Beautiful Aerial Footage From Lake Tahoe

stand up paddle race drone camera video lake tahoeProving once again that everything looks better from a drone’s eye view, here’s a cool little clip from Sunday’s Tahoe Fall Classic race.

The third and final installment of the 2014 Tahoe Cup series saw 100 paddlers hit the Lake for one last big race before it starts to get really, really cold up there. It’s only 60 seconds long but it’ll definitely get you stoked to go paddling.   → READ MORE

Jay Wild Wins The Tahoe Fall Classic As Race Season On The Lake Comes To A Close

Tahoe Cup Fall Classic stand up paddle raceJay Wild has defeated Ben Sarrazin, Brennan Rose and a host of local talent to claim the Tahoe Fall Classic at Lake Tahoe. This was the third and final stop of the 2014 Tahoe Cup race series, which also saw the Donner Lake and Jam From The Dam events.

Rob Rojas took line honours on his unlimited, making it a clean sweep for the series, however in the battle for the Elite 14′ title it was a close one between Jay and Ben. After 22 miles and over 4 hours of grueling, flat water paddling, Jay crossed the line just a couple of minutes ahead.   → READ MORE

Another Big Race Up At Tahoe…

Tahoe Cup Donner Lake raceNo matter how many times I post about a race in Lake Tahoe that attracted hundreds of competitors, I’m always surprised to see just how many paddlers this region supports. Maybe because it’s miles from the ocean, maybe because it’s way up in the sky, maybe because you’ve probably never heard of the place unless you live in the States (or really love skiing). I’m not really sure why, but for some bizarre reason I’m always surprised. In a good way. Because no matter how you look at it, Lake Tahoe truly is a paddling mecca…

The Lake showed its true colours again on the weekend, when over 150 paddlers hit Donner Lake (technically not Lake Tahoe, but close enough) for the unofficial season opener, the O’Neill Tahoe Cup Donner Lake race. On a perfect day for paddling – warm weather, sunny skies and a windless, glassy lake – racers hit the water at 9am for the start of the 5 miler (8 kms).   → READ MORE

Aussie Beau O’Brian Wins Tahoe Fall Classic

Beau O'Brian SUP Race Lake TahoeResults are in from yesterday’s Tahoe Fall Classic, where Aussie Beau O’Brian took out the 22 miler to continue his solid pre-Battle form. Ben Sarrazin and Rob Rojas filled out the 14 foot podium while Gail Vento dominated the women’s race.

The Fall Classic was the third and final leg of the 2013 Tahoe Cup, following on from the Donner Lake and Jam From The Dam races.

Beau isn’t the most well known name here in the States, though everyone back home in Australia knows how strong the guy is. At 29 years of age, Beau is in his prime and, in my opinion, a very strong pick for the BOP podium (top 10) and a chance for the top 5. So keep your eye on Beau in a couple of weeks but for now click through to check out full results from Lake Tahoe…   → READ MORE

Jay Wild Jams It At The Dam, As “Tahoe Cup” Race #2 Draws Over 150 Paddlers To The Lake

Fiona Wylde Lake Tahoe SUPJay Wild has taken out the Jam From The Dam on Lake Tahoe, the second of three stops in the 2013 O’Neill Tahoe Cup Series. The Tahoe local was the first across the line in a race featuring 154 paddlers, highlighting once again that Tahoe is one of the leading hotspots for SUP racing.

Jay won ahead of Ben Sarrazin and Seth Springer, while Rob Rojas was 4th and America’s Cup winning skipper Jimmy Spithill finished 5th. Young gun Fiona Wylde was impressive in the women’s race, finishing two minutes clear of Jen Fuller and beating most of the men while she was at it. Click through for the full results…   → READ MORE

[RESULTS] Tahoe Cup Race #1: Donner Lake

2013 Donner Lake SUP raceOver 100 paddlers hit Lake Tahoe on Saturday for the first event of the 2013 O’Neill Tahoe Cup series, the Donner Lake SUP race.

It’s great to see so many paddlers out on the water so early in the Lake Tahoe racing season, with this is one part of the world fast becoming a hub of the sport. Rob Rojas claimed the men’s race while young gun Fiona Wylde cleaned up in the women’s division, which alone featured 40 competitors. Click through for full results and pics…   → READ MORE

[RESULTS] Tahoe Cup Fall Classic

Here are the full results from the Tahoe Fall Classic, the 22 mile SUP race that was held on Lake Tahoe last weekend. This was the third and final Tahoe Cup race for 2012 (after the Donner Lake and Jam From The Dam races).

Rand Carter was the overall winner, crossing the line on his unlimited board in a time of 3 hrs 35 mins 20 secs. Adam Freeman was 2nd over the line and the first of the 14 footers, less than a minute ahead of young gun Mo Freitas. Meanwhile Hawaii’s Jenny Kalmbach dominated the women’s race. Kalmbach finished an impressive 8th overall, beating not only all of the other women but also 90% of the men. Click through for full results…   → READ MORE

[RESULTS] 2012 Tahoe Cup – Donner Lake Memorial Paddle

Check out the action from Lake Tahoe on the weekend, which hosted the first of the 2012 O’Neill Tahoe Cup SUP Race Series events, the Donner Lake Memorial Paddle.

It was a super tight battle for victory in the men’s race, with Rob Rojas, Kody Kerbox and Jay Wild sharing the lead the whole race. Click through to see who won…   → READ MORE