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Playak Weekly Digest - week 34, 2017
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 34, 2017.
American Rivers Colorado Families Need a Ford Not a Ferrari for a Water Plan Budget
American Rivers - Sinjin Eberle, Director of Communications Intermountain West-American Rivers; Kristin Green, Water Advocate-Conservation Colorado; Rob Harris, Senior Staff Attorney-Western Resource Advocates; and Brian Jackson, Associate Director Stakeholder Projects-Environmental Defense Fund.
Sea Kayak Stonington Deer Isle to Eastport
Sea Kayak Stonington - The second part of the trip has gone quite differently from our first month paddling. If you're just tuning-in now, we've been paddling the coast of Maine since July first, a trip that began in Deer Isle with a meandering route and pace that took us to Portland and back to Deer Isle- some 330 miles in 34 days, with a few zero days for weather. Part of our aim was for Rebecca to do some painting on the islands along the way, and I of course would at least write an occasional blog to keep up with things. 
American Rivers Turning Towards Solutions
American Rivers - Last month we released our new podcast series, We Are Rivers: Conversations about the Rivers the Connect Us. We are Rivers discusses just how important rivers are for each of us and the places we call home.
Ultimate Bass Atkins Wins Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Murray
Ultimate Bass - FLW Tour rookie Justin Atkins of Florence, Alabama , brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 22 pounds, 1 ounce – the second-heaviest limit ever weighed in the 22-year history of the Forrest Wood Cup – to earn the win at the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Murray .
GrindTV 5 tips for kids learning to SUP
GrindTV - Standup paddling is a natural fit for kids because not only can they start young, but the technology has evolved to fit their (smaller) needs. With a little guidance and encouragement, it’s likely your little buckaroo may just be hooked after the first session. To set your kids up for success, here are a few simple grom-focused tips for learning to paddle.
SUPracer Also Tune in for Our QB Preview Show on Friday Afternoon.
SUPracer - We’re just hours away from one of the biggest and best events on the international racing calendar: the 2017 Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge in Hood River, Oregon.
SUPracer All action from the Saturday’s downwind race at the Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge
SUPracer - Bernd Roediger and Fiona Wylde have put on a downwind masterclass here in Hood River, Oregon today, saluting at the Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge presented by Starboard ahead of an ultra-competitive, international field of all-stars, young guns and and fresh new dark horses.
Frogma A Perfect Day at Coney Island - Yoga, a Swim, and a Sand Castle Contest
Frogma - And what a perfect summer day I had at Coney Island today. Started with yoga on the beach led by one of the CIBBOWS members, followed that with a swim that was just a hair short of a mile (unfortunately had some foot cramp problems but was able to work through them), then enjoyed a little time hanging out by Grimaldo's Chair.
Jackson Kayak Don’t Ever Paddle the Salmon
Jackson Kayak - Basically because it will ruin your perception of all other rivers as the salmon river is one spectacular section of whitewater which has almost everything you could ever want in a river. The main Salmon has large safe rapids, spectacular scenery, wilderness adventure and just an expedition that you will never forget ever.
Traversing Canoe Art for Restoring Mental Health
Traversing - Here's a nice piece of canoe art that is tucked away in the Kingston Penitentiary (which was closed in 2013). Located in their mental health ward, this piece of art was meant to help inmates relax and regain some of their composure.
TotalSUP Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge – Born to Be Wylde!
TotalSUP - In a week’s time, the Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge will take place in Hood River, Oregon. Fiona Wylde, who is currently ranked second in the world and is herself a native, will be competing. She knows the river like the back of her hand and the race will be taking place on home turf. Who better to give us some insight then?
SUP Connect Standup for the Cure Announces Benefit for Susan G. Komen Puget Sound
SUP Connect - Standup for the Cure brings paddle boarding fun to Lake Sammamish State Park on August 26 in its first benefit for Susan G Komen Puget Sound. Standup for the Cure features instruction from top paddleboard experts as well as FREE breast cancer risk counseling by Halvorson Cancer Center, live music with Stephanie Anne Johnson and a health and fitness expo.
unsponsored FUN-draiser event to have Lowri compete at the World Freestyle Kayaking Championships
unsponsored - Lowri Davies is hosting a Fun-Draising Event on the 2nd of September 2017. If you are in the UK that weekend it will be worth a trip out, that I am sure. There is lot in store to enjoy from Boater-X , to silly style freestyle, social paddling and plenty of wave fun events. The event is organised for Lowri Davies,a paddle coach selected to represent GBR at the World Freestyle Kayaking Championships in Argentina. So spread the word and support this talented deserving paddler and loved paddle coach to go compete in Argentina!!
SUP Connect Surftech partners with Sustainable Surf to provide ecoboards
SUP Connect - Surfers and paddlers around the planet can surf their favorite local spot, or paddle on their favorite body of water, be that ocean, lake, river or pond, on a board with a reduced environmental footprint.
ISA ISA Promotes Surfing’s Global Reach With Eleven Sports Broadcast Deal
ISA - The International Surfing Association (ISA) has secured a new TV deal with global broadcaster eleven sports , which will see multiple ISA World Championships highlights now shown in Belgium, Luxembourg, Singapore, Chinese Taipei and the USA.
Athletes with top online media coverage in August
1. Kai Lenny
2. Nouria Newman
3. Mary Stults
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