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Playak News Flash - January 28, 2020
Playak News Flash - January 28, 2020
The world's latest paddling headlines.
SUP World Mag Dave Kalama Longboarding SUP Fun
SUP World Mag - If you don’t understand Stand up paddle long boarding, then look at this video. Dave Kalama Shares his thoughts on why Long Boarding style SUP Surfing is still fun.
SUP International Perspective – Enduro
SUP International - Displaying more leverage than a marginal political party who’ve just learned that they hold the seats to form a coalition government, Arthur flexes his way over another bump on a run down Maui’s north shore. You’ve got to wonder about a grip like that; probably enough strength to rip the Yellow Pages (print version) in two.
SUP International Carnival Cruiser in Action
SUP International - Check out action from the five man challenge Carnival Cruiser! Looks like fun.
Traversing Hunter and Harris Accepting Pre-Orders for 'Thomson' Canoe Paddle
Traversing - Hunter and Harris originally released the beautiful Thomson canoe paddle back in 2018 but it quickly sold out. You can now pre-order the 2020 edition and the first run will ship March 30th.
SUP World Mag Stand Up Paddle Surfing Pro Highlights in Maui, Hawaii
SUP World Mag - Stand Up Paddle Surfing Pro Highlights in Maui, Hawaii. The best videos of SUP surfing from 2018. Big-up to the SUP surfer out there.
SUP International Starboard Inflatable Woven Technology for Inflatable Paddleboards
SUP International - Starboard SUP Inflatable Woven Technology featuring Starboard Inflatable Product Manager Raúl Delgado.
Angling International New Signings Underline Simms Commitment to Bass
Angling International - The return of Brandon Palaniuk and Brent Ehrler to Simms Fishing Products further underlines the Bozeman, Montana, company’s commitment to bass fishing.
ICF ICF Decision on Laurence Vincent Lapointe
ICF - An anti-doping panel convened by the International Canoe Federation has delivered its decision on a positive drug test returned by Canadian canoe sprint athlete Laurence Vincent Lapointe.
SUP Tonic Sardinian Crew
SUP Tonic - Roberto D’amico, Gony Zubizarreta, Marlon Lipke and Aritz Aranburu head to Sardinia, and even though the winds were insane, they still managed some pretty sweet sessions.
SUP World Mag Sup Surfing Jackson Close 10ft Deep
SUP World Mag - Jackson Close is an 4x Australian Longboard champ and an 4x Australian Sup champ. If my math is any good, thats a 8x Aussie champion. And if you add the two surfing disciplines together and multiply it with a factor of Jackson on a Deep 10’x26″x4″ it equals this.
SUP Connect Could Your Shoulder Pain Be Shoulder Impingement?
SUP Connect - The shoulder/upper arm is the most frequently injured area for stand up paddlers, accounting for 33% of all major injuries among people practicing this sport, as found in a study published in the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine.
Jackson Kayak 2019 Kayak Diving Highlights
Jackson Kayak - 2019 was a fun filled year full of freediving and spearfishing from both my Kraken 13.5 and from shore.
Kayak Session Nile River Fest 2019, Jan 30th-Feb 2nd
Kayak Session - The Nile River Festival is back with four days of paddling, partying and all things River Nile, from 30th January to 2nd February.
Werner Whitewater in Meghalaya, with the SEND Crew
Werner - An extremely rare, clear day on the flight from New Delhi to Guwahati. This flight path follows the Southern ridge of the Himalaya’s and delivers a spectacular view of the tallest mountain on Earth – Mt. Everest..
Standup Journal The Islands Bounce Back: Spotlight on St. John
Standup Journal - Resilience. After the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria in the US Virgin Islands and surrounding areas, the news outlets went dark as the islands began the monumental task of digging themselves out from under the debris, restoring power, water and inhabitable life on some of the favorite playgrounds, like St. John, within the western hemisphere. Stories of heartbreak, relocation, even death spun a picture too hopeless to even contemplate.
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