Despite some unfortunate news, we still have a fine week on tap for paddling. Head honcho Chris Brackett had an accident last week on a jet ski and broke his leg. Fortunately, he’s out of surgery and recovering well. It will be a while until he’s back on the water, so we all need to do our duty and get out there for him.
Weather this week will be about the norm for Lake Tahoe summer. Mid to high 70s. Winds in the afternoon. Absolutely cobalt blue skies, devoid of clouds. I love seeing sun across the board on the forecast. It means everyone will get at least one more awesome week for school starts.
Another week of the Wednesday Night SUP Series is in the books. A couple dozen racers ripped through a nice course designed by freestyle Sweet Moves champion Summit Moulton and Levi Largent. Top Tahoe shooter Brian Walker posted an excellent gallery of images on our Facebook.
The competition season continues to roll on. Racers just competed in the Molokai 2 Oahu. The race, typically a 32-mile downwinder, was nearly wind-less and left racers with a grueling 5+ hour paddle only to meet huge waves in the harbor. Supracer.com has a great gallery that tells the whole story. I also had to share the video below because it’s one of the more awesome things I’ve ever seen on a SUP.
It was very cool to see Lake Tahoe featured on SUP The Magazine’s 30 Lakes in 30 Days. The magazine called our home, “The ultimate paddling destination. Period.” Heck yeah! Go enjoy it!
All right, that’s it for this week. We will have rentals available at our lakeside locations throughout the weekend. If you have any questions about paddling or are looking for gear, please swing by the shop. Also visit our Facebook page or Instagram for the latest news. Have a wonderful week out there.