Lake Tahoe, the sixth largest lake by volume in the United States following the five Great Lakes. It resides in the Sierra Nevada, snuggled along the California and Nevada state lines. The lake is a high elevation lake with a depth of 1,645 feet. Pretty impressive right?
The lake itself is a well known tourist attraction in the summer months, but as the snow begins to fall the surrounding mountains steal the show. However, it wasn't the amazing skiing conditions that made the news this week, it was the surfing that was going on hundreds of miles from any ocean!
The video above and the Twitter photos below show the awesome event and the surfers taking advantage of the conditions to catch some waves! It's so cool!
The waves are pumping in... Lake Tahoe!? http://t.co/pKJR9g7Tnz pic.twitter.com/4EyfX35J67
— SURFER_Magazine (@SURFER_Magazine) December 12, 2014
Ocean surf photos are cool. But Lake Tahoe surf photos are cooler. (Image: RGJ) pic.twitter.com/bE5uLODLZU
— Laura Mandaro (@lauramandaro) December 12, 2014
Surfing... #LakeTahoe-style. More from @TahoeQuarterly: https://t.co/3e1Bsck2Ox via @TahoeWeather #PineappleExpress pic.twitter.com/m9pIJ2fWn4
— WinterWonderGrass (@WWGfestival) December 12, 2014