A beautiful lake, top notch SUP athletes and some Aloha
EP-image-(2)“Take the most beautiful lake in the world, gather the best SUP athletes on the planet, mix in a little Aloha, and you have the perfect recipe for an event known as the Ta-Hoe NALU.”

Join this year’s festivities at Kings Beach State Park in Kings Beach on Lake Tahoe the weekend of August 14-16, 2015.

The Ta-hoe NALU is the oldest SUP event in the world and the first paddle festival to take standup paddleboarding inland. Ta-Hoe NALU started the flat water movement and helped to create the inland market that is thriving today. The event draws over 4,000 spectators and up to 500 competitors from all over the globe.

Two days of racing are scheduled for all ages and skill levels, with free demos and clinics for all. Come and enjoy the fun, family and High Sierra aloha at Kings Beach.

  • Addition of Outrigger OC-6, OC-2 OC-1, Surf Ski in 10 mile and 5 mile races
  • Jay Wild’s Waterman’s Challenge – SUP – Swim – Prone
  • Free team Mat race-info and sign up day of event
  • More Fun for all ages and skill levels
  • Ta-Hoe Nalu Super Pass (One discount price for all races)
  • Ta-Hoe Nalu Family Pass (One discount price for up to Family of 5 for all races)



Friday August 14

  • 3pm to 4pm GoPro Camera Clinic
    Learn how to use your GoPro
  • 3pm to 6pm Registration for all events.
    Yoga, fitness & paddle clinics
  • 3pm Boardwork’s Subu Tour
    Boardworks Shubu tour with Mike Tavaes – Learn and experience the fun and versatility of inflatables and possibly a few sweet moves from Mike
  • 2 to 4pm the Butterfly Effect
    Lindsey Felsch brings the Butterfly Effect to Ta-Hoe Nalu. Sign up here.
  • 4:30-6pm SUP Bala Tula (Yoga Fusion)
    Jessica Cichra, Sign up here.
  • 2 to 6pm
    Manufacture free demos (Must sign up at Ta-Hoe Nalu information Tent)
  • 6:30 to 8:30pm
    Free Concert w/ MOJO GREEN
  • 2 to 8:30pm
    Food court and KONA Beer garden open
  • 2 to 6pm
    Vender village open to public

Saturday, August 15

  • 7am to 8:15am
    Registration for 10mile Distance and 2mile beginner race.
  • 7:30am Opening Ceremony and announcements
    with Dancers of Halau Hula ‘O Leilani will provide traditional dances of Polynesia to open the festivities. National Anthem Sung by Christian Steinsworth
  • 8:30am Start of 10 mile Distance Race
    8:30am start OC-6
    8:35am start OC-1<> OC-2 <> Surf Ski
    8:40am start Prone
    8:45am start SUP
    8:50am start 2 mile Beginner SUP race
  • Awards & Raffle at finish of race
  • All day Demos and Clinics
    Must sign up for Demo’s at information booth. Exhibitor / Vender village open from 8 to 4pm daily
  • 10:00am at ZINKA Booth
    ZINKA Face Painting Contest
    Groms 12 and under
    Winners announced during the awards for the Grom Race 11:30am Start of Grom Race (ages 12 and
  • Awards and raffle after finish
  • 1pm Start of Jay Wild’s Waterman’s Challenge
  • Awards after race finish
  • 4pm Announcements of Local evening events.

Sunday, August 16

  • 7am Registration for the 5 mile Open Race (OC6, OC1,SUP, Prone)
  • 8am Announcements
  • 9am Start of the 5 Mile Open Race
    9:00 am start OC6
    9:05 am start OC1, OC2, Surf Ski
    9:10 am start Prone
    9:15 am start SUP
  • Awards and Raffle at finish of Race
  • All day free SUP demos
    Must sign up for Demo’s at information booth
  • Exhibitor / Vendor village open from 8 to 4pm daily
    Highlighted local retail village open from 8 to 4pm daily
  • 11:00am Start of Big Brother / Big Sister’s Sand Castle building Contest
  • 11:30 am Start of Free Team Matt Race (8 person teams)
  • 1 pm Start of 4 person Team SUP Slalom Relay Race (mixed Adult and Grom teams)
  • Awards at finish of Race 4pm Closing Ceremony


AWARD BREAKDOWN for each race (1st-2nd & 3rd place medals):

10 Mile & 5 Mile
  • Each category by Age – Gender – SUP board class – OC- 6 team – OC- 1 – OC-2 – Surf Ski – Prone Stock & Unlimited
2 mile Beginner Race
  • Top Men & Women adult
  • Top Groms 12 & under. Male & Female
Waterman’s Challenge
  • Top adult men & women by age category
  • Top Grom male & female 12 & under
Grom Race
  • Top male & female 8 and Under – SUP & Prone
  • Top male & female 9 to 12 – SUP & Prone
  • Participation medal for all Grom racers
Team Sprint Relay
  • Top Adult Team
  • Top Grom Team12 and under


  • Grom 8 & under
  • Grom 9 – 12
  • Junior 13 – 17
  • 18 – 29
  • 30 – 49
  • 50 – 59
  • 60 – 69
  • 70+



2007 TA-HOE NALU-021

First Annual Tahoe Ho'e paddle

Photos courtesy Ta-Hoe Nalu.

Learn more at tahoenalu.com.