The Playak News Watch continously finds the world"s new paddling headlines.
From the huge number of headlines it finds,
hand-pick and present the best ones (yes, that is very subjective, but they do their best to please our readers) every day, and those that then get the most reader views are sent out in the daily News Flash.
Each Friday, we send out the Weekly Digest (instead of the daily News Flash), containing the top headlines of the past 7 days, as well as the most popular videos and forum topics, and a
list of upcoming paddling events.
First Ascent (1 hour ago) -
The Salmon River project is part of an area that was affected by the Forks Complex, a megafire that burned nearly 37,000 acres within this key watershed that flows in California’s Klamath National Forest. This section of Klamath is considered steep and rugged, but it serves as a peaceful recreation spot for outdoor enthusiasts, including kayakers, hikers, mushroom seekers and hunters, among others. There is plan to plant conifer seedlings across the 800 acres, these plantings will provide important watershed protection for tributaries of the Salmon River, read more...
SUP Connect (1 hour ago) -
Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) athletes claim the sport provides increased muscle strength, core conditioning, better balance and an excellent cardio workout. But do these claims stand up to scientific scrutiny? To find out, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) commissioned two comprehensive studies at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and University of California, San Diego, providing a thorough examination of the health benefits of this untraditional form of physical activity. read more...
supboardguide.com (4 hrs. ago) -
One of the products I recently tested is a SUP carrier system called SUPWheels, that allows you to either walk or bike your board to the water. Let me start at the beginning though. Alan, the founder of SUPWheels reached out to me and told me about his product. Alan, the founder of SUPWheels was looking for ways to carry his SUP with just one hand. He combined his processing power with passion for paddle boarding to invent the SUPWheels. read more...
Mocke Paddling (5 hrs. ago) -
Jasper Mocke led Fish Hoek’s band of paddling brothers across the finish line in Friday’s Columbia Gorge Downwind Champs. This unique event forms part of the World Surfski Series and is staged on the Columbia River in the water and outdoor sports crazed town of Hood River. The area is renowned amonst windsports such as windsurfing and kiteboarding, and has recently been “discovered” by downwind paddlers. Read on to know what happened in this year’s Columbia Gorge Downwind Champs read more...
Trash Paddler (6 hrs. ago) -
Hoyt's Landing on the Connecticut River in Springfield, Vermont was a popular spot yesterday. High summer had drawn folks to the place for a plethora of reasons. Some attended an outdoor riverside church service as others prepared for a day's fishing, tubing, water-skiing, standup paddle-boarding, canoeing, or kayaking. Still others relaxed in their cars, swam from the shore, or picked berries. One guy actually stood atop the Chesire Bridge's highest girder, silhouetted against nothing but sky, and dropped vertically, feet-first, into the river read more...