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Playak Weekly Digest - week 49, 2016
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 49, 2016.
Palm Blogs First descent of the Arazá River, Peru
Palm Blogs - After the competition in the river Pachachaca, we only had 10 days left in Peru, so we decided to go to the jungle and try the river Arazá that our friend Leo recommended us. Next day, around four in the morning, after loading the car with the kayaks and all the material needed, we started our journey towards Marcapata. After eight hours in the car, we got to our destination; We checked a few rapids that weren’t very far from where we were and decided to start the adventure and to go down for a 14km river section.
Michele Ramazza Kayaking and Rivers Signals
Michele Ramazza - Which are most important river signals to know? Here you can find a detailed list of the most important river signal internationally known. A short guide to help the communication in the noisy river environment.
Adventure Kayak 7 Amazing Paddling Trips To Add To Your Bucket List
Adventure Kayak - Beautiful destinations all paddlers should explore at least once.
Palm Blogs Puesco Fest experience with slalom racing
Palm Blogs - Despite the urge to stay and party in true Chilean fashion, until the sun comes up, I managed to sneak away around 2:00 am and get at least a few hours of sleep before the race on Saturday. The race takes place on the infamous Tres Tronchos section of the Puesco river. Low water this year meant that although the section was less pushy, it was also much more technical and the race lines were really tight,
Canoe Kayak Cancer Therapy on the Magpie River
Canoe Kayak - Fifteen young adults who survived cancer had a life-changing adventure last summer on Quebec’s Magpie River, thanks to On the Tip of the Toes Foundation. Dumped by helicopter 60-plus miles from civilization, participants spend a week in the wilderness where they learned to live in the bush, swim in the rapids and paddle rafts and kayaks.
Jackson Kayak Halloween Paddle 2016
Jackson Kayak - The Halloween Paddle in the gorge has pretty much become an annual event.  It started over 8 years ago with a fun idea of just getting a handful of friends together, dress up in costume and paddle the Green Truss section of the White Salmon River. 
Canoe Kayak Whitewater Healing’s program positive effects on an autistic kid
Canoe Kayak - One of the highlights of our Whitewater Healing experience was boaters climbing atop a huge boulder, then jumping off into the rushing water. As our group pulled up, Tucker wanted no part of it, electing to stay in the raft and watch. But for the last two months he had been preparing for this moment, learning to pinch his nose and close his mouth so he could take that plunge.
Jackson Kayak Jackson Karma Unlimited (UL) C-1 – A Years Review
Jackson Kayak - 2016 marked my first year to join the long boat gang. I had borrowed long boats occasionally in the past but never had one to call my own. I received a beautiful Jackson Karma Unlimited (UL) in the Aztec color (Purple/blue mix) early this year.
Austin Kayak Recap: First Annual KATS Midwest Tournament
Austin Kayak - While the Kayak Angler Tournament Series (KATS) has been running for ten years in Texas, this was the first season in the Great Lakes region. With an abundance of water and an amazing fishing community, we knew there would be no shortage of competitors. For the inaugural year, we were fortunate enough to host over 140 individual contestants ranging from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Canada.
Am. Whitewater Seeking Input on Oregon's Proposed Non-Motorized Boating Program
Am. Whitewater - For the past five years the Oregon State Marine Board has been engaging with the non-motorized boating community to learn how the Marine Board can better meet the needs of the community. Through this initiative, the Marine Board convened the Non-Motorized Boating Advisory Committee.
Canoe Roots 6 Most Important Skills For Beginner Canoeists
Canoe Roots - Learning how to canoe is an exciting journey that can open up vast areas of wilderness for a lifetime of adventures. The details in learning this vast skill can be overwhelming and challenging. What is a bow-rudder? Why are soloists kneeling backwards in a tandem canoe? Make your learning process simple by beginning with these five basic skills before you move onto more advanced areas and techniques. Happy paddling!
Bellyak No Barriers Mindset William Blakely’s Story
Bellyak - My name is William Blakely and I’m 17. I have cerebral palsy and have to use a wheelchair. I like to try new things and I especially like to try things that might get me hurt. My mom says I am Badass.
Rapid Magazine Blog Key Safety Skills For Whitewater Paddlers
Rapid Magazine Blog - Whitewater paddling is one of the most exciting and fun activities you can do, in our completely unbiased opinion. Close calls, bad swims and river mishaps can take the enjoyment out of whitewater faster than a runaway kayak on a steep creek. To maximize good times on the river and mitigate the consequences of things not going to plan, it's imperative to take a river rescue course and ensure you feel comfortable in the areas you paddle. Over the years at Rapid, we've compiled an extensive collection of key whitewater skills we think everyone should know.
Adventure Kayak 10 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues
Adventure Kayak - Expert-Approved fixes for water-starved paddlers. What can you do in winter time when you can’t paddle much out, here are things you can do to keep you occupied from planning trips, to taking care of gear, to reading paddle books, to meeting your paddling friends taking about paddle tales and doing activities to ensure you stay fit to paddle.
Kayak Base Best Ice Fishing Reels 2017 – Buying Guide and Reviews
Kayak Base - Looking for the best ice fishing reels? Today we are reviewing some of the best ice fishing reels for a better and enhanced ice fishing experience.
Athletes with top online media coverage in December
1. Thomas Fahrun
2. Guillermo Loria
3. Nick Troutman
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