A few weeks back, Tahoe hosted it's first ever professional paddle boarding race and festival, Race the Lake of the Sky. I'm not what hole paddle boarding crawled out of, but it's seemingly everywhere, all at once.
My friend Damion is super into it, so I headed down to the new park to check out the festivities. Despite my skepticism of how fun paddle boarding actually is, I will say with 100% confidence that drinking beer and watching extremely fit men paddle board is super fun.
A few of my friends and I spent all afternoon in the sun that day and I had the sunburn to prove it. It was one of my favorite days off so far this summer: what's better than a big community of people celebrating athletics? Regardless of whether I participate in the sport or not, I think it's pretty awesome. I also really love any event that happens at our new Lakeview Commons property. If you haven't been to the new park yet, don't miss out on the free summer concert series, Live at Lakeview, happening every Thursday night from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Big thanks to all the event sponsors and local stand up paddle companies for making this happen. You can Race the Lake of the Sky every week at Lakeview Commons: Mondays from 6:30 pm to 8 pm is Ladies Night and Wednesdays at 6:30 pm is the Wednesday Night Race Series. Registration opens at 5:45 pm and head over to South Tahoe SUP for more info on racing and paddling in Tahoe South!
Lauren Lindley is a Texas Longhorn at heart and a transplant to South Lake Tahoe, which she has called home since 2006. She is an adventurer and athlete, claiming the following to her sports resume: runner, swimmer, cyclist, snowboarder, and sometimes climber. She is a music lover, prolific reader of literature, traveler and photographer. The only bottle of wine she doesn't like has the word Merlot on it.