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Playak News Flash - April 26, 2018
Playak News Flash - April 26, 2018
The world's latest paddling headlines.
Simon Wyndham Opinion on kayaking gear Cagdecks - is it useful ?
Simon Wyndham - Cagdecks, or top decks, are sometimes labelled as being expensive and dangerous in equal degree. Do they deserve this rep, or are they simply the most comfortable way to paddle a boat? For the unwary these are garments that have the dry or semi-dry top attached directly to a deck in one piece.
Frogma Opening Day Bonus - My First Ride in Canarsian
Frogma - As I'd mentioned in the last post, I'd made a decision to garden rather than paddle. That was a bit of a tough call if you've been reading this blog for very long, you'll know that I really like traditions like New Year's Day paddles and Escapes from Black Friday (by land or by sea, either one's a million zillion times better than shopping), and the Opening Day paddle is definitely one of those.
Simon Wyndham White water courses: Are they sustainable?
Simon Wyndham - Artificial white water courses, when done well, are some of the best places to keep skills up during the summer and dry periods. But how sustainable are they economically, and is there a better way for new courses to be built?
International Rivers World’s Newest Great Ape Threatened by Chinese Dam
International Rivers - This article originallly appeared in The Guardian. The discovery of the Tapanuli orangutan has not stopped a Chinese state-run company from clearing forest for a planned dam.
TotalSUP Full Recap Quiksilver Waterman Carolina Cup 2018
TotalSUP - Last weekend saw 500 paddlers hit the water for the 2018 Carolina Cup, racers ranged between beginners, weekend warriors and the elite, and impressively so on Sunday the number hit 700 with a number of surfskiers, and OC paddlers out to do the Graveyard race.
Adventurous Experiences Sunday Skills Development
Adventurous Experiences - The Isle of Man Adventure Club Sunday morning sea kayaking took place in challenging conditions, off Peel on the west coast of the Isle of Man. 
SUP Magazine 7th Annual Standup for the Cure in Newport
SUP Magazine - More than 1,000 breast cancer advocates and paddling enthusiasts will unite on Saturday, May 5, for the 7th Annual Standup for the Cure at Newport Dunes.
Fanatic SUP In The Spotlight – Adrien Bosson
Fanatic SUP - Today we are featuring French Freestyler Adrien Bosson in our Fanatic Spotlight series. Adrien just missed the Top 5 in the PWA Freestyle Tour 2017  but  is also performing in the waves on Maui he is doing quite impressive Aerials right now.
SUP Examiner OluKai Celebrates a Decade of International Paddling
SUP Examiner - World Famous OluKai Ho’olaule’a Festival Takes Place End of April. For the 10th year in a row OluKai, is bringing the world’s best paddlers together for a weekend of racing and celebrating the Hawaiian culture at the annual Ho’olaule’a (celebration).
SUP Magazine Sensi Graves Bikinis Turns Recycled Plastics Into Athletic Swimwear
SUP Magazine - Sensi Graves Bikinis are made from recycled plastics by using Ecoynl yarn and Repreve to create a sustainable, stylish and functional swimsuit.
ISA International Surfing Association Forms New Athletes’ Commission to Amplify Voice of Athletes in Lead Up to Tokyo 2020
ISA - Multiple World Medalist across three ISA disciplines, Justine Dupont (FRA), to lead as Chair of the commission. The International Surfing Association (ISA) is proud to announce today the formation of a new Athletes’ Commission to ensure that athletes’ opinions are heard at the highest level of governance in Surfing, StandUp Paddle (SUP), and all surf-related disciplines.
Kayak Angler Magazine 6 Reasons To Buy An Inflatable Kayak
Kayak Angler Magazine - On a whim, my husband and I decided to drive from Montana to Colorado to check out several no-wake lakes rumored to hold cooperative fish. With a 10-hour drive on either side of the trip, we could only budget two days for fishing. To jump from one lake to another, we left our plastic kayaks and grabbed the inflatables. Easy to transport, simple set-up, rugged construction and smart rigging make modern inflatable fishing boats and boards popular for off-the-grid adventures.
Distressed Mullet =The View From the Beach Or Spectating So Hard
Distressed Mullet - It’s the People, Stupid Races grow, hopefully. And with growth comes change. As more and more people discover SUP, more and more of them are discovering that there is such a thing as SUP racing.
SUP Connect Bart De Zwart Embarks on Marquesas Expedition
SUP Connect - Expedition warrior Bart de Zwart embarked on the first leg of his Marquesas Islands crossing on April 17, 2018. The Starboard athlete flew to the islands from Tahiti, landing in Hiva Oa to begin his exciting solo journey. Upon his arrival on the island of Hiva Oa, he drove through the mountains to a tiny fishing village called Puamau, which happened to be home to one of French Polynesia's biggest and most well preserved tiki statues.
Canoe Kayak Kayak Fishing Tournament for a good cause; Mission Bay Classic - Overview
Canoe Kayak - It's not every day that you have the opportunity to fish with 147 like-minded (read: obsessed) folks for a great cause. As one of California's largest kayak fishing tournaments, the Mission Bay Classic is exactly that: a premiere event gathering for all anglers, and for the benefit of an engaged local Heroes on The Water The post 2018 Mission Bay Classic – Heroes on the Water appeared first on Canoe & Kayak Magazine.
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