Are you ready for the largest free paddlesports demo event of the year? Join us on May 1 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at our annual Paddlesports Demo Day at Lake Julian (406 Overlook Rd Ext in Arden, click for directions), made possible by a partnership with our pals at Buncombe County Parks & Recreation.

Whether you’re a novice or expert, this is a great opportunity for any paddler. It’s absolutely free and an opportunity to try out all of the models we keep in stock, talk with representatives from top brands in the industry, and save 20% OFF your new boat and accessories (must be redeemed May 1-3, 2016). This is one of our favorite days of the year and it’s always fun.

Our friends from the following brands will be on hand with cool stuff that’s new for 2016:

We’ll also be presenting a grant from Astral to Friends of Mountains to Sea Trail at noon. We hope to see you out there!

No appointment is necessary, but we’ll send you an email reminder if you RSVP. You can also let us know you’re coming on Facebook.

You’ll need to sign a waiver to test out any boat. (Print your waiver HERE to save time.) Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Paddlesports Demo Day happens rain or shine. Well-behaved dogs and kids on leashes are welcome.

We’ll be holding smaller demos at Lake Julian on May 15, June 5, June 19, July 22, and July 23. The discount on boats and accessories will only be available May 1-3.