|Instructor Andrew Koch testing his balance on Lake Fontana|
|NOC's Kids Camp enjoying their SUP session|
|Variety of Shubu SUP Boards at NOC|
When we got into the harder class II rapids, I was pretty nervous. Andrew reassured me if I didn’t feel comfortable I could just get on my knees to obtain a lower center of balance. It made things much easier and lifted my confidence after getting "skegged" on some "not even class I" rapids. (Skegged - when the fin catches a rock, and your board stops). After a few miles on the Little Tennessee I was hooked on SUPing. The sensation of gliding on water is amazing, and the connection you feel with the river and your surroundings is different than it is in a kayak or a canoe.
|Our group going down the Little Tennessee|