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The famous Playak News Flash informs tens of thousands of paddlers around the world about the most popular paddling news each day. Playak editors
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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, plus a
list of upcoming events.
Misc. (2 min. ago) -
It's not the smoothest sport, nor the most graceful.
At its most exciting moments, participants end up in kind of a slipping-on-a-banana-peel stance.
Yet for those who love it, whitewater stand-up paddleboarding -- or whitewater SUPing -- holds a powerful allure.
For some, it brings a big thrill with a little less risk.
That's why paddling instructor Jack Nelson switched from kayaking to whitewater SUPing.
"I took some scary swims (in a kayak) and just thought, 'I don't know, if I stay with this group of guys that I've grown in the sport with, am I going to be one of those statistics that dies on the river?' " said Nelson, 31, an American Canoe Association level 3 whitewater SUPing instructor who lives in Bristol, Tennessee.
Then, Nelson started stand-up paddling on cl... read more...
WatersEdge SUP (2 hrs. ago) -
Proper maintenance and care for your board is the key to ensuring its quality for as long as possible. Here are a few tips to keep your board looking and performing as new.
Am. Whitewater (3 hrs. ago) -
Snohomish PUD will be releasing flows from Culmback Dam on the Upper Sultan River on Saturday, September 12th, providing an opportunity for whitewater recreation. The flows are required under the hydropower project’s license to benefit the overall health of the river and aid the upstream migration of adult salmon. These flows have been required in recent years, and beginning in 2015, began to be scheduled on a weekend with advance notice to allow whitewater paddlers to take advantage of the opportunity. read more...
SUP Magazine (4 hrs. ago) -
Recent performances from Australian waterman, 42-year-old Kelly Margetts, are going to show: age should be a matter of little consequence to racers. Just last month, Margetts put on an outstanding performance to win the upwind distance slog at the recent Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge, keeping the best paddlers in the world in his rear view mirror. Here is an interview of him as he talks about his training and life. read more...
Canoe Kayak (5 hrs. ago) -
Well, marine creatures can be really friendly, like the white dolphin “Speedy”, and an orca called Luna who come really close to paddlers and boats. There is a rule that paddlers and others have to maintain at least a 100 yards distance when they spot a marine creature all for the protection of these innocent marine beings. However innocent creatures put their lives at danger coming close quarters to humans on water. The above mentioned Orca Luna died seeking company of the human beings. Let's be nice to these beautiful creatures. read more...
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