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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 hand-pick the best headlines 24/7, and those that are viewed most by our readers are sent out in the 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, plus a list of upcoming events.

An Event You Don't Want to Miss

ACA (6 min. ago) - The ACA is proud to present the second Swiftwater Rescue Conference, October 9-11, 2015, on the Tuckaseegee River in North Carolina.  read more...

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CNN: SUP? It's a fresh way to ride the rapids

Misc. (2 hrs. 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...

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Board Care and Maintenance Tips

WatersEdge SUP (4 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.    read more...

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Upper Sultan River (WA) Releases Scheduled Sept. 12th

Am. Whitewater (5 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...

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Kelly Margetts | Inside the Mind of the 42-Year-Old Columbia Gorge Challenge Champ

SUP Magazine (6 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...

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10 hrs. agoSUPboarder British SUP Club Championships 2015 – Event Review
11 hrs. agoEU SUP Association Bikingo Eguna, Spain
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13 hrs. agoSawyer Sawyer Paddles and Oars Joins Tu as Newest Corporate Sponsor
13 hrs. agoEU SUP Association Happy Summer Namur 2013
15 hrs. agoBrittany Parker Vail Mountain School SUP Trip
17 hrs. agoKokatat Blog Montreal Eau Vive
19 hrs. agoEU SUP Association Massilia Sup Race 2013
22 hrs. agoBliss-Stick US Northeast Guide Series: Episode 2 Split-Rock and Medina Falls
Sep 4American Rivers Calling All Endangered Rivers
Sep 3SUP Magazine The New Sup Retailer That Brings Boards to Your Waterway
Sep 3Atlantic Paddle Surfing Last Session Ending of The Swell
Sep 3International Rafting Federation The Rumble in The Thai Jungle
Sep 3ACA Every Kid in a Park Initiative Officially Launches
Sep 3Riding Bumps Minimize Unnecessary Movement When Paddling a Prone Paddleboard
Sep 3SUP International Sup Armada 2015
Sep 3Standup Journal The Best Sup Experience of My Life
Sep 3worldkayak 2015 J.A.W. End of Season SALE!
Sep 3Jackson Kayak Better Late Than Never – Team Trials and My Road to Worlds
Sep 3SUP Industry Association Andres
Sep 3Canoe Kayak Remembering Boyce Greer
Sep 3Distressed Mullet Mixed Emotions as Authorities Find and Identify The Body of Andres Pombo
Sep 3SUP for the Soul Testing Out The Hala Luya
Sep 3Standup Journal Brent Allen Explores the Big Sur Coast Standup Paddling
Sep 3SUP International Go There: Isle of Wight
Sep 3Standup Journal Here’s Your Guide To Becoming Sup Yoga Certified
Sep 2Standup Journal So You Want To Be a River Paddler?
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Sep 2Standup Journal Robby Naish Shows Us the 2016 Glide Touring and Racing SUP Board
Sep 2SUPboarder S T R a N G E – Fiona Wylde
Sep 2New England SUP Big and Bumpy
Sep 2Quickblade First Reviews – The Maunalua 26 Steering Paddle
Sep 2SUPracer Pioneering The Art of Stand Up Paddling in Mozambique?
Sep 2WatersEdge SUP Into the Blue – Demo Day
Sep 2Elder SUP Paddle – and P2sup – for Change
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Sep 1PaddleFit A Great Crew for The Full Moon Paddle At Paddlefit
Sep 1Pete Holliday Paddlesports Racers Association – Summer Sprint Series – OC1
Sep 1SUP Magazine Lakeside Part I
Sep 1Jackson Kayak Jr. Men Preview 2015 World Championships
Sep 1Jackson Kayak The Bountiful Bluegill
Sep 1Kim Siekerman Ladies Freestyle Weekend Braving Sun, Wind and Rain to Raise Funds for Cancer Research
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