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Playak Weekly Digest - week 49, 2019
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 49, 2019.
Palm Blogs Developing and connecting with the local kayaking community - Park Jam 2019
Palm Blogs - Another year of the Park Jam has come, the kids I met for the first time have gotten older, taller and better at kayaking but best of all there are new people popping up throughout the countries whitewater parks. The first year’s tour was a bit of an impromptu rush to make it happen, nobody knew what to expect –...
WWTCC Thames, home to amazing weirs for paddlers to get whitewater training and practice
WWTCC - The Thames valley is renowned for its weirs, making it the perfect venue to learn all the fundamentals to become a proficient paddler.
Jackson Kayak How Durable Is a Jackson Kayak?
Jackson Kayak - How durable is a Jackson Kayak? I can only speak from experience based on the absolute torture I have put my Jackson Coosa through to answer this question. My Coosa is the real OG to begin with. It was born at the Jackson Kayak factory in Tennessee way back in 2011. One of the first generation in a long line of Coosa’s that has been produced there.
P&H Paddlers Destination Guide – Inside Passage, BC, Canada
P&H Paddlers - This Summer my partner Amy and I headed over to British Columbia to paddle a section of the Inside passage. If you’ve not heard of the ‘bucket-list’ worthy Inside Passage, it’s a coastal route that stretches 1700km from Washington, USA, through Western British Columbia, up to Skagway, Alaska. It’s major draw cards being the teaming wildlife, multitude of islands to weave and the perfect balance of solitude versus opportunities to re-stock in remote First Nations communities.
Jackson Kayak Let’s Talk About Swims
Jackson Kayak - Let’s just get this out there: We all swim. As a general statement of what I see, guys generally give each other a hard time when this happens, calling each other beaters, etc. and females tend to lose confidence and doubt their skills. I fully believe that swimming is part of the process of becoming a better kayaker.
P&H Paddlers The 222 Mile Challenge
P&H Paddlers - In May 2020, myself and Paul, both veterans, both suffering from PTSD, and both a little crazy for taking on this nutty challenge, will be leaving Dungeness, across the English Channel on an epic 222-mile challenge.
Jackson Kayak Kayak Fishing – Get Started!
Jackson Kayak - As the director of a state wide kayak fishing series I get the opportunity to speak with tons of people on a daily basis on all sorts of topics within the sport. I am asked constantly about my opinion on tackle and accessories, the best ways to fish specific bodies of water, how I set up my kayak for success, and many more topics.
Werner Squamish River by Packraft
Werner - On November 10th, four of us decided to packraft down the Squamish River. In the crew, it was Leigh, Mark, Eduardo and me. We started the day driving up one of our local FSR's the Squamish Valley Road to the 15km (9.32 Mile) Bridge, and from there, we Inflated our Boats and walked our way down to the river, ready for adventure.
SUP International France Rides Dual SUP Surfing Golds
SUP International - France Rides Dual SUP Surfing Golds to Historic Team World Title.
SUP International Paris SUP Open Is Just Over 10 Days Away
SUP International - With just 10 days remaining until the 2019 APP World Tour Racing Finals to be held in Paris, France, tension is mounting as the World’s Best prepare to descend upon one of the World’s most famous and iconic Cities to join a record breaking 1,000 participants on the River Seine.
SUP Connect Team France Gets Technical and Wins Gold
SUP Connect - Team France took one big step closer to winning their first-ever Team Gold by claiming two Technical Race Gold Medals at the 2019 Surf City El Salvador ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship at El Sunzal.
ICF ICF Votes to Retain U23 Competitions
ICF - The International Canoe Federation has decided to retain the U23 age group for all world championships after a survey of member federations.
SUP World Mag How to Choose Stand Up Paddleboards
SUP World Mag - Stand up paddle boards come in an array of shapes and sizes, with many features that effect how a board performs. The experts at REI explain the general concepts of board design and functionality to help you get the most out of your time on the water.
Kayak Session The best female Whitewater Paddler of the Year - Nouria Newman!!
Kayak Session - And the winner is in the Women category: Nouria Newman (France). This year again Nouria Newman stunned the world with her paddling performances. Nothing seems to stop the french rider on her quest of the impossible.
SUP World Mag Crazy Hydrofoil Surf With Brennan
SUP World Mag - This was a quick Afternoon hydrofoil session out front with good friend and Professional SUP athlete Brennan Rose, as well as my girlfriend Kim Yap.
Athletes with top online media coverage in November
1. Eric Jackson
2. Dane Jackson
3. Jade Howson
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