Tanners Boof Photo Contest | Tallulah River

In case you have not heard: the Tallulah River is releasing this weekend! There are 18 named rapids waiting for you on this 1 mile long whitewater river section near the Chattooga River… Tanner’s Boof is arguably the best move on the river. Take a photo this weekend of your friend flying off of this rapid and enter to win Store-Credit at ChattoogaKayak.com.

The Store-Credit can be applied to our:

You may also cash in on your prize money by coming by the Chattooga Whitewater Outfitter’s Store Front.

How to Submit a Photo

    1. Take a photo of your friend at Tanner’s Boof this weekend. Your friend in the photo will receive a free Pizza and Drink at Humble Pie if you win a prize (Top 3 finishers).
    2. You must Create an Account at ChattoogaKayak.com for us to be able to apply store credit to your account.

  1. Next, email your submission(s) to chattoogakayak@gmail.com by Monday (4/7/2014).
  2. Then look for your photo to show up on Chattooga Adventure’s Facebook Page.
  3. Finally: Tune in to Facebook on Friday (4/11/2014) to see the top 3 photos.

Boof Responsibly.

Tanners Boof Photo Contest | Tallulah River

In case you have not heard: the Tallulah River is releasing this weekend! There are 18 named rapids waiting for you on this 1 mile long whitewater river section near the Chattooga River… Tanner’s Boof is arguably the best move on the river. Take a photo this weekend of your friend flying off of this rapid and enter to win Store-Credit at ChattoogaKayak.com.

The Store-Credit can be applied to our:

You may also cash in on your prize money by coming by the Chattooga Whitewater Outfitter’s Store Front.

How to Submit a Photo

    1. Take a photo of your friend at Tanner’s Boof this weekend. Your friend in the photo will receive a free Pizza and Drink at Humble Pie if you win a prize (Top 3 finishers).
    2. You must Create an Account at ChattoogaKayak.com for us to be able to apply store credit to your account.

  1. Next, email your submission(s) to chattoogakayak@gmail.com by Monday (4/7/2014).
  2. Then look for your photo to show up on Chattooga Adventure’s Facebook Page.
  3. Finally: Tune in to Facebook on Friday (4/11/2014) to see the top 3 photos.

Boof Responsibly.

Tanners Boof Photo Contest | Tallulah River

In case you have not heard: the Tallulah River is releasing this weekend! There are 18 named rapids waiting for you on this 1 mile long whitewater river section near the Chattooga River… Tanner’s Boof is arguably the best move on the river. Take a photo this weekend of your friend flying off of this rapid and enter to win Store-Credit at ChattoogaKayak.com.

The Store-Credit can be applied to our:

You may also cash in on your prize money by coming by the Chattooga Whitewater Outfitter’s Store Front.

How to Submit a Photo

    1. Take a photo of your friend at Tanner’s Boof this weekend. Your friend in the photo will receive a free Pizza and Drink at Humble Pie if you win a prize (Top 3 finishers).
    2. You must Create an Account at ChattoogaKayak.com for us to be able to apply store credit to your account.

  1. Next, email your submission(s) to chattoogakayak@gmail.com by Monday (4/7/2014).
  2. Then look for your photo to show up on Chattooga Adventure’s Facebook Page.
  3. Finally: Tune in to Facebook on Friday (4/11/2014) to see the top 3 photos.

Boof Responsibly.

Watauga Gorge Race

The Race is set for Saturday, April 14, 2014 @ 2:00 PM!

News from Eric Chance on Boatertalk:

Assuming it ever rains again, we will have the Watauga Race on April 12th or some Saturday in May. We will push the date back if the level is under 250 cfs. I will post on here and Facebook some time during the week before to let everyone know if the race will be on for that Saturday.

The format will be the same as years past, mass start head to head from the put in down to the pool below Stateline. We’ll start it at 2pm so that people can get a practice lap in before the race. 

North Esk River Race – Entry Information

I hope everyone had a good Christmas and New Year.

North Esk River Race – Entry Information

I hope everyone had a good Christmas and New Year.

North Esk River Race – Entry Information

I hope everyone had a good Christmas and New Year.

North Esk River Race – Entry Information

I hope everyone had a good Christmas and New Year.

North Esk River Race – Entry Information

I hope everyone had a good Christmas and New Year.

Winter in the Smokies

Winter kayaking in the smokies can be a wonderful experience, and this winter has been no different. From well below freezing temperatures to winter monsoons bringing the waters up to gnarly levels, it has been a great paddling year so far.

This cold weather paddling can only really be enjoyed when you are prepared for it, though. Which brings up a small discussion:

Cold Weather Essentials

Anyone familiar with the great outdoors knows that your time spent outside can be greatly improved if you are properly prepared with the right gear from head to toe. So lets look at what that means for kayaking. Start with your base layer. Wool and fleece never go wrong. One particular favorite of most of the paddlers in this area is the IR Union Suit. The Union Suit is fleece onesie that will most likely have you sweating after your first lap down the Ledges. If the onesie doesn’t fit your style, some bottoms and a wool top will keep you comfy under your dry gear. After that, some wool or neoprene socks will keep all those little piggies nice and snug while they’re shoved in the bottom of a boat. Next we’ll talk about dry gear. Simply said, a good dry suit can’t be beat. Kokotat, IR and NRS are by far the top places to look for a solid dry suit. Although a little bit of an investment, you’ll understand that it is well worth the price if you’ve ever paddled with a thrown together “almost dry” suit. It being the investment that it is, a solid set of dry pants and dry top will suffice just fine if your wallet is a little too tight for a suit…just keep your swims minimal. Finally, slap some pogies on that paddle and hit the water.

Its a different world than paddling during the summer, but winter paddling is a blast. The creeks that run during the winter provide endless entertainment, such as the Annual Tellico Huck Fest on January 1. This is a great little festival that has grown over the past 4 years to be a favorite for smokies paddlers. This year gave us a brisk 24 degrees when we put on, and it was an absolutely great paddling day. Water level was great and there was a good number of paddlers that joined in to huck in the New Year over Baby Falls.

Keep updated on our Facebook page by searching for “world kayak smokies region”. This is a great way to keep in the loop with local paddlers, as well as to set meeting times and extend your network. Finally, we look at the release schedule that has recently been given for 2014. Hope to see y’all out, and Happy Paddling!

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