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Lake Tahoe: TA-HOE NALU PADDLE FESTIVAL - August 16 and 17, 2014 at Kings Beach

Tahoe Nalu Paddle Festival - August 16 & 17, 2014
Tahoe Nalu Paddle Festival - August 16 & 17, 2014
Tahoe Nalu Paddle Festival

by: Elizabeth Sedway, TahoeKidsGuide.com

The Ta-hoe Nalu Paddle Festival takes place this weekend, August 16 & 17, 2014, on Kings Beach, located at the north end of Lake Tahoe. No matter your skill level event organizers encourage stand up paddleboarders to register:

'The Tahoe Nalu XSUP Games tournament will be played on boards provided by Boardworks SUP, helmets by NRS and jersey’s by Victory Koredy. Teams of four will be determined by the organizing committee. All you have to do is show up, sign up, play, have fun and win! If you have a team in place, perhaps representing your shop or manufacturer, just let us know and we will make sure your team stays together. This proves to be a great addition to the already spectacular event being held at beautiful Kings Beach, Tahoe.'

Below is the schedule of events for both days of the festival.

Ta-hoe Nalu Stand Up Paddleboarding Festival
Ta-hoe Nalu Stand Up Paddleboarding Festival TA-HOE NALU

Ta-hoe Nalu Stand Up Paddleboarding Festival

Saturday August 16

  • 7am Registration for 10mile Distance 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 Hollingsworth
  • 8:30am Start of 10 mile Distance Race
  • 9:30am Start of Beginner 2 mile Race. Awards & Raffle at finish of race
  • All day SUP Demos and Clinics (Must sign up for Demo’s at information booth.
  • Exhibitor / Vender village open from 8 to 4pm daily
  • Highlighted a local retail village open from 8 to 4pm daily
  • 12pm Start of Grom Race (ages 12 and under) Awards and raffle after finish
  • 2:pm Start of the 4 Team X-SUP games. Awards after race finish
  • 2:30pm Kids Sand Castle building contest
  • 4pm Announcements of Local evening events
Ta-hoe Nalu Stand Up Paddleboarding Festival
Ta-hoe Nalu Stand Up Paddleboarding Festival TA-HOE NALU

Ta-hoe Nalu Stand Up Paddleboarding Festival

Sunday August 17

  • 7am Registration for the 5 mile Open Race (SUP, Prone & OC-1)
  • 8am Announcements
  • 9am Start of the 5 Mile Open Race
  • Awards and Raffle at finish of Race
  • All day free SUP demos (Must sign up for Demo’s at information booth)
  • Exhibitor / Vender village open from 8 to 4pm daily
  • Highlighted local retail village open from 8 to 4pm daily
  • 11:30 am Start of Free Team Mat racing (Check with registration for info about race)
  • 1 pm Start of 4 person Team Relay Race
  • Awards at finish of Race
  • 4pm closing ceremony
Ta-hoe Nalu Stand Up Paddleboarding Festival
Ta-hoe Nalu Stand Up Paddleboarding Festival TA-HOE NALU

Ta-hoe Nalu Stand Up Paddleboarding Festival

The XSUP Games encourages all race participants and event attendees to sign up and take part in what promises to be the next evolution of SUP, a competitive team based sport.
The XSUP Games is a fast paced team sport that incorporates competition, strategy, passing, and scoring. Played by two teams of 4 players with the objective of scoring goals,