It 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.
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|