Category: Paddle Boarding

Lake Tahoe by Paddle

72 miles of blue water bliss 

By Trevor Husted

Robin McElroy paddles around the rocks on Tahoe’s North Shore (Tahoe Adventure Company).

Navigating the crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe by paddleboard or kayak is as much of a good time as it can be an endurance test. The nation’s second deepest alpine lake provides paddlers with delightful mountain views, aquatic beauty, and plenty of challenges. Paddling the entire 72 miles around the lake by SUP or kayak is an extreme endeavor and is only appropriate for highly experienced and fit individuals. That said, you can work your way up to a complete circumnavigation by getting familiar with the numerous day trips described below. 

A word on safety

Do not underestimate the serious nature of exploring Lake Tahoe by paddle. It’s a large alpine lake that can have big water conditions. There have already  been a few rescues this year. …

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Ta-Hoe Nalu 2019

August 10-11, 2019 • Kings Beach

Ta-Hoe Nalu is celebrating its 13th year on the north shore of Lake Tahoe at Kings Beach State Recreation Area. Join the reunion to celebrate with all those who created the great sport of stand up paddleboard (SUP) racing.

Ta-Hoe Nalu offers several high level competitive races for SUP, Prone, and Outrigger, with categories for age/gender and skill levels. There will also be two 2-hour guided paddle tours just for the fun of it. These include a picnic lunch and a historical and geological talk about Lake Tahoe.

The Ta-Hoe Nalu festival has become a family vacation destination, offering events for all ages including a sandcastle building contest. Enjoy the food and beverage court along with live music from 2 to 5pm each day. Free demos, raffles, and prizes will add to the fun.

Come and enjoy the party at the oldest and …

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Jay Race Update

Jay Moriarity memorial event goes back to its roots as a paddle out

The Jay Race is going back to its roots. On June 15, 2019 at 8am, a group of Jay’s friends will be paddling the old Jay Race course.

Following is a statement from Jay Moriarity Memorial Paddleboard Race organizers:

“While The Jay Race has grown into a multi-faceted world class paddleboard event, we wanted to change it up this year and refocus on why we started The Jay Race in the first place. So, we are taking this year to bring The Jay Race full circle. On June 15th at 8am a group of Jay’s friends will be paddling the old Jay Race course, starting at New Brighton Beach and heading out to the Coast Guard buoy by the Santa Cruz wharf, then out to the mile buoy and back to New Brighton. Anyone who wants to …

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Event Profiles: Issue 109

Featured upcoming events

Mammoth Bar Enduro

June 15, Auburn

The Mammoth Bar Enduro offers a fun and challenging course that includes trails in the Auburn State Recreation Area (SRA) and Mammoth Bar OHV.

In Auburn SRA, racers will take on two stages: one on Confluence Trail which runs along the Middle Fork American River and features a gradual descent featuring rock gardens and narrow sections; the other on flowy Culvert Trail which features banks, berms, jumps, drop offs and a tunnel under Foresthill Road. The other two stages of the day will take place at Mammoth Bar OHV: Eastside Trail which has been brushed and graded for a fast black diamond technical thrill run; and Stonewall/Rocky … a stage that starts out steep on Stonewall then leads into the double black diamond Rocky Trail with a crowd favorite finish at the venue.

A post-race party with a full BBQ lunch, …

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Best of the Fests 2019

Here comes festival season!

There’s something for everyone, from gatherings for beer lovers to music fests to celebrations of the myriad of human-powered summer sports. If you know of a festival not on this list, let us know and we’ll add it! ASJ partners are FULLY in bold — we appreciate their support of adventure enthusiasts throughout California, western Nevada and beyond.


>> Coachella – April 12-14 & 19-21 • Indio // Music and Arts Festival in the Coachella Valley. //

>> Lucidity Festival – April 12-14 • Santa Ynez  // An open-source transformational arts and music festival. //

>> Desert Hearts – April 26-29 • Los Coyotes Indian Reservation // A tribute to House, Techno, & Love with intimate gatherings focused on art, music and community. //

>> Back to the Beach – April 27-28 • Huntington Beach // Enjoy two days in the sand …

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Gear We Love: Issue 107

Goodies for your active lifestyle

Gear We Love Issue 107

1. Fireside Outdoor Pop Up Fire Pit with Heat Shield

Imagine being able to set up a fire pit anywhere in less than a minute. That’s the cool thing about the Pop Up Fire Pit from Fireside Outdoor: it packs into a small bag and sets up quickly wherever you need a low-maintenance campfire. What makes this portable campfire so enjoyable is the stainless steel mesh that the logs sit on. Strong enough to withstand 125 pounds of wood, the mesh provides oxygen to the fire from below, creating a hotter burning fire that creates more warmth. We recommend you spend a little bit more and purchase the optional heat shield. The heat shield allows the Pop Up Pit to be set up on the grass or concrete without leaving any sort of brown marks, allowing for S’mores on the lawn and worry free backyard …

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Gift Giving Guide 2018

Give the gift of adventure this holiday season

Check out the stellar gift ideas below that are sure to be big hits with the adventure enthusiasts on your list. PLUS enter win sweet stash from many of these companies! Learn more here:

Evergreen Lodge Rush Creek Lodge
Clif Family O'Neill Yacht Charters
Pacific Yurts Mount Hermon Adventures
Giro Morsel
Gregory Packs Advanced Elements Summer Shower
Dynaplug Ride Concepts
Zodiac Lights ENO
Hydrapak Leki
Bucci Sportiva
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New Lake Tahoe Water Trail Website Keeps Tahoe Safe 

Sierra Business Council launches Tahoe paddle resource including mapping tool, real-time weather conditions

SIERRA BUSINESS COUNCIL RECENTLY LAUNCHED a new Lake Tahoe Water Trail website to help paddlers safely navigate Lake Tahoe and practice good stewardship. As the only paddle resource for Lake Tahoe, the site includes a lake access mobile mapping tool and real-time weather conditions. Paddlers can also play it safe by emailing paddle itineraries to friends and family with the “File A Float Plan” tool.

The Lake Tahoe Water Trail is a 72-mile water route along the shoreline that links public launch/landing sites, giving paddlers access to lakeside bistros, historic sites, paddle shops, campgrounds, and lodging.

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Pursuit Series 2018 Brings Much Needed Adventure To Pursuers

 The Outbound Collective leads successful outdoors weekend with breakthrough moments

Pursuit Series

ON AUGUST 10-12, 2018, THE OUTBOUND COLLECTIVE HELD its second and final Pursuit Series event of 2018, an incredibly immersive and educational outdoors adventure weekend, in Bear Valley, Northern California. The event was a sold out experience, with 500 Pursuers coming out to the ultimate adult summer camp; a long weekend designed to increase participation, confidence and education in the outdoors.

Over 40 leading outdoors and consumer brands partnered with The Outbound to provide the best gear, expert guides and activity education for the Pursuers, resulting in participation in 38 different pursuits, from The Unexpected Night Out – Survival Tips, Standup Paddleboard Yoga, Intro To Mountain Biking, Trail Running Clinic, Ultimate Trail Hike, Campfire Cocktails Mixology, Nature Photography Hikes, Essential Oils For Your Outdoor Adventures, Backpacking Skills, and much more.

Pursuers at Bear Valley came from over 30 States, with

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The Courage Project

Helping children believe in their ability to live their lives to the fullest

THE COURAGE PROJECT is a Nevada non-profit organization, founded by Brie Moore, Ph.D., a Clinical Psychologist specializing in the evidence-based treatment of psychological and behavioral health concerns in children. The Courage Project was born out of her desire to share the acceptance, empowerment, and psychological growth that playing outdoors can offer.

The Courage Project offers opportunities for children to engage in summer and winter outdoor adventures, all in the world-class destination of beautiful Lake Tahoe. Carefully selected activities challenge children’s expectations regarding their capabilities, inspire them to overcome obstacles, and promote psychological growth. The organization’s goal is to help children believe in their ability to live their lives to the fullest.


The Courage Project partners with Tahoe’s best guides and instructors. This allows them to highlight all of the diverse opportunities available in in the Tahoe …

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Ta-hoe Nalu 2018

August 11-12 • Kings Beach

Ta-hoe Nalu 2018

THE TA-HOE NALU PADDLE FESTIVAL is celebrating its 12th year as the oldest and longest running SUP race event in the world, on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe at Kings Beach.

From the very first Ta-Hoe Nalu in 2007 to now, the event draws folks from all around the globe to the shores of Lake Tahoe to compete on SUPs, Prone and Outrigger canoes. Ta-Hoe Nalu has become a destination vacation family event for all ages and skill levels. The event embraces everyone from recreational, fitness paddlers, yoga, beginners, and elite athletes.

This year the First Stroke non-competitive fun guided paddle tours will be back with more tours, along with a 4-person team Sprint Elimination Challenge, yoga paddles, free Starboard’s SUP Polo, live music and raffles each day at the Kona Beer Garden, and new, lowered event registration prices.

Come and enjoy the …

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