stand up paddleboarding

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

SUP 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. 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 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 Paddleboarding is a great way to get on the water and experience Tahoe. Scroll down for rentals, lessons 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.

 

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.

Rentals /Sales
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 cafe
West Shore Sports  rentals, sales, Homewood

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.

Tours
Adrift Tahoe: guided private and group tours.
Lake Tahoe Water Trail: an organization dedicated to paddling with group events, outreach and education. Click on their website for a map and information.

2013 Tahoe SUP Events
June 15 - Thunderbird Run ~  www.tahoenalu.com  
July 13 - Jam From the Dam ~ www.tahoenalu.com
August 10-11 - 2011 Quicksilver Ta-hoe Nalu Festival in Kings Beach  ~ www.tahoenalu.com
September 15 - O'Neill Tahoe Fall Classic 22-Miler  ~  www.tahoenalu.com

For a complete, updated schedule go to www.tahoenalu.com/sup-events-races/

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
Lake Tahoe Water Trail: an organization dedicated to paddling with group events, outreach and education. Click on their website for a map and information.
World Paddle Association: Dedicated to the future of Stand Up Paddleboard Sports