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Whitewater Bellyak: National Paddlesports Conference

October 20, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

- Free

Come join us at the National Paddlesports Conference at the Nantahala Outdoor Center on Friday, October 20th. This class is designed for instructors and enthusiasts of all disciplines who want to learn about and experience prone river paddling. We will begin on dry land, where we will cover the history, applications and different uses of Bellyak, with a specific focus on adaptive paddling applications. The second half of the course will be our ‘on water’ portion, where participants will have the option to practice prone river surfing at the Founders Bridge. For the adventurous and brave we will move to the Nantahala Falls to apply our skills. The class will end with the “Nantahala Falls Challenge” where competitors will have one hour to run as many laps on the falls as possible!

National Paddlesports Conference

When: Friday October 19th, 11am-3pm

11-1: History, Applications and Uses of Bellyak (on dry land)

1-3: On water portion

What we will Cover:

Basics of Prone River Paddling: Gear Required,History and Applications. Adaptive Paddling issues

Venue: Nantahala River

What is Provided: Bellyak, Webbed Gloves.

Participants need to provide their own paddling gear, Drysuits are encouraged!

RSVP by 10/17/2017 to reserve your spot

Cost: Free for ACA Members, must RSVP by 10/17/2017 to reserve your spot.




October 20, 2017
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Nantahala Outdoor Center
13077 Highway 19 W
Bryson City, NC United States
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