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Playak Weekly Digest - week 24, 2017
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 24, 2017.
Canoe Kayak Dane Jackson, Nouria Newman win GoPro Games’ Coors Light Steep Creek Championship in Vail
Canoe Kayak - The Reign on Dane: Dane Jackson, paddling to his second Homestake creek race win. Photos courtesy Dan Davis Call it the Dane Games? That’s how it started off for Jackson Kayak paddler Dane Jackson, who kayaked his way to first place in Thursday’s Coors Light Steep Creek Championship on Homestake Creek at the GoPro Mountain Games in Vail, Colo., for his second win in the prestigious event.
ASI Welcome Summer SUP, Cork Ireland
ASI - Welcome to Summer SUP, who have renewed their ASI accredited Stand Up Paddle school status. The school is located at Crookhaven Co. Cork, on the most southwestern tip of Ireland, 4 ½ hours’ drive (380 km) south of Dublin.
SUP Magazine SUP Women- A Conversation With Race Phenom Sonni Hönscheid
SUP Magazine - Setting records at Molokai 2 Oahu World Championships is one great way to inspire. But what does it take to get there?
SUP Magazine Safe SUP Choices- Dress for Immersion
SUP Magazine - Phillip is a standup paddler who prioritizes style over function. Learn from his mistakes: when the water's cold, be prepared to stay warm.
Canoe Kayak Photo of the Day- Fred Marmsater
Canoe Kayak - Fred Marmsater specializing in shooting in remote locations and capturing athletes pushing their limits. From expedition kayaking, to ski mountaineering and ultramarathon trail races, getting into beautiful and seldom-seen locations and bringing back fresh images is the trademark of Marmsater’s photography.
Kayak Base Best Catfish Rods 2017 – The Best Rods For Catfish (Review & Guide)
Kayak Base - Here is mention of rods that would be good in catching catfishes. Cat fishes are hard to catch since they are fast, strong and fight when caught. A good fishing rod may be required to catch catfishes. Therefore check these rods out...
SUPracer There Will Be No Live Stream of Saturday’s Big Race in Bilbao.
SUPracer - It’s another big weekend of racing around the world, with showcase events from Colorado to California and the Basque Country to Ibiza.
Gary Engberg Outdoors Lake Mendota Bronzebacks by Gary A. Engberg
Gary Engberg Outdoors - The Madison Chain of Lakes all have good fishing for all fish species. The largest lake in the Chain is 9,842 acre Lake Mendota, which besides having trophy walleye and northern pike, has big smallmouth bass.
SUP for the Soul Animas River Days
SUP for the Soul - Last weekend we road tripped down to southern Colorado to hit the third stop on the tour: Animas River Days. Ponderosa Wave did not disappoint this year. It came out in true form with its fast and steep face, bouncy boils, and constantly changing shape.
Trash Paddler Nashaway's Neck Along the Nashua
Trash Paddler - The sign looked ancient, and I saw it following this morning's paddle on the Nashua River in Lancaster (aka Nashaway).  
Mt. Hood H2O Bilyeu Creek
Mt. Hood H2O - Pronounced Blue Creek, this small creek enters Thomas Creek at the Hannah Covered Bridge .  Talking to a local farmer, there are apparently still some people from the Bilyeu family living in the area.
The Paddler ezine Win a Fantastic Fusion StereoActive With ActiveSafe Waterproof Sound System
The Paddler ezine - The Paddler prize draw in association with Fusion Entertainment. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this top-notch stereo system, worth £369, is to subscribe to the free Paddler ezine by filling in the form below. The units in the prize draw are white.
unsponsored How To Paddle Through An Island
unsponsored - This is Umfin Island, which lives 3 km west of Gweedore, Donegal and is uninhabited except for a couple of thousand ground nesting sea birds. The short film shows Iain Miller paddling through a 300 metre sea cave tunnel which passes right through the middle of the island from the Atlantic to the Gweedore side.
Traversing Alone Season Four Premiers June 15th
Traversing - Alone is a reality TV show that pits 7 pairs of family members against nature in the Vancouver Island wilderness. Each team can bring with them only what they can fit in a small backpack and 10 tools between the two of them They are then dropped off a few kilometres apart and have two ultimate goals navigate the brutally thick wilderness in an attempt to locate their family membersurvive as long as they can, completely isolated and alone.
Team Pyranha 2017 GoPro Mountain Games – Steep Creek Challenge Homestake Creek Class V
Team Pyranha - Pyranha Team Paddler – Henry Hyde Well, I finally got my butt in gear and confronted a run that while I have ran most of it in the past, I finally raced it in my new Machno. You can see a small indentation in the bow. That happened on my second run, I had a piton on “Leap of Faith”. It should be easy enough to knock out with some hot water and a closet dowel.
Athletes with top online media coverage in June
1. Bart De Zwart
2. Nouria Newman
3. Dane Jackson
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