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Playak News Flash - June 25, 2018
Playak News Flash - June 25, 2018
The world's latest paddling headlines.
SUP Examiner Which Infinity Blackfish Is Right for Me?
SUP Examiner - Hi, I’m an expert paddler and racer but not too serious about speed. Just quality and comradely. I’m interested in an Infinity Blackfish 14′ x 27″. I’m only about 150 pounds, 62 years old and love the idea of a very light board.
Frogma Great Post-Work Paddle, plus Winter Sounds and Summer Sounds, Jamaica Bay, NY
Frogma - I launched around 5 and had a really nice 8 mile paddle. It was windy and gray so it almost felt like winter in that I practically had the entire bay to myself ...
Traversing GoHeart - Backcountry Networking Device
Traversing - The GoHeart outdoor networking device is on Kickstarter to hopefully become your next go-to device to stay connected in the backcountry.
Adventure Kayak The Real Fight To Save America’s Public Lands ( forests, lakes, rivers etc)
Adventure Kayak - The Outdoor recreation industry is a economic powerhouse providing employment opportunities to millions in the US economy. Inspite this, the industry is under threat with Govt. authorities removing protections to public lands making lands, lakes, rivers vulnerable to get harmed by commercial entities who have vested interests as they are allowed to do environmentally destructive activities on lands. Outdoor industry and public must gather to save their public lands so we continue to enjoy activities like rafting, paddling, cycling, canoeing ...
SUP Magazine SUP Brings Relief to Cancer Survivors
SUP Magazine - Paddle for Recovery uses standup paddleboarding to cancer survivors restore both their physical and mental health after going through cancer treatments.
Canoe Kayak The Kayak Fish Team hunted the internet for this round of fishing deals
Canoe Kayak - A midsummer look at the newest fishing bargains on the market.
TotalSUP Gathering of the World’s Top SUPerstars
TotalSUP - The APP World Tour has launched a series of City SUP events. Located in 3 iconic capital cities on both sides of the Atlantic, London, Paris and New York City, this is a trio of SUP events not to be missed. The 1st stop will be at The London SUP Open on July 7th and 8th 2018.
Adventure Kayak Young Alex, on a solo first of its kind expedition to circumnavigate Lake Winnipeg
Adventure Kayak - Youngster Alex Martin is embarking on a solo, 1,750 km sea kayak expedition to circumnavigate Lake Winnipeg. The purpose of his 2 month expedition is to raise awareness on the critical need for sustainable watershed management in the region. During the journey he would stop by interacting with lake communities, sharing the story of his expedition. promote the campaign, and photograph the lake in its dynamic state along the coast. Let’s support this 18 year old’s cause and wish him all the best for his long adventure.
Jackson Kayak New York is Growing
Jackson Kayak - For the past few years the tournament kayak fishing scene has been very lacking within the state of New York compared to other states around our region.
SUP Connect ISA Addresses Ongoing Battle With ICF for Governance of SUP
SUP Connect - Following recent media reports, the International Surfing Association (ISA) has set out further key details to address misinformation about the governance of StandUp Paddle (SUP), including claims by the International Canoe Federation (ICF) that they are acting out of the best interests of the athletes.
SUP Magazine Sean Poynter Wins 2018 US SUP Surfing Title
SUP Magazine - Sean Poynter won his second consecutive title at the 2018 USA SUP Surfing Championships at Oceanside Harbor, California in pumping south swell.
SUP Examiner 12th Annual SEA Paddle NYC Set for Saturday, August 11th
SUP Examiner - SEA Paddle NYC If you’re a stand-up paddler, you have just 7 weeks left to register for what is arguably one of the most exciting race events of the year! On Saturday, August 11, the Surfers’ Environmental Alliance (SEA) will host its twelfth annual SEA Paddle NYC, a grueling 25-mile event that attracts elite athletes and covers the dangerous waters.
TotalSUP Yuri flying over the waves using foils
TotalSUP - Japanese rider Yuri Takimoto is flying over waves on her foils. Being the wife of Takuma founder Cyril Coste she has access to the full Takuma quiver of foils. Currently based in Japan, Yuri chats to TotalSUP about why “the only way is foiling”, and introducing the concept of foiling to women riders!
American Rivers Mine Project on Bristol Bay sure to destroy the Salmon fishes and the water
American Rivers - Pebble Partnership is planning to build a massive mine at the headwaters of Bristol Bay, the region is home to sockeye salmon, and thrives in commercial fishery business supplying fishes to the world. Obviously this mine would affect the ecology of Bristol Bay which is why Alaskans and Americans are against this move yet the company is proceeding to build this distructful mine.
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