22 April 2020
Lake Tahoe just may be one of the most beautiful places to paddle on the planet. There is one sure fire way to make it better though. Paddle with friends! And what better way to make friends than the paddle race season and Lake Tahoe has one of the best. “Well I don’t race. I am just not competitive” is a refrain often heard around the shop. Well e are here to work you out of your hang up. Paddle racing is unlike any other form of racing.
With a low pressure, highly inclusive scene its like a magnet for high quality people. With the Polynesian vibes of “Ohana” permeating the scene you will quickly find the only one you are really racing is yourself. The scene at most paddle races is about spending a day on the water with the mindset of improving oneself while motivating others to the same. And did we mention the gorgeous scenery and crystal-clear blue waters?
At most races you are sure to see some of the elite athletes, but are just as likely to see folks racing with their dogs on their inflatable paddleboards, or people sharing one board – dragon-style . Most races welcome almost any forward-facing paddle craft. Outrigger Canoes, Surfski’s, Kayaks, Stand up and Prone Paddleboards are part of one large diverse and welcoming crew. With age groups and short and long courses these races are set up to make your first time experience a good one.