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Nantahala Freestyle Shootout

April 22 at 8:00 am - April 23 at 5:00 pm


Join NRC for a fun weekend of Clinics and Competition in the discipline of Freestyle.  This event is designed for people of all ages and abilities and will offer advanced as well as beginner categories. Saturday will offer clinic’s to paddlers covering the rules, offer handy competition tips and allow time for practice runs to prepare for the event.  Sunday will consist of competition with high end judges, great prizes, and fun for all.  If you are and NRC member or volunteer, contact the race directors for a discount code.


Course Information

Advanced Competition: 2013 Wave
Beginner Competition: Bridge Wave


Pre-registration: Online Registration closes at 11:59 am on Thursday, April 20th.
Onsite Registration: 9:30 – 10:30 am @ NRC Event Tent next to the Old Highway Bridge. $10 late fee applies to onsite registrations.
Cost: Registration is $15 for NRC Members, and $25 for non members.  This fee includes both days, and any clinics you register for.  Clinics will be first come first served and will be limited to 5 participants per instructor.

For the competition side of this event, each Paddler will get two 45 second rides and the best ride will count.  The breakdown of categories will be as follows:

  • Men’s
  • Women’s
  • Men’s Jr. (14-18)
  • Women’s Jr. (14-18)
  • We will add Cadet classes if we have 3 or more
  • We will also add a OC1 & C1 class if we have 3 or more

Weekend Events Schedule

Saturday, April 22 Time Location
Onsite Registration for Clinic 9:30 to 10:30 am NRC Tent at Beginner Wave
Volunteer Meeting 10 am NRC Event Tent
Hot tips for Competing 10:30 to 11:30 am NRC Event Tent
Beginner’s Freestyle Clinic 12:00-2:00 pm Beginner Wave
Advanced Freestyle Clinic 1 12:00 to 1:00 pm 2013 Freestyle hole put in
Flat Water Moves Clinic 1 12:00 to 1:00 pm Flat Water Below Big Wesser
Advanced Freestyle Clinic 2 1:15 to 2:15 pm 2013 Freestyle hole put in
Flat Water Moves Clinic 2 1:15 to 2:15 pm Flat Water Below Big Wesser
Open Wave Practice 2:30 pm to no water Play Features
Sunday, April 23 Time Location
Freestyle Competition Registration 9-10 am NRC Event Tent
Volunteers Meeting 10:00 am NRC Event Tent
Competitor’s Meeting 10:30 am NRC Event Tent
Beginner wave competition Start 12:00 pm Bridge Wave
Advanced Wave competition Start 11:30 pm 2013 Hole
Awards Ceremony 30 minutes after last ride NRC Event Tent




April 22 at 8:00 am
April 23 at 5:00 pm


Nantahala Outdoor Center
13077 Hwy 19 W
Bryson City, NC 28713 United States
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