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Playak News Flash - October 22, 2019
Playak News Flash - October 22, 2019
The world's latest paddling headlines.
Jackson Kayak Teaching Kids Under 12 Years How to Paddle: Tip #5
Jackson Kayak - In the recent years, there has been an increasing amount of young paddlers. Teaching them to paddle requires a very different approach than teaching teenagers or adults. Here is a gathering of my top tips to anyone wanting to teach young kids how to paddle. They [...]
ICF Historic finals at the ICF marathon world championships in Shaoxing
ICF - Hungarian canoe marathon legend Renata Csay won an incredible 20th ICF world championship gold medal on an historic final day of competition in Shaoxing, China, on Sunday.
ICF Two Decades After Her First Gold Medal, Csay Wins Her 20th
ICF - In 2007 a starry-eyed 12-year-old canoe marathon volunteer couldn’t believe her luck when she got to carry the boat of her hero and Hungarian legend, Renata Csay, at the ICF world championships.
Pucon Kayak Hostel Am I Good Enough to Kayak Chile’s Class II to III Whitewater?
Pucon Kayak Hostel - For good reason intermediate kayakers have safety check-boxes they need answered before allowing themselves to paddle down the unknown. The fear of developing your kayak skills with professional instructors on Chile’s lesser known safe-fun class II to III rivers reminds us of the classic horse before the cart conundrum.
SUP World Mag SUP Yoga and Estuary Paddling
SUP World Mag - Camp Crystal Kai is a health and wellness stand-up paddleboarding experience at North Carolina’s Crystal Coast. The all-inclusive, week-long adventure is in one of the Southeast’s premier vacation destinations. Camp goers paddleboard through paradise along 85 miles of gorgeous coastline and escape for a week full of fitness, relaxation and fun on the a paddle board.
ACA Recognizing those who have helped ACA, be a successful paddle instruction Organisation
ACA - These are the guys who have worked and made ACA proud. ACA is an Organisation that’s recognized for providing certified paddling courses, and important guidelines for the sport to keep the paddling sport enjoyable and safe for all paddlers. These guys have helped ACA in their work, and ACA recognizes them by giving them ACA National Award.
SUP World Mag Focus Classic Surf Paddle Board
SUP World Mag - Focus SUP Hawaii is coming back to old school sensations to a brand new modern board with the Classic sup board. Its friendly flat center section provides the stability you need in the line-up or whenever paddling out.
unsponsored Recon still holds good as a white water kayak - Darren Clarkson-King tells you why
unsponsored - The recon carries gear well, I use it on overnight wilderness trips and I find it handles the weight so well, almost better if we dare say so, than when empty. Sure it’s a solid, boat.
SUP World Mag 80 Miles Stand Up Paddle Board Island Crossing for Charity
SUP World Mag - Check an 80 miles stand up paddle board island crossing for foster home cayman islands. Huge respect to those guys.
unsponsored It’s hot and fresh - the new Jackson Kayak Z3
unsponsored - What do you think about this updated Zen?
SUP International BIC Performer Air 10’6 Test Review
SUP International - The Bic 10’6 Performer Air is a well-thought out board with a high level of finish and construction that will easily stand up to daily commercial use in SUP centers and survive the rigours of active family outings.
TotalSUP Chattajack 2019: Ben Friberg talks about the coming up 31 Mile SUP/Kayak Challenge
TotalSUP - The countdown is on to the Chattajack 31 Mile SUP/Kayak Race held on 26 October 2019 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Over 650 paddlers have registered for this distance endurance race through the Tennessee River Gorge with big names confirmed and set to defend their titles. In the run up to the event TotalSUP, Chattajack’s Media Partner, caught up with the SUPer busy Ben Friberg, Founder and Director of the Chattajack, to talk about this year’s highlights.
ICF Pedersen Makes History as Marathon Best Flex Their Muscles
ICF - Denmark’s Mads Pedersen made canoe marathon history in Shaoxing on Saturday, and three other world champions successfully defended their titles on the penultimate day of competition in China.
The Paddler ezine New range of dry suits from Typhoon International
The Paddler ezine - Typhoon’s drysuits, available in a full range of sizes, are perfect for every water activity from heavy ocean racing and world championship dinghy fleets to kayaking, paddleboarding and jet skiing.
SUP International With temperatures changing, we paddlers can’t find that perfect time to paddle like before
SUP International - In the southern regions of Scandinavia we love it when the sun is shining, and we can SUP in just a short wetsuit, shorts or bikini. Before, we had to travel south to get long, hot sunny spells of weather. We also love it when the snow blankets the land and we can enjoy a proper winter
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