The month of May is here and this is the time to score perfect paddling conditions. The lake has been flat glass almost every morning with very few people out on any kind of craft. I can’t say it enough. If you’re looking for the ultimate flat-water experience, view get out there now.
This week we’re looking at a chance of squalls Thursday and Friday before the skies clear for the weekend. Temperatures will hover in the mid 60s and winds will pick up in the afternoons. If you’re unfamiliar with Lake Tahoe, remedy the absolute best paddling conditions are early in the morning. It’s still pretty cool, seek but the lake is so calm, you’ll feel like you’re floating on air.
There was a ton of news in the standup world last week. We were saddened to hear the sport’s largest race, Battle of the Paddle, lost its major sponsor, Rainbow Sandals. Check out SUPracer.com for the latest news.
We are very lucky to have a first class paddleboarding event right here in South Lake Tahoe. This year, June 27-28, we expect hundreds of competitors, a huge vendor expo and tons of fun. If you haven’t signed up yet, REGISTER NOW to get early bird pricing. Prices will increase as we move closer to the event.
For those who would like to join the vendor expo, this is the last month to sign up. The application deadline is June 1. We have many options for different budgets available. The application is available on the website.
In addition to the races, Race the Lake of the Sky will host several clinics by top SUP athletes. Danny Ching, Thomas “Maximus” Sheehan and Candice Appleby are all eager to help you perfect your technique. There will also be a SUP yoga class through our friends at Lazy Dog Paddle Yoga. You can sign up for any of these clinics through the registration page. Also, don’t forget you’ll need a PFD to participate in the El Dorado 5-Miler and the Emerald bay Distance Race. We’ve got the awesomely low profile MTI Standard Fluid 2.0 in the shop.
Chris and crew have been ripping it up in Southern California. Jessica and Josiah Brackett competed in the SUP Fiesta before heading out to Doheny and scoring some great waves. They also took part in one of the sport’s largest fundraisers, Standup for the Cure, sponsored by Riviera Paddlesurf. Check out Riviera’s Facebook page for a ton of photos from the week. A video about Standup for the Cure is below.
If you have any questions about paddling on Lake Tahoe or if you’re looking for gear, come by and see us at the shop. We’re open every day. If somebody isn’t in the front shop, we are most likely around back in the warehouse. Or you can give us a ring at 530-416-4829. You can also reach us on our Facebook page. And make sure to follow South Tahoe Standup Paddle and Race the Lake of the Sky on Instagram. Current conditions on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore are always available on our webcam. We hope you have a fantastic week out there.