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Playak Weekly Digest - week 48, 2019
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 48, 2019.
Jackson Kayak 5 Tips for Getting Your Boat Through the Airport
Jackson Kayak - Let’s face it flying with your kayak can be kinda of scary. Everyone has heard horror stories of getting shut down at the front desk and not getting their boat on the plane. Since Winter is coming, I thought that I would share some tips on how to get your boat with you on your destination.
Trash Paddler An Egg Rock Eagle
Trash Paddler - Took advantage of some relatively mild conditions today and paddled the Assabet River between Egg Rock and Westvale. Water level at the inscribed stone looked adequate.
International Rafting Federation Zambezi White Water Festival – a bucket list item!
International Rafting Federation - There are a LOT of reasons why this event should be on your bucket list! Just look at the prizes – a bungi jump off the bridge for first place, a helicopter ride over the falls for second place, a bush drive for third place and a breakfast amongst the elephants for the best flip in Oblivion! And what do you have to do to earn those? Go rafting on the Zambezi!
Alder Creek Kayak Whitewater Kayaking Is Supposed to Be Fun
Alder Creek Kayak - I love working at a paddlesports shop because I get to nerd out all day with other paddlers. I speak with people from all different parts of the sport – sea kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, canoeing, surf kayaking, rafting, and my favorite: whitewater kayaking. One of the most common things I hear from people who have never whitewater kayaked is that they would never do it because it is too dangerous. I would like to address that sentiment in this blog post.
Jackson Kayak Why Kayaking Is Insane(ly) Fun for Kids
Jackson Kayak - It’s funny because a lot of pepple assume kayaking is an extreme sport (it can be, for some) where daily paddlers put their lives at risk. Mostly, you see people going off waterfalls, sometimes on fire, or running rivers like the Stikine. Sure, kayaking has an extreme side, like most all sports. But, paddling for me, and my family is all about family fun, pushing ourselves, overcoming our fears and spending time together.
PaddlingLight Best Gifts for Kayakers and Canoeists
PaddlingLight - It’s almost Black Friday again or just the middle of summer and your favorite paddler’s birthday if somehow you googled this up and it wasn’t in November, and it’s time to come up with the latest and greatest and best gifts for kayakers and canoeists.
Trash Paddler Assabet River's Portal is Open Again
Trash Paddler - When I approached the box culvert (pictured above) last week workers were engaged in trying to clear a blockage which had effectively dammed Fort Meadow Brook.  Yesterday, in order to satisfy my curiosity and find out if the workers were successful, I launched into the Assabet River a mile or so downriver...
Outdoor Industry Association Remembering the Soul of Snowboarding
Outdoor Industry Association - Jake Burton the was soul of snowboarding and brought his love of the sport to the masses. He was the trailblazer of an industry, working hand-in-hand with his wife to champion gender equity in the workplace, environmental stewardship and social responsibility at the world’s largest snowboard company.
International Rafting Federation The Magical 4 Letter F Word
International Rafting Federation - At some point in our raft guiding careers we will all experience a flip! This article aims to highlight some of the key points associated with flipping and will hopefully deliver a few tips to aid in the recovery of a flipped raft along with its crew.
Jackson Kayak Know some fascinating fish facts - Hybridization In Black Bass
Jackson Kayak - Bass are one of the most sought-after game fish in the world, and that has led to a lot of movement between water bodies to create fishing opportunities that might not have previously existed. Unfortunately, unlike many other species, black bass have weak reproductive barriers.
SUP Connect Red Paddle Co Announces PDF for Pups
SUP Connect - Premium Lifestyle Essentials brand Red Original has just launched an amazing new Dog Buoyancy Aid to keep your four-legged friends safe when they are in and around the water. Whether you're a paddleboarder or surfer, kayaker or sailor, staying safe on the water should be the number one priority of any water sports enthusiast.
Traversing Reality adventure show - will this team succeed in their wilderness expedition?
Traversing - With $500,000 dollars at stake, The Brigade: Race to the Hudson is a cooperative competition that forces participants to work together as they travel over 750 miles across the York Factory Express - an historic fur trade route legendary for its danger, isolation and beauty.
Frogma North Fork Vacation Day 3 - A Walk in the Woods
Frogma - Wednesday the 23rd dawned prettier than the day before - but the forecast was for even higher winds. There are some nice sheltered places where we could've gone for a paddle, but after the day before, neither of us was really set on paddling in the wind again.
SUP Mag UK The Subtle Art of Balance
SUP Mag UK - Even if you do all of those things right, you’re going to swim. Sometimes the board is going to take a hit, or get bucked, harder than your ability to absorb and compensate. But, for the most part, if you apply these basic ideas, and practice them a thousand times, you’ll find that your success rate will sky rocket.
SUP Connect Waves Turn on at Barbados Pro Day 2
SUP Connect - Increasing swell with a longer period and light tradewinds greeted the world's best this morning in Bathsheba for the second day of competition here at the inaugural Barbados Pro.
Athletes with top online media coverage in November
1. Eric Jackson
2. Jade Howson
3. Connor Baxter
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