The 12th annual Tahoe Cup Paddle Race Series is on for 2020 with the bust-out, bucket-list favorites you've come to expect along with two new, super cool race formats.

Each race features age group and craft categories for OC6 (6-person crews), and individual SUP, OC1, surf ski, and prone classes. 

Two-person squads, each participant on their own individual craft, team up to relay race for the win.

Double Relay

Experience Lake Tahoe's best-kept secret - ripping a downwinder on an 80° summer day with 200 friends.


Celebrate the next generation of paddlers with a weekend of racing and water games for kids, tweens, and teens.

Grom Festival

Experience the iconic 'race across the lake' - the world's most beautiful endurance paddle race.

Lake Crossing

Race Series Overview

Get started in early summer with the new, innovative Double Relay, where two-person teams relay race over 12 miles on a single OC1, surf ski, SUP, or prone board to claim a podium spot.


Mid-summer brings the whole family to the Grom Festival, our celebration of the next generation of paddlers with a weekend of racing and water games.


In the heart of the Tahoe sunny-weather season, the August Downwinder busts out courtesy of the gusty afternoon thrill-ride winds and swells.


And, of course, the perfect way to cap off your paddling season - experience the world's most beautiful endurance paddling race - the epic Lake Crossing - 18 miles of pure scenic bliss and determination.

Adults racing the Double Relay, Downwinder, and the Lake Crossing compete for points available at each race towards the coveted Series Champion awards.

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