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Category Archives: Nantahala

2015 Tsali Adventure Triathlon Report

The Tsali Adventure Triathlon is a multi-sport race that is hosted in the Tsali Recreation Area near Bryson City, NC.  The race starts with a 3 mile paddle on Fontana Lake that begins at the Tsali Boat Ramp and then circumnavigates Bear Island and back to the Tsali Boat Ramp.  The next stage of the [...]

Join Us at GAF River Church

River of Life has been established for 8 years now on the Nantahala River and will be hosting a special Guest Appreciation Festival service on Sunday morning at 8:30 A.M. on the porch of the Nantahala BBQ & Brew (Located on the river left bank adjacent from the NOC Outfitters Store on river right).  We want [...]

Local Kayaker to Represent for Team USA at Worlds!

Mike on right with other top 3 winners of a Hometown Throwdown event Michael Patterson of Erwin, TN has earned a spot on the 2013 USA Freestyle Kayak Team!  He will be a part of the Men’s K1 US Team with Dane Jackson, Eric Jackson, Bryan Kirk, Jason Craig, & Clay Wright while competing in [...]

World Cup #3 Finals Live on WORLDKAYAK TV!

We are broadcasting the 2012 ICF World Cup Finals of freestyle kayaking live at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/icf-canoe-freestyle-world-cup-2012    Come and check out the high flying tricks being thrown at the Nantahala River!  The ICF World Cup is held every two years, and the final event in this series is traditionally held at the site of the following [...]

Fun Runnin’ Slalom Gates at Canoe Club Challenge!

The past 3 years my wife, Jen, and I have participated in a fun event series at the NOC called the Canoe Club Challenge with Team APE’s.  The events are novice slalom gate races down class I-II whitewater adjacent to the NOC Outfitter Store.  The slalom events are really a great time of fun and [...]

Nantahala River Trip & Team APE’s Canoe Club Challenge #1!

This Saturday (6/16/12) is the NOC’s Canoe Club Challenge #1 on theNantahalaRiver.  This is great time for our club to get together for some great paddling fun and create a paddling team to compete against other clubs!!  The slalom events really help hone your basic paddling skills on a course setup for novices and the [...]

2012 NOC Freestyle Shootout = Winning!

Jen and I spent the entire weekend at the Shootout judging and scribing for the event.  This was the first time we got to use the new electronic scoring system and it worked flawlessly!  Big props to Raymond for all his hard work to develop this software and easy user interface!!  Thankfully, due to a [...]

2012 Hometown Throwdown Southeast Championship

At the heart of paddle sports, there are paddlers who are passionate about the water sport they love.  Amongst the broad spectrum of paddle sports, quite possibly the most passionate about growing and advancing their sport would be whitewater kayakers. World Kayak is made up of such a group of passionate paddlers who volunteer their time [...]

NOC GAF Hometown Throwdown This Saturday!

Join the World Kayak crew this Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ high noon for the last BIG freestyle event of the season in the southeast!  Registration for the event will be on the old steel bridge of the NOC campus from 10:30-11:30 A.M.  We have a HUGE prize purse to give away to all who participate or volunteer [...]

2011 NOC GAF Hometown Throwdown

Join the World Kayak crew on Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ high noon for the last BIG freestyle event of the season in the southeast!  Check out all the event details @: http://regions.worldkayak.com/tri-cities/2011/08/18/noc-gaf-hometown-throwdown/