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Playak Weekly Digest - week 33, 2017
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 33, 2017.
GrindTV How to surf a sea kayak
GrindTV - The feeling of riding a clean, green wave – accelerating the long waterline of the craft to the wave's trough, riding the line along the green face and changing direction at a snap as the boat rises to the top – it is the closest I have ever gotten to dancing with water. Whether you are surfing beach break, point break or tide races, there are three key variables you can mess around with...
Jackson Kayak Brian Vermillion’s Comparison Review of JK Nirvana from J.A.W. Demo
Jackson Kayak - Brian is 5’-5” in height and currently weight 150 pounds for the comparison review. He is the smallest paddler to try out the medium size Nirvana from the J.A.W. Fleet. Brian Vermillion’s Report on how the Jackson Kayak #JKNirvana compares to the Pyranha Kayaks #9r
American Rivers Falling In Love with Alabama’s Rivers
American Rivers - Alabama’s longest free-flowing river, the Cahaba, holds a special place in the heart of Charles Miller, but the Cahaba and all of Alabama’s rivers are under threat until Alabama has a improved water management plan.
American Rivers Preserving Special Places The Green-Toutle River
American Rivers - Guest post by Nicole Budine is a part of our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series spotlighting the Green-Toutle River.
GrindTV Here’s a contest where you can win cash and gear for your dream paddling adventure
GrindTV - If we said that you could win $10,000 to finance your dream paddling adventure, you'd probably think we're joking. It may seem too good to be true, but that's exactly what the 2017 Dream Adventure Contest is all about. Just imagine charging down an exotic river, stroking along a breathtaking shoreline or exploring a remote alpine lake with your closest paddling pals. You'll make memories that'll last a lifetime, without having to spend a dime.
Jackson Kayak JK Nirvana Feedback about the boat from “an average” class IV/V paddler
Jackson Kayak - Nirvana defined as a place of perfect peace and happiness. To be honest with you, I was skeptical about trying the Nirvana boat. I loved the Karma . . . I loved everything about the Karma. I had tried other boats since the Karma came out, but always went back to it as my ‘boat of choice’.
REI Say ‘Yes’ to New Experiences: Kayaking in Big Bend National Park
REI - I am not a paddler. Kayaking, like most outdoor pursuits, is simply an activity that I attempt to do and hope to mildly succeed at. I’m not particularly skilled at paddling, nor do I ever expect to be. Just 24 hours prior to tugging my boat towards murky flow of the Rio Grande, I didn’t own a single dry bag. I didn’t even know the correct way to roll it up to keep my gear dry.
Angling International Bonafide Kayaks Name Bobby Clark as Ambassador
Angling International - Building on the momentum of a successful brand and product launch at the ICAST and Outdoor Retailer trade shows this summer, Bonafide Kayaks has announced that Bobby Clark will lead the company’s team of promotional paddlers and anglers.
SUP World Mag Sebastian Gomez – SUP Surfing in Puerto Escondido
SUP World Mag - Sebastian Gomez ripping up in Puerto.
REI Woman Behind the Lens: Freya Fennwood
REI - Freya Fennwood has been paddling her own boat since she was a wee 5-year-old. And that makes a big difference when it comes to shooting action photos in some of the world’s most beautiful paddling destinations.
The Paddler ezine Canoeing Around Britain by Colin Skeath and Davis Gould-Duff
The Paddler ezine - Colin Skeath and Davis Gould-Duff have just completed an incredible voyage canoeing around Britain. They finished on 25th July 2017 at Strontian after completing the circumnavigation by paddling and sailing their canoe an estimated 2100 miles, clockwise.
SUP Examiner Aloha Collection Splash-Proof Pouches
SUP Examiner - Introducing the ALOHA Collection Part of being a standup paddler is a constant thirst for travel and adventure, even if that simply means exploring a new nook of your local harbor.
Rapid Magazine Blog Canyon Coolers Prospector
Rapid Magazine Blog - Canyon Coolers, who got their start in the rafting world, have created the only cooler in the market designed for rapids. It has a drain plug on the front for easy access.
Frogma Georgetown Loop Railroad, Colorado, May 26
Frogma - Oh, I have not been having the summer I'd hoped to. This was supposed to be the summer where I got out on the water lots and lots - just hasn't worked out that way.
Chris Wing This episode of Flow State tells you about Rescue PFDs which is important for your safety
Chris Wing - Welcome to our show notes for Episode 2 of the Flow State, where we talk about rescue PFDs. Rescue PFDs are Type V, a special use rating from the US Coast Guard, and specific to whitewater.
Athletes with top online media coverage in August
1. Kai Lenny
2. Nouria Newman
3. Chuck Patterson
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