Families Paddle Too 2014

Calling all paddling families! It will soon be time to get the kids out and kick off the summer. The Carolina Canoe Club, Georgia Canoe Association, and Foothills Paddling Club are working together again this year to bring  you an awesome weekend of paddling and family fun. Families from across the southeast will  be converging on Bryson City NC over Memorial Day Weekend for a weekend of paddling. We’ll be coordinating family trips on everything from Lake Fontana to the Ocoee, over the three day weekend.

We know kids love to paddle together, what better way to get them hooked then by introducing them to other paddling kids. Special events are in the works for participating youth again this year. We’ll have mini clinics, giveaways, and more. Bring the kids out to paddle and enjoy a weekend of making new friends and having fun. This year’s sponsors include Jackson Kayak, Pyranha, Liquid Logic, Shred Ready and more. Current planned events:

Saturday 25th

Got a young paddler looking to move beyond surviving class II this year? The Nantahala Racing Club is opening their Saturday mini camp to us for the discounted rate of $15. Young paddlers will get an opportunity to work with NRC coaches and NRC athletes. For more information see the NRC website, http://nantahalaracingclub.com/programs/youth-programs/youth-slalom-mini-camps

Group bonfire with hotdog & marshmallow roast. Bluegrass music at Smoky Mountain Meadows.

Sunday 26th

NRC Youth Qualifier Race. Want to see how you stack up against some of the best young talent in the southeast? Join the fun and race the bridge gates on the Nantahala. The bridge gates start at the founders bridge and run down to the vehicle entrance bridge. Cost to participate is $15.

Moms/Womens Paddle on the Nantahala. Limited raft space available, please email to save a spot carlaclevenger@gmail.com

Camping and activities will be based out of Smoky Mountain Meadows in Bryson City. When making reservations, please let them know you are with Families Paddle Too.  Group camping rates are $10 per adult with 1 child(6-18) free with each paying adult. Additional children $3 each. Children 5 and under are free. Regular rates apply to their developed sites.  Check out time on Monday will not be until 6pm.  http://smokymtnmeadows.com/index.html

The dates are May 23rd to 26th. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!

For more information contact Carla Clevenger, carlaclevenger@gmail.com

Families Paddle Too 2014

Calling all paddling families! It will soon be time to get the kids out and kick off the summer. The Carolina Canoe Club, Georgia Canoe Association, and Foothills Paddling Club are working together again this year to bring  you an awesome weekend of paddling and family fun. Families from across the southeast will  be converging on Bryson City NC over Memorial Day Weekend for a weekend of paddling. We’ll be coordinating family trips on everything from Lake Fontana to the Ocoee, over the three day weekend.

We know kids love to paddle together, what better way to get them hooked then by introducing them to other paddling kids. Special events are in the works for participating youth again this year. We’ll have mini clinics, giveaways, and more. Bring the kids out to paddle and enjoy a weekend of making new friends and having fun. This year’s sponsors include Jackson Kayak, Pyranha, Liquid Logic, Shred Ready and more. Current planned events:

Saturday 25th

Got a young paddler looking to move beyond surviving class II this year? The Nantahala Racing Club is opening their Saturday mini camp to us for the discounted rate of $15. Young paddlers will get an opportunity to work with NRC coaches and NRC athletes. For more information see the NRC website, http://nantahalaracingclub.com/programs/youth-programs/youth-slalom-mini-camps

Group bonfire with hotdog & marshmallow roast. Bluegrass music at Smoky Mountain Meadows.

Sunday 26th

NRC Youth Qualifier Race. Want to see how you stack up against some of the best young talent in the southeast? Join the fun and race the bridge gates on the Nantahala. The bridge gates start at the founders bridge and run down to the vehicle entrance bridge. Cost to participate is $15.

Moms/Womens Paddle on the Nantahala. Limited raft space available, please email to save a spot carlaclevenger@gmail.com

Camping and activities will be based out of Smoky Mountain Meadows in Bryson City. When making reservations, please let them know you are with Families Paddle Too.  Group camping rates are $10 per adult with 1 child(6-18) free with each paying adult. Additional children $3 each. Children 5 and under are free. Regular rates apply to their developed sites.  Check out time on Monday will not be until 6pm.  http://smokymtnmeadows.com/index.html

The dates are May 23rd to 26th. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!

For more information contact Carla Clevenger, carlaclevenger@gmail.com

Eternity Throwndown #1 Results: Paddle til the water turns off !

Despite a change in the release schedule the first throwdown of the season at Eternity Hole was a great success.

We had 10 competitors all just throwing their best tricks. It was a loop to win kind of day, seeing big loops, McNastys, and space godzillas til the water was all gone.

Juniors:

1. Devon
2. Sierra

K1 A
1.Clay
2. Brad
3. Matt R
4. Alec V
5. Paul B
6. Paul P
7. Ty
8. Mike

Ladies
1.Rowan
2. Courtney

Thanks to everyone for coming out, next event is on April 20th and depending on the release will be at Eternity Hole again or the NOC wave. We will keep you posted.

Thanks to all our great sponsors for coming through with some great prizes keeping fun. See below for some great pics.

For more photos go to https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151472551557459.1073741827.742752458&type=1&l=4bd1e2e9bb

NOC and WorldKayak Throwingdown

Check out the NOC website for all the details for the Throwdwons that WorldKayak will be hosting at NOC this year!! including the Pro-Am which is gonna be huge.

www.noc.com/noccom/festivals-a-events/hometown-throwdown

www.noc.com/noccom/festivals-a-events/world-kayak-pro-am

So uncertain about what drysuit size???

So I have been debating about getting a drysuit for the past couple years, knowing that a swim is gonna happen sooner or later on one of those days that mother nature says you shouldn’t go kayaking because white stuff is falling from the sky but I gotta get on the water! Well Kokatat has made it easy. Because they manufacture on the US they can custom size your drysuit and now you can do it on-line with confidence! They have a great new tool on their website that takes the indecision out of what size you need before dropping $1,000, which really makes it easier. So if you have been thinking about it go here: http://kokatat.com/products/custom.html

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