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Kayak Session Magazine SUP Paddle World magazine 2020

The biggest whitewater kayaking magazine in the world. If a photo speaks a thousand words, then Kayak Session is an encyclopedia. Dubbed the ‘National Geographic’ of whitewater kayaking, we collaborate with some of the best photographers and most acclaimed writers in the outdoor industry. Our photo concept is to show stunning images of kayakers in their element. This photos-first idea is coupled with a creative layout and fresh content, sure to inspire our readers with every issue. Kayak Session is the essential reading for whitewater kayakers worldwide.

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6 Issues

in this issue

3 min

In the last few months, access to the world’s rivers, oceans, and lakes was shuttered as countries and governments around the world navigated the challenges wrought by novel coronavirus Covid-19. Yet for all that was temporarily lost, much was gained as paddlers and players in the paddlesport industry found solidarity, rallying together to support something bigger. Manufacturers switched their focus from paddling gear to Personal Protective Equipment of another kind: the masks, gowns, and face shields needed by those at the forefront of a pandemic. Athletes flocked to the internet, creating online tutorials and hangouts to keep the community sated and connected. During these tumultuous months, river lovers, from racers to cruisers paddlers, waited anxiously to return to the water, sometimes poaching runs and other times fighting for access. SUP surfers faced…

11 min
ceylon stories sup paddling in sri lanka

When you travel around the world, certain places stick in your memory, and Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) I left knowing I wanted to see it again. Eight years after the pleasure of the discovery and the fabulous moments of my first trip, I returned, this time sharing the joy of this epic place with French SUP-rider Alexis Deniel and his partner, Melanie. The couple have traveled a lot but never to this part of the world. For a while, Sri Lanka wasn't on anyone's vacation list, but now, more than 10 years after decades of civil war and the 2004 tsunami, it is slowly remaking its name as an international destination, especially for the surf-inclined. After a long flight with a stopover in Doha, Qatar, we land in Colombo, the capital…

2 min
the wish list

INDIANA - 11'6 FEATHER INFLATABLE The feather-light board for adventurers, who like to take their board with them everywhere they go without missing out on performance. The length of 11'6 and the pointed, flat shape allow for brisk speed and good directional-stability. Thanks to the thickness of 6 ’’ it is stiff enough and the volume of 307 liters allows a large payload. LENGTH: 11'6’ / 350 CM | WIDTH: 30’’ / 76.2 CM | THICKNESS: 6’’ / 15 CM | VOLUME: 307 L | WEIGHT: 7 KG INDIANA-PADDLESURF.CH SELECT PADDLES - SESSION The Session SUP from Select Paddles is specially engineered to increase efficiency and reduce fatigue. Light and thin fiberglass construction, with a V-shaped section that provides excellent stability for a very comfortable paddle swipe through the water. Whether for fitness, touring, or…

10 min
the right to a world championship the (icf) future of sup racing

Despite predictions to the contrary, and efforts by some to denigrate and even sabotage the event, in October 2019, the International Canoe Federation’s first stand up paddling world championships finished with record viewing figures, record country and athlete numbers and record-breaking winning times in Qingdao, China. The question many are now asking – where to next? "HAVING EXPERIENCED THE CALIBER OF EVENT THE ICF CAN PUT ON, AND HAVING SEEN THE RESPONSE ONLINE, THERE WAS LITTLE DOUBT AMONG THE ATHLETES AND OFFICIALS THAT THIS WAS THE FUTURE." The ICF has big plans for the future and has already chosen Hungary as the venue for the next world championships – but more on that later. From the start, the ICF set out to make the 2019 SUP world championships about the athletes. The…

3 min
the wish list

INDIANA - 14’ RACE OPEN WATER CARBON 23’' Made to compete with the best. The revised 14’ Open Water series is made for the ocean and for wavy and windy conditions. The special scoop rocker line and the thinner tail allow surfing. It is also fun for downwinders. The 23 inch version is designed for athletic and ambitious SUP racers. LENGTH: 14’0 / 426.7 CM | WIDTH: 23’’ / 58.5 CM | VOLUME: 285 L | WEIGHT: 11.2 KG | EST. RIDER WEIGHT: 60 - 90 KG INDIANA-PADDLESURF.CH PALM EQUIPMENT - NEOFLEX LONGSLEEVE A long sleeve top, made of thin and ultra-stretchy neoprene bonded to a soft Thermospan liner. Warm, flexible, and simple, for a superb connection with the water. SIZES: (MEN’S) S . M . L . XL . XXL | COLORS: (MEN’S) JET GREY/ OCEAN…

9 min
hamburg paddleboarding the rivers, lakes, and canals of germany's sup city

90 million visitors per year can't be wrong; Hamburg is one of the top destinations in Germany. The city’s visitors come for different reasons. Many love the cosmopolitan harbor, where you can get a glimpse of the sea-faring life watching cruise ships, container freighters, tall ships and sailboats, right from the heart of the city. Others come to experience the “Reeperbahn” quarter, the red-light district where the Beatles started their career. Music abounds in the Hanseatic city. There are hip hop artists and smoky jazz clubs, musicals, festivals, and concerts of all kinds- from the plentiful array of pubs, bars, restaurants, and taverns in the Reeperbahn “party mile” to the famous opera house Elbphilharmonie, which locals call “Elfi.” Museums showcase the city’s art and cultural heritage, though astonishingly, it is…