It is that time of year again, Gauley season. For those boaters that have not had the opportunity to experience this gem of the whitewater world, World Kayak is here to help. If you have not boated a section of the Gauley yet and you think it may be time, consider enjoying your first time with us on Gauley Festival Saturday the 18th of September. Send an email to with a paddling resume and the section of Gauley you would like to be considered for. We will contact you and work together to decide if you are ready for the river. If you are ready your name will go into the hat, and on the 10th of September we will draw names at random to fill the groups. Groups will consist of two world class guides and 4-5 first timers. We look forward to hearing from all you first timers out there.