The Pineapple Express, Northern California’s storm of the decade that’s flooding coasts and knocking out power with reckless abandon, also delivered waves to a ski town in need. As Lake Tahoe battens down its hatches and braces for plenty of snowfall, winds in the +100 mph range stirred up some swell for anyone with enough neoprene to brave it. Press play and watch ’em paddle into a Tahoe set wave. You’ll realize just how rare this must be.

The wave of the day:

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