Paddlers from all over the state will compete in the 5-mile Donner Lake race May 25. The event, now in its third year, marks the start of the competition season, during which dozens of races are held throughout the region.
Lake Tahoe is home to numerous paddleboard events, including weekly and annual races that attract both locals and national competitors.
The O’Neill Tahoe SUP & Paddleboard Race Series was started in 2011 and consists of a series of three races held throughout the summer. The Donner Lake race is followed by the 6-mile Jam from the Dam on July 13 and then the Tahoe Fall Classic, a 22-mile transit of Lake Tahoe, Sept. 15.
Weekly Wednesday night races return to Lakeview Commons in South Lake Tahoe May 29. The races are hosted by South Tahoe Standup Paddle and cost $20 to enter. Registration includes dinner, swag and trophies for the winners of each category. Board rentals are available for $15 and beginners can sign up for a mini-lesson before the race.
Dylan Silver, Lake Tahoe Action