Video | 2nd Annual Butterfly Effect | Lake Tahoe

On September 18th, more than 300 women came together for a non-competitive paddle in beautiful Lake Tahoe to inspire, motivate and raise money for a good cause. The “butterflies,” as they call themselves, paddled four miles along the coastline of Tahoe’s North Shore before beaching to enjoy the Aloha Beach Festival, which hosted fun workout classes, live music and a vendor village. The event raised money for a local non-profit—Girls on the Run – Sierras—which aims to inspire girls to be healthy, happy and confident.

Since 2007, The Butterfly Effect has held events in 17 different countries with one goal – using water sports to empower women while giving back to local charities. What began in Maui with just a dozen women, has grown into a worldwide movement to bring athletic women together in a community that encourages a healthy lifestyle and giving back. The supportive group setting of these events encourage women of all skill levels to participate. After all, it’s not about the competition, it’s about the community.

Take a look at our recap of last year’s 1st Annual Butterfly Effect Tahoe.

Check out this video recap of Lake Tahoe’s biggest SUP race, Race the Lake of the Sky.