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Playak News Flash - October 19, 2019
Playak News Flash - October 19, 2019
The world's latest paddling headlines.
P&H Paddlers Guide on paddle exploration of ‘bucket-list’ worthy Inside Passage, British Columbia
P&H Paddlers - This Summer my partner Amy and I headed over to British Columbia to paddle a section of the Inside passage. If you’ve not heard of the ‘bucket-list’ worthy Inside Passage, it’s a coastal route that stretches 1700km from Washington, USA, through Western British Columbia, up to Skagway, Alaska.
Palm Blogs 4 things you should know when training freestyle
Palm Blogs - Competing at an international level for the last few years has taught me a lot about training and how to face competitions. When preparing for the freestyle World Championships this summer, I did a bit of research and tried to understand how to train better. In this blogpost, I am going to share a few concepts that struck me. To...
Palm Blogs The art of avoidance – 7 tips to keep you out of the carnage reel
Palm Blogs - Risk is part of what makes whitewater kayaking fun: it’s is a sport where accidents will happen. Prepare for the worst and learn about safety and rescue, because when the inevitable happens it’s good to be able to do something about it.
International Rafting Federation Rafting teams, ready to compete at IRF's World Rafting Cup at Futaleufu?
International Rafting Federation - Five months today, top teams from around the globe will start official training on the Futaleufú. Will your team be one of them? Twenty years ago the International Rafting Federation was a young and developing global sports federation. The third Camel White Water Challenge took place on the Futaleufú river with teams from across the globe.
International Rafting Federation Pioneering the accreditation of recreational rafting operators
International Rafting Federation - As the global governing body for rafting sport and the globally recognised standards setter for raft guiding through the IRF Guide Training & Education (GTE) system, the IRF are taking another pioneering step forward in rafting safety through the implementation of the IRF Rafting Operator Accreditation.
Isle Surf and SUP How Much Do Paddle Boards Cost?
Isle Surf and SUP - In the last few years, the online marketplace for paddle boards has become oversaturated. With more options than ever, choosing the perfect stand up paddle board can be challenging, especially since there’s such a wide range in price points. Now, you can find a paddle board online for as little as $180 to as much as $2,000. This massive gap in prices begs the question: How much should you spend on a paddle board?
Jackson Kayak Teaching Kids to Kayak
Jackson Kayak - As as parent there has been nothing more rewarding than sharing my love for the river with my kids. Our children are the future of our sport and planet, and getting my kids into the outdoors and aware of the responsibility we all share to enjoy and take care of our wilderness is paramount to me.
4Corners Riversports Moenkopi Riverworks Door to Door Review
4Corners Riversports - One of the toughest things about organizing a private Grand Canyon river trip, aside from pulling the permit itself, is the logistics. Boats, gear, food, shuttle, etc. are all an integral part of making your trip as memorable as possible and making sure you don’t have a mutiny on your hands mid-trip because you forgot to pack enough toilet paper.
SUP World Mag Stand on Liquid: Paddleboarding Central Oregon Lifestyle
SUP World Mag - Founded in 2010 and based in beautiful Bend, Oregon, Stand on Liquid’s guiding principle is that there’s a perfect board for every type of paddler.
SUP International Exciting finish to the Stand Up Paddle National Cup 2019 in Lebanon
SUP International - Thrills, chills and youth at the “rendez-vous” in the SUP NATIONAL CUP RACE Lebanon Water Festival introduced for the first time the Junior category with the under 14 years old.
SUP World Mag The Takeoff – SUP Surfing
SUP World Mag - Here we see a few examples of key elements to the takeoff. The moment you catch the wave.
SUP World Mag Swiss Wave SUP Champ Nic Berger Shredding
SUP World Mag - Nic Berger, Swiss Wave SUP Champ 2018, is shredding the 7’4 Stubby Wave Carbon in front of his door. Guanico Beach, Panama.
TotalSUP Red Bull Heavy Water 2019 – Overcome your Fears
TotalSUP - The world’s best are getting ready for one of the sport’s most radical challenges and richest rewards. As without a doubt the most talked about and highly anticipated races in the sport, the Red Bull Heavy Water starts at Aquatic Park, in the heart of San Francisco, heads out to Golden Gate Bridge, through Fort Point, and then onwards around Lands End to Ocean Beach.
SUP Tonic Foil Surfing Even Higher - Drone Racer
SUP Tonic - It’s going to be hard to beat Philippe Caneri’s weekend plans.
SUP Connect Red Bull Heavy Water Announces Possible Event Date for Oct 19
SUP Connect - The holding period for Red Bull Heavy Water is almost upon us as the World's best prepare for one of the sport's most radical challenges and richest rewards. As without a doubt the most talked about and highly anticipated races in the sport, Red Bull Heavy Water starts at Aquatic Park, in the heart of San Francisco, heads out to Golden Gate Bridge, through Fort Point, and then onwards around Lands End to Ocean Beach.
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