Endless River Adventures and Wave Sport
Host Third Annual Nantahala Falls Open

Nantahala River, NC. – March 02, 2007 –   Endless River Adventures and Team Wave Sport, as well as a myriad of industry sponsors are pleased to announce the 3rd annual Nantahala Open, to be held on the Nantahala River on Saturday, April 28th, 2007.
The Nantahala Open has gained the reputation as a fun competition; open to all boaters no matter the experience or ability, consisting of categories for every skill level–and the prizes that go along with them! The competition takes place at Nantahala Falls from 10:00AM through 3:00PM.  Following the competition there will be an after party and screening of the day’s footage at Endless River Adventures.
The Nantahala Open came about because of the fact that once-upon-a-time the kayaking scene was filled with competitions that seemed strictly “experts only.�?  Recognizing the spirit of kayaking for fun, ERA and Wave Sport agreed that there should be a competition that embraces the paddling community. For sure there will be the professional Wave Sport folks hanging around, but the focus of this event is the larger part of the kayaking population, the recreational, “do-it-for-the-fun-of-it�? boater.
The Endless River team will be joined by an enthusiastic Team Wave Sport.  The group will coordinate the event from the launching pad at Nantahala Falls, with video cameras arranged to film event participants.  Categories always include such events as 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!  In addition, there will be industry-wide support for the event in terms of prizes.  Industry sponsors make it possible to award great prizes for all categories.  Everyone comes out of the Nantahala Open a winner!
This event is at a great time of the year. If you hung up your gear in fall, here is your chance to dust it off and get back in the boat.  April 28th will be here before you know it so start making plans now and help make the third annual Nantahala Open an event that reflects what we all    do– have fun on the river!
For updates on event specifics, keep an eye on ERA’s blogsite, www.endlessriveradventures.com/blog and Team Wave Sport’s website, www.doubleyouess.com. For more information contact Maggy Williams or Juliet Kastorff at 828-488-6199.