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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.

David McBee’s self supported SUP descent down the San Marcos River

Hala (31 min. ago) - The Hoss is the BOSS! Hala Ambassador and Scientist David McBee plans to descend down the San Marcos River to raise awareness for one of the most biologically diverse aquatic ecosystems in the Southwest.  read more...

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Why I Kayak

Jackson Kayak (2 hrs. ago) - For more seasons than I would like to admit I’ve fished. Walking the bank of a farm ponds, wading creeks, small lakes in a small boat, (10 foot Jon boat), and big lakes in a big go-fast boat, canoeing dozens of years in Canada, I’ve caught walleye in “tin” V-hulls, cast from pontoon recreational boats and then being “late to the party” climbed into a kayak. Truthfully I enjoyed each one but there is something special about kayaks  read more...

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New York: Lizzie Carr’s 275 KM Paddle for Plastic On The Hudson.

TotalSUP (2 hrs. ago) - Lizzie Carr, a British activist and adventurer completed a 275 KM (170 mile) paddle boarding challenge along the Hudson River in New York to highlight plastic pollution. The double world record holder paddled from Albany to the Statue of Liberty in an eight-day endurance challenge, calling for companies to take responsibility for plastic they produce.  read more...

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Save the Mekong calls for new impact assessment report for the Pak Lay Dam

International Rivers (4 hrs. ago) - Save the Mekong - a coalition of non-government organizations, community groups and concerned citizens in the Mekong region, on the recent Mekong River Commission’s (MRC) regional stakeholder forum stated that the impact assessment report given by MRC for the construction of Pak Lay Hydropower Project is poor, so new assessment report must be made before the consultation meeting for the project that is proposed to come up on the lower Mekong mainstream in Lao PDR.  read more...

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Giving kayak and gear to upcoming local paddlers instead of taking it back home

Jackson Kayak (7 hrs. ago) - Flying with a kayak = Anywhere from $50-$250. Flying with a paddle = Anywhere from $50-$150 Giving the gift of gear to an up and coming paddler = priceless.  read more...

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More headlines:

Time Site Headline
8 hrs. agoJackson Kayak Take kids along for some kayak fishing outdoor time, they would enjoy!!
10 hrs. agoAmerican Rivers Finding the Flint: A Bold Vision for Restoring Urban Headwaters
14 hrs. agoCanoe Kayak The escape to Chicago for those paddling adventures in the Windy City
14 hrs. agored paddle co Hallo from Hamburg: Two paddlers exploring a UNESCO World Heritage Site
17 hrs. agoStandup Journal Sportsman, Champion & Soon-to-be Husband: Paddlewoo Podcast with Connor Baxter
20 hrs. agoSUP Examiner Mark your SUP Paddle to Maintain Correct Form
21 hrs. agoEric Jackson Rock Star 4.0 Second Review, After 2 months of hard paddling…
23 hrs. agoSUP Magazine SUP World Champion Fiona Wylde is a young paddler whose beat up Diabetes
Sep 23Kayak Base How to Clean A Fishing Reel
Sep 23TotalSUP 11 City Tour’s victory women Seychelle talks to TotalSUP about her victory experience
Sep 23SUP International Race for the title intensifies with outstanding performances at the Day 2 of NY SUP Open
Sep 23Canoe Kayak The Paddlers who “Portage” a Minnesota Marathon
Sep 22SUP Connect Fiery Performances Kick Off SUP Surfing at NY SUP Open
Sep 22SUP Connect SUPIA Leadership Summit for the SUP industry coming up in October!!
Sep 22unsponsored Water Sport is acquired by Gaybo Limited, as the latter celebrates its 50th anniversary
Sep 22Badfish SUP Bad Fish’s new line up of SUP inflatables are less thick compared to most other inflatable boards
Sep 22Am. Whitewater Thanks to American Whitewater, whitewater boating is allowed on Green River now
Sep 22SUP Connect Hydro Holder for taking water securely during your paddles!!
Sep 22SUP International 2019 Starboard Team Inflatable Boards
Sep 22AirKayaks Video: Advanced Elements Sport DS High-Pressure Inflatable Kayak
Sep 22SUP Tonic Win a Vissla High Seas Wetsuit of Your Choice
Sep 22Outdoor Industry Association Celebrate Public Lands Day and #VoteTheOutdoors this November
Sep 22Am. Whitewater Prevent a New Dam on the San Joaquin (CA)
Sep 22SUP International Lizzie Carr’s Hudson River expedition to spread awareness on plastic pollution
Sep 21Austin Kayak Top 10 Fishing Kayaks Under $1k
Sep 21SUP Magazine Word on the Water | Favorite Unexpected Piece of SUP Gear?
Sep 21Mocke Paddling Essential Paddling Gear
Sep 21Austin Kayak Kayaking Tips – How to Select a Kayak for Camping
Sep 21Standup Paddle Magazine All that happened in the City Paddle Festival NYC
Sep 21RAM Mounts Inflatable Boats and Watercraft: How to Mount Your Device or Drink
Sep 21Tsunami Rangers Sea Kayaking Personalities: Are YOU a Herbert?
Sep 21Coreban One Stroke At A Time: Stand Up Paddle Board Shopping for Beginners
Sep 21Annabel Anderson Annable Anderson's time at the Carolina CUP, Wrightsville Beach
Sep 21Tsunami Rangers The Outdoor Gym – Kayak Fitness That’s Free and Wild!
Sep 21SUP Magazine Five Reasons to Start Standup Paddleboarding
Sep 21Loco SUP Top Tips For Making A Great SUP Edit
Sep 21Tsunami Rangers Whale Watching From a Kayak – Gray Whales in Trinidad Harbor
Sep 21Grand Rapids Whitewater GR Paddling’s conservation of the Grand River with the Grand Rapids Whitewater Project
Sep 20Coreban SUP Destination Cape Town
Sep 20Tsunami Rangers Crossing Over – Four Days Kayaking the Rogue River of Southern Oregon
Sep 20SUP Examiner The SUP Hipster: Make Carrying Your SUP Easy
Sep 20Fanatic SUP It was Arthur who prevailed winning the Men’s Pro Long Distance Race in New York SUP Open
Sep 20Kayak Base Different Types of Fishing Reels
Sep 20Fanatic SUP Designer of SUP Foil boards, Sky Solbach talks about foiling and SUP surfing
Sep 20British SUP Association Esea Strap – New Paddleboarding Innovation
Sep 20Bellyak Five Hidden Gems to Paddle in Western North Carolina
Sep 20Starboard SUP Bart de Zwart setting Record in another endurance race in Scotland way back in 2016
Sep 20Starboard SUP  Bart de Zwart won 2 endurance races in 2016, let’s hear it from him
Sep 20ERA Kids Blog Paddling Ecuador – What A Trip is About
Sep 20World Paddle Association Who will be “Salt Life Champion Paddler of the Year”
Sep 20Austin Kayak Dogs on the Water – Round 2!
Sep 20River Runners For Wilderness Various Arkansas River Management Plans that’s protected this important natural resource
Sep 20ERA Kids Blog Proper Fishing Catch and Release Technique
Sep 19ERA Kids Blog Dry Top Maintenance
Sep 19SUP Tonic Starboard's Hyper Nut - Designed for stability and performence
Sep 19Kayak Angler Magazine Catching smallmouth bass in South Carolina
Sep 19SUP Examiner Great Places to Standup Paddle Around the World
Sep 19Traversing Ostrom Outdoors Returns With New Barrel Harness
Sep 19SUP Magazine Last year’s Pacific Paddle Games winner Annabel Anderson on her win for her "village"
Sep 19PaddleBlogs Diary of a middle aged kayaker: Augsburg!
Sep 19SUP Examiner Four Days on the Hudson – Day Two: Shackleton!
Sep 19PaddleBlogs Diary of a middle aged kayaker: Classic Val Sesia
Sep 19SUP Examiner Dugout vs Flat Deck SUPs: What’s the Difference?
Sep 19PaddleBlogs Diary of a middle aged kayaker: Never take paddling for granted
Sep 19Isle Surf and SUP 5 Fun Ways to Get Fit with a Paddle Board
Sep 19The Paddler ezine Liffey Descent canoe marathon - Update, results and action stories
Sep 19Badfish SUP How to Frontside 360: Featuring Hannah Ray J
Sep 19International Rafting Federation Guide workshops offered in some great destinations
Sep 19SUP Connect New York SUP Open Delivers on Hudson River Race
Sep 18Canoe Kayak Newman and Coffey discuss his recent article on loss and river running
Sep 18Jackson Kayak Midday Madness: Hot-Weather Largemouth Bass In the Lily Pads
Sep 18Isle Surf and SUP How to Enhance Your Love Life with a SUP
Sep 18Badfish SUP The Women of Badfish: Hannah Ray J
Sep 18red paddle co The Dragon World Championships In Austria
Sep 18Jackson Kayak Still kayaking off waterfalls even after 30’s and getting married, life is good
Sep 18SUP Magazine 2018 Movie of the Year Open For Voting for the 2018 SUP Awards
Sep 18International Rafting Federation We are river family – meet Juniper Rose
Sep 18SUP Magazine Appleby and Arutkin Win New York SUP Open Race
Sep 18Werner How to Build Emotional Resilience on the Water
Sep 18ACA Stewardship Support for Paddling Clubs
Sep 18ACA ACA trains instructors to teach disabled students rafting - Adaptive Rafting in Oregon
Sep 18Kayak Session Beaver Fest (Entry #27 Short Film of the Year Awards 2018)
Sep 18SUP Magazine Top Five Places to Paddle This Fall
Sep 18ACA In Memory of Jay Evans - 1st U.S. Whitewater Team Coach
Sep 18SUPracer Lincoln Dews, Fiona Wylde sweep the SUP Japan Cup
Sep 18SUP Mag UK  Fanatic’s collection of SUP boards for 2019
Sep 18Jackson Kayak Experience with the various Kayak Bass Fishing TN tournaments
Sep 18ACA ACA’s stewardship work in protecting Boundary Waters
Sep 17Jackson Kayak Fun Adventure from the source of the White Salmon to Hood River
Sep 17Team I-Canoe Pyranha - Sneak Peak at Models Coming Soon...
Sep 17ACA Paddlesports Safety Infographics
Sep 17The Paddler ezine On the water, kayaking 32 days, 6 countries for the cause of free flowing Balkan rivers
Sep 17Level 6 Neoprene Sprayskirts: What's better? Bungee or Rand?
Sep 17SUP Connect Fall 2018 Paddle Boarding Gear Guide
Sep 17Paddling Instructor Knots got you all tied up? This video will sort you out



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