August 2015

  1. YOLO Wins at Big River Race

    YOLO Wins at Big River Race
    YOLO Team Riders gave a great showing on the podium at the Big River Regional race in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Garrett Fletcher took first place in the SUP division on Saturday in a field of over 200 paddlers.  Gary and Matt Wise came in 1st overall in their OC2. EJ Johnson came in 1st in the over 50 division of...
  2. Golf Channel Takes a Visit to YOLO Country

    Golf Channel Takes a Visit to YOLO Country
    We are so happy to have been a part of the Golf Channel’s Matt Ginella’s visit to South Walton. We are excited that we got to opportunity to show Matt the roots of YOLO Country by sharing a paddle on one of South Walton’s many coastal dune lakes and a cruise down the bike trails in the surrounding Point Washington State...
  3. My SUP experience with Drew Brees and his NFL bro's

    My SUP experience with Drew Brees and his NFL bro's
    So long story short, Drew Brees, head QB from the New Orleans Saints texted me and said that he and some friends from the NFL wanted a place to do a beach workout in San Diego, and afterwards incorporate paddleboarding.  Do I know a good location? My response was "Yes!  We have a cool secluded harbor beach located in an...
  4. Paddleboard race to take over 13 miles of Mississippi River.

    Paddleboard race to take over 13 miles of Mississippi River.
      By Chelsea Brasted, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune   For the third time in three years, the Mississippi River will shut down for a 13 mile stretch in Baton Rouge. Instead of the big engines on tankers and ferryboats churning the murky grey water, about 225 smaller vessels will glide from downtown to the L'Auberge Casino.   The Big River...
  5. Hacking A Paddleboard Trip - 5 apps for paddleboarders

    Hacking A Paddleboard Trip - 5 apps for paddleboarders
    Discover new spots with Launch Sites Where can I paddleboard?  That’s always the first question.  Maybe you are out to re-discover your own backyard with a new sense of purpose, or perhaps you are brand new to the sport of standup paddleboarding.  One thing is clear, somewhere along the line you’ll need to find out where you can park the...
  6. Vote Now - The Best In Our Community

    Vote Now - The Best In Our Community
    The exceptional collection of local South Walton businesses have a special appeal to travelers and has elevated this destination to one of Florida’s Top Destinations. This past June the public recommended businesses as the best of the best in South Walton, each one celebrates and adds to the unique lifestyle we call South Walton — let us all celebrate our community through the...
  7. Living Free by SUP - A YOLO Adventure by Karen Merlinbrink

    Living Free by SUP - A YOLO Adventure by Karen Merlinbrink
    I am always on the quest for new adventures. So when the opportunity presented itself for me to try Freediving, I took it by the horns. My local dive shop asked me if I’d like to take a certification course, and I said “Sure!” Since I am of ignorant to anything diving, I thought, “Hey, I like to snorkel, and...
  8. Great SUP race wins this weekend for Team YOLO

    Great SUP race wins this weekend for Team YOLO
      Two of our team riders, EJ Johnson and Rolando Siles came out on top in their respective SUP  board races this weekend! EJ took 1st in the 4-mile open at the Sunday Sunday Sunday Pro Am Paddle Race Series race in Bonita Cove, near San Diego, CA.  EJ paddles with the YOLO Performance paddle. Rolando placed 1st in the Stand...

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