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Playak Weekly Digest - week 27, 2018
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 27, 2018.
Palm Blogs Whitewater reality at Norway - Tips and Tricks
Palm Blogs - If you’re reading this then the chances are that you already know a fair bit about this country and its whitewater, however, there are a few things that you can’t really know until you’ve been there and experienced it, made the mistakes and talked it through in depth in the pub afterward. I have been lucky enough to spend the last two summers in this awesome country and thought that I would share a few insights, tips and tricks …
Hala Rundown of the Vail Town Series - Fun and challenging wave plays
Hala - The Vail Town Series this year rocked! We had great weather from the very start, bringing in ladies all the way from Winter Park. It is always way more fun when you have a full heat of women to play with.
SUP Connect Everything Your Body Needs to Stay on Top
SUP Connect - 1.2 million people are expected to paddle board this year. With the sun shining and the summer months quickly approaching, it’s time to grab our boards and hit the water.
TotalSUP Starboard Supporting Another Epic Journey to Stop the Rising Tide of Plastic Pollution
TotalSUP - Starboard is taking its role in protecting the environment seriously this year. This time it is in the form of The Whale Company charity, which was set up by Brazilian and British couple Carlos de Sousa and Carolyn Newton, with the aim to paddle the length of the Thames.
SUP Connect Whitewater Paddler Brittany Parker Suffers Severe Injuries From Pump Explosion
SUP Connect - One of SUP's top whitewater paddlers, Brittany Parker, suffered serious injuries on the morning of Wednesday, June 27th.
TotalSUP Boothy Launches Coaching Platform
TotalSUP - Australian World Champion SUP athlete and Starboard paddler Michael Booth has ticked off some serious goals this year. He moved into SUP from other paddle sports at the end of 2014 and in this short time he has climbed to the top of the international professional field. 
SUPracer The Paddle League World Tour in Bilbao
SUPracer - In brief: Michael Booth has flexed his muscles once again, breaking and then holding off an ultra-strong field of international talent to claim the fifth stop of The Paddle League World Tour and week 7 of the EuroTour here in the Basque city of Bilbao.
Jackson Kayak Whitewater trip experience at the Pyranee
Jackson Kayak - Why go on a kayaking trip to the Pyranees? For the pain au chocolat of course! Just kidding, well, kind of. The Pyranees is the mountain range that borders France and Spain, with the small country of Andorra sandwiched in between. The highest peak is about 11,000 feet, and it is full of great whitewater.
International Rivers UNESCO World Heritage Committee Inscribes Kenya’s Lake Turkana as “In Danger” Over Gibe Dam Impacts
International Rivers - Today, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee took the decision to officially inscribe Lake Turkana as a World Heritage site in danger because of severe impacts caused by the Gibe 3 Dam, constructed upstream on Ethiopia’s Omo River.
Rafting Life Surfing at Surge Narrows
Rafting Life - A little write up and post on Spark of a trip back in March to Surge Narrows. 
SUP Examiner Review of NSP’s Sustainable Cocomat Boards
SUP Examiner - A lot of us prefer to make eco-conscious choices but we don’t want to sacrifice money or performance in the process.
Rafting Life Gordon River Creek Festival
Rafting Life - A look back at the Gordon River Creek Festival. Such a good time out in the woods near Port Renfrew.
SUPracer Bilbao Kids Race
SUPracer - Highlights from the Kids' Race in Bilbao always so inspiring to see the next generation having fun on the water! Posted by The Paddle League on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Short little highlights reel (and a few interviews) from the super fun kids race in Bilbao last weekend.
International Rafting Federation Follow the IRF 2018 European Rafting Championship - Slovakia
International Rafting Federation - There are a number of places you can follow this year’s Euro Rafting Champs...
Jackson Kayak Inside the Adventure Blog Post
Jackson Kayak - If you’ve ever been afraid to step outside your comfort zone, then you’re in the right place. Inside the Adventure features incredible athletes and everyday people, sharing their epic stories of pushing life to it’s limits.
Athletes with top online media coverage in June
1. Drew Gregory
2. Eric Jackson
3. Laird Hamilton
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