When a recent windy winter storm descended upon Lake Tahoe, the waters moved with a bustle only seen a few times a year. When most people in the area look for cover from the storm, surfing enthusiasts headed to the water to ride some rare Tahoe swells in chilly conditions.
Photos and videos emerged showing surfers riding some small but ferocious waves on December 22nd:
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Tahoe surf was UP this morning! You gotta really want it to get in that frigid water, a brave soul here reaps the rewards #tahoenovelty #surftahoe #staylocaltahoe #keeptahoeblue #tahoequarterly #alpinecaribbean #travelnevada #renotahoe #laketahoe #tahoe #inclinevillage #sandharbor #travelnevada #crystalbay
Good morning from Tahoe where surfers are enjoying the waves on the lake with today’s high winds and low temps. Hang ten! pic.twitter.com/UIaJ2ldRGq— krysta g’hagen (@krystaelaine) December 22, 2019
While surfing Lake Tahoe is a rare occurrence, this is far from the first time surfers have been seen on the lake. In fact, if the wind is just right, waves can get as big as 10 feet on the lake:
If you ever want to surf Lake Tahoe, be sure to where a wet suit!
Northern California’s Outdoor Digital Newsmagazine