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Monday, Sept. 2

The athlete parade will take place in downtown Bryson City, followed by an official welcome to all athletes and spectators. Ceremony will include traditional Cherokee dance group, the Warriors of AniKituhwa and will be followed by a Big Air Show, which will launch athletes high into the air before splashing down into the Tuckasegee River.

6 p.m. Opening Ceremonies

6:45 p.m. Warriors of AniKituhwa, presented by Duke Energy

7:30-10 p.m. Live Music

8 p.m. Big Air Show

 

Tuesday, Sept. 3

Everyone is invited to participate in the NOC Mini-Me Rodeo. Teams of up to four paddlers surf the 2013 Wave, earning points for spins, surf style, stunts and spectacular carnage. 

No rafting experience is necessary, just an adventurous spirit and comfort swimming in whitewater.

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Competition: Heats (K1 Men Juinor)

12:30 p.m. NOC Mini-Me Rodeo

2:30-3:30 p.m. Competition: Heats (K1 Men Juinor)

5-8 p.m. Live Music with The Broadcast

 

Wednesday, Sept. 4

The Wave Sport Wesser Falls Extreme Race runs through the 2013 Wave and finishes in Fontana Lake, approximately. Top athletes negotiate the Class 5 Wesser Falls, striving to find the fastest line and stay upright and ahead of the competition. The winner of each heat will progress to the next round, until a winner emerges from the final race.

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Competition: Heats (Squirt Women & Men)

1 p.m. Wave Sport Wesser Falls Extreme Race

3-4:30 p.m. Competition: Heats (Squirt Men, K1 Women Junior)

5-8 p.m. Live Music with Chalwa

 

Thursday, Sept. 5

Everyone is welcome to participate as heats of SUPpers race head to head through the 2013 Wave in the Bomber Gear SUP Race.

2013 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships competitors face off in the Dagger Dash Attainment Race on the Nantahala.

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Competition: Heats (K1 Men)

1 p.m. Bomber Gear SUP Race

3-5 p.m. Competition: Heats (K1 Men)

5 p.m. Dagger Dash Attainment Race

5-8 p.m. Live Music with The Fritz

 

Friday, Sept. 6

Open to paddlers of all ability levels, the Bomber Gear Dress for Success Challenge is a fun, approachable way to get involved. Competition takes place just downstream of the 2013 Wave.

The US Wildwater Nationals Classic Race will begin at Ledge’s Rapid and finish below the 2013 Wave. A variety of classes promotes fair competition. Cost is $20 for both Sprint and Classic components.

Paddlers race head-to-head, negotiating gates, and trying not to get knocked off course as Dagger Presents: 8-Ball through the 2013 Wave.

11 a.m.-12 p.m. US Wildwater Nationals Classic Race

12-1 p.m. Competition: Heats (OC1 Men, K1 Women)

2 p.m. Bomber Gear Dress for Success Challenge

3-4 p.m. Competition: Heats (K1 Women)

4-7 p.m. Live Music with Playing on the Planet

5 p.m. Rubber Duckie Race to benefit Swain and Robbinsville High School Athletics

6-7 p.m. Competition: Quarterfinals (K1 Men)

7 p.m. Dagger Presents: 8-Ball

8-11 p.m. Live Music with The Freight Hoppers

9-10 p.m. Competition: Quarterfinals (K1 Men)

 

Saturday, Sept. 7

The Sprint component of the US Wildwater Nationals will start below the Nantahala Falls and finish below the 2013 Wave. Top athletes will paddle Wildwater boats and vie for the title of US Champion, but the event is open to everyone, and multiple rec. classes will be available. Cost is $20 for both Sprint and Classic components.

Wilderness Systems Lake Demos are free and available to paddlers and non-paddlers alike. Test out Wilderness Systems’ large fleet of flatwater boats and explore beautiful, tranquil Fontana Lake from NOC’s flatwater access, just a short walk downstream of the 2013 Wave.

Teams of three maneuver flatwater boats around a course on Fontana Lake in the Wilderness Systems Challenge. Winners receive a Wilderness Systems prize pack. This event is suitable for paddlers of all ability levels.

The Nantahala Gorge Organizing Committee invites all VIPs to participate in the VIP Raft Race through Nantahala Falls and the 2013 Wave.

$5 buys you a duckie and a chance to win great prizes in the Rubber Duckie Race. Proceeds benefit PAWS No-Kill Animal Shelter in Bryson City, Nantahala Racing Club, and Swain and Robbinsville High School athletics.

Like to kayak? Like to play basketball? Then don’t miss AT Canoe Ball, Adventure Technology’s mixture of the two. Register in teams of three or let us help you find a team.

11 a.m.-12 p.m. US Wildwater Nationals Sprint Race

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wilderness Systems Lake Demos

12-3:20 p.m. Competition: Semifinals (Squirt Men & Women, K1 Men Junior, C1 Men)

2 p.m. Wilderness Systems Challenge

3:45 p.m. VIP Raft Race

4-7 p.m. Live Music with Buncomb Turnpike

5 p.m. Rubber Duckie Race to benefit PAWS No-Kill Animal Shelter

7:20-8 p.m. Competition: Semifinals (K1 Women)

8 p.m. AT Canoe Ball

8-11 p.m. Live Music with The Mad Tea

9-10 p.m. Competition: Semifinals (K1 Men)

 

Sunday, Sept. 8

Wilderness Systems Lake Demos are free and available to paddlers and non-paddlers alike. Test out Wilderness Systems’ large fleet of flatwater boats and explore beautiful, tranquil Fontana Lake from NOC’s flatwater access, just a short walk downstream of the 2013 Wave.

Dagger presents: The RPM Stern Squirt Session – dust off your long boats, pull on your neoprene, don’t miss this retro rodeo through the Nantahala. Points are awarded for pirouettes, surfs and squirts, as well as style.

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Competition: Finals (Squirt Women and Men, OC1 Men, K1 Women Junior)

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wilderness Systems Lake Demos

1 p.m. Awards Ceremony

1:30 p.m. Dagger presents: The RPM Stern Squirt Session

2:30 p.m. Rubber Duckie Race to benefit Nantahala Racing Club

3-5 p.m. Competition: Finals (K1 Men Junior, C1 Men, K1 Women, K1 Men)

4-7 p.m. Live Music with Unspoken Tradition

5 p.m. Awards Ceremony

5:15 p.m. Closing Ceremonies

8 p.m. Live Music with Dirty Bourbon River Show

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