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The famous Playak News Flash informs tens of thousands of paddlers around the world about the most popular paddling news each day. Playak editors hand-pick the best headlines 24/7, and those that are viewed most by our readers are sent out in the News Flash. Each Friday, we send out the Weekly Digest (instead of the daily News Flash), containing the top headlines of the past 7 days, as well as the most popular videos and forum topics, plus a list of upcoming events.

End of an Era: A look back at the Wave Sport legacy

Canoe Kayak (1 hour ago) - Paddlers reflect on legendary whitewater kayak brand Wave Sport leaving North America. Everyone from former world freestyle champions Eric Jackson and Ken Whiting to Dan Gavere, Jimmy Blakeney and more did their time in Wave Sport’s team trenches, launching careers that continue to this day. Iconic boats like the X, Y and Z, as well as the Frankenstein, Diesel, foot-pinching XXX and Stubby (“Have you seen my Stubby?”) all graced retailers shelves at one time or another...  read more...

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U.S. should modernize the Columbia River Treaty with Canada now

American Rivers (3 hrs. ago) - Today’s guest blog is a part of the America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series highlighting the Columbia River in Washington State. Our guest blogger is Greg Haller, Conservation Director at Pacific Rivers Council. Pacific River Council’s mission is to protect and restore the watershed ecosystems of the West in order to preserve our freshwater heritage.  read more...

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Money Drop RAW

unsponsored (5 hrs. ago) - It’s great to see Drone footage being used to capture some interesting kayaking action. Sam Grafton’s RAW edit of Money Drop shows this off really well. Money Drop RAW from Sam Grafton on Vimeo . My favorite kind of drop a 40 foot chute with 37 CMS (1298 CFS) Drone footage Ari Walker Shot on DJI Phantom 3 and GoPro Hero 4 My favorite kind of drop a 40 foot chute with 37 CMS (1298 CFS). Filmed using: Shot on DJI Phantom 3 and GoPro Hero 4 . Drone footage by Ari Walker The post Money Drop RAW appeared first on Unsponsored .  read more...

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Southeast Summer Kayaking

unsponsored (6 hrs. ago) - There is always something special about getting good water levels in the summer. Memories of paddling in the cold, breaking ice and having to wear half a dozen layers fades very quickly.  read more...

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The Water is Filled with Tears: River Guardian Carlos Chen

International Rivers (7 hrs. ago) - To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’re devoting a new series to the people who have shaped, and are still shaping, river movements around the world. This month, we profile one of the world’s most inspiring River Guardians: a humble farmer-turned-activist from Guatemala named Carlos Chen.  read more...

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Aug 1SUP Magazine Paddle Healthy How to Combat Muscle Cramps with Tom Jones
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Aug 1Palm Blogs Palt Wave in Sweden
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Aug 1SUP International Kialoa Snap Up Ollie Shilston
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Jul 31Kayak Session Mike Dawson Crowned as Rapid Rajah 2015 (Malabar River Festival 2015)
Jul 31Level 6 Jimmi Cup 2015
Jul 31Canoe Kayak Featured Destination: Saranac Lake, New York
Jul 31American Rivers Dam legislation would hurt fish, rivers
Jul 31Standup Journal Gigantic Grouper Caught on a Standup Paddleboard
Jul 31Reiner Glanz Norway Part 02 - Voss
Jul 31International Rivers Chenab Under Siege
Jul 31Am. Whitewater Protect and Enjoy the Wild Yampa
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Jul 31SUP Magazine 30 Lakes in 30 Days Ostego Lake New York
Jul 31International Rivers Obama Urged to Talk on Gibe 3 Dam The East African
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Jul 31SUPracer Pacific Paddle Games Announces World Record Prize Purse Of $55,000

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