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Playak Weekly Digest - week 40, 2019
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 40, 2019.
Brittany Parker The Crazy Woman
Brittany Parker - I was talking to a good friend of mine the other day about men. She had brought up a past guy she dated that tried to use the word crazy as a form of manipulation. It brought up a lot of old baggage for me. I’ve been in those relationships, and probably every woman has, where the man tries to gain power over the situation by calling me crazy.
Kokatat Ben Bruce Lee
Kokatat - Our gear is spread out all over the place. It looks like we could be organizing a yard sale, except there is no one but us in here. After a long day of paddling we stopped on a little plateau, right by the river. Despite the carcass of a dead guanaco nearby, the spot is pretty much perfect and it will be our camp for the night.
Hala Lake Estes: The Rocky Mountains Offer More Than Just Whitewater Paddling
Hala - As a kid growing up in Nebraska, my family made annual summer trips to Estes Park, Colorado for vacation. We did the usual activities: hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park, horseback riding, playing miniature golf, and walking up and down the main street checking out all the shops. Those activities were fun, but Estes Park as more to offer Lake Estes! Lake Estes is located on the east end of town, you’ll pass the lake as you enter the town on highways 34 & 36.
Jackson Kayak How to ACE Your First Gauley Fest
Jackson Kayak - Thinking of heading up to AW’s Gauley Fest and want to know the inside scoop on how to get the most out of it? Here are some tips designed to make sure your first Gauley Fest goes as smooth as your lines on the river. 
Kokatat Spring Race Season with Team Kokatat
Kokatat - My first race season in the USA representing Team Kokatat was nothing but spectacular. After spending the winter in Sort, Spain training slalom and getting a few river runs in whenever they released water, I was looking forward to paddling on some good whitewater in the US.
Judy Ranelli Some advice for new paddlers
Judy Ranelli - Don't try to come off as an expert. Especially because you're not one and it is quite obvious to more experienced paddlers. Be a student; a lifelong learner.
Jackson Kayak River Lunch Adventure with family and kids - Tips
Jackson Kayak - Planning ahead is the key, to not allowing time to limit your fun. Our family of 6 kayaks, on average four times a week, year-round. With that fun, comes the loading and unloading of our multiple boats and mounds of paddling gear. Planning ahead the night before, or even the morning of our lunch adventure to the river, helps save time and the chaos that is ever chasing our crew.
The Paddler ezine Three New 5mm Wetsuits From Typhoon
The Paddler ezine - Typhoon International, one of the world’s most reputable wetsuit manufacturers has launched its latest selection of brand new 5mm wetsuits for the approaching autumn and winter season. Three wetsuit models are available to suit every type of activity and budget. 
Standup Journal Ogunquit, Maine Shark Sighting
Standup Journal - Paddlers in Maine captured an up close and personal encounter with a 6-8 foot shark this past weekend. There has been much in the news about the abundance of shark activity on Cape Cod with a few shark attacks making headlines in recent years.
American Rivers Flow Free Forever: Momentum Grows for New Wild and Scenic River Protections Nationwide
American Rivers - Today marks the 51st Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. While certainly not as splashy as last year’s high profile 50th today provides a great opportunity to take stock of the major steps the river community has taken to achieve the goals of our 5,000 Miles of Wild Campaign to protect and defend our nation’s remaining free-flowing rivers.
Jackson Kayak Opportunity to catch fishes at the Christchurch Kayak Grand Slam 2019
Jackson Kayak - The Christchurch Kayak Grand Slam 2019. The purpose of the match is to catch a Bass, a Mullet and any third species. The person with the longest combined length of all three, wins! This competition is one of my favourite of the year. The brackish waters allow you to catch an abundance of fresh and salt water fish in the same location.
ICF Tercelj and Joly Conquer the Slalom World for the First Time
ICF - Two first-time world champions were crowned and a long list of athletes booked their tickets to Tokyo on an emotional day of competition at the ICF canoe slalom world championships in La Seu, Spain, on Saturday.
TotalSUP SUP Race Across Scotland: Great Glen Challenge 2019
TotalSUP - The Great Glen Challenge is a 92km race across the width of Scotland. The challenge will take paddlers through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world and across the mighty Loch Ness. TotalSUP caught up with the super busy UK endurance paddler, Joanne Hamilton-Vale, organiser of the challenge, founder of the UK Endurance Race Series, and one of the toughest female SUP athletes in the world, for a quick insight into this epic race.
SUP International The Best Yoga in Waikiki
SUP International - Rainbows, fish, shade, and sunshine. There’s no doubt that Yoga with at YumiSUPYoga is pure magic. The perfect way to start a perfect day in Waikiki is with Yumi and the Hilton Hawaiian Village.
Frogma River, by Elisha Cooper
Frogma - Well, how perfect that I have been in a Hudson River vein for the last couple of posts - because today I'm going to stay in that vein to tell you about an absolutely gorgeous book about a woman's solo paddle down the Hudson that's coming out next week. Here's Elisha Cooper's cover for River.
Athletes with top online media coverage in September
1. Casper Steinfath
2. Arthur Arutkin
3. April Zilg
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