This week’s storm brought massive amounts of snow to the Sierra, closing down roads and bringing 100+ mph winds to mountaintops. And while the winds were vicious in the mountains, they also brought perfect surfing conditions to Lake Tahoe.
Here’s what the water look liked on the precipice of this week’s storm:
And this is what it looks like when an experienced surfer sees these waves:
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Tahoe sure delivered some tasty waves under patches of glorious light this morning on the cusp of today’s storm. Super stoked to see the boys getting after it, and all the other local photogs were at it as well! Yeah @skiingrogge @ming.t.poon @matt.bansak.photography @chuckpatterson way to brave the gales! Water was splashing the putt putt course adjacent to the marina and I even saw a couple of sand dunes across the road on the way home. #surftahoe #tahoesurf #laketahoe #storm #surfing #waves #beatitkook #yousohaoleyounoevenknowyouhaole
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