Lake Tahoe, not your typical surfing mecca, recently delivered some shred-worthy waves as the result of blowing gusts up to 60+ mph. Photog Grant Kaye was there to capture the action. Neoprene. Mandatory. From the Adventure Journal :
“There’s dawn patrols and then there’s dawn patrols. On October 24, wind screamed across Lake Tahoe as the night’s black gave way to a murky grey. Gusts blew 60 to 80 mph, cranking a wind swell that battered moored boats and tossed flotsam on cobbled beaches like scraps of confetti. Brothers Scott and Robb Gaffney and their crew stepped into the storm and paddled out into the freshwater spray, along with Grant Kaye, who shot these starkly beautiful images.” Source Link
Tom Bie is the founder, editor, and publisher of The Drake. He started the magazine in 1998 as an annual newsprint publication based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He then moved it to Steamboat, Colorado (1999), Boulder, Colorado (2001), and San Clemente, California (2004), as he took jobs as managing editor at Paddler, Senior Editor at Skiing, and Editor-in-Chief at Powder, respectively. Tom and The Drake are now both based in Denver, Colorado, where The Drake is finally all grows up(Swingers, 1996) to a quarterly magazine.