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Playak Weekly Digest - week 23, 2018
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 23, 2018.
Jackson Kayak Kayak Fishing at St. Bernard parish - a redfish destination
Jackson Kayak - Over the first couple of years of kayak fishing Louisiana, I was so excited about checking out different areas, I was all over the place fishing different spots, and while it was exciting and a great adventure, this Spring into early Summer, I thought I would take a little different approach. Of course, this decision was partially mandated by lifestyle changes – being the father of a rambunctious 13 month old boy has (ahem) limited my opportunities for the all-day trips.
SUP Connect Pier 360 Festival Brings Summer to the Starting Line
SUP Connect - Shore to be a good time. The Santa Monica Pier is officially putting summer on notice with the announcement of the first Pier 360 Ocean Sports & Beach Festival on Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday, June 24th.
Palm Blogs Exciting run on Califonia’s Dinkey Creek
Palm Blogs - My excitement levels peaked and reached breaking point when on our first day in California we received news that Dinkey Creek was at a prime medium / high flow. Dinkey Creek is one of the best-known runs in California, if not the world.
American Rivers More rivver streams around who deserve the designation of being Wild and Scenic
American Rivers - There are still a lot of streams that are eligible for protection under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act even today although its nearly 50 years since the act came into existence. The Wild and Scenic Rivers Act is a really important act that gives protection to rivers so it’s important to understand it to use it for the future to protect rivers and streams that deserve the designation of being a Wild and Scenic River.
SUP Magazine Sam George’s Tale of Nearly Going Blind in Baja
SUP Magazine - Sam George explains how he nearly lost vision in one eye during an old surf trip to Baja.
Jackson Kayak Paddling No Wait Hand Paddling the Cascades at 13
Jackson Kayak - So far in my kayaking career, I have completed many personal first descents. Starting from my first trip down a class 1 section of the Potomac at age 4, each day on the water is a new adventure.
Guigui Prod Helixir 2018 M Plastic Version on the Water
Guigui Prod - Quim Fontane Maso get the first boat on the water last weekend at Augsburg in Germany, here his reaction: All the doubts about the performance of this boat were gone as soon as I got in the water and did a flatwater cartwheel.
SUP Examiner Educating Communities on the Perils of Plastic Pollution
SUP Examiner - An Epic Paddle To Deliver A ‘Message In A Bottle’ To Parliament And Educate About The Rising Tide Of Plastic Pollution Paddling the length of the River Thames isn’t something new, but doing it on two standup paddleboards (SUPs) made from plastic bottles is.
Simon Wyndham Why you can’t roll, and why the internet can’t solve the problem for you
Simon Wyndham - A common complaint is that people have either lost their roll, or just can’t get it. But the internet is possibly the worst place in the world to get advice.
Simon Wyndham I’m Too Old for This
Simon Wyndham - I’ve heard it many a time, I’m past doing . I certainly hear it a lot when it comes to the freestyle boats. I’m too old for doing loops and cartwheels, I’m past all that. At what point do you decide when you are too old?
Pesda Press Scottish White Water Update
Pesda Press - Scottish White Water is ready for the printers and they have given us a delivery date of 9 August 2018. Visit the webpage for more details.
unsponsored Shuck Helmet From Palm Equipment
unsponsored - The Shuck helmet from Palm Equipment is now available. I got to try on a 3d printed prototype a few years ago and am looking forward to trying the real thing.
SUP Connect Source to Sea - SUPs Made From Plastic Bottles Take the River Thames
SUP Connect - Paddling the length of the River Thames isn’t something new, but doing it on two stand-up paddle boards (SUPs) made from plastic bottles is. The Whale Company wants to make a difference and work towards a more sustainable future, which is why they’re taking their message to the UK’s most famous waterway.
Distressed Mullet Paddle Coach Larry gives tips for older paddlers, on staying fit for paddling
Distressed Mullet - If anyone is the visible personification of the saying age is just a number it’s probably our friend and Paddle Monster coach Larry Cain.In the interview, he talks about the increased importance of rest and recovery and clean eating for the older athlete, among other things.
Sea Kayak Stonington Time-Out on Western Head
Sea Kayak Stonington - Sometimes, during the first five minutes of a paddle it feels like hard work, and I wonder: how am I going to go x miles today? And then, hopefully, we become a little less aware of the effort, focusing on executing a clean and efficient forward stroke, making a few turns around the rocks along shore, and maybe we start chatting.
Athletes with top online media coverage in June
1. Drew Gregory
2. Dane Jackson
3. Eric Jackson
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