Surfing Lake Tahoe was once a cut activity that very few even bothered to partake in. But, surfing the lake’s wind swell has gotten more popular every year. So popular in fact, that NPR just did a story on surfing lake tahoe:
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Skiing is one thing a visitor can do on the slopes surrounding Lake Tahoe here in California. Some locals are venturing into its frigid waters for another sport: Surfing.
Here’s Will Stone of Reno Public Radio.
MARK NORRIS: OK, we’re almost ready.
WILL STONE, BYLINE: All morning Mark Norris has been checking the weather several thousand feet above at Lake Tahoe -not for the snow, but for the wind.
NORRIS: It’s got to be at least 70 miles per hour off the ridgeline.
STONE: Norris is wrestling into his black wetsuit on the roadside next to one of Tahoe’s rocky north shore beaches.
NORRIS: Trying to get all the kinks out of it before I – before I really get moving here.
STONE: Its spring but the peaks surrounding the basin are still covered in snow. Norris trudges down to the beach to stretch.
read the full story here: