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Playak Weekly Digest - week 03, 2018
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 03, 2018.
Canoe Kayak 87 year old legend Al Widing still up to race in the AuSable River Canoe Marathon!!
Canoe Kayak - Entering the back room of Al Widing's modest cabin on Michigan's AuSable River is like stepping into the heart of North American canoe racing history. The walls are covered with newspaper clippings, photographs, medals, and trophies. Al Widing Sr., 87, sits comfortably in the center of it all, spinning yarns from a lifetime of canoe racing. The race he talks about most is the one he's entered 40 times and never won: The 120-mile AuSable River Canoe Marathon.
SUP Magazine Picturesque SUP Racing in Europe
SUP Magazine - Picturesque footage of standup paddleboard racing across Europe during the 2017 Euro Tour. The post Picturesque SUP Racing in Europe appeared first on SUP Magazine – The Voice of Standup Paddling .
SUP Magazine Building the a Perfect Stroke
SUP Magazine - Standing up and paddling are, in equal part, two fundamental skills of SUP.  Once you’ve got the former down, perfecting the latter is the primary goal.
Palm Blogs Life, River, Balance: Mind
Palm Blogs - Self awareness and training your mind is as important as training your body. Whether you are a super serious competitor or not, it’s interesting to go visit a sports psychologist.
International Rivers Lake Chad'S Water Crisis The New Yorker
International Rivers - This letter will appear in the New Yorker's January 15, 2018 print edition. Lake Chad, which was once as large as New Jersey, has shrunk by ninety-five per cent. Much of the northern part is desert.
American Rivers Why Wild? the Importance of Wild and Scenic Protections
American Rivers - Amidst the largest dam building era in the United States, Congress realized urgency around preserving certain rivers with outstanding natural, cultural, and recreational values in a free-flowing condition for the enjoyment of present and future generations.
International Rivers River waters, water cycle, floods, droughts talked about here - Replenish
International Rivers - As I wound my way up Poudre Canyon in northern Colorado, the river flowed toward the plains below, glistening in the midday sun. It ran easy and low, as it normally does as the autumn approaches, with the snowmelt long gone. I was struck by the canyon’s beauty,..
American Rivers 2017 National River Cleanup® Recap and Champions
American Rivers - From Alaska to Florida, volunteers and organizers worked tirelessly to ensure our rivers were left cleaner and safer than how they were found through our National River Cleanup® program in 2017.
SIC Maui SIC Maui Unveils 2018 RS Series
SIC Maui - After countless hours of research, design, and execution, the new RS Series is here. These boards were tried and tested by top athletes throughout the 2017 season before receiving the final nod of approval.
Jackson Kayak Day 1 : Squirt Boating World Championships
Jackson Kayak - Squirt Boating was a massive day and the perfect start for the competition. For many it was a day off, a day to enjoy the surrounding area and support friends and team mates as they took their turn to compete.
Traversing Ontario Parks Is Celebrating 125 Years in 2018
Traversing - Algonquin Provincial Park was created in 1893 and since then Ontario Parks has grown to 340 provincial parks (check out this interactive slider to see the locations through the years). Ontario Parks are celebrating their 125th anniversary this year, with festivities, events, and more announcements to come.
SeaKayakPhoto.com Sea Kayaking against the west going flood tide in Jura
SeaKayakPhoto.com - We woke on the morning of our fourth day of our trip round Jura and Colonsay on the machair of Shian Bay on the west coast of Jura. A cold NW wind was blowing  and it felt like spring had retreated to allow the return of winter.
unsponsored Movie Monday 15 January 2018
unsponsored - It’s Monday, you’ve visited Unsponsored so it must Movie Monday 15 January 2018. welcome to the site and our collection of selected edits to ease you into the start of the working week.
Jackson Kayak Why I Am Back in a Coosa HD for 2018
Jackson Kayak - Just a short piece on the few changes to the 2018 Coosa HD and why I am back in this model for this year.
Am. Whitewater Celebrating 50 Years of Protecting Wild and Scenic Rivers in 2018
Am. Whitewater - The 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act marks an incredible opportunity to build positive awareness, support, and activism around the need to grow our one-of-a-kind system of protecting outstanding rivers.
Athletes with top online media coverage in 2017
1. Kai Lenny
2. Ryan McAvoy
3. Eric Jackson
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