Standup Paddle-boarding is the next big thing in Tahoe. There are the Wednesday night races at the Commons Beach, which is great family fun. There are shops springing up all over town where you can rent or buy a board, paddle and all the accessories. My nautically minded brother even told me that because of the nationwide boom, the Coast Guard has reclassified a paddle-board as a vessel. And all the hype is totally warranted. Paddle-boarding is a blast, and right now it is my kids’ biggest incentive to learn how to swim. Once they can swim, they can have a paddle-board all to themselves, because right now they have to sit criss-cross-applesauce on the front of my board.