SOUTH LAKE TAHOE— This pristine crater of outdoor paradise straddling the California/ Nevada border is predictably the perfect place to learn to SUP, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing for the advanced paddler. The calm lake makes a great classroom for first-time paddlers, but the 70+ miles of coastline leave plenty to be explored. Rental shops are located on all sides of the lake and many offer great instruction and if you’re looking to try something new, some of the outfitters in the area offer SUP yoga classes.

South Tahoe Standup Paddle