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Playak Weekly Digest - week 16, 2017
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 16, 2017.
Canoe Roots Eight things you need to know to stay safe on the water
Canoe Roots - It’s important for new kayakers to know how to paddle safely. Here is a list of tips and tricks to help any beginner get started.
GrindTV Explore 5 of the best paddle-to camping adventures in America
GrindTV - Frustrated that your favorite campsites are at capacity every weekend? Yeah, so are we. But as spring and summertime sites are filling up quicker than we can pull up Google Maps, it’s time to push beyond the parking lot and out into the open water. Boat-in camping is the ideal way to gain a little separation — loading your gear into a canoe or kayak and paddling away from the shore-bound masses to remote camping spots along the banks of our favorite waterways.
Adventure Kayak How to control your sea kayak on the ocean with Bill Vonnegut
Adventure Kayak - Here is ACA Level 5 instructor Bill Vonnegut talking about weather-cocking and how sea kayaker can handle the boat when the situation arises. This is connected to wind and how to control boat that is affected by the wind.
Rapid Magazine Blog An Invisible Danger- New England Waters Cold Into Spring
Rapid Magazine Blog - Timothy Bare clung to the inside of his capsized as the 43-degree water soaked through his clothing. As his core body temperature dropped, his natural reflexes kicked in, pulling blood from his arms and legs to his vital organs.
Rapid Magazine Blog Dane Jackson leads a successful clean up drive of the Nolichucky River
Rapid Magazine Blog - Dane Jackson, son of Eric Jackson who is the founder of Jackson Kayaks, lead a group of local paddlers to clean the waters of the Nolichucky River in Cherokee National Forest in east Tennessee. There were good results as dozens of tyres, loose metal, glass and bottles were removed from the river. Dane is professional kayaker who won Whitewater Grand Prix and the IFC Freestyle World Championships. This clean up drive comes when the country s about to celebrate National Park Week (April 15-23. Quite inspiring.
Adrian Shanahan Whitewater PFD Steel O Ring
Adrian Shanahan - If you liked it you should have put a ring on it or a steel O ring to be correct. I never though I’d get to open a post on this website with a reference to a Beyone song but hey, dreams can come true.
Adrian Shanahan 2017 Peak UK Combi – Unboxing & First Impressions
Adrian Shanahan - This afternoon I received a package from the nice folks in Peak UK containing their 2017 Peak UK Combi. As spring rolls in lots of Irish and UK paddlers are putting the finial touches on to their plans to escape to Europe or further afield in search of Alpine melt or big volume warm water. […] The post 2017 Peak UK Combi – Unboxing & First Impressions appeared first on www.adrianshanahan.com.
SUP Magazine Wild Coast- The Tofino, BC SUP Surfing Experience
SUP Magazine - Local SUP surfers Emre Bosut and Glen Pearson share the experience of living and surfing in Tofino, British Columbia.
Canoe Kayak “Why do we paddle so much?”
Canoe Kayak - It was one of those glorious late-winter afternoons that felt like a mid-spring day—bright blue sky, comforter clouds, and water dripping from our paddles like inverted candelabras. It was our fourth lap of the day, cutting a good clip across a pool on our home river, the Saint, when my buddy Kev glanced over with a thoughtful grin and asked his question: “Why do we paddle so much?”
SUP Magazine Winter SUP Surf Sessions in France
SUP Magazine - Highlights from one paddler's winter SUP surfing sessions in the Brittany region of northwest France. The post Winter SUP Surf Sessions in France appeared first on SUP Magazine .
Canoe Kayak The Big Bushwhack
Canoe Kayak - I checked the forecast for the seventh time in three days. Still no change. Two days of cold overcast, two days of snow. Some rain here and there.
Kayak Session Know about the upcoming 3rd Edition of Quebec Extreme Whitewater Series
Kayak Session - Here is Trevor L’Heureux talking of Quebec Extreme Whitewater Series. Trevor is the director of education at The Quebec Whitewater Federation which is hosting the Quebec Extreme Whitewater Series. This year will be the 3rd edition of this extreme whitewater race events. There would 5 races in the series stretch across over 800 kilometers and represent 4 different regions in the province
Simon Wyndham Thoughts on attitudes towards Freestyle/Playboating
Simon Wyndham - Freestyle is one way of getting better at kayaking, it would improve paddlers confidence level. So why then does freestyle often get a bit of a bad rap when it comes to the attitudes of many kayakers today? For some it is the lack of the “badass” factor. Playing about at somewhere like Cardiff doesn’t allow the brag factor like running some G5 knar somewhere. Incredibly there are people out there who regard anything less than G4 as flat water!
Athletes with top online media coverage in April
1. Zane Schweitzer
2. Caio Vaz
3. Kai Lenny
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Today's News Editor(s): Adrian Shanahan.



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