Looks like we’ll have sunny weather until Thursday. Then, watch out! Mother Nature has her double-barreled snow shotgun pointed directly at South Lake Tahoe. Okay, maybe it’s more like a snow slingshot, but at least it’s something. Hopefully, we’ll get the first foot or so of the season.
Obviously, the storm could wreak some havoc on the paddling scene. But, with the right gear, don’t be afraid to get out there. This is the time of year that drysuit or 7mm wetsuit may come in handy. The water temperature is still hovering around 50 degrees. Last weekend, surfers were out in force on the North Shore. I even saw a few without any rubber.
After Saturday’s little squall, I had a great paddle on Caples Lake. The dusting of snow really made it feel like winter. The lake was glassy and steaming. Nobody was out, except for a few fishermen along the shore. It won’t be much longer before Caples will be frozen.
There are not too many paddling events on the radar. North Carolina, France, the Virgin Islands and Queensland, Australia will host races. Work has already begun on Race the Lake of the Sky 2015. Chris has had several meetings and planning is in full swing.
The shop has been open regularly. Come Nov. 1, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas gifts. For the paddler or would-be paddler in your family, we’ve got you covered. South Tahoe Standup has a ton of boards, paddles, clothing, fins, sunglasses and accessories in stock. The shop recently got the full lineup of super fun Penny Skateboards in. Come check them out!
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.