As high winds blow across the Sierra, surf's up on Lake Tahoe

SFGate | 11/14/2017 | Amy Graff
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Lake Tahoe surf season back on.

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IMAGE 1 OF 4 Winds of up to 70 mph kick up waves big enough to surf on at Lake Tahoe on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, as a large winter storm moved through the area.

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Southwesterly wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour are forecast to blow across Lake Tahoe Wednesday, churning waves up to three feet high, according to the National Weather Service.

This could bring some surfers to the lake's north and northwest shores, says Scott McGuire with the Weather Service's Reno office.

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"The winds are coming unaffected across the entire length of the lake and it builds up those waves as it moves across," McGuire says. "Southerly winds are ideal but southwesterly still provides...
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