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Playak Weekly Digest - week 01, 2018
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 01, 2018.
Palm Blogs Adventures in Peru – Machu Picchu Kayak Fest on Urubamba River
Palm Blogs - The competition is held on the Urubamba River; a headwater of the Amazon. he upper section is continuous grade 4 boulder rapids. The Pros raced 6km from our camp at Cocalmayo Hot Springs down to the slalom location in Quellomayo. This section is big volume fun bags getting more rowdy in high water with some massive holes to avoid (which I discovered at my cost).
American Rivers The True Intent Behind Reducing Utah’s National Monuments
American Rivers - A couple of weeks ago in downtown Salt Lake City, the Trump administration announced a dramatic reduction in size of both Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments. After this a news story came out about a new proposal for Grand Staircase which would create a new National Park and three new monuments from the former Grand Staircase-Escalante Monument, and while that may sound good on the surface, the details are much different than the initial talking points.
American Rivers The good times spent at Arkansas’ Buffalo National River
American Rivers - Moonlight on Buffalo, a poem by Roxy Rose, tells the story of one of Roxy’s many times spent along the Arkansas’ Buffalo National River.
Palm Blogs Rivers of Peru #3 – the Arazas
Palm Blogs - The Arazas River is a new river that we opened last year near the town of Marcapata. This river starts in the mountains and falls drastically until reaching the jungle in a few kilometres. It is a class 5 river with a lot of slope and not to much eddies making it a new jewel of Peru being in my opinion its on the level of Abismo and Pachachaca.
Traversing Key Dates for 2018 Parks Canada Camping Reservations
Traversing - Looking to camp at Parks Canada this year? Head over to to start planning your next camping trip as the openings for reservations between April 2018 through to March 2019 are staggered throughout January.
Freestyle Kayaking NOC Worlds Freestyle Worlds O Feature Revolutionary New Scoring System
Freestyle Kayaking NOC Worlds - New Technology Brings All-New Spectator Appeal to Developing Discipline. For the first time ever, a completely paperless real-time scoring system will help determine the winners of the International Canoe Federation’s Freestyle World Championships.
SUP Magazine Sean Poynter’s Pro SUP Surfing Tips: Perfecting Manuevers
SUP Magazine - Expert SUP surfer Sean Poynter shares about taking your SUP surfing maneuvers to the next level as part of this series from SUP 'n' Surf Retreat.
SUP Magazine Touring Northern California’s SUP Destinations
SUP Magazine - Standup paddlers explore many of Northern California's best waterways including the San Francisco Bay, Lake Tahoe and Sacramento.
Jackson Kayak Never Winter – Family Whitewater Adventures
Jackson Kayak - It’s winter and for most people the kayaking season has been over for a few months. For those in the northern hemispheres that are still paddling, you are likely wearing a lot of layers to ward off the chill.
Jackson Kayak Never Winter – Family Whitewater Adventures: Part one
Jackson Kayak - Costa Rica – a super family friendly kayaking destination. It’s winter and for most people the kayaking season has been over for a few months. For those in the northern hemispheres that are still paddling, you are likely wearing a lot of layers to ward off the chill.
Adventurous Experiences Boxing Day - Isle of Man
Adventurous Experiences - Glorious weather on Boxing Day in the Isle of Man Isle of Man Orienteering - Boxing Day fun event. The Isle of Man Orienteering Klubb held their Boxing Day family special 'Score Event' with mass start in Archallaghan Plantation at 10:30am.
Rapid Magazine Blog Triumph and Tragedy in Russia'S Altai Mountains
Rapid Magazine Blog - Words and photos by Maxi Kniewasser After a month of non-stop paddling in southern Siberia, my friends Don, Darcy and I decided to head back to the Chuya River for our last three days.
Tony Paradise Top 10 paddles of 2017 - #3 - Paddle from Chance Cove to Masters Head
Tony Paradise - Early May we were expecting the new gravity based oil production platform for the Hebron oil field to be towed from its construction site in Bull Arm. The hope for plan was to camp nearby and watch the tow-ou
Log of Ibi Day 2 on Fort Cobb Lake
Log of Ibi - The end of the road.  The green to the right behind the sign is where we took out across the farmer's field (authorized). We had to greet today with a high degree of both flexibility and equanimity.  
Adventurous Experiences The Northern Ridge
Adventurous Experiences - Went for a winter stroll this afternoon along the spectacular ridge of the northern hills, a contrast of sunlit grasses and a light spattering of winter, overlooking Ramsey and the northern plain the light was pretty special.
Athletes with top online media coverage in 2017
1. Kai Lenny
2. Ryan McAvoy
3. Eric Jackson
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