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Playak News Flash - January 20, 2018
Playak News Flash - January 20, 2018
The world's latest paddling headlines.
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.
Traversing MSR Introduces New Line of Backcountry Poles
Traversing - MSR took the wraps off their new line of Backcountry poles at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Denver, Colorado. The Ascent, Explore, and Trail series are designed for snowshoeing, winter travel, and backcountry adventures, and all feature MSR’s patented DynaLock™ secure adjustment for rock-solid performance and tool-free tensioning. 
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,..
Jackson Kayak Never Winter – Family Whitewater Adventures: Part Four
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. Time to think about heading SOUTH for warm water and warm weather. Over a series of four posts, we are going to lay out our experiences and recommendations for heading south as a kayaking family.
International Rivers Police shoot a protester of the Bonyunyu Dam construction in Kenya
International Rivers - Police remove the body of a man who was shot dead in Bonyunyu, Nyamira County on January 9, 2017 as villagers protested the planned construction of a controversial dam. Taking a Break at Red Rock. - After transiting the Corryvreckan, we arrived in the Sound of Jura. The ebb tide had built rapidly and we were making 10km/hr with little paddling effort.
SUP Connect Red Bull Hosting SUP Treasure Hunt
SUP Connect - For the first time, Red Bull Privateers Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Race will take place on Cape Romano, just South of Marco Island, Florida on Saturday, February 10, 2018.
Jackson Kayak Developing Trust and overcoming fears for more whitewater adventures
Jackson Kayak - Trusting yourself and others is a difficult thing to do at times, but it can certainly have a big effect on the way you think about a rapid. As many paddlers can relate to, fear is a difficult feeling to overcome at some times. People find themselves held back despite being very skillful, and they can’t challenge themselves because they’re afraid. This is something I can relate to immensely because at times I can become that sort of paddler. Sea kayaking on the Glengarrisdale Bay in full sunshine - As we set off from Glengarrisdale Bay towards the Gulf of Corryvreckan which lies between the isles of Jura and Scarba the morning's cold front began to clear leaving Glengarrisdale in full sunshine.
Blue Paddle SUP 5 Most Common SUP Beginner Mistakes.
Blue Paddle SUP - By Adam Eyal Paddleboarding is quickly becoming one of America's favorite pastimes, but time and time again, beginners are falling for the same old traps. Before getting out on the water, save yourself some time (and potential​embarrassment) by reading through these 5 most common beginner mistakes.
Log of Ibi A Gift of Beauty and Memories
Log of Ibi - We’ve enjoyed Kenneth Arni’s wonderful photography for years. He travels a good bit, but his day-to-day operations are from his home at Fenwick Island, Delaware.  
SUP Magazine Standup Paddling in -13°F Temperatures
SUP Magazine - Standup paddler goes for a frigid adventure when temperatures hit -13°F in the Argentinian city of Bariloche. The post Standup Paddling in -13°F Temperatures appeared first on SUP Magazine – The Voice of Standup Paddling .
SUP Magazine Empowering Women at Camp Crystal Kai
SUP Magazine - Camp Crystal Kai brings women together for an empowering week of standup paddling, relaxing, learning and bonding in North Carolina's Crystal Coast.
Angling International Kevin Baxter reason to attend the fishing tackle trade show - ICAST
Angling International - Since his first visit to ICAST in Las Vegas five years ago, Kevin Baxter has watched in awe at the seemingly never-ending line of innovative new products that have graced the world’s largest fishing tackle trade show.
Reiner Glanz From Balkan With Love
Reiner Glanz - Croatia is most famous for its beautiful coastline and islands. Not so much as a kayaking destination. A fact, that if you like waterfalls, should be changed. Rainfalls provided us with good levels this January so Branimir invited Robert and myself to show us the most beautiful rivers his country has to offer.
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