This week we’re looking at variable weather and likely some great days of paddling. Starting off, Tuesday and Wednesday we’ll have a chance of thunderstorms . Later in the week, we’ll see partially cloudy conditions and temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s. According to Windfinder, the wind stays relatively calm, though afternoon breezes will be up to 10 mph. Watch out for those great sunsets that we’ve been having, too!
As far as Lake Tahoe paddling events go, things are pretty quiet this week. Of course, South Tahoe Standup will host the Wednesday night SUP Series and Monday’s Ladies Night. Thursday will be Live at Lakeview with Sister Sparrow, The Dirty Birds and Merrygold. Over at Harvey’s Outdoor Arena, Journey, The Steve Miller Band, Lady Gaga, Boston and the Doobie Brothers will all hit the stage.
Across the Pacific, Hawaii hosted the annual Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Race, or M20 race last weekend. Connor Baxter was the overall winner of the difficult 32-mile open ocean channel crossing. The Maui 19-year-old finished the race in a record time of 4 hours 8 minutes and 8 seconds. Full results can be found here and a great video about the race is below.
Coming up this week, a handful of European races will kick off. The island of Kauai will host the Na Pali Race. And the SUPSA Surf Race will take off on Australia’s Gold Coast. Supracer.com has a full list of events.
For us, this week is a good week to get out on the water, tour, and train. North Lake’s Ta-hoe Nalu is only a couple weeks away. As always, we’d love to hear from your paddling comments, questions and stories. Please feel free to visit our Facebook page or email me at Dylan@southtahoesup.com.
Have fun out there!