Lake Tahoe is one of the most famed and renowned holiday making spots in the USA. Straddling the states of California and Nevada and located at the foot of the breathtaking Sierra Nevada mountain range, the clear blue waters of the United States’ largest Alpine lake have been drawing in tourists in search of relaxation and recreation since time immemorial. Measuring 35 km in diameter and boasting 115 km of coastline, the lake itself is a veritable paradise for watersports enthusiasts of all kinds. To make matters all the more idyllic, the area lays claim to no less than 300 km of sunshine all year round. Of course, Lake Tahoe is not only a sublime backdrop for water-based recreational activity, with people coming from across the North American continent to take advantage of the world class ski resorts that dot the snow-capped mountain range that overlooks the lake. But SUP already has something of an illustrious history in the locality, with a host of well-known local SUP riders originating in the scenic setting and a number of high-profile competitions taking place in the freshwater location. In fact, such is SUP’s stature in Lake Tahoe that many regard it – alongside Hawaii – as the spiritual birthplace of the sport itself. It is after all the home of the Ta-Hoe Nalu Paddle Festival, the longest-running and one of the largest SUP events in the USA, taking place in the month of August every year on the lake’s north end. Open to experts and beginners alike, the event boasts a variety of competitive races with significant cash prizes, and is a decidedly family-friendly affair. The following month, there is the Tahoe Cup, another annual competitive event series, which includes the Tahoe Fall Classic, a 35 km point-to-point paddle race stretching from El Dorado beach situated at the lake’s southern end to Kings Beach in North Lake Tahoe.
Reflecting the thriving local paddling community in the Lake Tahoe area, myriad SUP board and accessory brands and manufacturers have opened up in the areas surrounding the lake’s most important SUP spots. One such place is South Tahoe Standup Paddle, which was founded by the Brackett family in 2010 and which offers a wide range of boards and accessories, servicing SUP beginners to the most seasoned experts. The company also offers SUP tours and SUP lessons to those eager to improve their SUP capabilities and explore Lake Tahoe in greater depth. Additional local SUP brands inclde SUP-Tahoe Standup Paddle, Adrift Tahoe and Tahoe Paddle & Oar, but the choice is considerable.
In the realm of ultra-long-distance stand-up paddleboarding, Greg Wingo stands as a pioneering force, orchestrating two remarkable events in the USA: the Great Alabama 650 and the Last Paddler Standing. In 2023, these races made waves as two stand-up paddlers conquered the formidable Great Alabama 650 for the first time, marking a historic achievement, while […]
Rising SUP star Bodie Von Allmen is already a name many on the Stand Up Paddle racing circuit know from his impressive results at Elite level on the world stage yet this young paddler is still eligible to compete as a junior racer. This season he signed with the NSP international race team and TotalSUP […]
The Carolina Pro-Am is the longest-running Pro Am Stand Up Paddle Surf event in the world and for the ninth edition of the contest event organisers, Haywood and Rob along with event sponsors Infinity SUP will be welcoming some of the top names in the SUP surfing world to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, USA from April […]
Rick Weeks is a self-confessed surf bum who signed a pro contract with SUNOVA at 70 years old. A real silver surfer also known around the world as @supthecreek with a board named after him in the SUNOVA line-up. If you do not know who this real-life surf dude is then grab a coffee and […]
More than $10,000 in prize money and all-expenses-paid trips to this year’s stand up paddling world championships in Poland will be up for grabs at the third ICF SUP World Cup in Oklahoma City in August. The SUP World Cup 3 will form part of a paddling extravaganza at Oklahoma’s Riversport Centre. The World Paddlesport […]
Here are the official standing results of the US Open of SUP at Santa Monica Pier 2022, stop #1 of the 2022 APP WORLD TOUR. Congratulations to April Zilg (Team 404) for her two commanding victories in the Sprints and in the Long Distance race, to Maui’s SUP racing legend Connor Baxter (Starboard) who managed […]
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The US Open of SUP at Santa Monica Pier kicks off the Championship Tour his weekend! Here’s just a taste of all the things we can’t wait to watch: the homecoming of the APP to Southern California after 7-years; the return of Mo Freitas; dramatic surf racing and an iconic distance race that will launch […]
At only thirteen, SIC Maui Rider Soryn Preston, has already competed in over hundred races taking some of the most acclaimed podiums on the SUP scene from Pacific Paddle Games to the iconic Gorge Paddle Challenge. But her ambitious plans don’t stop here. As part of the SIC Maui Youth Development Team she not only […]
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