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