Nantahala River, North Carolina
The 2012 NOC Freestyle Shootout will be the first official Freestyle event to be held at the newly enhanced Nantahala Wave, designed for the upcoming 2013 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships. Come out April 20-22 to be a part of this historic event, and get a ride on the wave before the pros swoop in from around the world.
The Freestyle Shootout, however, remains open to competitors of all ages and ability levels. Classes and clinics for paddlers of every stripe are also available throughout the weekend; find out more about NOC’s Paddling School. NOC will also be hosting Demo Days,with over 60 demo boats available and test paddles for free throughout the weekend. Manufacturer representatives will be on hand to help you decide on a boat that is the right fit for your needs, and answer questions about the year’s hottest gear.
Friday, April 15
Open Surf Under the Lights! We invite all competitors to practice on the feature Friday night. We’ve rented nighttime illumination, so even late arrivals can get some practice time. Non-competitors are encouraged to spend some time on the water too. See the video above for an idea of how this works.
Saturday & Sunday, April 16-17
Hole time is limited to 90 seconds per ride.
Three rides Saturday, April 16 (Qualifier/Elimination)
Three rides Sunday, April 17 (Finals – top six in each division)
Must have five contestants in each division for prizes.
Walk-up and register for the 2012 NOC Freestyle Shootout at the The Pourover/Slow Joe’s Cafe Friday, April 15th from 4 to 9pm. Registration is capped at 100 paddlers.