Video: Pro Bob Burnquist’s floating skateboard ramp on Lake Tahoe

“Once upon a time we came upon a photo of a floating skate ramp. We thought it was a totally cool idea, but when we did a little research, we discovered the image was a fake—someone’s Photoshopped fantasy,” Visit California writes. “Bummer, we thought—but then we got inspired. ‘Let’s build our own,’ we cried, ‘and let’s have pro skater Bob Burnquist skate on it—in Lake Tahoe!’

“Somehow our crazy idea seemed just fine to Bob, who had his own designers join us for four days to build this ramp ‘floating’ above Lake Tahoe. Brazilian-born Bob loved the ramp so much he wants one just like it built at his waterfront home in his home country (only because his San Diego spread—where he has his own super-pipe—doesn’t have any waterfront). Cool fact: For our shoot, a wet-suited snorkeler was at the ready to dive for Bob’s skateboard every time it went over the edge and into the big blue.”

“Whether it’s kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding in summer, hiking through fall color come autumn, or carving turns in snowy half-pipes in winter and spring, Lake Tahoe stands out as one of the world’s premier destinations for outdoor recreation. And when you’re done with all that exercise, it offers up exceptional dining, entertainment, and lodging options in one an unmatched alpine setting.”

Here are some of our magazine’s articles for visits to Lake Tahoe:

“Winter family fun at Lake Tahoe”

•Our guide to Truckee-Tahoe: Northstar, Squaw, Lake Tahoe, historic Truckee

Tahoe’s West Shore: A Magical Escape

•Pet friendly trips in Tahoe-Truckee and Sierra Foothills

The commercial (with Burnquist’s floating stake ramp at Tahoe at 30 seconds) is here:

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