The Nantahala Open has gained the reputation as a fun competition; open to all boaters no matter the experience or ability, consisting of categories for every skill level--and the prizes that go along with them! The competition takes place at Nantahala Falls from 10:00AM through 3:00PM. Following the competition Endless River Adventures invites everyone to an Open House After Party and screening of the day’s footage at Endless River Adventures
The best part of the event is the support that manufacturers give to an event that is purely for fun. This is not a “sponsored” event; the participants are typically Nantahala boaters and those who just enjoy a great day of fun on the river. The support that sponsors have given has always been over and above. The event would not be successful without them.
The Endless River team will be joined by Nantahala Open veteran /Team Wave Sport leader Bryan Kirk and supporting team members. The group will coordinate the event from the launching pad at Nantahala Falls, with video cameras arranged to film Open participants. Categories always include such events as Best Freestyle through the Falls, Best Top Hole Move, Most Creative Eddy Catching, Best Self-Rescue, Best Carnage, Cutest Run—and anything that comes to mind as the day unfolds! In addition, there will be industry-wide support for the event in terms of prizes. Industry sponsors make it possible to award great prizes for all categories. Everyone comes out of the Nantahala Open a winner!
Schedule for the Day:
10AM – 3PM Set up at staging beach above Nantahala Falls. Come at the beginning of your run or finish up the day looking like a star!
4PM – 8PM – Music Food and Beer at Endless River Adventures. Bring your appetite as the Filling Station Deli will be selling delicious post-river food. And Highlands Brew will be on tap!
8PM(ish) – 10PM – viewing of 2012 Nantahala Open Video and prizes!! Finishing off with a raffle for the Wave Sport boat of choice with proceeds going to Team River Runner.
April 21st will be here before you know it so start making plans now and help make the 8th annual Nantahala Open an event that reflects what we all do-- have fun on the river!
For updates on event specifics, keep an eye on the Nantahala Open Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NantahalaOpen.
For more information 828-488-6199.
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