Looks like another week of late summer sun here at Lake Tahoe. Temperatures will range from the upper 70s to low 80s during the day. Evening lows will be in the high 40s. A chance of thunderstorms is predicted for the weekend. Winds will pick up in the afternoons to around 15 mph from the southeast, but expect more morning glass.
There are no big events slated for Lake Tahoe this week. With the summer crowds mostly gone, it probably won’t be too hard to score some shoreline all to yourself. Water temperatures are hovering in the mid-60s, so swimming is still an option. Check out UC Davis’ live monitoring system or our webcam for current conditions.
Last week went out with a bang. On Saturday, dozens of people hit the water to show their support for the South Tahoe Cancer League (photos here). On Sunday, racers in the 22-mile Fall Classic launched from El Dorado Beach. Jay Wild won the 14-foot division and Rob Rojas topped the elite division. South Tahoe Juniors also had a great finish in the 6-man outrigger canoe class and the trandem class. Congratulations to everyone who completed the long haul.
On the national front, we’ve got races in San Francisco (The Battle of the Bay) and another Standup World Series stop in Huntington Beach. Battle of the Paddle is just a few weeks away and preparations have begun. With a new venue at Salt Creek State Park, we’ll be watching conditions carefully.
Fall is California’s surf season. The waves, the wind, the weather all seem to line up right about now. I’ve been a little surf-obsessed lately, watching every video I can with waves in it. I found one video this week that really got me psyched to surf and paddle— though probably not at Shipstern’s.