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Playak Weekly Digest - week 25, 2017
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 25, 2017.
Brittany Parker We Are River Surfers. Part One- Jacob Kelly Quinlan
Brittany Parker - Hey BP, thanks for sharing this opportunity with me.  I have read your blog for a very long time.  The We Are River Surfers post definitely pulled me in.  I think you have done a great job at shaping the culture of our sport in a number of areas.  
Brittany Parker What's the Future of Whitewater SUP and Who's Contributing to it?
Brittany Parker - What is the future of whitewater SUP? I’ve been getting this question a lot and I don’t really know the answer to it. Here’s one thing I’ve noticed, our numbers of participants in events have dwindled, especially in the women’s division. Athlete’s who were stoked on the sport just two years ago are fading out. For all of you who are questioning your involvement in this sport can I ask you to ask yourself one question? Are you doing the work to encourage the growth of the sport?
Canoe Kayak Five 17-foot Canoes that were tested in the Boundary Waters
Canoe Kayak - Darren Bush, canoe enthusiast tests and reviews 5 lightweight, 17-foot canoes in the Boundary Waters. What is nice here is how he beautifully shows us what is unique about composite canoes as compared to composite kayaks. Canoe builder is an artist, as the canoe maker makes it by his hands in a span of 30 minutes. It’s beautiful to own an artist’s creation that you can paddle right?... Check out these canoe reviews and appreciate them and the canoe paddle community.
Canoe Roots How to Paddle a SUP Safer- Wear a Leash and PFD
Canoe Roots - This is Randall. Randall is a standup paddleboard enthusiast. But Randall gets easily distracted.  We know, like Randall, you are a standup paddleboard enthusiast.
Gary Engberg Outdoors Rubber vs. Felt, Thoughts on Beer, Cooking Fish in the Backcountry and More
Gary Engberg Outdoors - 10 years later anglers are still debating rubber vs. felt, beer and fishing, how to smoke fish in the backcountry with nothing but tin foil, public lands perspectives from ground zero, 20 minutes to catch dinner, the angler’s most important trait and a look at Korkers and STLHD’s limited edition boots.
Adventure Kayak The story of an early pioneer of an whitewater kayak manufacturing company
Adventure Kayak - Tom Derrer started his journey of forming a kayak manufacturing company long ago much before there was a kayak industry. The Kayak company he found was Eddyline Kayaks and it’s manufactured kayaks for 47 years. Tom is retiring now from the company and handing the operations of it to the management team. Here Tom tells us how he began to build whitewater kayaks in the 1970’s and how he formed Eddyline Kayaks that is one of the oldest kayak brands. Read on…
Rapid Magazine Blog How to Paddle a SUP Safer- Check the Forecast
Rapid Magazine Blog - So you're a SUP enthusiast. We get it, we are SUP enthusiasts too. But, like Sterling in the video below, it is easy to be so excited to get to the water that you forget to check the weather. 
Rapid Magazine Blog How to Paddle a SUP Safer- Wear a Leash and PFD
Rapid Magazine Blog - This is Randall. Randall is a standup paddleboard enthusiast. But Randall gets easily distracted.  We know, like Randall, you are a standup paddleboard enthusiast.
Kayak Angler Magazine Robert Field of YakFish TV dishes on how he became a full-time Kayak Angler
Kayak Angler Magazine - Almost every kayak angler has had this dream: Get dumped, get fired and go kayak fishing full time. While most of us wake-up and smell the coffee, Robert Field has turned the dream into a reality. Want to follow in his footsteps? Check Robert out in this interview.
The Paddler ezine Kickstarter Campaign to Fund the TRAK 2.0 Nearing the End
The Paddler ezine - TRAK – renowned makers of portable performance kayaks – are nearing the end of a 30-day Kickstarter campaign to fund the TRAK 2.0 deemed the Ultimate Touring Kayak.  In a mere three hours, the project surpassed their funding goal and currently stands at more than $455k CAD in pledges.
Kayak Angler Magazine Red Drum On Virginia’s Eastern Shore
Kayak Angler Magazine - The spring drum run along Virginia’s Eastern Shore is one of the only shots kayak anglers have at sight fishing for fifty-pound redfish.
Gary Engberg Outdoors New Raymarine Displays Help Find Fish Fast
Gary Engberg Outdoors - Outdoor experiences abound in late June. Let FLIR and Raymarine be your guide.
GrindTV The recent stunning feats of multi watersports man and SUP Champion Kai Lenny
GrindTV - Maui waterman Kai Lenny is only 24 years old. In his short time on Earth he has won multiple SUP, kitesurfing and windsurfing world titles and been a runner-up in the MolokaI 2 Oahu Paddleboard Race. Additionally, he has made a name for himself as a big-wave surfer and hydrofoil pioneer.Part human, part saltwater, part wind and part surfing superhero, Kai Lenny continues to blow our mind. Here are five examples.
SUP Connect Best Beginner Stand Up Paddle Boards 2017
SUP Connect - After personally paddling, weighing, and thoroughly testing 70+ boards, our expert staff has selected the best beginner stand up paddle board 2017 models. These are designated by the A grade and organized by categories (inflatable, all-around, touring, etc).
SUPracer There Is Plenty of Movement on the Women’s World Rankings After the Bilbao/Pier Paddle Double Header.
SUPracer - Welcome to the SUP Racer World Rankings, the most accurate way to follow and analyse this great sport of ours. The top 100 men and top 50 women are ranked on their best five performances at the biggest races of the past 12 months.
Athletes with top online media coverage in June
1. Bart De Zwart
2. Nouria Newman
3. Dane Jackson
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