Tahoe’s Beloved “Race the Lake of the Sky” Postponed Until 2017

Race The Lake of the Sky SUP Lake TahoeRace the Lake of the Sky, one of the largest and most beloved events in the world of stand up paddling, has officially been put on hold for this year but will return in the summer of 2017.

Event founder and organiser Chris Brackett announced the news this morning, which will be met with disappointment from the hundreds of paddlers that made the annual trek to enjoy a huge festival of paddling surrounded by Lake Tahoe’s natural beauty.   → READ MORE

Riviera’s Beautiful ‘Race The Lake’ Highlights Reel

Race The Lake of the Sky Riviera Lake Tahoe videoWhat do you get when you combine one of the world’s funnest and most beautiful paddling destinations, one of the world’s biggest and most beloved races, and a drone?

You get Riviera’s “Race The Lake of the Sky” highlights reel, obviously.   → READ MORE

WATCH: A Stand Up Paddle Race Story (Chase Kosterlitz’s “Race The Lake of the Sky” Edit)

Stand Up Paddle racing videoNow here’s a different race recap video for you. Watch Chase Kosterlitz tell the story of his weekend up at Race The Lake of the Sky, his last race before wife Sarah gives birth to their first child (and one he performed pretty solidly in).

This isn’t your standard, full-of-action-shots kind of edit. Definitely a little unique. But everyone always sees what happens on the water so I think it’s cool to look behind the scenes and get some insights from one of the best.   → READ MORE

Race The Lake: Danny Ching, Annabel Anderson And The Entire Sport Triumph At Tahoe

Race The Lake of the Sky 2015Last weekend saw one of the biggest and most beloved races in America light up South Lake Tahoe: The 2015 edition of Race The Lake of the Sky.

In what has become a true festival of stand up paddling, Race The Lake again attracted hundreds of competitors to one of the most scenic paddling destinations on the planet. As in years past, the crowd was an interesting mix of first timers, weekend warriors and a few very high profile international stars of the sport.   → READ MORE

Unreal Footage From Lake Tahoe (Race The Lake Of The Sky)

Race The Lake of the Sky videoHere’s a really good highlights reel from the massive Race The Lake Of The Sky event, which was held up at Lake Tahoe a few weeks back and attracted hundreds of paddlers from far and wide.

Race The Lake Of The Sky, aka the Feel Good Race Of The Summer, seems to be quickly becoming one of the races to attend. It has a grassroots vibe to it but still attracts plenty of elite talent. It’s kinda like California’s answer to the Carolina Cup.   → READ MORE

FULL RESULTS: Danny Ching Dominates Race The Lake Of The Sky (The ‘Feel Good Race Of The Summer’)

Lake Tahoe Race The Lake of the SkyRace The Lake of the Sky. Lake Tahoe, California. It’s the Feel Good Race Of The Summer and this year attracted hundreds of paddlers for a massive, grassroots celebration of the sport we love.

Saturday saw over 300 paddlers race in the El Dorado 5 miler while Sunday was the big one: The 14 mile Emerald Bay distance race, which featured more than 150 serious competitors.

To the surprise of nobody, Danny Ching swept the weekend, winning both the 5 and 14 mile races. The 404 front man was never seriously challenged in the 14 foot class, at one stage looking like he might even keep pace with the Unlimited leaders as well. Kai Lenny had been due to race, however he was a last minute withdrawal due to injury. Click through for the results…   → READ MORE

Race The Lake Of The Sky Says No To Prize Money, Becomes The ‘Feel Good Race Of The Summer’

Race The Lake Of The SkyOne of the races I can’t wait to get to this Northern Summer is the Race The Lake of the Sky up at Tahoe. It’s happening at the end of June (28th-29th) and will no doubt feature some pretty big names alongside hundreds of stoked out weekend warriors. Yet it won’t be the lure of a big cash prize that draws the elite paddlers to Lake Tahoe, because Race The Lake of the Sky is offering a prize purse of exactly zero dollars this year.

The zero dollar prize purse is no different to what the 2012 and 2013 Race The Lake events offered, so why exactly is it news-worthy this year? Well here’s where it gets interesting this time round: organisers were actually offered $10,000 by an outside group to put up as prize money, however they decided to stick to their traditions and keep Race The Lake as a grassroots Stand Up Paddling event, rather than offer a big cash purse and turn it into some sort an “elite” race. Or in other words: The organisers said no to $10k because they felt it was in the best interests of the event. That’s bold…   → READ MORE

The Feelgood Event Of The Year Is Back: Here Are The Dates For Race The Lake Of The Sky 2014

Race The Lake Of The SkyOne of the most loved events of the year is officially back for 2014, with Lake Tahoe’s “Race The Lake Of The Sky” releasing dates for their third annual event.

The 2014 Race The Lake of the Sky will happen on the weekend of June 27th-29th. The actual racing takes place on both Saturday and Sunday, while there’s a VIP party on the Friday night. Formats will probably look similar to last year, which saw middle distance, long distance and kids’ races, as well as the epic SUP Cross event (which features actual starting gates that are permanently fixed in the water).   → READ MORE

Tahoe Magic: “Race The Lake Of The Sky” Video Recap

2013 Race The Lake Of SkyCool recap of the 2013 Race The Lake Of The Sky event up on Lake Tahoe. If the video is anything to go by, it must be a great race. How’s the SUP Cross at the 1 minute 30 second mark? Awesome.

Always hear good things about this event so pencil it in on your 2014 race schedule…   → READ MORE

Results + Pics From Tahoe’s Race The Lake Of The Sky

Race The Lake of the SkyThe 2013 Race The Lake of the Sky was held at Lake Tahoe on the weekend, with beautiful weather and tonnes of paddlers making the second annual event a success.

The weekend kicked off with the El Dorado 5 Miler, where Thomas Maximus claimed line honours in a time of 57 minutes 33 seconds. Jay Wild was the fastest of the 14 footers, very narrowly defeating Anthony Vela, while Candice Appleby took out the women’s race ahead of up-and-coming Floridian Bailey Rosen.   → READ MORE

[VIDEO] Looking Back And Looking Ahead: “Race The Lake Of The Sky” Will Return In 2013

By all accounts, the 2012 Race The Lake of the Sky was an awesome stand up paddle event. Good racing, good weather, good people. I’m sure it’ll go down as one of the top SUP races of 2012 for many of the paddlers who made the trip to Lake Tahoe at the end of June.

But if you missed out on the fun, don’t worry; the Race The Lake of the Sky 2013 has just been announced. The SUP race returns to Lake Tahoe on 29th & 30th June, 2013. It’s already locked in our 2013 SUP Race schedule (yep, our calendar is filling up 12+ months in advance these days), so mark the date.   → READ MORE

[VIDEO] Race The Lake Of The Sky (Lake Tahoe)

Check out this awesome clip from the Race The Lake Of The Sky event held @ Lake Tahoe a couple of weeks back, courtesy of JP Australia’s Dean Christener.

Click through to watch…   → READ MORE

[RESULTS] Race The Lake Of The Sky (UPDATED)

Check out the action that went down at Lake Tahoe this weekend, where the first ever Race The Lake Of The Sky event took place.

Danny Ching, Candice Appleby, Kody Kerbox, Thomas Maximus, Jen Fuller, Ben Sarrazin and Anthony Vela all took home wins. Full results…   → READ MORE