Pedal, Paddle, Ski, Relax with Zephyr Cove Adventures
This summer, we had the opportunity to open a new location on the South Shore, Zephyr Cove Adventures. Our store is located at at 183 US Hwy 50 Suite E in Zephyr Cove. Many people are familiar with this neighborhood as Round Hill. We are located in the Charter Communications building, on the same side of Highway 50 as Safeway, right next to the gas station.
Our location is perfect for your South Shore adventures. We are right next to Nevada Beach and offer takeaway inflatable paddleboard rentals from Hobie for fun on the water. We also have a full selection of paddleboards and kayaks for sale in our beautiful showroom. As the only Hobie dealer in South Shore, we have your mirage needs covered. We have Hobie’s full selection of boats in stock in a host of colors. We do deliveries and have experienced staff to help you find the perfect boat. If you need repairs on your boat, we’ve got that covered for you too! In addition, we’ve got everything you’ll need to enjoy a perfect day at the beach.
Zephyr Cove has an extensive network of paved bike paths and singletrack dirt trails that you can hop on right from our parking lot. We rent high end, front suspension mountain bikes and fat bikes from Scott and Framed for your shredding pleasure.
Come see us if you want to explore our beautiful system of trails. We have been open since June, but just had our official ribbon cutting with the chamber this week. Visit us in person from 9:30 until 5:30 every day. We take reservations for rentals over the phone: 775-580-7905 or on our website at zephyrcoveadventures.com
Oh The Places You’ll Go…With an Inflatable SUP!
I love the anticipation of winter in the mountains, but during the shoulder seasons in Tahoe I often long to find a place of warm sun, salt, and sand.
This fall my wanderlust found me in the Exuma Islands – the southern most chain of islands in the Bahamas for 10 days of island hopping. While we would have a couple of boats at our disposal for fishing and touring, I knew I wanted to have my own personal mode of transportation for exploring and fitness. I miss being on my paddleboard in the “off-season” and love having the independence to go on my own adventure and explore when visiting new areas. Traveling with a traditional fiberglass paddleboard had never been an option for me before due to their size, weigh, and fragility. In this scenario I knew that an inflatable SUP would be my best option. After this trip, the inflatable family of SUPs has a new place in my heart and SUP quiver!
Advantages of the Inflatable SUP:
– Compact: The SUP rolled up and fit in my personal luggage
– Lightweight: At 22 lbs in weight, I didn’t have to pay a checked luggage oversize charge
– Pumps come in a variety of sizes including light compact sizes*
– A three or four section breakdown SUP paddle can fit in your luggage as well
– PVC construction makes them durable and worry free when landing on a beach or in transit on a moving boat
– Removable fins make transporting SUPs less hazardous on moving vessels
– Light colored SUPs are non-marking on fiberglass vessels
– SUPs can be a versatile boat tender or personal fishing craft
– Variety of shapes and sizes to accommodate all size paddlers and purposes
*Please note most inflatable SUPs come packaged with a travel bag and pump included and don’t have to be purchased separately.
After using my inflatable SUP as my personal boat tender and tool for exploration, I am convinced that this is a valuable piece of equipment for travelers. I can’t wait to take my inflatable SUP on my next adventure!
Come by this summer and check out our line-up of Inflatable SUPs from a variety of manufactures such as Tahoe SUP, Hobie, NRS and more!
Original story by Tahoe Sup
A QUICK GUIDE TO STAYING ON THE WATER YEAR ROUND.
As the old Scandinavian saying goes, there is no bad weather, just bad clothing. And that is really the key to taking your love of SUP to a year round affair. Flatwater paddlers who see the change of seasons as solitude from summer crowds and the return of buttery, boat free glassy conditions, will tell you how they look forward to Labor Day and beyond. With all the new technical fabrics and paddling specific products on the market now, jumping on your paddle board on a sunny January day is as easy as going for a trail run.
Of course, winter hits some parts of the world harder than others, so understanding and respecting the effects ofexposure to cold water and making decisions based on safety is an absolute must.
The temptation for that snowscape SUP selfie is strong, but the true enjoyment of year round paddling comes from being prepared with the knowledge and gear that keep you confident and WARM.
With some advice from our EXPLORE Project team who has been on their boards in just about everything Mother Nature can deal out, we’ve compiled a few tips that will at least help extend your SUP season into the colors of Fall and get you on the water at the first hint of Spring.
CHECK THE FORECAST BEFORE YOU TRANSPORT THE BOARDS TO THE WATER
Wind direction and speed matter exponentially when temps are tumbling and bikinis and boardshorts are way out of season. Excessive side and head wind increases the degree of difficulty because there is so much surface area when you are standing.
A calm and sunny 48 degree day can have you shedding layers on a flatwater outing, but the wind chill from just single digit wind speed can make it feel like it’s in the 30’s and have you wishing you stayed in the car, heater blasting.
Become familiar with how certain wind directions affect your favorite SUP spots and you will begin to make decisions based on how you would prefer the water conditions to play out for your session. Watching the water before heading out speaks volumes and helps make better decisions. Check out maps and forecasted wind directions and you will soon be discovering the stretches of water that are tucked out of the wind from any point on the compass.
Paddling in choppy and windy conditions for any level of paddler in cold weather carries an increased risk of falling in. Safest decision is to always assume you will get wet and pick your attire accordingly.