After a brief hiatus, the weekly report is back. I’ve been in Lake Powell, Utah for the last week, exploring the red rock canyons and water caves of the massive lake. With such crazy geology and thousands of miles to wander, it was definitely a highlight of my paddling experience.
This week in Lake Tahoe temps will be in the 70s, dropping to high 50s at night. A few clouds will roll through with a chance of thunderstorms through the weekend. Winds will pick up to around 7 mph in the afternoon through the early week and then jump up to 15 mph in the afternoons Saturday and Sunday.
The big news this week is the final Wednesday Night race of the season. We hope this will be the biggest and the best of the season. Chris Brackett and Tracy Day have designed a special course for the night, and everyone is welcome to come out and give it a try. Of course, dinner is included with entry.
After the race, South Tahoe Standup Paddle will raffle off a brand new Lakeshore Stealth race board. Everyone who has entered a Wednesday night race and submitted their ticket is entered. But you have to be present to win.
In national standup paddle news, South Lake Tahoe’s Evan Derdowski competed with the Flatwater team at the Naish Gorge Paddle Challenge and finished 3rd overall and 2nd in his age group. A handful of races in Switzerland, Denmark, British Columbia and Holland’s 126-mile, 5-stage SUP 11 City Tour take place this week. Check out Supracer.com for more on upcoming events.
Even with school in session, the South Shore will continue to host paddle events into the fall. Paddle Against Cancer, a fundraiser for the South Tahoe Cancer League, will launch from El Dorado Beach Sept. 13. And, of course, the 22-mile transit of Lake Tahoe, the Tahoe Cup: Fall Classic, kicks off from El Dorado Beach Sept. 14.
If you’re not racing, the autumn season is still a wonderful time to get out on the water. Stop by the shop for all your paddling needs or feel free to drop us a line on our Facebook page or by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have fun out there,