SPARKS, Nev. – Stand-up paddleboarding is a sport that’s skyrocketing in popularity, and it’s even going to be in the next Summer Olympics.
Our area is a mecca for paddleboarders, say experts.
Paddleboarding started out as an ocean sport, and now a local company is making boards that work really well in fresh water lakes.
They say it’s a sport you can learn how to do in just five minutes.
“If you learn how to paddle correctly, then you can just get out there and just go and have a great time, and it’s five minutes,” said Mike Tessier, co-owner of Lakeshore Paddleboard Company. “That’s the exciting thing about this. It’s not like any other sport.”
Scheels says paddleboard sales are way up, and they say it’s a great workout.
“It’s going to work your core muscles, it works your stabilizing muscles. You have to work with your balance, so it really works your upper body, your lower body, and your core,” said MK Udrovich, the Camping Manager at Scheels.
Most paddleboard companies make boards for the ocean, but Lakeshore’s boards are specially made for the lakes in the Sierra Nevada area. They even adjust for altitude.
About Lakeshore Paddleboard Company
Lakeshore Paddleboard Company, a Reno / Tahoe, Nevada based company, designs and manufactures stand-up paddleboards specifically for the flat-water touring market with a focus on stability, comfort, recreation and style. Our main goal is to offer a premium brand which truly represents a “lifestyle”; a lifestyle consisting of health, adventure, fun, and freedom.