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Playak Weekly Digest - week 15, 2017
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 15, 2017.
Rapid Magazine Blog Paddle expedition of Soča River, from Source-to-Sea for the cause of river conservation
Rapid Magazine Blog - Following the path of the snowmelt to the river bank, 35 kayakers will slide into the emerald water of the Soča later that same day, embarking on a 138 kilometer mission to paddle the Soča from source, high in the mountains of Slovenia, to the Adriatic Sea in Italy. They are part of the Balkan Rivers Tour 2, that’s a iver conservation movement to raise awareness about old, inefficient hydroelectric dams as well as the threat of new dam development. It’s a paddle expedition from of Soča River, from Source-to-Sea.
Adventure Kayak Find out which sort of paddle suits your paddling style
Adventure Kayak - When chatting with people looking to get into paddling, one of the common surprises we find is that people are unaware of the different paddling styles for recreational and touring boats. There are many different paddle designs produced to work best for certain body and boat types. The question we are trying to get an answer to is “Does a low angle or high angle paddling style suit you?” We’ll help you decide which is the best choice for you.
Rapid Magazine Blog A Beginner’s Guide To Safer Paddling
Rapid Magazine Blog - It’s important for new kayakers to know how to paddle safely. Here is a list of tips and tricks to help any beginner get started. Always Wear A Lifejacket It’s a rookie mistake not to wear a lifejacket out on.
Simon Wyndham Tess Barrage International Whitewater Review
Simon Wyndham - The end of the middle section of the Tees Barrage long course. Recently I had a chance to make a short visit to the Tees Barrage whitewater course in Stockton on Tees. Hopefully this will be of interest and use to anyone visiting the north of England and find themselves in a dry spell.
SUP Magazine Couple Lives SUP Foil Surfing Dream on Maui
SUP Magazine - Abraham and Donica Shouse are doing it right. Both SUP foil surfing and life in general, it seems. Here we find the couple near their home in Maui enjoying a postcard perfect SUP foil surf session at sunset. Go ahead, grab your beau and do-si-do.
SUP Magazine Special Olympics Athletes to Compete in Florida Event
SUP Magazine - Special Olympics athletes, families, and friends will gather to celebrate the 6th annual Stand Up Paddle Invitational at Higgs Beach, Florida in October.
Canoe Kayak Photo of the Day | Peter Mather
Canoe Kayak - 12 year old Maya Cairns-Locke stretching her legs and practicing her draws on the crystal clear waters of the Wind River on a month long wilderness trip.
Canoe Kayak Riding the Desert Runoff
Canoe Kayak - Boatable flows are elusive in the desert southwest. Paddlers must await the right year, right snow pack, and right rainfall if they are to pick off some of these little-known whitewater runs. Tyler Williams struck gold this year, notching runs on several rare creeks in Arizona.
Gary Engberg Outdoors New Rapala Lure Leaked, Spring Sauger Tips, Fish of the Week
Gary Engberg Outdoors - Randy Gaines has been puttin’ his clients on some Lake Erie studs! They’ve been pulling Off Shore Tackle Planer Boards and cranks near Port Clinton, OH while looking for the cleanest water they can find.
Palm Blogs Report From the Soča Leg of the Balkan Rivers Tour
Palm Blogs - The Balkan Rivers Tour was first launched in 2016 with a simple aim to raise awareness of the beauty of the Balkan rivers and the threats they are facing from hydropower.
SUPracer Mo Freitas Defeats Josh Riccio in Photo Finish to Claim the Rincon Beach Boy in Puerto Rico
SUPracer - Mo Freitas has taken out the 2017 Rincon Beach Boy in a photo finish with Josh Riccio in Puerto Rico this afternoon, while Aussie Kelly Margetts pipped Frenchman Martin Letourneur in a similar finish two minutes further adrift. Garrett Fletcher rounded out the top five podium. 
Traversing On the Newsstands: Spring 2017 Issue of Canoeroots
Traversing - The Spring 2017 issue of Canoeroots is on the newsstands.
unsponsored Palm Zenith Dry Top 2017 – First Look
unsponsored - The Palm Zenith Dry top is a midweight whitewater jacket with a comfy GlideSkin neck (no latex)‚ made in XP 2.5-layer fabric. We’ve had the short sleeve version at Unsponsored HQ for some time and it’s our go to summer jacket. The long sleeve version shown landed last week, so we thought we would take a closer look.
SUPracer Mo Freitas Defeats Josh Riccio in Photo Finish to Claim the Rincon Beachboy; April Zilg Women’s Champ
SUPracer - Mo Freitas and April Zilg have taken out the 2017 Rincon Beachboy as 340 paddlers descended upon postcard perfect Puerto Rico for the 9th Annual edition of this classic race.
Adrian Shanahan GoPro HERO Session – The perfect kayak action camera?
Adrian Shanahan - Unlike my post a few weeks ago saying the GoPro Hero 5 sucks this isn’t click bait. I really want to go is GoPro Hero Session – The perfect kayak action camera? To give this some context, very recently I had what could best be described as a shit show of a weekend when on […] The post GoPro HERO Session – The perfect kayak action camera? appeared first on www.adrianshanahan.com.
Athletes with top online media coverage in April
1. Zane Schweitzer
2. Connor Baxter
3. Caio Vaz
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