April 2016

  1. In Tune With Nature - AJ Smith Trekking Apalachicola River

    In Tune With Nature - AJ Smith Trekking Apalachicola River
    Native of Apalachicola, and Chief Officer of the Walton County Sheriff's Department, AJ Smith is getting in tune with nature. He set off to explore the Apalachicola River from it's Georgia line to where it meets the Apalachicola Bay. He challenged  himself and a friend to make the 108 mile paddle to raise money for wheelchair ramps for those who...
  2. YOLO Board sponsors Digital Graffiti

    YOLO Board sponsors Digital Graffiti
    Join YOLO at the photo booth at Digital Graffiti this year.  Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is a one-of-a-kind projection art festival where artists use the latest digital technologies to project their original works onto the iconic white walls of Alys Beach. Sometimes referred to as “Photon Bombing,” “Guerilla Projection” or “Urban Projection,” underground artists around the globe have...
  3. 2016 YOLO Relay Series presented by Garden of Life!

    2016 YOLO Relay Series presented by Garden of Life!
    We are stoked to release the poster for the 2016 YOLO Board Relay Series with artwork by Gordie Hinds and graphics by Jake Meyer.  May 19, June 16 and July 21 are the dates for our 9th series presented by Garden of Life!  Once again, The Bay Restaurant will once again be the perfect venue for the event. Our...
  4. YOLO Wins At Mongoose Cup

    YOLO Wins At Mongoose Cup
    It was a great weekend in San Diego at the Mongoose Cup SUP race for the YOLO family. Team captain EJ Johnson took 1st in his division in the 14' Technical Course. Team Riders Ingo and Ehiku Radamacher took 3rd and 2nd, respectively, in their divisions. Even more wonderful than the podium finishes was the camaraderie between the paddlers...
  5. HOF: Gary Wise

    HOF: Gary Wise
    Gary’s whole life has revolved around the ocean in one respect or another. Hailing from Mona Vale, New South Wales, Australia, Gary started paddling a Nipper board in 1970 at age nine, switched to rowing surfboats in 1976, discovered SUP paddling in 2007, and most recently Outrigger Canoes in 2010. After competing in surfboat races for 28 years including winning...
  6. Jessie Benson

    Jessie Benson
    FloYo® founder, Jessie Benson, has always had a love of the beach and passion for being on the ocean. As a collegiate rower she was able to combine her sports background with her love of watersports. A few years after leaving the rowing world, Jessie discovered standup paddleboarding and instantly fell in love. Jessie first discovered SUP in the Gili...
  7. Leah Seacrest

    Leah Seacrest
    The moment Leah stepped foot on a SUP, her world instantaneously took a whole new direction. Her 20+ years in the fitness industry as an instructor/trainer to participants and colleagues, managing group fitness programs, and directing wellness programs collided with her new found love for the sport of paddleboarding. Over the past few years, Leah has had the opportunity to...
  8. Tyler Marshall

    Tyler Marshall
    An accomplished athlete, Tyler Marshall (or “T-Marsh,” as he likes to be called) finished 2nd in the 12’6” division of the Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge in San Diego, CA on February 18th, 2015. The 2014 WPA Region 12 champion in the 12’6” division, Marshall has been racing since 2008. He is the founder and owner of DFW Surf, a surf...
  9. Christian Cook

    Christian Cook
    Originally from Toledo, Ohio, Christian now lives in Saint Petersburg, FL, with his wife Cindy, and his three boys, Kaleb, Noah, and Maximus. Christian began stand up paddling in 2006, and has been hooked ever since. He is passionate about being active, and helping others get fit with his unique approach called CrossSUP, which promotes personal water performance development. He...
  10. HOF: Reid Nelson

    HOF: Reid Nelson
    Reid was introduced to SUP while living in Naples, Florida and immediately enjoyed catching waves in the gulf. Once he learned about SUP racing, he was hooked on the sport and started competing in area races. A quick learner with natural ability, Reid already has several strong finishes under his belt including second place in the 2011 Cold Stroke Classic...

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