Kayak River Runner Workshops
Spend time kayaking on the Nantahala River learning lines on classic rapids and enjoying popular play spots. These courses offer the perfect mix of both a guided river running experience, instruction, and exploring one of the most popular rivers in the Southeast!
These full-day workshops give paddlers the opportunity to travel and explore regional rivers with the guidance of NOC’s professional Paddling School instructor. Learn access points and various lines on rapids on the Nantahala River – it’s an exciting course for boaters with intermediate to advanced paddling skills.
These courses are offered every Friday from May 3rd 2024 til October 25th 2024.
Prerequisite: Paddlers must have a reliable combat roll and proficient boat control in Class II-III prior to registering for this course.
Nantahala River: The Nantahala is a staple southeastern river for Class II-III paddlers working on building confidence with scouting, picking lines, and using river features to get there. The benchmark Class III Nantahala Falls offers numerous lines and challenges for kayakers of all skill levels.
- River Access Points
- Different Lines on Classic Rapids
- Advanced River Running and playboating techniques
If you’re looking for a River Runner course on the Ocoee please view our courses HERE.
What to Expect
These one-day workshops are highly recommended if you are looking for more time on the water to hone your skills on the Nantahala River. Participants will focus on various lines on classic rapids, scouting and access points, and popular play areas.
- NOC’s Highly Trained, ACA-Certified Instruction
Participants will need to provide their own boats and gear to be comfortable in equipment they are used to. This is a full-day spent on the river, and the participant should pack lunch and snacks accordingly. NOC recommends storing them in a dry bag on your boat.
Necessary Items (for All Courses)
- 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
- Nose clips
- Eyeglass strap
- Hat or visor
- Earplugs (if sensitive to water)
Students must be 18 years or older.
Paddlers must have a reliable combat roll and proficient boat control in class II-III prior to registering for this course.
This is a full-day spent on the river, and the participant should pack lunch and snacks accordingly. NOC recommends storing them in a dry bag on your boat
Meet Our Instructors
The NOC Paddling School stands out because of its exceptional instructors, who are experienced, skilled paddlers, and creative teachers. Their expertise and dedication are why Outside Magazine named us the “Best Place to Learn”
Click here to view our full list of Paddling School Instructors
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