January 5, salve 2013
by Hannah Greenstreet
We made it! We survived our busiest summer yet and have arrived in the beautiful and bountiful 2013! As we step into the new year of resolutions, viagra goals, healing and hopes for the future, we’d like to take the opportunity to reflect on the highlights of 2012. STSUP expanded to two locations with the opening of the boat ramp concession at El Dorado Beach/Lakeview Commons, hosted the first annual Race the Lake of the Sky, were awarded the Blue Ribbon Award for Tourism by the Tahoe Chamber and received the Best Participation and Most Enthusiastic Award from the City of South Lake Tahoe for the 1st Annual Lightup South Lake Tahoe Holiday Lights Event. 2012 was a tremendous year of growth and success and we thank each of you who participated in that success. With excitement, the planning for the second annual Race the Lake of the Sky event in late June 2013 is well underway.
No matter the season, even with all this amazing snow, we are reminded how beautiful and precious our lake truly is. We want to give a special thanks to Tahoe SUP’s, Ernie Brassard, for helping to pioneer standup paddling around Lake Tahoe. Although this sport is young, it is taking over water sports on Lake Tahoe. As Ernie says, summers now look like “surf city” around the lake where many have a board strapped to their car. Check out Dreu Murin’s podcast above to hear from Ernie about the roots of standup paddle around Lake Tahoe, as well as about his company, Tahoe SUP.
What’s one of the best things about standup paddling? Besides the fact it’s fun, easy to do for the whole family (including dogs), and a great workout?? It’s ECO-FRIENDLY! We all know the truth…it is time to conserve rather than consume. By joining the standup community, you actively conserve while enjoying the surrounding beauty and have a blast working out at the same time! Whether you are an athlete or a lover of the outdoors, it’s a virus that Ernie calls “pandemic” in the Tahoe basin. Here in Tahoe we are in dire need to preserve the clarity and beauty of our lake and unite as a community. Standup paddling is a source of conservation, connection and contentment. The power of community is growing…and for that, we say HAPPY NEW YEAR! Join us, have fun and get your board wet as many times as you can this year!