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Playak Weekly Digest - week 05, 2018
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 05, 2018.
PaddlingLight Wooden Boat Show in Grand Marais Trip Report
PaddlingLight - It’s that time of the year when wood boat builders gather in the northern reach of the state of Minnesota and show off their wood boats. This year wooden canoes, both new and restored, stole the show. Without further ado, here’s the pictures.
SUP Magazine North Shore Sessions With Mo Freitas
SUP Magazine - Talented paddler Mo Freitas takes a few sloppy North Shore waves and makes the most of them during this short SUP surfing edit.
American Rivers The Five Most Common Things Found at River Cleanups
American Rivers - This is a guest blog by our January 2018 National River Cleanup intern, Chelsea Alley.
International Rivers Brazil Shelves Plans for New Megadams to Reassess Strategy
International Rivers - Brazil has shelved plans to build more mammoth Amazon hydropower dams, and although the country is heavily reliant on electricity from dams it will reassess their costs and environmental impacts, a government official told Bloomberg Environment.
American Rivers We all need healthy rivers
American Rivers - Learn about rivers in your backyard and how you can get involved in river conservation efforts.
SUPracer Full Results Are Up on PaddleGuru
SUPracer - The post Full results are up on PaddleGuru.
Irene's Kayaking Blog Smooth Whitewater Kayak Rescue Example
Irene's Kayaking Blog - This is a good example of quick thinking in a whitewater kayaking rescue situation... The video shows a kayaker rescuing a pinned paddler on the Cheoah River in North Carolina
The Paddler ezine Neptune Rangers – An Odd Year
The Paddler ezine - An ocean whitewater kayaking film with Neptune’s Rangers and friends. Produced, edited and narrated by Roger Aguirre Smith.
unsponsored Flying Unicorns at the NRF Big Air Ramp Comp
unsponsored - Flying Unicorns at the NRF Big Air Ramp comp – The first day of the Nile River Festival competition was hilarious. Chilled out big air ramp comp into the lake just after registration for the main events had taken place. We caw some big airscrews, wipeouts and some hilarious inflatable unicorn flips.
The Paddler ezine Behind the Lens
The Paddler ezine - You’re holding the camera, eager to take the shot, the kayaker is on the water about to drop in for their ride on a wave or down a waterfall. You look down at the camera in front of you, aim it at the paddler and hold down the trigger to try and catch as many photos as possible.
Jackson Kayak My First Waterfall – Tutea Falls – Kaituna River NZ
Jackson Kayak - For the Holidays, I went to New Zealand to visit family, but while I was out there, I was able to run the stout. I mainly ran the Kaituna River which is class 4-5. But I also got to go to the Wairoa River which 4+-5. I met so many good people. It was just an all around a amazing trip.
SIC Maui SIC 2018 Bayonet Review
SIC Maui - Joel Yang, founder and lead guide for Stoke on the Water, which provides downwind tours and clinics at the Columbia River Gorge and beyond, was one of the first people to test out our 2018 Bayonet 14.
SIC Maui SIC Maui Youth Development Team at Hanohano 2018
SIC Maui - The SIC Youth Development Team had an awesome outing at the 2018 Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge over the weekend. Known to be the kickoff event of the 2018 race season, Hanohano set the tone for a fierce and fun season to come with racers off all ages and skill levels putting everything on the table for this first race of the year.
Canoe Roots Paddle Trips and outdoor camping with kids to the wonders of wilderness
Canoe Roots - A boat load of toys and electronics is not the picture of family canoe tripping that outdoor enthusiast parents envision. We want our kids actively engaged in their surroundings, having fun while busily discovering the natural world that compels us to get out canoeing in the first place.
Jackson Kayak Fitness exercises for better performance on water
Jackson Kayak - Exercise physiologist shows you exercises that can make you keep fit and recover from injuries and gain mobility. This would help improve your performance when your on river with your boat.
Athletes with top online media coverage in January
1. Mo Freitas
2. Kai Lenny
3. Bren Orton
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