Surf Tahoe…again

For the second time since December, Tahoe saw waves in excess of 6 feet. Years ago it was a small crew that would venture out at a few spots along the North Shore. But like everything else, times have changed and now you’ll sometimes see a dozen folks in the water including a stand up paddleboarder or two. The breaks from Carnelian Bay clear through Incline and down the East Shore seldom go without someone in the water. But even still it’s an incredible experience – and sometimes you can  find yourself alone even in a spot as busy and visible as The Cape Cod House in Tahoe Vista. Yesterday morning I was lucky. I arrived to one guy in the water who had some serious skills and just two photographers on shore – one was a pro, the other aspiring (judging by the length of their lenses!). The wind hadn’t yet peaked but it was sunny and the apparent wind was minimal – so instead of waiting for bigger sets I went out while conditions were cushy – for Tahoe. After a little while the good surfer went in, I stayed out solo, then after I caught my first wave I noticed the photographers left. Must have been because the sun went away, right? I’m the first to admit that I’m a mediocre surfer but I enjoy it as much as anyone. The three highlights of this particular session: I stood up for the first time since a bad injury 4 years ago; our 2 year old stood on shore and watched me catch one; as I was about to finish up, I looked to shore and saw my wife in her wetsuit scrambling down the cliff to join me. Ahhhh, Tahoe!

surf tahoe 2015

surf tahoe 2015

 

surf tahoe 2015

surf tahoe 2015

 

surf tahoe 2015

surf tahoe 2015

 

surf tahoe 2015

surf tahoe 2015

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