Where should paddlers go when they don’t want an audience, are just learning how to playboat, or just want to explore new features on the Nantahala River? NOC Paddling School Manager, Tosh Arwood, gives the inside scoop on top play spots on the Nantahala, where they are and what tricks paddlers can perform at these…

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Anne Sontheimer, is one of NOC’s long time river guides and avid kayaker. Learn a little bit about her in the Q & A below! What do you do at NOC and what is your favorite outdoor activity?Sontheimer: I work at the NOC Paddling School and teach whitewater kayaking a majority of the time. Occasionally I’ll also teach canoeing,…

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Guides Tosh Arwood, Curtis England, Jonny Ortiz and Casey Jones from Nantahala Outdoor Center’s renowned Paddling School have arrived in Chile! They have begun training with our adventure travel partner the Pucon Kayak Hostel in preparation for a group of paddling guests to join them later this month. The area is known for its striking natural surroundings which…

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Nantahala Outdoor Center has a rich legacy of paddlesports on both rivers and flatwater. We pride ourselves in our technical proficiency and ability to teach others. Founded in 1972, NOC has come a long way from simple river guides to a full service rafting operation. We have been able to add exciting trips and meaningful…

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