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Playak Weekly Digest - week 39, 2017
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 39, 2017.
Palm Blogs Balkan Rivers Tour destination guide – part 3
Palm Blogs - Things have been looking better this year for the Vjosa Valley. With the Albanian Administrative Court deciding in favour of a free-flowing river, scientists have gained time to better research and understand the importance of Vjosa remaining dam free. The battle for Vjosa goes on though, as the Albanian Government appeals the court’s decision.
American Rivers We need to protect wetlands and streams as they are vital to flood protection
American Rivers - Wetlands and small streams are the first line of defense for communities facing hurricanes and severe storms but they’re risk with Clean Water Rule repeal. The streams soak up water when it rains and wetlands reduce the slow down storms and minimize their force before they reach land. US has lost a lot of wetlands and now the Clean Water Rule roll back threatens these water bodies. We need to conserve and safeguard wetlands for our own good now.
American Rivers Is the Flathead Doomed to Suffer Oil Spill?
American Rivers - This guest blog by Hilary Hutcheson is a part of our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series on the Middle Fork Flathead River.
The Paddler ezine Downcreek Paddles RockGuard Tip Upgrade Worth £15
The Paddler ezine - It was a great pleasure to be associated with the phenomenal Canoe Around Britain challenge of 2017.
Palm Blogs Northwest Greenland kayak to climb expedition
Palm Blogs - We’ve just got back from twenty days self-supported kayaking a climbing at 72° north, above Upernavik, Greenland. With 280 kilometres paddled, two new 850 metre peaks, three new six pitch routes (up to E2), we even had time to get up on the ice cap with our axe and crampons. The weather was mixed and lots of sea ice around in the fjords, but no bears. Reproduced from The Arctic Club report by Olly: The team of Roger Chandler and Olly Sanders, left the UK on 24 July and after four flights and two overnight stops arrived in Upernavik . We were staying with Nikolaj Sørensen who was renting us boats and providing our gun...
GrindTV Karl Kruger SUPs the 750 mile Race 2 Alaska
GrindTV - On this week’s “World of Adventure,” we join Karl Kruger on the Race 2 Alaska: a 750-mile race from British Columbia to Ketchikan, Alaska, using only human-powered vessels. Kruger was the only person to race on a SUP in this event.
Frogma Feast of San Gennaro 2017 - 91st Annual
Frogma - The September rush at work carries on as it always does, with so much work piling up I don't know how I'm going to get through it, except that it always does and I always do, but last night I did manage to leave at a slightly less than heinous hour and decided to treat myself to some Italian street festival goodies at the 91st Annual Feast of San Gennaro.
GrindTV 5 reasons why all paddlers should attend the 2017 Pacific Paddle Games
GrindTV - The Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life are a celebration of all things paddling. Taking place at California’s iconic Doheny State Beach on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, pa ddlers of all levels are invited to come and participate in the biggest SUP event in the world! To be more inclusive of all paddlers, this year will see some exciting changes for #PPG2017. Check them out.
Canoe Roots The Birth of a Dugout Canoe
Canoe Roots - Having the newest and most technologically advanced canoe is really cool. But, nothing is cooler that having a canoe that you carved yourself out of a tree trunk. 
Traversing Alberta Parks Extends 2017 Camping Season
Traversing - Alberta Parks has extended the 2017 camping season by an additional month.
AirKayaks Limited Edition AdvancedFrame 2 Inflatable Tandem Kayak From Advanced Elements
AirKayaks - This past month, Advanced Elements of Benicia, California, released information on their new two-person inflatable kayak model, the 13-ft AdvancedFrame 2 .
SUP Examiner Hannah Reed Swimwear Bespoke, Fashionable, Fun
SUP Examiner - Young entrepreneur runs handmade bikini company Hannah Reed hails from San Clemente, California, a stone’s throw the beloved surf beach of T-street.
Jackson Kayak Tips for those who want to judge in National and international freestyle events
Jackson Kayak - How should you begin if you want to become a freestyle judge? There are things you should begin to do which is mentioned here.
ISA Record-Breaking Number of Countries Officially Inaugurate 2017 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship in Hyuga, Japan
ISA - 306 of the world’s best junior surfers hailing from all continents of the globe paraded with their teams through the heart of Hyuga for the event’s Opening Ceremony. The Ceremony also featured the ISA’s signature Sands of the World Ceremony in which the young athletes pour sands from their local beaches into a clear container as a symbol of unity and peace amongst the nations.
Austin Kayak What Size Kayak Do I Need?
Austin Kayak - One of the most common questions we receive from customers during the purchasing process is: What size kayak do I need? Purchasing a kayak can be an overwhelming experience. There are many factors that go into making a decision with several key elements to look for that assure you have an enjoyable time out on the water.
Athletes with top online media coverage in September
1. Bruno Hasulyo
2. Ryan McAvoy
3. Casper Steinfath
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