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Playak Weekly Digest - week 04, 2018
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 04, 2018.
SUP Magazine Stormr Typhoon Watch Cap
SUP Magazine - Stormr Neoprene Beanie $25 Our Take: Keeping your noggin warm should be high on a paddler's priority list. This fleece-lined neoprene beanie from Stormr, glued and blind-stitched for added durability, is a simple solution.
SUP Magazine SUP Foil Surfing With Zane Schweitzer
SUP Magazine - The Maui SUP surfer surfs his SUP foil for over two straight minutes during this session from Lahaina.
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 RIP : The man who saved rivers of Chilean Patagonia from dams has passed away
International Rivers - It is with great sadness we share the news that our friend and former Patagonia Campaign Director, Aaron Sanger, has passed away. Aaron was the primary architect of International Rivers’ campaign against the HidroAysén projects in Chilean Patagonia, which would have constructed five dams on the free-flowing Pascua and Baker rivers.
The Paddler ezine Ontario Paddling Adventures
The Paddler ezine - There is nothing more Canadian than paddling. Ontario is an Iroquoian word meaning land of shining waters and with over 400,000 lakes, rivers and heritage waterways in Ontario, we are connected by water.
International Rivers 10 Things You Should Know About Africa’s Largest Dam
International Rivers - Tensions have been rising between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan for months, as Ethiopia nears the completion of Africa’s largest dam. Ethiopia hasn't even finished building the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), but everybody’s talking about it. 
American Rivers Montana National Forest Proposes Protecting 278 Miles of Streams
American Rivers - The Custer Gallatin National Forest, stretching from Southwest Montana to South Dakota released a proposed action that would protect 278 miles of Wild and Scenic eligible streams.
SIC Maui SIC’s Bayaonet series of SUP boards tested by Connor Baxter is here...
SIC Maui - SIC’s all new competitive downwind race board, the Bayonet, has arrived. After evolving through several different prototypes and being tested by some of the world’s best SUP athletes, including Connor Baxter who went on to take first place riding the Bayaonet 17.1 at the 2017 Maui 2 Molokai, the Bayonet is officially here. With the genius of Master Shaper Mark Raaphorst along with the experience of the entire SIC team, without a doubt the Bayonet is one of the best downwind boards ever created for elite paddlers ...
SUP World Mag Airs Barrels and Carnage at Jaws
SUP World Mag - Kai Lenny killing it at Jaws! With ups and lows.
unsponsored Movie Monday 22 January 2018
unsponsored - Welcome to Movie Monday 22 January 2018 here at Unsponsored HQ. 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.
Traversing Reservations Now Required Year-Round at Garibaldi Provincial Park
Traversing - Visitors can soon reserve campsites throughout the year at Garibaldi Provincial Park, a popular backcountry destination for outdoor enthusiasts along the Sea-to-Sky corridor.
Am. Whitewater Speak up for improved access at ward's Ferry Bridge - Tuolumne River (CA)
Am. Whitewater - American Whitewater is advocating for improved access conditions at Ward’s Ferry Bridge on California’s Tuolumne River, which is the take-out for the Wild and Scenic Meral’s Pool run above the Don Pedro Hydropower Project. Take Action! It’s time to put on record that a safe and improved take-out at Ward’s Ferry Bridge for the Meral’s Pool Run on the Wild & Scenic Tuolumne River is important to you, the private boater.
Adventure Kayak Yoga for Paddling: Must-Do Pose for Paddlers With Low-Back Pain
Adventure Kayak - Here’s an astonishing number for you: People in the U.S. spend over 100 billion dollars per year on low back pain relief (trying to get it).
The Pursuit Zone Backpacking Iceland With Larry Mishkar : TPZ 147
The Pursuit Zone - Larry Mishkar backpacked 400 miles across Iceland over 25 days.  He traveled from the southern shore to the northern coast on the volcano route and today he will share with you why Iceland might be the best place for your first international backpacking trip. 
Athletes with top online media coverage in 2017
1. Kai Lenny
2. Ryan McAvoy
3. Eric Jackson
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