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Playak Weekly Digest - week 13, 2018
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 13, 2018.
SUP Magazine Land Training With Carter Graves
SUP Magazine - Standup paddler and fitness model Carter Graves shares fitness tips about warming up, stretching, cross-training and more.
SUP Magazine Paddle for the Cure - Benefits of ocean to those suffering from Cystic Fibrosis
SUP Magazine - About a 100 ​standup ​paddleboarders would embark on a​​ 70-mile journey from Bimini in the Bahamas to Lake Worth, Florida, to raise awareness and funds for Piper’s Angels, a nonprofit providing aid to families battling Cystic Fibrosis(CF). Exposure to ocean provides incredible health benefits to those living with CF.
American Rivers Q&A With the Expert: Hamant Brook Dam Removal
American Rivers - In December 2017, American Rivers helped remove three 100-year-old earthen and concrete dams from Hamant Brook in Sturbridge, Mass, restoring habitat for native brook trout, wood turtles, and mussels.
American Rivers Whiterwater paddlers’ beloved wild Skykomish River under threath
American Rivers - One of Washington’s most beloved wild river is under threat from a short-sighted hydropower proposal. This is the Skykomish River, a great river for whitewater paddlers that has sessions ranging from Class II to III+ and a powerful rite of passage Class IV rapid (Boulder Drop). This wild river valley rivals some of the most beautiful paddling locations in the world, but thanks to a short-sighted hydropower proposal, it is at risk from development.
Canoe Kayak Why Water Filters Are Dumb
Canoe Kayak - A recent set of pro and con articles about the need to filter water in the backcountry got me thinking, and reflecting on my own habits over 40+ years of off the radar travel.
Rapid Magazine Blog Unleashed whitewater event challenging the best of the kayakers
Rapid Magazine Blog - While events like Sickline and the Freestyle World Championships challenge creek boaters and play boaters respectively, Unleashed took a cue from the dearly departed Whitewater Grand Prix (WWGP). Unleashed rolled big tricks, boatercross and giant slalom into one 10-day event, awarding victory to the best all-around kayakers.
SUP World Mag Kai Lenny and the Rapids of the Yellowstone River
SUP World Mag - Whatever the type of water, he shreds.
Traversing Construction on New MEC Toronto Location Underway
Traversing - Mountain Equipment Co-op will move their Toronto store from their current location at 400 King Street West, to 300 Queen Street West.
Jackson Kayak Kayak Fishing- Kayak Fishing Rods- Cashion Rods Delivers- Made in USA
Jackson Kayak - I have been kayaking fishing since 1970, catching trout on Pine Creek in PA on the Grand Canyon of PA then got big into it in 1979 out of my Old Town Lettman Mark IV when I moved to NH and my dad and I made foam rod holders and took them bass fishing on the lakes up there.
unsponsored Social Media Saturday 24 March 2018
unsponsored - Welcome to Social Media Saturday 24 March 2018.
Northwest Rafting Company Grande Ronde and Wallowa Rivers
Northwest Rafting Company - Tucked into the Northeast corner or Oregon, tumbling out of the Blue Mountains, is the Grande Ronde River. A gem for rafters and kayakers looking for multi-day trip with excellent camps, awesome wildlife, and spectacular big canyon views.
The Paddler ezine Marine and River Charities Join Forces to Clean Along the Thames
The Paddler ezine - Marine Conservation Society and Thames21 will tackle Bracknell’s Bull Brook as part of a partnership with Waitrose.
SIC Maui Meet The 2018 SIC Global Team
SIC Maui - SIC is proud to announce the official team for 2018! We couldn’t be more excited about the incredible roster of Athletes and Ambassadors that we are proud to have on board for 2018. A mix of familiar and new faces, we have spent the past year rebuilding the SIC Team, expanding globally, bringing in more female athletes, and investing in our youth division. From Global Athletes to Ambassadors, we are stoked to welcome new riders from all over the world to Team SIC.
Jackson Kayak Little Shredders Squad Applications Open
Jackson Kayak - Jackson kayak is excited to announce that we have new spots available on the 2018 Jackson Kayak Little Shredder team. Once again we will be running a competition to find our new team of little shredders.
Mark Sundin The EK Kayaker's Tarp
Mark Sundin - Our range of locally designed & manufactured paddle-specific products is growing each year, prefaced as they all have been by an exhaustive testing & prototyping process to make sure we get as close as possible to the perfect item.
Athletes with top online media coverage in March
1. Guillermo Loria
2. Eric Jackson
3. Mo Freitas
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