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Playak Weekly Digest - week 46, 2016
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 46, 2016.
Reiner Glanz Stikine
Reiner Glanz - In August 2016 waterlevels on the Stikine dropped into manageable flows and several groups made their way up north. I started my drive in the desire to meet up with Adrian Kiernan and Billy Thibault in Prince George.
Canoe Kayak Wildfire Threatens Nantahala Outdoor Center
Canoe Kayak - The Nantahala Outdoor Center and other local whitewater outfitters were forced to close Friday morning as forest fires that have been sweeping through western North Carolina for the last month reached the Nantahala National Forest.
Pucon Kayak Hostel Five Kayaker Gems in Pucon Chile
Pucon Kayak Hostel - Four days into our Teacups + Pucon first of three trips we’re reminded why we first chose to come to Pucon to kayak. It’s the little things that few speak about that we cherish daily in our kayaking lives. Here are a few we identified this week
Canoe Kayak World Rafting Championships Held on Man-Made Course in Dubai
Canoe Kayak - The Arabian Desert of Dubai might seem more suitable for camels than rafting competitors, but that didn’t stop the International Rafting Federation from staging its 2016 R4 World Rafting Championships on the man-made whitewater course at the five-year-old Wadi Adventure Center November 2-5.
Victory Koredry Red Bull Heavy Water SUP 2016 Highlights
Victory Koredry - On October 19, 15 of the world’s best athletes took part in a brand-new SUP race – Red Bull Heavy Water. The 7.5-mile-long open course, from the notorious Ocean Beach to the Golden Gate Bridge, challenged athletes with mighty waves towering over 10 feet.
Canoe Roots Mike Ranta Completes Second Cross-Canada Paddle And Wants to Do It Again
Canoe Roots - What’s the first thing you do after canoeing across the country? Eat cabbage rolls. After finishing a 7,500-kilometer canoe trip across Canada–his second Mike Ranta strolled up a hill to the Royal Canadian Legion in Dominion Beach, Cape Breton.
Mark Sundin Mark & Rob Paddle the Classic
Mark Sundin - Just over a week has passed since the 40th Anniversary of the Hawkesbury Classic, Sydney's own iconic 111km race overnight from the foot of the Blue Mountains to within smelling distance of the ocean. Both Rob & I had managed to get our hands on Greg Slade's specialist long-distance racing kayak, the SLR1, and to varying degrees had spent a few weeks getting ourselves into Classic mode. We were both eyeing off a time in the low 10 hour range…
Jackson Kayak Kayak Sight Fishing for Barracuda in the Lower Florida Keys
Jackson Kayak - As water temps trend downward, shallow-water fishing in the Lower Keys will feature some new players. Large jack crevalle, ladyfish, speckled sea trout, blacktip sharks, along with a few snook and redfish will become more common, while the summer targets of bonefish, tarpon and permit become harder to find in the cooler water. One fish of particular interest on the flats during the winter months is the great barracuda.
Kayak Base 10 Best Fly Fishing Vest and Packs 2016 – Reviews & Buying Guide
Kayak Base - The fly vests are wonderful in the summer conditions when it is too hot for a jacket. For salmon anglers, the fly fishing vests can fit everything. The vests are nicely made with pockets that ensure everything stays in the pockets even when leaning over.
Fatyak Alternative Boarding with the Hono
Fatyak - The construction of the Hono puts it in a very unique position. Although water is the obvious choice for the board, below we discuss various other alternative boarding options.
Jackson Kayak Grit
Jackson Kayak - The process by which we learn to kayak says a lot about how we deal with and define failure. The sport is failure: flips, swims, bad lines, hikeouts, skunks, and injuries burden us throughout our career. We must react.
WWTCC Hurley Classic 2016
WWTCC - It all started in 1989 as a kayak freestyle competition and that makes the event one of the oldest of its type. It has developed from this first meeting between friends in the Hurley Village car park into one of the most significant freestyle watersports events in the world.
Rapid Magazine Blog Best Airbnb’s For Paddlers
Rapid Magazine Blog - Paddlers beat everyone else when it comes to having a lot of gear, and leaving it everywhere. Boats, skirts, booties, paddles, towels, dry suits and snacks litter the ground at every put in and take out, and it’s usually wet.
Tony Paradise Noah's Ark - Update
Tony Paradise - On August 3rd we met in St. Philips for our usual Wednesday evening practice.  It was calm so we went for a paddle to Portugal Cove. 
Adventure Kayak Kootznoowoo Wilderness, Alaska
Adventure Kayak - Ready for adventure? We’ve roamed the world’s oceans and lakes to compile this look at eight of our favorite island escapes, from lounging in the palm trees of the South Pacific to paddling with whales in the Bay of Fundy.
Athletes with top online media coverage in November
1. Kai Lenny
2. Pat Keller
3. Eric Deguil
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