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Playak News Flash - December 21, 2019
Playak News Flash - December 21, 2019
The world's latest paddling headlines.
Jackson Kayak What’s Your Adventure Vehicle?
Jackson Kayak - Ask this question to any boater and you’ll get a plethora of answers and opinions. Our current adventure vehicle is a 2006 Chevy Express Van 2500 that we found at a local used car lot.
unsponsored White Water Kayaking First Descents
unsponsored - White water kayaking first descents in places most of the world avoids with Darren Clarkson-King.
Jackson Kayak How to Pick the Right Kayak Paddle
Jackson Kayak - When I’m giving kayaking and kayak fishing talks at sports shows and expos, I like to spend some time talking paddles. Most people spend more time picking their kayak than how to pick the right kayak paddle. But, your paddle is the way you move your kayak, so, you should try to buy the most expensive, lightest paddle you can afford. Lighter paddles are less fatiguing, meaning you can enjoy your time on the water longer and feel less sore at the end of the day.
Jackson Kayak 8 essential elements to master to become a better whitewater kayaker
Jackson Kayak - Here are 8 qualities for whitewater kayaking, hope it can give you ideas to try new things !
Kayak Session Stuck in an Undercut on the Amot Gorge (#23 Carnage for All 2019)
Kayak Session - I think that my situation could be useful for other kayakers. Two mistakes leads to a scary result.
SUP International Loco Inca 9’6 Wood Edition Test Review
SUP International - The wood edition Inca is a beautiful performance nose-rider long board with big progression potential that means you will want to hold onto this one for a very long time. This board is easy to live away from the surf but the focus really is on wave-riding performance be that walking up to the nose or surfing it aggressively off of the tail. This 115 liter version starts working when waves appear but the thinned out rails make it really dance when the surf does turn on.
SUP Connect Tahiti'S Poenaiki Raioha Takes Home World Title in Gran Canaria
SUP Connect - The Gran Canaria Pro-Am, 4th and last event of the 2019 APP World Tour, has delivered some amazing action this past weekend in perfect waves of Las Palmas. The event was dominated by the impressive Brazilian Wellington Reis and the local legend Iballa Moreno. And, with a 3rd place at this event, the Tahitian Poenaiki Raioha ends the 2019 season by winning his first APP World Title in a very emotional moment.
SUP World Mag Stand Up Paddle Surfing
SUP World Mag - Couple days of storm, heavy winds and promising conditions. Big Tuesday (morning) turned out to be messy, peaky and sometimes pretty heavy, until the wind came right back in.
SUP World Mag Antonin Salaverria
SUP World Mag - You don’t know him yet? It’s normal. This 19 year old Angloy is discreet and devotes all his time to his favorite sport, surfing and more particularly SUP, Stand Up Paddle, as well as to his university studies in Staps in Anglet.
SUP International SUP Star Training
SUP International - Psyched paddle-boarding have announced today, 18th December 2019 the launch of the world first personal progression SUP Star training program, purely for stand up paddle-boarders and to focus on their specific needs.
SUP International SUP Surf Coaching Week
SUP International - Nosara Paddlesurf tell us about their recent SUP Surf Coaching week.
unsponsored Find The Biggest Hole Then Aim For It
unsponsored - Dane leading Adrian down the Zambezi for their first time, this is how it went. It’s just joy in Dane’s face at the prospect of running big water.
Isle Surf and SUP 9 Best Places To Go Paddle Boarding In Southern California
Isle Surf and SUP - The Southern California stand up paddle board season runs for 365 days a year. Whether you’re looking for calm waters, overhead surf, or a close and personal experience with local marine life, the best places to go paddle boarding in Southern California are waiting. From San Diego up to Orange County and Los Angeles, the opportunities to jump on a SUP and immerse yourself in nature and sunshine are endless.
Traversing Last minute gift guide for outdoor enthusiasts
Traversing - Yikes! So you just realized that Christmas is next week and you still have someone you need to get a gift for. Well fear not! In the digital age, here are some gifts for the outdoors fan that are only a click away for instant gift giving.
ICF Paracanoe strengthens classifier numbers
ICF - The International Canoe Federation has conducted a successful workshop for 11 prospective paracanoe classifiers from five different countries, with all participants now equipped with the skills to classify athletes at a national level.
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