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Playak Weekly Digest - week 19, 2018
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 19, 2018.
Palm Blogs World class wave paddlers are scared to try out - Hardcore Wave
Palm Blogs - Let me introduce to you my new home spot the Hardcore Wave in Bergheim close to Salzburg, Austria, on the Salzach river. I have lived in that area for over a year but for some reason people (including me) didn’t surf the wave very often. Why is that?
SUP Magazine Victoria Burgess attempting to make history with her epic paddle - Chica Libre Crossing
SUP Magazine - On June 26, 2018, Victoria Burgess will attempt to make history on a paddleboard.
American Rivers What River Are You Drinking?
American Rivers - Did you know rivers and streams and streams provide more than two-thirds of our drinking water supplies? This means that the water that you drink, cook and shower with, and use to clean your clothes and dishes, might come from a river.
Palm Blogs Freestyle training motivation - Points - Get that focus...
Palm Blogs - It took me a pretty long time to understand what my goals were and how to stay motivated when training freestyle. Here are a few quick pointers I’d like to share with you.
Jackson Kayak Why Should I Care? Funny You Should Ask
Jackson Kayak - Not sure if you’ve noticed but I’m kind of a clean water and tree-hug’n/Dirt-worshiper type. And as such, I’ve been kind of busy since last fall and right thru to now. Which kind helps explain my absence from the boards here lately.
Canoe Roots How 5 Artists Reimagined Canoe Paddles
Canoe Roots - Best to leave these works of art on the wall. This fall, creative canoeists painted, etched, burned, carved and knit more than 200 paddle submissions for Algonquin Outfitters’ Tom Thomson Paddle Art Contest.
Traversing Garmin Introduces The inReach Mini
Traversing - Today Garmin announced the inReach Mini, a smaller and more compact version of the inReach SE+ and Explorer+ that came out a year ago.Measures just under 10cm/4 inches tall by 5cm/2 inches wideWeighs 1g/3.5 ounces.
American Rivers Rio Grande Adventure on the Pages of New Yorker Magazine
American Rivers - Deep into a multi-day trip on the Wild and Scenic Rio Grande in Big Bend National Park, I was swimming in the river. It was at the end of a hot day.
unsponsored Dagger Kayaks RPM 2018
unsponsored - Dagger Kayaks have announced a limited release of the RPM and RPM Max.
Jackson Kayak The Middle Fork of the Payette?
Jackson Kayak - Everybody has heard of the Payette River, and many of you are probably familiar with various sections sections of the Payette, but not so many people are familiar with the Middle Fork of the Payette River.
unsponsored Important safety move when paddling rapid
unsponsored - Teaching kayaking, I always emphasize that the last move in any rapid is looking over your shoulder at the person behind you.
Indigenous Boats The Boats of Iraq'S Madan
Indigenous Boats - The Madan, or Marsh Arabs of Iraq, depended heavily upon their boats, including canoes like this one under construction. Note the heavy, closely-spaced, roughly-formed frames, inner planking at the tops of the frames, and heavy thwarts.
Am. Whitewater Space Available for Wild and Scenic Rogue River Trip June 14-17, 2018
Am. Whitewater - We still have space available for our annual Rogue River trip with  Northwest Rafting Company . Come out and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act with American Whitewater staff and similar likeminded river lovers.
SUP Magazine The 8 year old SUP kid fighting 20 - Foot waves at OluKai Ho’o - Bobo Gallagher
SUP Magazine - Gallagher, who raced the 10th annual OluKai Ho'o alongside mentor and star paddler Zane Schweitzer, was the youngest paddler on the course by half a decade and what’s more he finished third in the Under-17 division.
International Rivers Alternative World Water Forum: Strengthening Alliances to Protect Water, Life and Human Rights
International Rivers - From March 17th to 22nd, thousands of activists from over 30 countries gathered in Brasilia for the Alternative World Water Forum (FAMA).
Athletes with top online media coverage in May
1. Eric Jackson
2. Kalani Vierra
3. Kai Lenny
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