Hello Paddlers, remedy
Welcome to another fine autumn week in Lake Tahoe. I hope everyone got out there last week because the lake was absolutely beautiful. I took a trip over to Kiva Beach and was treated to oil-spill glass and big schools of Kokanee. At the mouth of Taylor Creek the smell wasn’t too great, health but our neighbors (the bears) seemed to like it.
This week the weather is going to turn somewhat. We’re looking at highs in the low to mid 50s and dropping. Expect a squall Thursday with rain and wind. Temperatures will stay low through the end of the week with a new storm approaching early next week. Keep those fingers crossed for a big honkin’ system to bring us our first powder day.
Of course, all this storming might put a damper on the paddling. But it doesn’t hurt to rest those shoulders for a few days. Considering how low the Lake is, we need to welcome any precipitation we can get. There are plenty of ways to get your upper body workout. But if you just can’t manage, throw on a drysuit and charge it!
You can always travel, too. Next week, there are six races on five different continents. Events will take place in New Zealand, Japan, Brazil, Hawaii and the U.K. SUP is truly a worldwide sport.
In news this week, it was announced the 2015 ISA World Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard Championship will be held in Sayulita, Mexico. Organizers are prepping the courses for the 2014 Battle of the Paddle Brazil, which takes place Nov. 22-23, and the 2015 North American BOP is already confirmed for Salt Creek next year.
The really, really BIG NEWS, though, is the return of our very own Race the Lake of the Sky. Chief Organizer and SUP-E-O Chris Brackett has locked down June 27-28 as the dates for the 2015 event. Block off your schedules, rip those days off your calendar and pull yourself (and your family) together for the greatest paddle event this side of the equator.
I’m pretty sure this is the part of the post where I’m supposed to include a video, so here it is: a glorious look at the downwind conditions in South Africa.
We hope you have a wonderful week out there. Please feel free to drop us a line on South Tahoe Standup Paddle’s Facebook Page or feel free to email me at Tahoepaddling@gmail.com. You’re welcome to stop by the shop, though hours vary. You can always call (530-416-4829) beforehand.