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Playak Weekly Digest - week 33, 2018
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 33, 2018.
Palm Blogs Malabar River Festival
Palm Blogs - I will be honest, I have a bit of a love hate relationship with competitions. I have never really enjoyed rules and I struggle to wait around all day to kayak for a just a few brief minutes.
SUP Connect Nike Swim Jumps On Board With Dragon World Championships
SUP Connect - As part of a global, two-year partnership with the world’s leading inflatable paddle board company, Red Paddle Co, Nike Swim has been announced as the headline partner for this year’s Dragon World Championships in Lake Fuschl, Austria.
REI Montana’s East Rosebud Creek Named New Wild and Scenic River
REI - Stunning scenery, great trout fishing, pulse-quickening whitewater rafting and waterside recreation like hiking and climbing make Montana’s East Rosebud Creek stand out.
American Rivers Proposed measure of altering Pearl River threatening the birds of LeFleur’s Bluff State Park
American Rivers - LeFleur’s Bluff State Park is a green space in Jackson, Mississippi. It has wonderful pay rk’s trails, wetlands and is surrounded by Pearl River. There are about 200 birds listed on the park, making this a important bird area!! However the Pearl River is under threat with proposed measured of dredging converting the river body into a lake bottom.
Nature, Kayak and Travel San Juan Island Kayak Season
Nature, Kayak and Travel - It has been a long time since I have taken the time to make a post here. I think the age of Facebook took me that direction for posting travel information. But today I wanted to rekindle my old blog and pass along some fun information on recent travel and gearing up for the 2018 San Juan Island Kayak Tour season.
Traversing Dominic Galloro's Canoeing Tattoo
Traversing - The picture of the canoe is a picture I took last year in the Boundary waters. The compass and quote are symbols of the way I live my life. I’m am a bone marrow transplant survivor and live my life one day at a time and to the fullest.
American Rivers Fifty Years of Wild and Scenic Rivers in Washington: The Klickitat River
American Rivers - 50 years ago, the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act became a law, the National Wild and Scenic Rivers system recognized that some rivers are so valuable holding a lot of cultural and environmental significance that they need to be preserved as natural, free-flowing waterways for the benefit and enjoyment of future generations. There are 6 rivers designated as Wild and Scenic in Washington and here we are looking at one such river - Klickitat River. A lot of hardwork was put by advocates for these rivers to earn this recognition.
SUP Connect APP Tour Joins Forces with World’s Largest SUP Race
SUP Connect - On December 8th & 9th, the APP World Tour finishes its racing season with the World's Largest Participatory Race in Paris. This third and final stop on the 2018 World Tour will be where the 2018 APP World Champions for SUP racing will be crowned.
unsponsored Social Media Saturday – 11 August 2018
unsponsored - Welcome to Social Media Saturday – 11 August 2018.
Jackson Kayak The Inner City Kids Kayaking Camp – 15 years and still going
Jackson Kayak - This past week was our 15th annual inner city kids kayaking camp! When I say the number 15, it’s hard to believe that the camp has been going on that long as every year we do the camp, it feels like a new, very fun, and exciting experience.
Am. Whitewater AW Volunteers of the Month Presented by Kokatat
Am. Whitewater - American Whitewater is pleased to recognize Greg Lee, Rachel Jin and Alex Kerney as AW’s August Volunteers of the Month.
The Paddler ezine Explorer Updated for 2018
The Paddler ezine - For 2018 Peak UK have updated their award-winning leg entry Explorer suit. The breathable and durable X4 nylon offers 20m waterproofing and features reinforcements in the elbow, bum, knees and ankles.
Traversing Canadian Mason
Traversing - What do you get when you combine legendary Canadian Bill Mason, and the iconic Mason jars? Artist Dwayne James walks us through his creation.Connect with Dwayne by following him on Facebook and Twitter.
Jackson Kayak My First Kayak Trout
Jackson Kayak - If you've seen any of my content before, you know I love chasing bass. With ten different species to chase here in Georgia, it’s pretty much the only fishing I do anymore.
Frogma Ke Aloha Outrigger'S Hudson River Cup
Frogma - I haven't been keeping up with the blogging very well, but that's at least in part because Operation Seize the Summer has been going pretty well and I've been getting out and doing a good bit more on and in the water this year than I managed to last year.
Athletes with top online media coverage in August
1. Bart De Zwart
2. Eric Jackson
3. Mo Freitas
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