Boaters suit up for Nantahala Open

The fun and free-spirited Nantahala Open will take place from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Nantahala Falls. Nantahala Open is billed at a laid-back competition open to all boaters no matter the experience or ability.

Categories include 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

The event is being put together by Endless River Adventures and Team Wave Sport.

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 Endless River team will be joined by Nantahala Open veteran and team wave sport leader Bryan Kirk and others. The group will coordinate the event from the launching pad at Nantahala Falls, with video cameras arranged to film open participants.

There will be music, food and beer at Endless River Adventures afterwards, including video highlights from the day.

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