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Playak Weekly Digest - week 24, 2018
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 24, 2018.
Hala Great places to river SUP in Pacific Northwest - Oregon
Hala - The Pacific NW offers many great places to river SUP. Hala ambassador Luke Spencer details some of his go-to rivers in Oregon.
Palm Blogs Every Whitewater Kayaker Should
Palm Blogs - A dehydrated, hungry person can make bad decisions. It’s easy to just keep on paddling without a care to how hungry or thirsty you might be. Eating well and keeping those energy levels topped up by carrying some food or snacks with you on the water.
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.
Jackson Kayak Family Fun and High Scores at CKS PaddleFest in Buena Vista, CO
Jackson Kayak - After the Golden Games competition, we showered, did some laundry and hit the road, en route to one of our favorite comps CKS PaddleFest.
SUP Magazine Why We’re Racing In Seventy48
SUP Magazine - It's a simple concept. One-hundred twenty three teams are set to launch under their own power from Tacoma, Washington on Monday evening, June 11, bound for Port Townsend some 70 miles across Puget Sound.
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.
SUP Magazine Never Paddle Impaired
SUP Magazine - Standup paddling takes your full ability to perform safely, never paddle under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
SUP Examiner The Art of Standup Paddling by Ben Marcus
SUP Examiner - Ben Marcus’s book The Art of Standup Paddling trumpets that standup paddling has arrived. Until now, SUP books seem to suffer from trust issues.
Jackson Kayak Lakes and Rivers and Smallies, Oh My
Jackson Kayak - For the second year in a row my buddy Ben and I planned to do a two day 20 mile river float on Grand River. The Grand is a beautiful river that winds its way through miles of northeast Ohio until finally emptying into Lake Erie. This time of year is prime time as huge Lake Erie small mouth move into the shallow water and area rivers of northern Ohio.
The Paddler ezine Always Changing – A Kayaking Film
The Paddler ezine - Gabrielle Ridge is a kayaker, and this is a film all about why she loves to kayak so much and the hours of effort she has put into it. I hope that you enjoyed watching this film, please let me know if you did or you didn't.
unsponsored Soul Waterman Moves Production Out of the USA
unsponsored - It is with sadness, that Soul Waterman has decided to move its production out of the USA. This decision is being made for several extremely practical reasons: we’re in the boat building business and need to be able to produce our kayaks on time, to standard, at a reasonable price.
SUP Connect Rogue Built by Boardworks Announces Title Sponsorship of 2018 SUP EuroTour
SUP Connect - Rogue Built by Boardworks, an authentic core performance SUP and surf brand, is proud to announce its title sponsorship of the 2018 SUP EuroTour, a stand up paddleboard series that unifies Europe’s biggest summer races. Now in its fourth year, the EuroTour is one of the largest stand up paddle race series supporting the growth of the European stand up paddling community.
American Rivers Another Battle Wages Over Middle Fork Vermilion River
American Rivers - The following guest blog by Clark Bullard is part of our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series on the Middle Fork of the Vermilion River in Illinois.
The Paddler ezine Taking on the Inside Passage
The Paddler ezine - An interview with Aussies Lucy Graham and Mathilde Gordon in the weeks before the beginning of their epic adventure down the Alaskan and Canadian coasts.
Trash Paddler One More Winter Notched
Trash Paddler - I suppose it's time to emerge and take stock of things after enduring yet another New England winter.  Of course back when I was younger winter inflicted few wounds if any.   
Athletes with top online media coverage in June
1. Drew Gregory
2. Eric Jackson
3. Laird Hamilton
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