Sunday, May 13, 2012

Tahoe-Truckee Stand Up Paddleboard races

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) sales and races are on the rise as the sport grows in popularity.  The following is a list of Lake Tahoe area races.

May 26, Donner Lake Tahoe Cup, West-End Beach, 5 mile loop.
June 16, Thunderbird Run, Sand Harbor, 8 miles.
June 17, Reno River Festival, whitewater SUP event.
June 30-July1, Race the Lake of the Sky, Two days of races.
July 7, Paddle for Humanity, Carnelian Bay, 5K.
July 14, Jam From the Dam Cup, Tahoe City, 6 miles to Carnelian Bay.
Aug. 11-12, TA-HOE NALU Paddle Festival, Kings Beach, 2 days & 5 races.
Sept. 16, Tahoe Fall Classic, Camp Richardson, 22 miles to King’s Beach. 

The SUP World Championships will be held June 2, 2012 at Dana Point, CA.

For more information visit the Lake Tahoe Paddleboard Association and the World Paddle Association websites.

Local Tahoe outfitters will be renting and conducting clinics for SUP's in the coming weeks.  The CSUS Aquatic Center at Lake Natoma in Folsom has boards and classes available right now.

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