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News Watch

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.


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Sep 13Instagram This past weekend we spent two very enjoyable days at @scuola_di_mare_santa_teresa for our FOUNDATION course. ⁠⠀ We practiced personal skills from paddling technique to stern rudder, low brace, moving sideways, moving sideways on the move and both self and assisted rescues. We also went over how to secure a kayak to a rack or trailer. ⁠⠀ While out on the water we left the harbour, crossed a few shipping lanes and went for a short paddle in more realistic conditions with some squalls and wind gusts around us. ⁠⠀ Everyone was happy to discover how exciting paddling can be! ⁠⠀ Thanks to all of our students and congratulations on your FICK Pagaia Azzurra SK1 Certificate!! ⁠⠀ #seayouonthewater⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ #tuilik #pagaiaazzurra #federcanoa #kayak⁠⠀ #kayaker #kajak #kayaking #seakayaking #seakayak⁠⠀ #kayakingadventures #kayaktrip #Kayakingislove #kayaklifestyle #kayakgram #kayakingfun #kayaking_is_mylife #kayakingislife #allseasonskayaking #paddlingmixtape #paddler #paddling #sealovers #intothewater #greenlandpaddle #alpinepaddle #kokatatusa ⁣ #peakuk #tideracekayaks @pagaie.alpine.paddle
Aug 30Gene17 FB Our full range of courses, including British Canoeing awards plus personal technique courses based in Devon, UK from mid October onwards. See http://gene17kayaking.com/kayaking-courses/. #gene17kayaking #coachingwhitewater #devon #dartmoor #riverdart
Aug 27Go Paddle FB Although many people are worried about flipping in a kayak, getting out of a kayak when it's upside down is simple—if you use the wet exit technique. #TipTuesday
Aug 26M&M SUP FB Still want to attend a 4 week sup start up course? In september is your last chance for this season: Monday nights 2-9-16-23rd September 18.30-19.30 at our IJburg sup center. We'll teach you all about materials, technique and of course have lot's of fun on the water. Sign up online, via PM or mail:[email protected]
Aug 25Kayak Session FB Learning to fly.. World Champion Nick Troutman shares his secret tips to learn the technique for the famous Airscrew. #nicktroutman #whitewater #freestyle #kayaksession https://buff.ly/2sDyRI9
Aug 25Whitewater Kayaking FB Learning to fly.. World Champion Nick Troutman shares his secret tips to learn the technique for the famous Airscrew. #nicktroutman #whitewater #freestyle #kayaksession
Aug 22Kayak Session FB Nick Troutman shares his secret tips to learn the techniques for the double pump on flat water. The Double Pump is a great way to start your flatwater cartwheel or initiate a bow stall. #howto #whitewater #freestyle #kayaksession
Aug 22Whitewater Kayaking FB Nick Troutman shares his secret tips to learn the techniques for the double pump on flat water. The Double Pump is a great way to start your flatwater cartwheel or initiate a bow stall. #howto #whitewater #freestyle #kayaksession
Aug 22Victory Koredry FB Catching a wave on a skimboard involves two significant variables: timing and technique. #skimboard #wave #catch #technique #timing #skimboarding
Aug 18Kayak Session FB In this video Freestyle world champion, Nick Troutman, teaches you some techniques for the McNasty. As well as some tips and how to go huge, as well as 'what not to do'. #howto #jacksonkayak #mcnasty #kayaksession https://buff.ly/30tnr9j
Aug 18Whitewater Kayaking FB In this video Freestyle world champion, Nick Troutman, teaches you some techniques for the McNasty. As well as some tips and how to go huge, as well as 'what not to do'. #howto #jacksonkayak #mcnasty #kayaksession
Aug 7Sawyer FB The crew at Blackfoot River Outfitters have a great series of videos describing basic and advanced rowing techniques, subscribe for updates and tips!
Aug 7Kayak Session FB Nick Troutman shares his secret tips to learn the techniques for the double pump on flat water. The Double Pump is a great way to start your flatwater cartwheel or initiate a bow stall. #howto #whitewater #freestyle #kayaksession
Aug 7Whitewater Kayaking FB Nick Troutman shares his secret tips to learn the techniques for the double pump on flat water. The Double Pump is a great way to start your flatwater cartwheel or initiate a bow stall. #howto #whitewater #freestyle #kayaksession
Aug 5Kayak Angler Magazine FB Many kayak anglers overlook paddling technique. Did you know that by the time a fish has seen you it has already heard and felt you coming? Here are some tips that will help you catch more fish with stealthy paddling & #128071; . http://bit.ly/catch-fish-with-stealthy-paddling . & #128247; Jeff Little | & #9997;& #65039; Kayak Angler Staff . #KayakFishing #KayakAngler #Fishing #BassFishing #KayakBassFishing #TightLines #GetBent #BentRods #GoFish #GoneFishing #FishForever #Lunkers #CatchAndRelease #TheTugIsTheDrug #YakFishing
Aug 4paddling.com FB Trip Spotlight: Explore the Beauty of the 30,000 Islands By: Canadian Canoe and Kayak Wilderness Adventures Experience 'the best wilderness fresh water kayaking in the world' while learning or refreshing kayaking skills and wilderness camping techniques.
Aug 3Kayak Angler Magazine FB Catch large stripers with large plastics. As more and more anglers are picking up on the large soft plastic game, several new rigging techniques have emerged. Learn these techniques below & #128071; . http://bit.ly/striped-bass-on-large-soft-plastics . & #128247; & & #9997;& #65039; Eric Harrison . #KayakFishing #KayakAngler #StripedBass #Stripers #Fishing #TightLines #GetBent #BentRods #GoneFishing #FishForever #Lunkers #CatchAndRelease #TheTugIsTheDrug #YakFishing
Jul 30Go Paddle FB We can't stress the importance of having good paddling technique enough!
Jul 29Sawyer FB Go paddling with your friends and family, there’s always a new technique to learn! #teamsawyer #thefeelofwater #standuppaddleboard #manarip90 #madeinoregon #getoutside Hala Gear
Jul 27Kayak Angler Magazine FB Have you been in a slump for catching fish? Maybe it is time to change things up a bit. Here are 6 different techniques for catching fish & #128071; Have you tried them all? . http://bit.ly/6-ways-to-catch-a-fish . & #128247; Jock Bradley . #KayakFishing #KayakAngler #Fishing #TightLines #GetBent #BentRods #GoneFishing #FishForever #Lunkers #CatchAndRelease #TheTugIsTheDrug #YakFishing
Jul 24Go Paddle FB In this video, we look at how to paddle a tandem canoe, including tandem canoeing essentials such as getting into and out of a canoe, how to decide where to sit in the canoe and basic rescue techniques. ACA: Canoe - Kayak - SUP - Raft - Rescue | #PaddleSmart
Jul 24M&M SUP FB Last two 4 week sup courses in August (5-12-19-26) and September (2-9-16-23) Learn all you need to know about stand up paddling, gear and technique in this 4 week start up course with us at the IJburg beach sup center 4 Mondays in a row 18.30-19.30 sign up online or via PM - [email protected]
Jul 21M&M SUP FB In about two weeks time the next 4 week start up sup course at our IJburg beach supcenter starts again. Four Monday nights 18.30-19.30 (5-12-19-26th August) with the same group learning all about sup materials, sup technique and sup fun. Sign up online - via PM - [email protected]
Jul 17Go Paddle FB In this video, we're taking a look at the three techniques for paddling a canoe in current, including stern draws and pries, eddy turns and how to swim in flowing rivers. ACA: Canoe - Kayak - SUP - Raft - Rescue | #PaddleSmart
Jul 16Esquif FB Esquif était fermé aujourd’hui afin que le personnel puisse se mettre à l’eau pour une journée de canot sur la rivière Etchemin. Ils ont reçu des techniques enseignées par l’excellent Jeff Thuot. L’équipe Esquif sera de retour au boulot demain. ———————————— Esquif is closed today and the staff are enjoying a day on the water. Here is the proof of the fun they are having. Thanks, Jeff Thuot for helping with some on water instruction& #128758; & #128247;: Michelle Brochu and Guylaine Morin
Jul 15Go Paddle FB In this video, we take a look at river hazards and safety on the water while canoeing—as part of your canoeing technique, you should be able to judge how a water level will impact your trip, how to identify strainers, foot entrapments and more, all of which are touched on in this video. ACA: Canoe - Kayak - SUP - Raft - Rescue | #PaddleSmart
Jul 15M&M SUP FB In about two weeks time the next 4 week start up sup course at our IJburg beach supcenter starts again. Four Monday nights 18.30-19.30 (5-12-19-26th August) with the same group learning all about sup materials, sup technique and sup fun. Sign up online or via PM - [email protected]
Jul 13Go Paddle FB In this episode, we look at how to re-enter a canoe from the water using a canoe over canoe rescue technique. Although there are techniques for getting back into a canoe without the help of another canoe, it's a much more challenging proposition and so in this video, we look at getting back in with the help of another boat. ACA: Canoe - Kayak - SUP - Raft - Rescue | #PaddleSmart
Jul 11Go Paddle FB In this video, we discuss how to deal with a flipped canoe, as well as canoe rescue techniques. We also touch on the options you have in the event of a capsize, including if you should stay with your canoe, swim to shore or perform a self-rescue. ACA: Canoe - Kayak - SUP - Raft - Rescue | #PaddleSmart
Jul 9Distressed Mullet FB Understanding what you should be trying to accomplish with the paddle to move your board forward with optimal efficiency, and then visualizing the blade actually doing it, is an incredibly powerful way to increase the chances of paddling with effective technique.
Jul 8paddling.com FB Using just bark, sticks and twine, these two craftsman build an impressive bark canoe with traditional tools and techniques in just 12 hours!
Jul 4Go Paddle FB In this video, we look at how to develop good technique for paddling a canoe. Having good technique not only lets you paddle more efficiently, but it will make your time on the water safer and more enjoyable. ACA: Canoe - Kayak - SUP - Raft - Rescue | #PaddleSmart
Jun 28Starboard SUP Surfing FB How's that technique? Raúl Delgado takes the Touring Lite Tech for a post-work training paddle. No better way to wind down the day! Learn more about the Lite Tech Value range at sup.star-board.com/lite-tech/ ~ boards that changed the SUP world now ready to elevate your paddle experience. PC Remi // Taco Lake #starboardsup #livethetikilife #paddleboarding #touringsup
Jun 28Standup Journal FB Standup Journal’s own Evelyn O'Doherty is headed to Rhode Island to teach a series of Progressive Paddle Stroke clinics for the good people at the @kayakcentreofri in Wickford! & #129305;& #127997; Friday 06/28 , the action begins with an ‘Open Level Clinic and Sunset Paddle’ at 6PM. Come join the crew in Wickford Harbor for individualized instruction and a gorgeous sunset on the water! Saturday 06/29, paddlers can ‘Dial in Your Stroke’ at 9AM to get more POWER & glide out of every paddle stroke and learn some great race training techniques. Sunday 06/30, hardy paddlers will navigate the ‘Open Water & Coastal Paddling’ clinic at 11AM. Ev will take paddlers off-shore and talk about balance and movement in rough conditions and swell. Some experience is required for this clinic. PFDs & leashed are REQUIRED. If you’re in the area, get on board & register in the link below: https://www.kayakcentre.com/guest-paddle-clinic/
Jun 26Kayak Angler Magazine FB Many kayak anglers overlook paddling technique. Did you know that by the time a fish has seen you it has already heard and felt you coming? Here are some tips that will help you catch more fish with stealthy paddling & #128071; . http://bit.ly/catch-fish-with-stealthy-paddling . & #128247; Jeff Little | & #9997;& #65039; Kayak Angler Staff . #KayakFishing #KayakAngler #Fishing #BassFishing #KayakBassFishing #TightLines #GetBent #BentRods #GoFish #GoneFishing #FishForever #Lunkers #CatchAndRelease #TheTugIsTheDrug #YakFishing
Jun 25Kayak Session FB Durance Festival update. Sabrina Barn will be teaching OC river technique and sharing her lover for Canoeing at the Durance Festival this year. @freefallpaddles #Durancefestival #whitewater #openca'oe #canoelovers #festival #clinics Fluodynamique - Whitewater Canoeing
Jun 24Kayak Angler Magazine FB Catch large stripers with large plastics. As more and more anglers are picking up on the large soft plastic game, several new rigging techniques have emerged. Learn these techniques below & #128071; . http://bit.ly/striped-bass-on-large-soft-plastics . & #128247; & & #9997;& #65039; Eric Harrison . #KayakFishing #KayakAngler #StripedBass #Stripers #Fishing #TightLines #GetBent #BentRods #GoneFishing #FishForever #Lunkers #CatchAndRelease #TheTugIsTheDrug #YakFishing
Jun 22Standup Journal FB Strength. Technique. Freedom. Flying Fish Board Co is making its presence known in the water. From high performance and well designed stock boards to diving into their custom online board builder, you’ll find a quality construction and happy tribe riding the Flying Fish this summer. Stay tuned! Photo No 1: @eri.tonirio (Greece) Photo No 2: @davidscarola (Florida)
Jun 21Liquid Logic FB Some of the best whitewater in the world lies at the end of a hike. Learn to carry on both shoulders, using different techniques, for safety and going the distance. It doesn't hurt to have outfitting that pads the cockpit rim for carrying in to your next adventure.
Jun 19Kayak Angler Magazine FB Have you been in a slump for catching fish? Maybe it is time to change things up a bit. Here are 6 different techniques for catching fish & #128071; Have you tried them all? . http://bit.ly/6-ways-to-catch-a-fish . & #128247; Jock Bradley . #KayakFishing #KayakAngler #Fishing #TightLines #GetBent #BentRods #GoneFishing #FishForever #Lunkers #CatchAndRelease #TheTugIsTheDrug #YakFishing
Jun 14Liquid Logic FB Summer is here! Time to get out on the water and play! This article contains a full list of Shane's slicey boat technique videos to start your summer off right!
Jun 10Distressed Mullet FB Summer and Fall Training Camps with Coach Larry Cain - Paddle Monster https://buff.ly/2WA7AaV Three Camps: —Race Prep Summer Training Camp on July 19th through the 21st. —Training and Technique Summer Training Camp on Aug 16th through the 18th —Chattajack Prep Fall Training Camp on Sept 27th through the 29th
Jun 7Nova Craft FB Hone your technique of basic strokes with our Intro to Canoeing clinics at Toronto Paddlefest this weekend (and Barrie Paddlefest next weekend!). See you there!
Jun 3Instagram Still buzzing from my #valsesiariverfestival times. I put everything I had into the Alpine Sprint race, finishing in 11min16, which was fast enough to qualify me for the men's final. . I had never paddled the finals course before and the steep, technical rapids made me pretty nervous. I went for the slow is smooth technique and was stoked to put down a time of 1min24 - top female and 10th fastest time overall! . Here's a video from my finals run courtesy of @jamiegadventures. #whitewaterrace #extremerace #kayakingrace #shepaddles #outdoorwomen #slowissmooth #smoothisfast #fastisfun #fasterisfunnerer #9rtoogood #kokatat #watersheddrybags #teamriverlegacy
Jun 3M&M SUP FB Want to work that body? Join our SUP bootcamp class every Monday 20.00-21.00 at the IJburg beach center. We’ll work on paddle technique, paddle speed and extra exercises on board! Every Monday night by Ilse Michiels!
Jun 2Instagram Sunday afternoon paddling. Technique training with the wing paddle. #seakayaking #seakayak #paddling #rockpoolkayaks #taran16 #kokatatusa #reedchillcheater #sweden #westcoast #särö
May 31Go Paddle FB One of the great things about kayak fishing is that on a very simple level, you can just slip on a lifejacket, grab your tackle and have a great time without any prior experience. With that being said, by taking the time to learn proper paddle technique not only will you be able to reach more fishing spot, but you'll also be safer on the water. So in this video, Jeff Herman explains three paddling techniques you should know before heading out on the water in order to become a better kayak angler. #KayakFishingFriday
May 25Kokatat FB 'It became apparent during a recent instructor development program the importance of staying current and raising the bar. Rought water confidence and practice are essential for development. The re-enter and roll is a technique developed in flat water and mastered in rough water. Come train with us. Thank you Kokatat P&H Custom Sea Kayaks Lendal, North America and Astral for supporting our development. Video content shot by Daniel Archibald #teamcorekayak #Committed2thecore. ' https://vimeo.com/284327984
May 20Kayak Session FB In this video Freestyle world champion, Nick Troutman, teaches you some techniques for the McNasty. As well as some tips and how to go huge, as well as 'what not to do'. #howto #jacksonkayak #mcnasty #kayaksession
May 20Whitewater Kayaking FB In this video Freestyle world champion, Nick Troutman, teaches you some techniques for the McNasty. As well as some tips and how to go huge, as well as 'what not to do'. #howto #jacksonkayak #mcnasty #kayaksession
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