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Playak News Flash - March 1, 2012
Playak News Flash - March 1, 2012
The world's latest paddling headlines.
Mt. Hood H2O Money Drop
Mt. Hood H2O - The first time I had looked at Money Drop I had been kayaking for about a year, I knew some day I would want to run big stuff and put this on the list. A few weeks back John Edwards and I had been to Money Drop and put in an all day scouting mission.
Martin Belden Metlako Falls
Martin Belden - This past weekend, Drew Hossle and I rallied from Missoula, MT over to Hood River for a quick trip out of the frozen tundra and into creeking paradise. After a 10 hour drive, during which we consumed about five times the recommended servings of caffeine, we pulled into White Salmon, ...
Palm Blogs Chasing Rain
Palm Blogs - It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted on here, largely due to finals at uni followed by the move back to Scotland and setting up work. However now that the storm has settled, and I’ve bought a Go Pro, I’m jumping back into the online kayaking media with my first clips of head-cam footage [...]
New River Academy Boof to Swim!
New River Academy - I must start this blog entry off by apologising for my lack of activity recently, we have not had internet in a week since coming down to the futalefu river, so any blogging was impossible. It really is the wilderness up here, we are staying at a small hostel right on the futa.
WRSI Ain't No "Can't" In The Word Canyon
WRSI - Throughout the years I've had many great runs down a lot of different rivers here in Washington. I've fantasized about what some of the more obscure runs would be like as I've scanned the hundreds of pages of whitewater lore in the WA river bible. And recently one particular little chunk of the C...
Will Herman Northern lights and White Ladies
Will Herman - Loading the boats above Porth Eilian, the sheltered bay just west of Point Lynas on Anglesey's north coast, I realised with some surprise that this would be the first overnight trip of the year. So far it seemed I had failed rather completely to put the G.T. to the use it was intended ...
surfski.info Wavechaser Champs 2012 (USA) - Potato Patch Strikes Again...
surfski.info - Fort Baker, Marin County, California: Wavechaser race director Mike Martinez knows how to pick a champion. “A Championship is supposed to be challenging” I’ve heard him say more than once. The day before the annual Wavechaser Championship event, gale force winds and hazardous seas ...
Austin Kayak 2012 Kayak Angler Tournament Series – Fayette Report
Austin Kayak - Steve Garcia Takes it Home Once Again! The 2012 KATS Lake Fayette tournament took place this last Saturday. It was the second of 6 events in the series and was a great success! We applaud the 50 anglers that made the distant drive out to La Grange, Texas for an early start of 6:00 am.
Imagine Surf Pro Kiteboarder Damien LeRoy on the Pro
Imagine Surf - A nice north swell came rolling in and I happened to have just got this new Imagine board from a great friend corky.  This was my first day on it, as I had been riding a 10’0 and this is a 9’0 performance machine. It was unreal, I felt like I was on my short board ripping turns. 
CackleTV Whales, penguins, glaciers and first shower in 13 days
CackleTV - There are so many possibilities for a blog title to reflect on 13 exciting days kayaking from Punta Arenas to Timbales – where we are now. I could have chosen the 5 humback whale sightings, one of the amazing creatures appearing from the depths about 50 metres behind Barry and startling us with its loud [...]
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