Sierra Showdown Paddle Challenge

Paddle in Two States!

The Sierra Showdown Paddle Challenge is an exciting event that starts and finishes at Lakeside beach in South Lake Tahoe.  The course takes you across state lines from California to Nevada and back again.  We offer a 4 mile course, 8 mile course and Kids/Grom race.  We are also offering the Big Blue Waterman's Challenge

October is great time of year to paddle on Lake Tahoe, the lake is calm with little to no boat traffic and temps are still mild. Come out and enjoy this great time on Lake Tahoe!

8 Mile Race $60.00:  Start and finish at Lakeside Beach in South Lake Tahoe.  The out and back course takes you across the California/Nevada state boarder on beautiful Lake Tahoe

5 Mile Race $45.00:  The same course as the 8 mile race but turn back at the 2 mile mark.

Big Blue Waterman Challenge $35.00: Do you have what it takes to be a true Lake Tahoe Waterman or Women? The Big Blue Waterman Challenge combines stand-up paddle board (SUP), swimming and beach running. The format is a heat racing elimination where top finishers advance round by round to the finals. Consolation races and kids divisions. We provide the one-design boards to even out the field. Are you good at one, two or all three stages of this exciting and fun multisport challenge? Then come on out and give it a try.

Youth "Grom" Races for the Kids $17.00:  Close to shore age appropriate distances that follow our buoy course.  Come cheer them on!


SUP Surfboard, 12’6″ (Stock), 14′, Unlimited, Grom/Kids, Prone Unlimited, Prone Stock, Kayak, Surfski, Ourtrigger, All paddling craft welcome! We will score in categories dependent on entry.

Age Groups:

"based on age as of 12/31"

18 and Under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Required Gear:

PDF/Life jacket


Sierra Showdown Paddling Race

Saturday, October 10
8:30 – 9:30 AMAthletes check-inLakeside Beach/Event Trailer

10:00 AMRace start: Sierra ShowdownBeach/Lake
11:40 AMPaddling Kids RacesBeach/Lake
10:00 AM – 2:00 PMBBQBeach
11:00 AMFirst Finisher 5 MilerBeach
11:30 AMFirst Finisher 8 MilerBeach
12:00 PMStart: Big Blue Waterman ChallengeBeach

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Oct 10, 2015


South Lake Tahoe, CA