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Playak Weekly Digest - week 35, 2017
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 35, 2017.
American Rivers Local Resident Stands Up for Clean Water in Green-Toutle
American Rivers - Guest post by Gloria Nichols is a part of our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series spotlighting the Green-Toutle River.
GrindTV Baby whale nudges kayak, prompting nervous laughter from paddler; video
GrindTV - A kayaker in Australia experienced an encounter of a lifetime when a mother southern right whale and her calf swam right toward him some 200 meters (about 650 feet) off Pambula Beach in New South Wales.
American Rivers Our Thoughts Are With You, Texas
American Rivers - Unprecedented flooding from Hurricane Harvey News reports have called the impacts of Hurricane Harvey catastrophic and apocalyptic.
GrindTV Shark bites into paddleboard in latest Cape Cod shark encounter
GrindTV - A shark, most likely a great white shark, bit into a paddleboard, leaving distinct teeth marks and a shaken paddler off Marconi Beach in Cape Cod National Seashore, a national park located in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. The beach was temporarily closed to swimmers Wednesday morning after the incident was confirmed by park officials.
SUPracer Top men and women in the SUP Racer World Rankings
SUPracer - Here are the SUP Racer World Rankings, the men and women were ranked based on their performance at the biggest races of the year. Those big races that had significant amount of elite talent were considered.
Jackson Kayak A Quiver to Be Proud Of
Jackson Kayak - I believe a kayaker really needs a quiver these days. Especially if circumstances prevent one from travelling all over the place to find big water.
unsponsored Spade Kayaks – Black Jack
unsponsored - I met with the guys from Spade Kayaks almost two years ago in Nuremberg at the Paddle Expo . Despite the Ace of Spades only being out for a short period of time I asked them about the next kayak. Even then a design called the Black Jack or “Jack” was already being thought about.
SUPracer And Thanks to Quickblade, We’ll Be Live Streaming the Gorge Race All Weekend on Facebook.
SUPracer - And thanks to Quickblade, we’ll be live streaming the Gorge race all weekend on Facebook.
Kayak Session 11th HIKO Devil’s Extreme Race – Aug 25/27th
Kayak Session - There are just couple of days ahead of us until the legendary race on the Devil’s Streams begins and there truly is a lot to look forward to. Next to kayak races in all three disciplines, you could also show your abilities out of the rapids – in an arm wrestling tournament “Devil’s Arm”. Even the party lovers will not get the raw deal – Friday and Saturday’s evening in Loučovice will be full of life music and dance.
Jackson Kayak A creek boat that has both speed and user friendliness in whitewater
Jackson Kayak - The evolution of the river runner and creek boat over the years has been a slower evolution than freestyle kayaks, but an evolution all of the same. Fast and user friendly have been considered by most designers to be mutually exclusive and therefore creek boats weren’t designed with both speed and user friendliness in mind in most cases.Things are changing and you can have your cake and eat it too with our newest creek boat, the Nirvana.
Eric Jackson Epic Whitewater kayaking Camp for kids who need it
Eric Jackson - Every year Jessie Stone brings whitewater kayaking to youth that could use some TLC in their lives, as well as something that they would not otherwise get exposed to. This year we were lucky to have 10 kids from the Graham Windham School in NYC ages 12-17.
unsponsored Big waves, small kayaks and jet skis. What is there not to like?
unsponsored - This is honestly one of my favourite events of the year! We get to ride Jetskis out to the legendary and little surfed “Mavericks” wave in the middle of the St. Lawrence river and session a sick wave with some of the best wave riders in the world all day. On Sunday we load up on a ridiculous jet boat and blast up to a different section of rapids and race down them.
Adventure Kayak Upcoming this August - Paddlesports Retailer, an event for The SUP industry
Adventure Kayak - Paddlesports Retailer, the only show for paddlers by paddlers, has secured Rapid Media as the official media partner.Paddlesports Retailer provides the premier commercial and cultural experience for exhibitors, retailers, media and industry advocates alike. The inaugural show will be held August 29-September 1, 2017 in Madison Wisconsin.Rapid Media will be producing a special Paddlesports Retailer edition of Paddling Business magazine
ISA 10 Things You Need to Know about the 2017 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship
ISA - The 2017 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship is set to take place from September 1-10 in Denmark, marking a historic gathering of the world’s best SUP racers, SUP surfers, and Paddleboarders in an edition of the event that is set to break participation records.
SUP Examiner Hobie Introduces Mirage Eclipse Dura Series Pedalboards for Commercial-Grade Durability
SUP Examiner - Hobie pedalboards offer commercial-grade durability Hobie, a leading manufacturer of premium watersports products, today launched the Mirage Eclipse Dura Series at Paddlesports Retailer in Madison, Wisconsin.
Athletes with top online media coverage in August
1. Kai Lenny
2. Nouria Newman
3. Titouan Puyo
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