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Playak Weekly Digest - week 19, 2017
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 19, 2017.
Canoe Roots Paddling Lake Superior's Rossport Islands
Canoe Roots - Gary and Joanie Mcguffin share how to enjoy your paddling trip around the Rossport islands, whether you have a day, or a week. Rossport islands is the largest archipelago on the largest lake on the planet is also the gateway to the largest protected freshwater ecosystem in the world. Check out this article to know more about the place which would be helpful for you to plan your trip there.
Canoe Roots Mike Ranta's Canoe Denied at Canada's Capital
Canoe Roots - Barreling down the Ottawa River’s Deschênes Rapids, birchbark hat on tightly, canine friend Spitzii howling into the morning light, solo continent-crosser Mike Ranta was bound for Canada’s Parliament Hill.
GrindTV 5 of the Best Rivers in the US to Run This Spring
GrindTV - After a big winter across most of the country, reservoirs are full, snowpacks are deep and rivers are starting to rush. It’s boating season, so here are some of the best rivers to run during runoff, including a couple you can paddle only when reservoirs are spilling. Dolores River, Colorado A post shared by Rachel. The post 5 of the best rivers in the US to run this spring appeared first on GrindTV.com.
PaddleBlogs Diary of a Middle Aged Kayaker: World Masters Games, Auckland 2017
PaddleBlogs - The WMG have been my training focus for the last couple of years, and I've put in plenty of time and effort to prepare. It was a treat to be on the start line with world class paddlers like Peter Micheler, Vincent Fondeviole and Donald Johnstone. Off-water, the camaraderie of the Masters Games made it a very special event, like a high school reunion with people you’re actually pleased to meet again.
The Paddler ezine New Bushcraft Wild Campsite Set to Open in Lee Valley This June
The Paddler ezine - Developed by the park’s Ranger Team, Lee Valley Almost Wild Campsite will cater for the growing number of outdoor enthusiasts and weekend explorers seeking authentic experiences and new challenges across the UK’s green spaces.
PaddleBlogs Kayak Huasteca- SUP in KY
PaddleBlogs - Our KY home is filled with fantastic places to explore by SUP or Stand Up Paddling.
The Paddler ezine WW SUP safety by Corran Addison
The Paddler ezine - Explaining how the safety leash works for paddleboarding in whitewater and how to choose the right equipment for whitewater SUP paddling.
Canoe Kayak The various category of white water people who form the White Water Tribe
Canoe Kayak - Here is a fun write up of the categories of whitewater boaters - there are some like the Club Beaters who won’t try kayaking waters beyond class 2+, there is the Hole Hog who enjoy paddling the same river sections with the same tricks, there is the open boater who due to their choice of boat spend their time draining their kayaks after paddling rapids a lot. There is are more interesting personalists forming the white water tribe read on...
SUP Magazine Rvr2Rvr Goes To Bend, Oregon
SUP Magazine - Rvr2Rvr recently stopped in Bend, Oregon to help teach a few local paddlers about how to successfully standup paddle on the river.
SUP Magazine The Future of SUP - Youngster Kali’a Alexiou
SUP Magazine - 16 year old Kali’a Alexiou has got division victories at two of the sport’s flagship events–Molokai 2 Oahu (team) and the Pacific Paddle Games. The Santa Cruz high school kid was confident enough to go on downwind runs along the Central California coastline when she was only 12 yrs old!! She is definitely the future of SUP, we should watch out for her. Here is a interview with her. Read on...
SUP Examiner The One Board Quiver- Downstream, Both Ways
SUP Examiner - The One Board Quiver I wanted to try out my Pau Hana Big EZ Ricochet as a workout machine. It isn’t one, of course not in the sense that a workout machine is some sort of distance board designed for flatwater.
Traversing Beaver Canoe Products Arrive At PetSmart For Your Dog
Traversing - PetSmart announced today that they will be carrying a line of Beaver Canoe products for your pooch! Everything from toys to accessories to apparel will be available at your local store and online at Petsmart.ca.
Am. Whitewater Mosquito Road Bridge Access - SFA below Slab Creek Reservoir (CA)
Am. Whitewater - The County of El Dorado and a coalition comprising American Whitewater, El Dorado County residents and businesses, and other conservation and recreation organizations today announced an agreement assuring continued access to Mosquito Road Bridge aka. The Swinging Bridge and the South Fork American River.
GrindTV Why New Zealand Is an Amazing Paddling Destination
GrindTV - This article originally appeared in SUP Magazine. Photos and words by Johny Cook. New Zealand is a place filled with beauty and one of the best ways to see it is from the water.
Kayak Base The 10 Best Fishing Nets 2017 – Fishing Nets Reviewed
Kayak Base - Fishing without a fishing net will cause you losing fishes on the water. No matter where you are fishing from a kayak, fishing from the shore or fly fishing, you need the best fishing net to ensure the fish stays.
Athletes with top online media coverage in May
1. Connor Baxter
2. James Casey
3. Mo Freitas
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