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Playak News Flash - February 28, 2017
Playak News Flash - February 28, 2017
The world's latest paddling headlines.
Canoe Roots Expedition Icon: Verlen Kruger
Canoe Roots - Verlen Kruger canoed the full length of the Mississippi River several times over his 82 years. For most people, just one trip would provide bragging rights to last a lifetime. Kruger wasn’t most people. With expeditions crisscrossing the entire Western Hemisphere, Kruger paddled more than 100,000 miles. That’s more than 42 runs of the Mississippi River, or four trips around the equator. At 41 years old, he started canoeing. He spent the next 41 years making up for lost time. Paddling to the sea and experiencing Sunset - This was truly sublime paddling as the sun sank slowly between Ardnamurchan peninsula and the isle of Muck. Check out the scenery and the experience.
World Paddle Awards Rok Rozman and the Balkan Rivers Tour (BRT) win the 2016 Foundation Award
World Paddle Awards - For Rok Rozman, the Balkan Rivers Tour (BRT) isn't a job, it's a mission that never ends. After winning the 2016 World Paddle Awards Foundation Award, Rok hopes he is able to raise more awareness to help put an end to the dam craze forever.
Distressed Mullet The Progression Project – Current State
Distressed Mullet - SUP Surfing in Costa Rica Costa Rica, beautiful waves and some of the best standup paddlers in the world! Just what the doctor ordered while we’re waiting for the next installment of the APP World Tour.
World Paddle Awards Justine Curgenven Wins the 2016 Media Professional Award
World Paddle Awards - As the central figure of Cackle TV Productions, Justine Curgenven has helped propel paddlesports into the media spotlight. As the winner of the 2016 Media Professional Award, Justine tells us about her next big plans.
SUP Magazine APP World Tour- 2017 Sunset Beach Pro Finals Gallery and Results
SUP Magazine - An exclusive gallery from the most prestigious competition in SUP surfing at the 2017 Sunset Beach Pro.
Am. Whitewater Public Hearing for Proposed Non-Motorized Boating Program in Oregon
Am. Whitewater - This week the Oregon House Transportation Policy Committee has schedueld a hearing for the bill to establish a Non-Motorized Boating Program as proposed by the Oregon State Marine Board (House Bill 2320). Through a survey we conducted last year we have solicited feedback on the legislation to implement this program.
Samata Mag The Butterfly Effect x GlideSoul 2017 World Tour
Samata Mag - Time is fast approaching for the kick off to The Butterfly Effect 2017 Season. Since the first event in 2007 on Maui, Hawaii -The Butterfly Effecthas evolved into an international Be Aloha World Tour landing 50 times in 19 countries.
Adrian Shanahan Kayaks Waterfalls and Drones
Adrian Shanahan - Anyway moving on…. I came across this bit of film which is a few years old but it’s only recently that the likes of consumers drones like the DJI Mavic Pro and Phantom 4 are affordable to the general public. Drones provide have potential for some of the best shots of kayaking you’re ever likely to see. Here are some videos taken from drones, there is one of Clare Glens kayaking action taken from drone, there is another dimension added to it in the footage.
PaddlingLight Cape Wrath Packrafting and Fat Biking Trip
PaddlingLight - It’s one of those days when I have a pile of work to do, but just want to watch videos about paddling. And then I stumbled onto this Cape Wrath packrafting and fat biking video. After about two hours of dreaming up trips to do with a fat bike and packraft, I think I better get back to work.
ASI Celtic Crossing – Epic voyage race from the isles of Scilly to Sennen Cove
ASI - Glenn Eldridge created this event called the Celtic Crossing, it is known as Europe’s Longest Open Ocean paddle race comprising of 52 kms of open Ocean paddle. It is very challenging that the crossing requires a level of skill, endurance and ocean knowledge only found in elite watermen and women who have spent their lives preparing themselves for a challenge just like this! Find out more about this race event that takes place every September. The APP World Tour Prepares for an Epic Finals Day at Stop 1, The 2017 Sunset Beach Pro - The Australians are making their presences felt as we prepare for a dramatic finals day in conjunction with a new long period swell. With just the quarters thru final remaining for the Men’s division and just the Final left for the women here at the 2017 Sunset Beach Pro, tension is mounting as we build up to what promises to be a spectacular final day of action at Stop 1 of the APP World Tour.
SUP Connect SUP Instructor Set to Paddle 250 Miles for Charity
SUP Connect - This summer will see extreme sports enthusiastic and SUP Instructor Sam Robison take on coastal challenge around Cornwall. Sam along with this stand-up paddle board and supplies for the adventure, will be paddling from Bude to Plymouth, following the Cornish coastline all the way.
SUPracer Boothy, Jake or Titou? the Focus Turns to Queensland for the 12 Towers/Noosa Double Header
SUPracer - While the northern hemisphere is receiving record snowfalls, the summer racing season is well underway in Australia, and coming up over the next two weekends we've got two of the biggest and longest-running events in the country: The 12 Towers ocean race on the Gold Coast and the Noosa Festival of Surfing a few hours north on the Sunshine Coast.
Trash Paddler Bogastow's Breeze
Trash Paddler - I'd just paddled up Bogastow Brook into South End Pond from the Charles River yesterday afternoon.  There, facing into a warm almost summer-like breeze, I looked across a still mostly iced-over pond (photo at left).  It was surreal. 
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