Ta-Hoe Nalu 2017

Join us for the 2017 TA-HOE NALU Paddle Festival at Kings Beach State Park, Kings Beach, CA  We have added more fun races this year and added OC-6 & OC-1 to the 10 mile distance and 5 mile races.  We also added The First Stroke Paddle Tour,  a  Non Competitive paddle tour lead by staff members to get a chance to paddle and view the the clarity and beauty of Lake Tahoe..

*New for this year:  

  • New lower race fees
  • 1st Stroke Paddle Tour (Non Competitive Paddle)
  • TaHoeNalu Sprint Elimination Challenge
  • More fun. Beginner Friendly for all ages and skill levels
  • Live Music from 2 to 4 at the Kona Beer Garden
  • Friday August 11 starts the festivities with Registration from 2 to 6:30pm during event set up. 

Saturday August 12

7am Registration for 5mile & 2 mile short course race plus 1st Stroke Non Competitor Paddle  Sponsored by Kona

7:30am opening ceremony and announcements with 

Dancers of Halau Hula ‘O Leilani will provide traditional dances of Polynesia.  National Anthem sung by Christian Hollingsworth

open the festivities of the day. 

 8:30am Start of 5 mile Race 

 8;30 OC-1 & 2 / 8:40 Prone / 8:50 SUP 

9:00 am Start of Beginner 2 mile Race 

9:10 Start of the 1st Stroke Guided Paddle Tour

Awards & Raffle at finish of race 

All day SUP Demos and Clinics 

Exhibitor / Vender village open from 8 to 4pm daily 

Highlighted a local retail village open from 8 to 4pm daily 

Awards and raffle after finish 

4pm Announcements of Local evening events

Sunday August 13

7am Registration for the 10 mile Open Race (SUP, Prone & OC1& 2 Team OC6) 

8am Announcements 

9am Start of the 10 Mile Open Race 

Awards and Raffle at finish of Race 

11:30pm Start of Grom Race (ages 12 and under) 

1:30pm Start of the TaHoeNalu Sprint Elimination Challenge

All day free SUP demos 

Exhibitor / Vender village open from 8 to 4pm daily 

10am Kids Sandcastle building contest

Highlighted local retail village open from 8 to 4pm daily 

Awards at finish of Race

4pm closing ceremony - ALOHA!

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Jeff Kay1Prone Unlimited18 - 39Guy
Jaze Gementera2OC-1U17Guy
Juerg Geser3SUP 14'40 - 59Guy
Mary Dunn4SUP 12'6"18 - 39Girl
Martin Ramos5OC-140 - 59Guy
Ron Adelhelm6SUP 14'40 - 59Guy
Keith Brown7SUP Surfboard60+Guy

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

The 28-acre Kings Beach State Recreation Area, one of the largest such areas on the lake, is open year-round. The 700-foot-long sandy beach gets very crowded in summer with people swimming, sunbathing, Jet Skiing, riding in paddleboats, spiking volleyballs, and tossing Frisbees. If you're going to spend the day, come early enough to snag a table in the picnic area; there's also a good playground. Amenities : food and drink; parking (fee); toilets; water sports. Best For : sunrise; swimming; windsurfing.


  • Address: 8318 N. Lake Blvd., Hwy. 28 Kings BeachCA 96143 |Map It
  • Phone: 530/546-7248
  • When:

    Aug 12 to Aug 13, 2017


    Kings Beach, CA