Monday, January 31, 2011
How many events are out there where just the normal guy on the river has a chance of winning a new whitewater kayak?!?!? Let's hear it for the Nantahala Open and Wave Sport for their support of the event. Donating a boat is not only support for the Nantahala Open, but also support for Team River Runner and for the awesome group of boaters that participate in the Open.
Not the norm, the Nantahala Open is a non-competitive event for boaters who enjoy paddling the Nantahala. Prizes go to such categories as "cutest run through the Falls, Best Self Rescue, Best Freestyle Run, and this year we are already looking at the pool toy event!!!!
The Wave Sport boat will go to a raffle winner: with the proceeds of the raffle going to support a Team River Runner event at the Nantahala.
Let's keep it coming!! And we sure look forward to the Bryan Kirk and the Wave Sport Team being part of the action.
What makes the annual Nantahala Open such a success is a) it is a fun non-competitive event; b) great people come from all over to support the event; c) Team Wave Sport comes with all sorts of enthusiasm and.....
the manufacturers' support of the event is first class!!
The 2011 Nantahala Open will be no exception. Already lined up to give their support to the event is a cast of veteran Nantahala Open Supporters:
These friends not only support all of us with their great white water gear, but they support events such as the Nantahala Open--an event for the "normal" paddler out just having fun!
Stay tuned for more!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Nantahala River, NC. – 2011 - Endless River Adventures and Team Wave Sport, as well as a myriad of industry sponsors are pleased to announce the 7th annual Nantahala Open. The date of this year’s event is Saturday, April 16th, 2011. The Nantahala Open will again be dedicated to Team River Runner.
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 a fun event. 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 such support.
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 event 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!
GEAR SWAP. A gear swap area will be set up at the ERA outpost on the day of the Open. Participants and non-participants alike will be able to set up their gear and swap with, or sell to fellow paddlers.
April 16th will be here before you know it so start making plans now and help make the fifth 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 blogsite http://nantahalaopen.blogspot.com/. In addition, ERA’s website, www.endlessriveradventures.com and Team Wave Sport’s website,www.wavesport.com. For more information contact Kelly at 828-488-6199.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
the 7th annual Nantahala Open
sponsored by Wave Sport
and Endless River Adventures