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Playak Weekly Digest - week 28, 2017
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 28, 2017.
American Rivers Orcas Need Floodplains and Here’s Why
American Rivers - Every spring, a distinct population of orcas known as the Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW) waits at the mouth of the Columbia River like students in a cafeteria line. On the menu: 30+lb spring chinook salmon, the largest and fattiest of the six salmon species found off the Puget Sound.
American Rivers Why the Neuse River is a Part of Me
American Rivers - The beauty of the Neuse River runs deep within surrounding communities in North Carolina. But the smell of sewage floating into the river is decreasing fish populations, as well as harming its health.
Newfoundland Sea Kayaking Belize Trip - Exploring the Blue Range
Newfoundland Sea Kayaking - There is plenty of access to some fantastic snorkeling from Billy Hawk Caye. That place seemed to have it all. I keep thinking about bringing my family back there sometime.
Canoe Kayak Rescue for River Runners 3: Safe Swimming
Canoe Kayak - Canoe & Kayak teamed up with open-boat badass Jim Coffey founder of Quebec-based outfitter Esprit Whitewater Worldwide as well as R3: Rescue for River Runners and Mike McKay from Five2Nine Productions for a series of whitewater rescue lesson videos we debuted exclusively on CanoeKayak.com a few years ago.
Angling International Rapala to Introduce Its Deepest Diving Lure Yet at ICAST
Angling International - New from Rapala VMC Corporation at ICAST this week will be the X-Rap Magnum 40, a bait that consistently dives to 40 feet a full ten feet deeper than any other of its lures.
Kayak Base 10 Best Sea Kayaks Review 2017 – Touring Kayak Reviews
Kayak Base - Looking for the best sea kayaks? Since all sea kayaks are the subset of touring kayaks, we will also share the best touring kayaks in this post.These touring and sea kayaks are designed to paddle on open waters like lakes, bays, and obviously the ocean.
unsponsored Palm Impact Spray Skirt 2017 – First Look
unsponsored - A surprise parcel landed at Unsponsored HQ this week, a brand new 2017 Palm Impact spray skirt . We’ve had an older one of these in at the HQ a couple of years back and it proved to be an awesome skirt. For 2017 Palm have updated the design so that it now includes a few tweaks.
Canoe Kayak 8 Great Paddling Trips Threatened by National Monument Review
Canoe Kayak - The Paria River flows within Vermilion Cliffs N.M., which is under review. In April 2017, President Trump directed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review National Monuments created since January 1, 1996.
Am. Whitewater Economic Impact of Outdoor Recreation Survey for Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests
Am. Whitewater - Please take this survey for a study of the economic impact of rock climbing, whitewater paddling, and mountain biking in the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests! This would help in quantifying the economic impact in this area and help the outdoor recreation community in advocating outdoor recreation and take public inputs for the Nantahala and Pisgah Forest Service Plan that’s being made.
TotalSUP How to Succeed a Beach Start by Robert Norman
TotalSUP - Hey TotalSUP readers! It’s Robert Norman AKA SUPerman here with a fun paddle tip. Today’s subject matter is beach starts. This is applicable for a race situation…or just trying to look smooth when you go on your next paddle adventure.
SUPracer Bart de Zwart’s interview on the Yukon River Quest race marathon
SUPracer - Bart de Zwart completed 2017 Yukon River Quest in record time. The Quest is a mammoth odyssey through the Canadian wilderness that covers 715km (444 miles) of remote waters. It’s a long, endurance race where paddlers paddle on for 3 days. Bart tells us how it is doing the Yukon River Quest . It’s a test of mental strength not just physical stamina as one faces stress due to sore muscles, sleep deprivation, temperature, its challenging and its indeed a achievement to complete it. Bart tells us his Yukon River Quest story.
Kayak Session Update of the slalom finals in the Markkleeberg World Cup
Kayak Session - Here is the scene from the Markkleeberg World Cup on the women’s K1 class and men’s C1. The fastest K1 women slalom paddler happened to beat Jessica Fox who was unbeatable in the C1 women’s slalom. In the men’s C1, 38 year old Michal Martikan wins gold, he won his first gold title 22 years ago and still has it in him!! ...,Here are the reactions of the winners in the Markkleeberg World Cup.
Jackson Kayak Competing with the Jackson Nirvana in the Extreme Sports Week at Norway
Jackson Kayak - Dane Jackson’s goes to Norway for the Extreme Sports week. Here he writes his experience... My first few days we had hard rain and we managed to get a few of the OG classics like double drop, and some other great bomb sections, but with the sports week it was time for racing. The first race was on the Upper Myrkdal section, which ended up being a super sick, tough, minute long course.
Mt. Hood H2O Rock Creek Baker City / WF Eagle Creek Wallowa'S
Mt. Hood H2O - In the morning of May 29, 2017 Joseph Hatcher, Matt Pearson and I checked out the Rock Creek that flows off the East side of the Little Alps near Baker City, OR.
Mocke Paddling Mocké & Beavitt Grab Golds at Pink Lady
Mocke Paddling - Jasper Mocké and Bianca Beavitt scooped the SA K1 River Marathon titles for 2017 after posting emphatic wins at the Pink Lady Drakenstein Canoe Race on the weekend on a technically demanding low Berg River.
Athletes with top online media coverage in July
1. Connor Baxter
2. Fiona Wylde
3. Tyler Bradt
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