Stand-up paddling takes over Regan Beach | TahoeDailyTribune.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Stand-up paddling takes over Regan Beach

Adam Jensen
ajensen@tahoedailytribune.com
Adam Jensen / Tahoe Daily TribuneA trio of kids take an unorthodox approach to paddleboarding at Regan Beach Wednesday night.
ALL |

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – If there was any doubt left that stand-up paddleboarding is the fastest-growing sport at the South Shore, the last of South Tahoe Standup Paddle’s Wednesday night races blew it out of the water.

One hundred and six people competed in this week’s race, up from 24 at the start of the summer. Several hundred more pulled up lawn chairs at Regan Beach to cheer on competitors whether they finished first or last.

The sheer number of competitors made for some pile-ups at the buoys paddlers were required to zig-zag around, but no complaints were heard from the crowd made up of mostly South Shore residents. It was all compliments for South Tahoe Standup Paddle owner Chris Brackett, who was quick to give thanks right back to the family-friendly crowd.

The Wednesday night races may be done or the season, but Brackett has vowed to bring the events back next summer and is already gathering people together for an event this weekend, a paddle for Sunday’s Labor Day Weekend fireworks.

For more information visit: http://www.facebook.com/southtahoestanduppaddle


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around the Lake Tahoe Basin and beyond make the Tahoe Tribune's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User