If you’re looking for a new watersport, or have been looking for a different way to float on the water, stand up paddleboarding might be the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors and get in an excellent workout.
There’s no better way to spend a warm, sunny day than out by the water. It’s even better if you can spend time on the water, leisurely taking in the sights and sounds around you.
That’s why stand up paddleboarding is one of the best ways to enjoy nature and get in a full body workout – it targets every muscle group in your body and you can burn up to 500 calories an hour.
Plus, it’s one watersport you can do on any body of water — including oceans, rivers, lakes and swimming pools – and it’s a sport all ages and skill levels can enjoy. Some people even bring their four-legged friend on board with them!
Lakeshore Paddleboard Company, based in Reno, is a manufacturer and marketer of stand up paddleboards and related accessories. They share tips — from etiquette, gear and where to go — for those interested in the sport to new beginners.
IF STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING SOUNDS LIKE ONE ADVENTURE YOU’VE GOT TO TRY, MAKE SURE YOU CHECK OUT THESE PREPARATION AND RENTAL TIPS BEFORE HEADING OUT FOR YOUR CLOSEST BODY OF WATER.
Besides a board and a paddle, you’re going to need a few things.
There are many different options for what you can wear while paddling. But the basics are all you really need if you’re just going out for an easy paddle.
Unlike surfing, you don’t need waves to paddleboard. This makes Lake Tahoe the perfect candidate for your first outing.
These are several options to consider:
Paid parking is $10 and has an instantly accessible shoreline. Head out to the left and around Speedboat Beach into Crystal Bay.
One of the most beautiful beaches, but get there early! Paid parking is $7. Paddlers are limited to the boat launch beach or the far left of the main public beach.
This beach is ten miles south of Tahoe City next to a big campground. It’s a great beach with a standard day use fee.
Very few people have a vehicle big enough for the board to be inside their car, which means it’s probably going on the roof. To keep it safe, use a sock or padded board bag and remember these tips:
If you don’t have a SUP or would like to rent one for the day on your next Lake Tahoe trip, the following companies offer rentals all around the lake. Visit their websites for additional information and rates:
For additional rental locations, visit North Lake Tahoe Tourism’s website.
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