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Playak News Flash - March 4, 2020
Playak News Flash - March 4, 2020
The world's latest paddling headlines.
SUP International Sup Surf & Kook Control
SUP International - More stand up paddle action and visits from the maritime police from Parede Beach, Lisbon Portugal.
ACA SEIC Meeting & Resulting Policy and Curriculum Udpates
ACA - What happens at an ACA Safety Education & Instruction Council (SEIC) Meeting?! In the spring of each year, the ACA Office Staff host the SEIC Executive Committee and the SEIC Discipline Committees in Fredericksburg, Virginia - the home of the ACA office.
Jackson Kayak When is the weather too bad for kayak fishing?
Jackson Kayak - It’s a 70 degree balmy late spring day, the moon phase, full, a slight breeze perfect weather to be out and drifting in the kayak. That happens about three days out of the calendar year, the rest of the time it’s a battle against whatever nature throws at you. We paddle and fish when we can, sometimes you fight the natural forces more than fish. Here’s how I try to get along with Mother Nature.
International Rivers Himba people protecting the Kunene River from dams and the movement has been successful
International Rivers - The Kunene River forms part of Namibia's border with Angola. The idea of damming the Kunene dates back as far as when the Germans occupied Namibia and there have since been a number of dams and weirs on the river. In 1991, the Namibian and Angolan governments began exploring a potential hydropower project.
unsponsored PFD Chest Harness Best Practice
unsponsored - Research by Loel Colins and Chris Onions at the University of Central Lancashire found that 25% of chest harness releases failed to release properly under low load.
Jackson Kayak Riding the Lighting of Rocky Fork
Jackson Kayak - It’s no secret that we are blessed with an abundance of amazing whitewater runs here in East Tennessee. The Appalachian Mountains of our region sculpt the gorges and valleys to form our local streams and rivers. When it rains these waterways fill with flow that transforms into natural playgrounds for whitewater paddlers to enjoy these steep landscapes in an adrenaline filled unique way.
SUP International Knowledge – Next Level #1
SUP International - One thing that unites all sup surfers is that we all aspire to improve our performance. Usually the journey starts with learning the fundamentals on a 10’6 hard board, but your wave riding potential will significantly increase when you get down to a 9’0” or smaller.
International Rafting Federation IRF’s 2020 Race Rules Now Available
International Rafting Federation - The IRF Sport & Competition Committee have concluded the annual updating of the Race Rules. The new rules come into effect from the 1 March.
SUP International Zane Saenz Foil Fever
SUP International - Action from Zane Saenz who has highly infectious foil fever great stuff.
SUP World Mag Zane Schweitzer Takes on Mainland Mexico
SUP World Mag - Starboard SUP Team Rider takes on the Big Surf in Mainland Mexico! Exact location will remain disclosed. After a Podium Finish in Cocoa Beach Florida Zane & Matty Schweitzer meet up with Zane’s Girlfriend Jimena Ochoa and head down the Coast searching for swell after the Massive storm
Distressed Mullet Southern Hemisphere Paddle Strength Program- Winter Is Coming
Distressed Mullet - If you are part of the Paddle Monster Family, it means you are passionate about paddling. Perhaps you are competitive and your main goal is to win races. Maybe you are time limited and you thrive under the guidance and structure of a professional designed program. Or it could just be that you strive to become the best version of you, constantly improving your fitness with the sport you love. Regardless of your reasons for being a Paddle Monster, there is something for everyone. If you are new to the community, welcome to the team! This is a great starting point for taking your training to the next level.
SUP Tonic Wave Entertainment - catching America’s longest wave and doing some glacier surfing!!
SUP Tonic - The Weird Waves Crew wanted to start off season 2 with a bang. They may have taken the idea a little too literally by travelling to Alaska to potentially ride a wave made from falling ice, which makes a deafening crack with each piece of a glacier that breaks off to form a wave… no biggie. In this episode, they also check out what the locals on the Turnagain Arm are calling, ‘America’s longest wave.’ – Enjoy!
American Rivers The Pacific Northwest Region requires a effective Snake River salmon recovery plan
American Rivers - Salmon-dependent communities across the Pacific Northwest feel like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day, reliving the same day over and over again. We’re looking at yet another Snake River salmon recovery plan that will almost certainly fail and is unlikely to survive legal challenges. Isn’t it time for new solutions?
SUP World Mag Loch Laxford SUP Trip
SUP World Mag - Check out this little ay trip edit along Loch Laxford in the North West Scottish Highlands by Gonzo SUP.
SUP Tonic Mind Blowing Point Break Perfection With @midgetmagic
SUP Tonic - Brenno Dorrington scores an uncrowded East Coast point break during Cyclone Uesi.
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