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Playak Weekly Digest - week 47, 2017
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 47, 2017.
Palm Blogs Whitewater kayaking in Peru’s Urubamba river attending the Machu Picchu Kayak Fest
Palm Blogs - The Machu Picchu Kayak Fest is the first kayak competition held in one of the seven wonders of the world and this year has been the Second Edition. It was held from the 3rd to the 5th of November on the Urubamba river (Peru), where I had the opportunity to return to compete and have fun with kayakers from different countries including Chile, Ecuador, Catalunya, United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Peru and many more …
American Rivers The Realities of Industrial Farming
American Rivers - This guest blog by Lin Wellford is a part of our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series on the Buffalo National River.
Palm Blogs Fantastic Fish and How to Catch Them Rays
Palm Blogs - There are various species of rays found around the coast of the UK. Sometimes a tricky catch, but often plentiful when you find where they are feeding.
American Rivers 2 years in with the Colorado’s Water Plan for managing Colorado River and it’s waters
American Rivers - Last week, the state celebrated the second anniversary of Colorado’s Water Plan. Over the last two years, the state has made solid progress funding grants to advance water projects and increase funding for stream management plans. We need to pick up the pace toward implementing all of the Plan’s water solutions if we are to reach our goal of securing clean reliable water for our communities, preserving our agricultural heritage, and protecting our rivers.
Canoe Kayak Camp Chairs Worth Sitting in
Canoe Kayak - If your river runnin’ days go back as long as mine do, you’ll remember the incredible breakthrough of backrests in camp. Those first folding chairs you could sit on the ground and lean back in revolutionary.
The Paddler ezine The Best Kayaking Spots in the U.S.
The Paddler ezine - When we look at international kayaking destinations around the world, it’s becoming easier to forget about the United States and in fact, it can almost seem as if the U.S. wants it this way.
Canoe Kayak Camp Chairs Helinox Chair Zero
Canoe Kayak - Light and compact are the best descriptors. It packs up small, weighs in significantly lighter than other chairs in this class, and is built sturdily enough to handle people well over 200 lbs.
surfski.info Hayley Nixon wins 2017 ICF Ocean Racing World Championships in Hong Kong
surfski.info - After a week of monsoon winds and rough seas, race day arrived with the worst possible conditions for the 3rd ICF Ocean Racing World Championships windless, flat and muggy. Capricious Mother Nature.
Am. Whitewater Attempts to Roll Back Clean Water Protections Continue
Am. Whitewater - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers are continuing the process of reversing and replacing the 2015 Clean Water Rule that offered protections for our nation's headwater streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act.
Traversing 2017 Canoeing Photo Contest for Canadian Outdoor Canoe paddlers
Traversing - As the 2017 Canoeing season starts to wind down we look back fondly through the trips we've taken... which means it's time for our yearly photo contest! The contest is open to Canadian residents only. Check out the prizes winners stand to win and the rules...
SUP Magazine SUP AdviceHow to Avoid Race Burnout
SUP Magazine - SUP racing is a drug: once you start, it’s hard to stop. That first race can send you down a path of racing every weekend, training during the week and basing your whole life around your next competition. While there’s nothing wrong with that, it can often lead to burnout.
AirKayaks New 2018 Kokopelli Inflatable Packraft Product Line
AirKayaks - We recently received news on the new 2018 Kokopelli lineup of inflatable packrafts.
Jackson Kayak Steel Yakage
Jackson Kayak - Fall has come and here in the Midwest feels like it has already left us for the icy grip of winter. Most anglers have traded in their rods for bows or settled into an offseason routine. But right now is primetime for one of freshwaters hardest fighting fish.
SUP Magazine Delphine Macaire France’s New SUP Surfing Champion
SUP Magazine - The Frenchwoman catches some sweet rides and shows off her immense talent during this surf edit from France.
Am. Whitewater Let’s stand up for rivers - New Hydropower Act passed not good for American rivers
Am. Whitewater - The “Hydropower Policy Modernization Act” recently passed gives Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) more authority to decide on how a FERC licensed dam should function taking into account natural resource issues related to water quality, fish, water flows, recreation, wildlife etc. This is not good as it makes sense for State, federal and tribal agencies who have more experience and expertise in managing rivers to continue to make decisions on this matter. Else these rivers' would be ignored and left in the mercy of river damaging dams.
Athletes with top online media coverage in November
1. Ryan McAvoy
2. Kai Lenny
3. Eric Jackson
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