TAHOE NATIVE – created by Tahoe Natives for like minded nomads, taking our passion and all the beauty we have absorbed from our surroundings and elements to create products that allow us to get outside and play in this wonderland; adventure, get immersed in the crystal clear blue water of Lake Tahoe with handmade wooden surf boards and bikinis.
Our goal is to use and promote other small local businesses, that possess our same goals, to live, thrive, and enjoy our surroundings, while protecting this incredible place we call Ta-Home.
“You are not in the mountains, the mountains are in you” – John Muir
Bikinis >>> are all hand made by our incredible seamstress, as a surfer she truly understands the importance of fit and functionality, while looking like a goddess. We co-design and collaborate to bring you one of a kind, bold styles. Once you put one on, you’ll find yourself living in it. Whether you are basking in the sun, swimming, surfing, hiking, on your yoga mat and as always exploring… The comfort is so real, you won’t want to take them off, you may even find your self sleeping in them, waking up ready to embrace another incredible day of endless possibility.
“And in to the mountains I go to lose my mind and find my soul” – unknown
Hand crafted wooden surfboards >>> made on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe by local legend Craig Beck who grew up in Lake Tahoe, never far from snow, water and the surrounding mountains. Combining the traditions of the past with the visions of the future. Taking it back to the early Hawaiian surfboards known as Alaias and combining new technology and performance of solid wood that flexes and carves through the waves. Our models include finless swallowtail, triple fin designs, hydrofoil and rail technology. Our eco-sustainable boards are made from second growth wood not foam and fiberglass. They can be refinished and used for years to come, each board is a unique work of art.
You’ll also find apparel to DÉ-RIVE in – To drift unplanned, led only by the landscape
Life is better surrounded by the mountains of the Lake Tahoe basin
Sierra Joy Stevens-McGeever is a chaser of good light, a biology nerd, a nature addict and a storyteller. Merging her ecology degrees with her artistic side, Sierra works as a landscape and wildlife photographer, and a science writer specializing in travel narratives. Her mission is to use both camera and pen to bring the wonders and perils of the natural world to the public. When she’s not working, you can bet she’s outside enjoying all that Tahoe has to offer. You can follow her work on her website or instagram.