stand up paddleboarding

Stand Up (SUP) and Prone Paddleboarding has exploded as a popular human-powered sport across the crystal clear waters of North Lake Tahoe.


Stand Up Paddling and Prone Paddleboarding can be enjoyed by anyone, at pretty much any ability. It’s basic – you stand on a giant surf board and glide along with a single paddle.  Or you lay face down on the board and paddle with your arms. The sport can be a serene experience as you glide by magnificent granite boulders peering into the clear depths of Lake Tahoe, or it can be as physically challenging as you want, working out every muscle as you trim and tone.

People are practically living on paddleboards. They take their dogs and kids on them. They do yoga on them. Personal trainers use them to help clients balance and develop core strength. And, of course, people compete on them.

Stand Up and Prone Paddleboarding is a great way to get on the water and experience Tahoe. Scroll down for rentals, lessons, paddle events and tours available throughout the area and get out…get on, and find out why Lake Tahoe is considered the largest, most beautiful flat water paddle venue in the country.

 

 

Here are some great videos to get you in the mood... get on the lake!


2014 Fall Classic SUP Race from Destination Media Solutions on Vimeo.

 

 

Paddle Associations and Organizations

 

Lake Tahoe Paddleboard Association
The mission of the Lake Tahoe Paddleboard Association (LTPA) is to promote,  support and provide paddleboarding events and activities on Lake Tahoe,  Donner Lake and other High Sierra lakes. Proceeds from the paddleboard and stand-up paddleboard race events benefit local aquatic clubs and non-motorized water sport recreation programs in the Tahoe-Truckee area.

World Paddle Association
Dedicated to the future of Stand Up Paddleboard Sports

Lake Tahoe Water Trail
An organization dedicated to paddling with group events, outreach and education. Click on their website for a map and information.


Rentals /Sales/Lessons/Tours

 

Tahoe Paddle & Oar: rent & sell, Kings Beach

Adrift Tahoe: rentals, lessons, sales, Kings Beach

Tahoe Adventure Company: rentals, group lessons and guided tours, Tahoe Vista

Tahoe Eco Sports: rentals, lessons, Kings Beach 

Tahoe City Kayak: rentals, Tahoe City

Waterman's Landing: rentals, beach café, Carnelian Bay

West Shore Sports: rentals, sales, Homewood

Any Mountain: rentals, sales, Tahoe City

Action Water Sports: sales, rentals, Incline Village, NV

Willards Sports: sales, rentals, Tahoe City

Sand Harbor State Park: rentals, Incline Village, NV

 

Makers

 

Tahoe SUP
The only company specifically building boards for flat-water touring on calmer ocean waters, harbors, lakes and rivers. Founded by Nate Brouwer as he paddled across Tahoe in the evenings and found that his board sucked. He decided to make a great board for flat water touring, whether the water was flat or not.

 

2014 Tahoe SUP Events

 

May 24: 
Donner Lake SUP Race
The first in the O'Neill SUP & Paddleboard race series. The seven mile course is open to all ages and abilities.  

June 3 and 24:
Waterman's Landing

Carnelian Bay- Free SUP clinics and race.

June 14:
Thunderbird Run

Starts at Sand Harbor State Beach. 8 Miles open to all ages and abilities

June 21:
Big Blue Waterman's Challenge

Paddle, Swim, Run. Designed for beginners as well as seasoned athletes.

July 12: 
Jam from the Dam

Tahoe City - The second in the O'Neill Tahoe Cup Race Series. 6 mile SUP & Paddleboard race.

July 15:
Waterman's Landing

Carnelian Bay - Free SUP clinics and race.

August 5 and 26:
Waterman's Landing

Carnelian Bay- Free SUP clinics and race.

August 15-17:
Ta-Hoe Nalu SUP Race

Kings Beach - The longest running, largest SUP, prone paddleboard and OC-1 race series in the country.

September 13-14:
Tahoe Fall Classic SUP & Paddleboard Race

and the inaugural 
 North Lake Tahoe Ukulele Festival
Kings Beach - This is the final race in the O'Neill Tahoe SUP and Paddleboard Race series.  This year the 22 miler SUP & paddleboard race begins in South Lake Tahoe and ends in Kings Beach.  With the addition of the North Lake Tahoe Ukulele Festival and Retreat, the party will get off to a roaring start. Both race and ukefest is open to all ages, abilities and styles.

 

Ongoing Events

 

Adrift Tahoe:
Weekly series including SUP Yoga, fun race series. Thursday nights starting June 30: for a small entry fee experience WOW ~ Women on Water, Beach & Board Fitness.

 

Other
 

Check out the beauty shots of paddling Lake Tahoe

Adrift Tahoe

Tahoe Paddle and Oar, Kings Beach

Ta-Hoe Nalu  

2014 Jam from the Dam Video

 

Check out this amazing drone footage:

Donner SUP shortv3-Large web movie from Mitchell - eMedia Studios - VREN on Vimeo.