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Class II River Kayaking

Bryson City, NC
from $400
Multi-day courses for Class II+ kayakers!

Strengthen your whitewater kayaking skills and enjoy more advanced rivers with the best in instruction! This is the perfect “Bridge Course” for paddlers progressing from beginner proficiency in a whitewater kayak to intermediate skill levels in a two or five-day clinic.

18+ Years Old
2 Days
5 Days
Person kayaking on class 2 rapids
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Blue kayaks in a row
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Overview

Class II River Kayaking clinics provide students an opportunity to fine-tune techniques learned in previous courses. Participants will focus on increasing fluidity and efficiency while paddling, river reading, and river awareness. Additionally, this is the perfect “Bridge Course” for paddlers advancing from beginner proficiency in a whitewater kayak to intermediate skill levels.

Prior to signing up for Class II River Kayaking, participants should have experience paddling Class I-II whitewater in a whitewater kayak, and using paddling gear and equipment. Participants should also have experience with flatwater rolling and understand paddling terms, along with the following fundamentals:

  • Wet Exit
  • Boat Based Rescues
  • Carving & Edging
  • Catching Eddies
  • Peel Outs
  • Ferries

Our professionally trained team of instructors will help improve paddlers’ skills, rendering them able to carve up Nantahala Falls and enjoy more advanced rivers like the Pigeon and French Broad. Perfecting a strong combat roll will be a primary goal of the course, as this is an indispensable skill for whitewater paddling.

We offer both two and five-day courses. The five day is recommended for paddlers serious about quickly advancing, so students can log more river time with instructors. Additionally, five-day courses provide more opportunities to test out the latest boats and gear – helping you determine what best fits your body type and paddling style.

What You’ll Learn

  • Fluidity and efficiency while paddling
  • River reading and awareness
  • Techniques to enjoy more advanced rivers
  • Combat Roll

Skills You’ll Acquire

  • Scouting
  • Eddy Turns and Peel Outs
  • Ferrying
  • Stroke Timing
  • Combat Roll Techniques
  • Introduce Compound Strokes

What to Expect

Guests will start by getting perfectly outfitted with a boat and all the necessary gear and head to an area lake or river to work on techniques, then quickly progress to local rivers to take on larger rapids.

The extended five-day courses allow additional opportunities for paddlers to try out the latest boats and gear to determine the best fit for your body type and paddling style.

Dates

2021 Dates - 2-Day Courses

Dates Location
Jul 31-Aug 1, 2021 2-Day Class II River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now
Aug 7-8, 2021 2-Day Class II River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now
Aug 14-15, 2021 2-Day Class II River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now
Aug 21-22, 2021 2-Day Class II River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now
Sep 4-5, 2021 2-Day Class II River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now
Sep 11-12, 2021 2-Day Class II River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now
Sep 18-19, 2021 2-Day Class II River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now
Oct 2-3, 2021 2-Day Class II River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now
Oct 9-10, 2021 2-Day Class II River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now
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Oct 23-24, 2021 2-Day Class II River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now
Oct 30-31, 2021 2-Day Class II River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now

2021 Dates - 5-Day Courses

Dates Location
Jul 24-25, 2021 2- Day Class II River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now
Jul 26-30, 2021 5-Day Class II River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now
Aug 2-6, 2021 5-Day Class II River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now
Aug 9-13, 2021 5-Day Class II River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now
Aug 16-20, 2021 5-Day Class II River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now
Aug 23-27, 2021 5-Day Class II River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now
Sep 6-10, 2021 5-Day Class II River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now
Sep 13-17, 2021 5-Day Class II River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now
Sep 20-24, 2021 5-Day Class II River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now
Oct 4-8, 2021 5-Day Class II River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now
Oct 11-15, 2021 5-Day Class II River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now
Oct 18-22, 2021 5-Day Class II River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now
Oct 25-29, 2021 5-Day Class II River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now
Sep 27-Oct 1, 2021 5-Day Class II River Kayaking Bryson City, NC Book Now

Location

Address

51 NOC Way
Bryson City, NC 28713

Instructors at This Location

  • All necessary specialty whitewater equipment
  • Lunch & In-Course Transportation
  • Access to NOC’s extensive fleet of instruction boats for in-clinic use
  • NOC’s highly trained, ACA certified instruction

NOC Provides the primary gear needed for each course including boats, paddles, PFD’s, helmets, spray skirts, semi-dry tops, wetsuit bottoms and booties. Exclusive discounts are available for course participants at the Outfitter’s Store.

Necessary Items (for All Courses)

  • Shorts/swimwear
  • Water shoes or old sneakers
  • Synthetic T-shirts
  • Sunscreen/lip balm
  • Towel and change of clothes each day
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Clothing and personal items
  • Rain gear
  • Synthetic long underwear
  • Light fleece hoodie/pullover

Optional Items

  • Nose clips
  • Sunglasses
  • Eyeglass strap
  • Hat or visor
  • Earplugs (if sensitive to water)

Prior to signing up for Class II River Kayaking, participants should have experience paddling Class I-II whitewater in a whitewater kayak and using paddling gear and equipment. Participants should also have experience with flatwater rolling, understand paddling terms, as well as the following fundamentals:

  • Wet Exit
  • Boat Based Rescues
  • Carving and Edging
  • Catching Eddies
  • Peel Outs
  • Ferries

Lunch is included in the course fee. Additional meals, snacks, and beverages can be purchased at NOC’s two onsite restaurants or the General Store.

Discounts available at NOC lodging and restaurants.

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