremendous amount of time to the American Canoe Association (ACA). I have been teaching whitewater and sea kayaking for the past decade, but have only been ACA certified for the past five years. Teaching has always gone hand-in-hand with my learning of kayaking.
Five 2 Nine Productions The Value of a Graphics Specialist
Five 2 Nine Productions - Five2Nine has for years been creating content that it’s proud of and that results in happy clients.  Growth of the company has taken many forms.  Our team has grown as well as our technical capabilities and the style of videos we are able to produce.  
Distressed Mullet Midwest Paddle League Report: Sprint and Splash Recap
Distressed Mullet - They call them the Great Lakes for good reason, and a case could be made to call them inland oceans. Lake St. Clair, the smallest of the “great” lakes can be no less fierce and made its presence known during the annual Sprint and Splash event held on June15th. The 8th annual running of this event was the second stop in an action-packed Midwest Paddle League Schedule.
SUPracer Why am I paddling 715km down a cold river in Canada? - Yukon River Quest
SUPracer - In exactly seven days' time, I will be paddling down a long, cold river towards the village of "Carmacks" in Canada's wild and remote Yukon Territory in desperate search of rest. If all goes according to plan, I will have already been on the water for more than 24 hours at that point,
SUP International Sup Expedition in Greenland - Episode 3
SUP International - Episode three with Ingrid Ulrich stand-up paddling in Greenland.
TotalSUP How to Prepare for Your 1st SUP Challenge
TotalSUP - British paddler Nick Oppe set a challenge for himself during the winter of 2018. To stand up paddleboard across the longest lakes in Wales, England and Scotland, in under 24 hours.
SUP World Mag 12’6 X 28 Bump Surfer Early Downwind Foiling Attempts
SUP World Mag - Early downwind foiling rides with the 12’6 x 28 Bump Surfer and a GoFoil Maliko 280 in 2017.
SUP Mag UK Fun Times Ahead – Hypr Hawaii Pono 10’ X 33” X 190L SUP Review
SUP Mag UK - Hypr Hawaii’s Pono 10’ is a classic example of a board displaying dimensions not reflective of its on water performance in any way. For many paddlers reading this a 33” x 190L board could possibly conjure images of a sled that’s benign and unresponsive, more akin to the beginner sweeper.
SUP International Austin Kalama Ripping
SUP International - Austin Kalama riding the New Go Foil 1.5 Generation Kai Model which is interchangeable, super light, and has a polished finish.
Isle Surf and SUP 2019 Limited Edition Paddle Board Giveaway
Isle Surf and SUP - We designed a couple Limited Edition Glider Paddle Boards and we’re giving one away to a lucky winner.
SUP International Early Morning Sessions
SUP International - Early morning session with Nuno Cardoso SUP wave surfing in Portugal 2019. Best Inflatable Kayaks 2019 - There was a time when even the best inflatable kayaks were thought of as little more than pool toys – flimsy balloon boats that couldn't handle anything more than the calmest lakes. That assumption wasn't necessarily wrong either, as early inflatables were manufactured with low-quality materials and terrible hull designs that made paddling a nightmare. They were marketed to casual users who just wanted something that would float.
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