Last year, Lakeview Commons hosted Tahoe’s first ever international SUP competition.  The event featured two days of individual races and team relay events under the gorgeous blue skys of Lake Tahoe.  This year, Race the Lake of the Sky returns with numerous events, including instructional clinics by world class paddlers Candace Appleby and Anthony Vela, as well as various race events including short course, long distance, team relay, grom races and the new SUP Cross Sprint course!  You can demo paddle boards from a variety of companies and there will be vendors, food booths, and music on site.

Race the Lake of the Sky takes over Lakeview Commons this year on June 29-30, 2013

I attended and can say with confidence that even if you aren’t a SUP’er, you’ll enjoy sitting in the sun and watching the festivities.  It’s a great way to spend time on the beach with your family and enjoy the gorgeous views that Lake Tahoe has to offer.

Stand Up Paddle Board relay racers take to Lake Tahoe in this two day event.

More information on the event can be found via their facebook page and website.

Read my write-up of last year’s Race the Lake of the Sky here.

Race the Lake of the Sky will be held on June 29-30, 2013 at Lakeview Commons at the Corner of Hwy 50 and Lakeview Ave.  There is limited street parking available on site but tons of parking just across the street at the SLT Parks and Recreation Department on Rufus Allen Blvd.

Damion Estrada and his trophy from the 2012 Race the Lake of the Sky.