Spring Fling at NOC April 26-28th

NOC Spring FlingIt is Spring in the Smoky Mountains! The leaves are starting to come out, the Dogwoods are in bloom and there are carpets of wildflowers all around. Come celebrate the return to beautiful weather at Nantahala Outdoor Center’s Spring Fling from April 26-28th. This free event will feature a variety of kayaking activities and competitions for paddlers of all skill levels including the Hometown Throwdown and a Slalom Race, a vendor fair, gear demos at NOC’s Outfitters store, live music and plenty of family-friendly activities.

For advanced paddlers seeking a thrill, there will be scheduled releases of the Cascades and Upper Section of the Nantahala River and Shuttles available from NOC.

Event Activities will include:

Hometown Throwdown: World Kayak presents this free, community freestyle event. Show off your moves at the 2013 Wave.

Kids Surf!: Kids of all ages and ability levels are invited to play, surf, and make friends at the Founder’s Bridge surf wave.

Vendor Fair: Meet representatives from Dagger, Liquid Logic, Pyranha, Jackson, Wilderness Systems, Bellyak, Astral, IR, Shred Ready, Werner, Accent, AT, Kokatat, NRS and Bomber Gear. Gear Demos: Check out new hot 2015 gear with one-hour FREE DEMOS at NOC’s Outfitter’s Store: kayaks, SUPs, BellYak, select paddles and drysuits.

Cascades & Upper Nantahala Release: 250 CFS, Saturday & Sunday

Race a Pro: Beat an NOC pro paddler on a 20 second slalom or attainment course and win 20% off ANYTHING at NOC’s Outfitter’s Store.

Nantahala Racing Club Slalom Series: Join in or watch as the Nantahala Racing Club Kicks off it’s first race of the summer slalom series. Register online here

2015 Event Schedule
Friday, April 24 Time Location
Vendor Fair 2 – 5 pm Outfitter’s Store
Open Mic Night 5 pm Big Wesser BBQ
Saturday, April 25 Time Location
Vendor Fair & Gear Demos 10 am – 4 pm Outfitter’s Store
Hometown Throwdown Registration 10 – 11 am 2013 Wave
Cascades Release 10 am – 4 pm Cascades
Race a Pro 11 am – 12 pm Founder’s Bridge
Hometown Throwdown START 12 pm 2013 Wave
Hometown Throwdown Raffle After Finish 2013 Wave
Kids Surf! & Family Activities 2 – 4 pm Founder’s Bridge
Live Music 6 pm Big Wesser BBQ
Sunday, April 26 Time Location
NRC Slalom Series 10am-4pm Bridge Gates

Nantahala Outdoor center is located just a few miles west of Bryson City, just a short drive from your Watershed Cabin. See you there!


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