Lake Tahoe always has and always will be one of the most scenic places in the world to go paddling. Although the Nalu race has lost some of its elite shine from past years, it still attracts a healthy crowd of racers. This year that crowd included French whipper snapper Arthur Daniel, who had a crazy fast start in the race last weekend. → READ MORE
Arthur Daniel was clearly in no mood for a draft fest at last weekend’s Tahoe Nalu Paddle Festival. The young Frenchman sprinted off the line, using the choke stroke to gap the field immediately. That was a gap that would never be closed… This video shows Arthur’s start perfectly: Watch how quickly the other guys fade into the background. → READ MORE
This time last year Chase Kosterlitz was still licking his wounds after Jamie Mitchell literally stole victory at the 2012 Tahoe Nalu distance race.
After 90 minutes of back and forth dueling across beautiful Lake Tahoe, the race came down to a sprint to the line. In the closing stages, Chase was half a board length in front and probably thought he was about to, finally, defeat the 10x World Champion. With just metres to go Chase could almost taste the victory… He knew he was in front and just had to hold on for a few more seconds. Then, out of nowhere, Jamie Mitchell came storming past. Not on his board, but on his feet… → READ MORE
We’ve just wrapped up the second and final day of the Ta-Hoe Nalu SUP Festival here in beautiful Lake Tahoe, California. Among epic scenery and hundreds of paddlers, it was Georges Cronsteadt from Tahiti who stood out, taking out both the Distance and Elite Races.
Meanwhile the women’s prizes were split between the impressive Canadian Lina Augaitis (Distance Race winner) and the always strong Morgan Hoesterey (Elite Race winner).
Yesterday saw the 10 mile Distance Race while today it was the Elite Race and overall it was a fun weekend. However there were a few sticky issues with the event organisation, including a particularly messy one with the prize money, but that will come out in the days to come. For now let’s look at how the results went down… → READ MORE
It’s not the quickest video edit we’ve ever seen (the event was in August; this video got released a few days ago) but it was worth the wait. This is the event where Jamie Mitchell famously came from behind in the distance race to beat Chase Kosterlitz to the line – by running. Click through to watch… → READ MORE
What have the world’s best Stand Up Paddlers been getting up to the past week? For the elite Team Quickblade, including Jamie Mitchell, Chase Kosterlitz, Matt Becker, Candice Appleby, Fernando Stalla, Tucker Ingalls and Jim Terrell, it’s been a 24 hour road trip from L.A. to Oregon. All in the name of SUP racing.
Click through to check out the Instagram pics of their adventure… → READ MORE
If you check out the results from the Tahoe Nalu SUP Festival, you’ll see one thing is clear: There were TONNES of kids at Lake Tahoe on the weekend. And that’s big news.
Why? Up until now, a lot of SUP races have featured an average age of 40 plus. There’s nothing wrong with having a more mature racing crowd, though with middle-aged men and women greatly outnumbering kids you could perhaps wonder where the future of our sport would be coming from. But that seems to be changing this year, with more and more kids starting to not only paddle, but actually starting to compete in races as well. → READ MORE
The event was a massive success with a tonne of elite Stand Up Paddle racing talent making the trip to Lake Tahoe. Click through for the full race results and pics from the Long Distance and Survivor SUP races. → READ MORE
Lake Tahoe is hosting yet another elite Stand Up Paddle race this weekend, with the 2012 Ta-Hoe Nalu SUP Festival kicking off tomorrow night. According to our uber list of SUP races, the Tahoe Nalu is a five-star event, featuring a $10,000 prize purse and plenty of elite talent.
The Festival includes an Open Race, Distance Race and best of all, a knockout Survivor Race; the main sponsor this weekend is Quiksilver Waterman Collection and they’re bringing the awesome race format to Tahoe. → READ MORE