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Playak Weekly Digest - week 08, 2020
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 08, 2020.
Level 6 Everything You Need to Know About the Freya
Level 6 - Named after the Goddess of Love, the Freya is designed for women who love the water. (Freya isn’t all lovey-dovey though, in Norse Mythology she is also associated with battle and war- the Goddess is tough just like our Level Six ladies).
Jackson Kayak Try Kayak Fishing…If Not Now, When?
Jackson Kayak - After years of fishing from every possible craft you can imagine, six years ago I decided to climb into a kayak. Jackson kayaks caught my eye and heart, made in the USA in White County Tennessee. Age and physical capabilities aren’t always a limiting factor.
Jackson Kayak Fishing Photo Tips and Tricks - Creating Unique ‘Grip and Grins’
Jackson Kayak - Scroll through the social media feed of any passionate kayak angler, and you’re guaranteed to see a ‘grip and grin’ photo. We all do it. After all, kayak anglers are the Kings and Queens of the selfie! Let’s up our game with some fishing photo tips and tricks.
Trash Paddler Perfect level to paddle around the Assabet River
Trash Paddler - Before ascending the Assabet River this paddler always checks the water level on the Egg Rock inscription. Yesterday, on Presidents Day, the level proved perfect for unimpeded paddling to West Concord and Warner's Pond.
Jackson Kayak Bucket List Destination in Sweden: The Blekinge Archipelago
Jackson Kayak - I visit beautiful Sweden at least once a year, either with my family or to see many friends at the Liska Kayak Open. The historical province of Blekinge in southern Sweden is about 400 miles away from me and can therefore be reached relatively quickly.
SUP World Mag Longboard Surf SUP Board Test 2020
SUP World Mag - In the fourth SUPboarder Pro test for 2020 they where testing Longboard Surf SUPs and they where looking towards the Longboard shapes that will offer a good level of performance for the more experienced riders but also the boards that will help the improver/intermediate SUP Longboard surfer to progress into more performance surfing.
ACA ICF Super Cup Heading to Oklahoma City
ACA - The International Canoe Federation is excited to announce that the third annual canoe sprint Super Cup will be held in Oklahoma City, USA, and will see Olympic and world champions racing under lights for the first time.
SUP International New River Gorge Paddle Adventure With Body Glove ISUP
SUP International - Check out former champion paddle boarder, Luke Hopkins, and freestyle kayak champion Bryan Kirk tackle West Virginia’s New River Gorge with Body Glove’s Inflatable Performer 11 SUP and the Porter inflatable kayak.
Paddle Making Shaw & Tenney Northwoods
Paddle Making - A bit of an late update regarding the famed Northwoods style paddles carved by Maine Guide Alexandra Conover-Bennett. Alexandra has retired from paddle making and now Shaw & Tenney Paddle Co will continue the tradition of hand crafted Northwoods design to their line of commercial paddles.
Frogma Kayak rolling rambles!!
Frogma - I don't know if this is true for all paddlers, but for me, an awful lot of the rolling game resides in my head. I didn't learn to roll all that fast; an early success (I didn't know how I'd done it, but hey, I was right-side up and the instructor swore he hadn't brought me up, so yay) in my first rolling class was followed by something uncomfortably close to a dislocated shoulder on my 1st attempt outside of a class.
ICF ICF Happy With Technical Facilities Ahead of Tokyo 2020
ICF - The International Canoe Federation has approved the timing, scoring and results systems for canoe sprint and canoe slalom ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
SUP International Benefits of a Short Paddle for Sup Surfing
SUP International - Check out the benefits of a Short Paddle for SUP Surfing by the good guys from Nosara Paddlesurf.
Level 6 Our Top 4 Ways to Get Your Valentine Into Trying Whitewater Paddling
Level 6 - If you’re like us, as soon as weather and water levels permit, you disappear into the world of put-ins, paddles and pints. Unless your significant other is also a fellow paddler they might wonder if they will ever see you again.
Standup Journal Christian Anderson: Polar Bear on the Rise From Fanatic SUP
Standup Journal - Christian Anderson of Kitmoeller, the Cold Hawaii of Denmark, has been an apprentice to world champion paddle athlete Casper Steinfath since an early age. Christian’s recent victory at the ISA Junior World SUP Racing Championships launches him onto the larger playing field and as competitor to his mentor. The relationship between the two remains unfazed. Here’s a look at Christian’s rise from his cold water roots to the man he is today.
Standup Journal Of the Sea: A Female Driven Surf Film to Raise Awareness About World’s Plastic Consumption
Standup Journal - Of the Sea, a newly released film by Jordyn Romeo, is an exploration of the connection between motherhood, sustainability and the planet. It features Katherine Terrell, a surfer & refugee who develops an eco-bikini line called Jeux de Vaques created from recycled plastic water bottles and fishing nets.
Athletes with top online media coverage in February
1. Kai Lenny
2. Lincoln Dews
3. Eric Jackson
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