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Playak Weekly Digest - week 16, 2018
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 16, 2018.
SUP Magazine Red Paddle Co’s new brand, offering accessories for paddle boarders
SUP Magazine - Award-winning inflatable paddleboarding giant, Red Paddle Co has launched its own accessories brand, Red Original, to offer everything you need for the ultimate paddleboarding experience, before, during and after getting on the water. Products include a watertight cool bag, insulated drinks bottle, changing robe and more.
SUP Magazine Goodies and a free trip to GoPro Mountain Games to win with this contest
SUP Magazine - Croakies, manufacturer of industry-leading outdoor retention products and outfitter of Life's Everyday Adventures since 1977, today announced the Not Your Everyday Adventure contest, sending one lucky winner and a guest on an all-expenses paid VIP experience to join the Croakies crew at the 2018 GoPro Mountain Games.
American Rivers Conserving rivers and implementing wise water management practices to alleviate water woes
American Rivers - New water management measures have to be taken and followed to not get into the water crisis situation Cape Town has got into. In the US, places that depend on the Colorado River are in danger zone. We need to do wise use of our water resources and take care of our rivers as well as rivers are the natural sources from which we get our waters for our survival.
American Rivers Most Endangered Rivers Victory: Washington’s Skykomish River
American Rivers - After seven years of opposition, activism, and two America’s Most Endangered Rivers® listings, the proposed hydropower project at Sunset Falls is cancelled by local public utility district.
Canoe Kayak Kayaking companies turn to crowdfunding to raise funds for their business
Canoe Kayak - Crowdfunding has officially come to kayaking. That's the take-home of late, as more and more paddling companies--both existing and new–are turning their backs on banks and turning toward the social side of financing to bring new products to market.
Jackson Kayak Area 51 in the Liska, First Segment
Jackson Kayak - I just got back from a trip to the Stephen C. Foster State Park located in the Okefenokee Swamp in Charlton County, Georgia which happens to nestle up to the banks of the Suwannee River and right there at the headwaters, to mention.
International Rivers NGOs Denounce Tapajós Basin Intimidation, Violence, Brazil Inaction
International Rivers - Thirty-eight national and international civil society organizations (CSOs), including social movements and NGOs, have condemned the Brazilian government and the builders of four Teles Pires River dams in the Amazon. The groups denounce the dam consortium for acts of intimidation against indigenous groups, especially involving the newly built São Manoel dam.
SUP World Mag Surfing Mentawai With the Perfect Wave
SUP World Mag - How perfect those waves are It’s just disturbing.
SUP Connect The Best Paddling Event in the Rockies Returns in May
SUP Connect - The 2018 Golden Games are scheduled to take place May 18-20 in Golden, Colorado. The Golden Games was recognized by Elevation Outdoors Magazine as Best Paddling Event in the Rockies for 2016, 2017 & 2018.
International Rafting Federation Start Positions for H2H in 2018 ERC and WRC
International Rafting Federation - With the new H2H format being introduced there is an option for organisers to choose what direction the rafts will be facing at the start.
Traversing Results From the Parks Canada 2017 Survey
Traversing - After delivering a birthday present of free admission for all Parks Canada locations for Canada's 150th, they followed up with a phone survey to see how the present was received by Canadians.
Level 6 Kicking Off the Kayaking Season - Build Progression Into Your Goals
Level 6 - Progression in kayaking is an amazing, terrifying and rewarding activity. It’s HARD sometimes and yet oh so worth it.
Tony Paradise Paddle cave exploring the Middle Cove
Tony Paradise - Friday is usually shoulders, lats and traps day in the gym but when Shane mailed Thursday about a paddle in Middle Cove, I couldn't pass it up.  We met at 12:30 and after putting in we made our way along the east side of the cove. Shane has paddle once before in Middle Cove but not the east side where there are a number of caves. 
Jackson Kayak Soft Power Health Experiences the Nile First Hand
Jackson Kayak - Friday March 16th is a cloudy, cool morning. The weather looked overcast, but nothing like the day before when 10 hours of nonstop rain pounded the Ugandan red clay landscape. I had a small river flowing right down to my banda and wasn't sure I would make it back home.
Chris Baer Does the whitewater classification system really show the actual level of difficulty?
Chris Baer - This (Northern Hemisphere) winter, I spent three months in Ecuador paddling a myriad of amazing whitewater rivers. The majority of these rivers were described as class IV, or maybe class IV+, or even IV++. Few seemed willing to put the grade V connotation on any of the sections. So what gives? Are we all sandbagging each other? Are we afraid to actually be class V kayakers?
Athletes with top online media coverage in April
1. Eric Jackson
2. Annabel Anderson
3. Marcus Hansen
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