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The Playak News Watch continously finds the world"s new paddling headlines. From the huge number of headlines it finds, Playak editors 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.

American Forests Conservation Spotlight: California’s Salmon River

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...

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New Study: What You Need To Get The Best Workout From SUP

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...

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Review on SUP carrier system SUPWheels (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...

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Fish Hoek’s Paddling Brothers Dominate

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...

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Connecticut River Cooldown

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...

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More headlines:

Time Site Headline
8 hrs. agoAmerican Rivers We Need Everyone’s Help for the Merrimack River Now
8 hrs. agoSUP Mag UK Wet ‘N’ Dry SUP Club Profile
10 hrs. agoStarboard SUP Eurotour Noli SUP Race 2016 Recap
11 hrs. agoJamie Garrod Antarctic season on the Ocean Nova
13 hrs. agoTotalSUP Humpback Whale Nearly Collides with a Stand Up Paddler
14 hrs. agoMartina Wegman Mellow days in Europe
16 hrs. agoTotalSUP SUPBroz, the Story of Two Stand Up Brothers
19 hrs. agounsponsored The North Fork Championship V
20 hrs. agoSUP Magazine Brazilian Luiz Diniz Shreds in Debut Edit
23 hrs. agoHovie SUP Jake Portwood Wins No Name Race 4 for Hovie SUP
Jul 26Adventurous Experiences Fun Friday
Jul 26Starboard SUP Bart De Zwart wins MR340 ultra endurance race in Missouri
Jul 25Sea Kayak Stonington Bois Bubert, Jordan's Delight
Jul 25Molokai 2 Oahu Elite Field Set for 20th Anniversary Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships
Jul 25Jackson Kayak Chasing asps on Lake Balaton
Jul 25SUP Connect Swimwear That Works For The Female Paddle Boarder
Jul 25Jackson Kayak Confidence Series
Jul 25SUP Examiner Chasing Gold Set to Premier at the Newport Beach Film Festival
Jul 25Jackson Kayak Take Care of Your Bottom Line
Jul 25SUP Examiner Downriver SUP Class on the South Platte River
Jul 25Reiner Glanz Paddling the Middle Kings - the 'Bottom Nine'
Jul 25SUP Connect One Week Left To Vote For Your SUP Favorites In 2016 Supconnect Editor’s Choice Awards
Jul 25Jackson Kayak The Pristine Little White Salmon
Jul 25American Rivers The Rio Grande, an Ancient River Connection through Youthful Eyes
Jul 25Paddle Surf Canada Ironman Canada looking for SUP volunteers this weekend
Jul 25SUPracer Bart De Zwart, Joanne Hamilton-Vale and 14 Other Bold Paddlers Conquer 547km MR340 Race
Jul 25Jackson Kayak The (Big) White Salmon River
Jul 25SUP Magazine Humpback Whale Nearly Swallows Paddler
Jul 24Kokatat Alicia Casas Zaragoza
Jul 24Jackson Kayak How to choose the right paddle
Jul 24Hovie SUP Mark Athanacio Invites You to No Name Race 4
Jul 24SUP Magazine From the Mag- Cold Power
Jul 24Jackson Kayak FLY-YAK
Jul 24Lina Augaitis It Takes a Village From the Yukon to the West Coast
Jul 24Canoe Kayak 5 Favorite Lakes in Algonquin Provincial Park
Jul 24SIC Maui SIC Team Assembling in Force For Molokai 2 Oahu
Jul 24SUPracer Awesome Aerial Highlights From a Great Week on the Italian Riviera
Jul 24Mocke Paddling The Nelo Summer Challenge Portugal
Jul 23SUP Mag UK Stick Like Glue – Ocean Specific Paddle Grip Wax Review
Jul 23ULI Blog A Recap of the Colorado SUP Championships
Jul 23SUP Mag UK Parker Kaneing It – Dan Carroll’s Nomadeck Board Co. Owner Land Paddling Story
Jul 23Vermont SUP SIC Introduces F.A.S.T – Foot Actuated Steering Technology – 2016
Jul 23Distressed Mullet OABI Detroit – Once Around Belle Isle
Jul 23American Rivers Boondoggle Dam Project Stopped by Alaska Governor
Jul 23SUP Magazine Surf Camp Gives Confidence to Kids and Veterans




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