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Playak Weekly Digest - week 21, 2018
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 21, 2018.
Am. Whitewater Green River Flow releases must continue irrespective of these developments
Am. Whitewater - Duke Energy is planning to sell the Tuxedo Hydropower Project to Northbrook Energy. This project regulates the flows in the popular Green River below Lake Summit. American Whitewater hopes that the new owner continues to release flows and give river flow information to public in website so public can continue enjoying paddling on the Green river. The flows are vital as the river attracts several outdoor recreation related businesses and visitors and this should not get affected.
Palm Blogs GB Freestyle Team Selections
Palm Blogs - Forget the royal wedding and FA Cup final, this weekend’s big event was GB freestyle selection event for the 2018 team. Under bright blue skies and wall-to-wall sunshine, over forty paddlers took to the water in Nottingham to strut their stuff for the judges.
Jackson Kayak Cold and Frustrated- L Stories From Stakeout Episode 4
Jackson Kayak - This Week Seth and new co-pilot Raoul Collenteur (NED) are exploring a new region of Canada in search of giant river waves.
The Paddler ezine World First Paddle Expedition of the entire Essequibo river done by these awesome ladies
The Paddler ezine - On the 17th April 2018 British adventurer Laura Bingham has led her all-female team to success in a world first – paddling the entire length of the Essequibo river in South America from source to sea. To find the true source of the river they cut a path through previously uncharted jungle, before paddling their inflatable kayaks for over 1014km until the river meets the Atlantic Ocean.
Palm Blogs Early spring kayaking in Morocco
Palm Blogs - This Easter eight of us booked a trip with Ur Nomad to Morocco. Txus Ruiz de Erentxun (Ur Nomad) has been running kayaking trips to Morocco for twenty years. He and his team ran an excellent trip for us.
SUP Connect Paddle Boarding Tri an Lake, Vietnam
SUP Connect - If you ask me what I usually do during the weekend, my answer will be Drag my paddle board and head to Tri An Lake for a quick break from my city life. Tri An Lake is a man-made lake but exudes natural beauty with its spectacular display of the sun, sky and wind. It could very well pass off as a work of nature.
American Rivers Making Ends Meet: Ensuring Water Is Affordable for All
American Rivers - What if you couldn't pay your water bill? What if the city cut access to water in your home, and throughout your neighborhood?
Jackson Kayak The Once and Always Great Housatonic
Jackson Kayak - Spring is the time of year I wait for the rest of the year! And Spring paddling near where I grew up is probably my most favorite place to paddle during that time. Among my favorite rivers is the Housatonic near Gaylordsville, CT. It was the second river I ever paddled on the East Coast back when I was in my second year of medical school – 22 years ago now!
American Rivers And the 2017 National River Cleanup® Photo Contest Winner Is
American Rivers - The saying a picture is worth a thousand words has become a little worn these days.
The Paddler ezine Himalayan River Guide Training Academy Nepal 2018
The Paddler ezine - During the fall season of 2018. The First Himalayan river guide training academy (HRGTA) will take place in Pokhara, Nepal.
Canoe Kayak Rob Choi With Potential World Record 53lb Redfish
Canoe Kayak - Rob Choi has recently submitted his application for a world record red drum caught fly fishing to the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) while on his Old Town kayak.
SUP Examiner Healthy Flip Flops
SUP Examiner - Flip flops designed to keep your feet healthy Summer is rapidly approaching and you know what that means: endless days at the beach in nothing but a swimsuit in flip flops.
Traversing Canada & U.S. Working Together To Standardize PFDs
Traversing - Canada and the United States are working together to harmonize their flotation standards in order to improve the products and streamline the regulations. This will also mean that PFDs that meet the new standards will be approved for use in both the United States and Canada.
SUP Connect Boardworks Stands Up for the Cure to Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer
SUP Connect - Boardworks, a leader in the surf and standup paddle industries offering innovative and award-winning products, is proud to partner with Stand up for the Cure, a charity paddling event that raises money for early breast cancer detection, treatment, and education.
Canoe Kayak 7 Interesting People Protecting Rivers for Paddling
Canoe Kayak - "Rivers are the lungs of our ecosystem. In the spring they take a big breath, fill with water, and slowly exhale throughout the year. That is, if they are functioning right." Mike Fiebig, Conservation Director for the Northern Rockies with American Rivers, passionately paints a picture of the diverse roles rivers play in our ecosystem,
Athletes with top online media coverage in May
1. Drew Gregory
2. Eric Jackson
3. Connor Baxter
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