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  1. Polar Vortex Paddling - NOT!

    Polar Vortex Paddling - NOT!
    We do not recommend stand up paddle boarding in polar vortex conditions!  However, if you are in Northwest Florida and you consider 50 degrees FREEZING, then here are some cold weather paddling tips for you: Some of us are fairweather paddlers, who stow away our gear until the waters are warm enough to dip our toes in. However, there are...
  2. 5 WAYS AN E BIKE WILL MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER

    5 WAYS AN E BIKE WILL MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER
    Of course you know the “E” in E bike stands for electric, but one could argue that it also stands for easy. Electric bikes are not only more practical than a traditional bike, they are far more easy to use and enjoy! There are so many benefits to riding an E bike (in fact we address the topic in depth...
  3. 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...
  4. Jessie Benson-Empowering Women Through SUP

    Jessie Benson-Empowering Women Through SUP
    BALTIMORE, Maryland - When I first picked up a paddle and stood on a board in 2010 I felt scared, shaky and out of my element. But after an hour on the water I returned my board feeling confident; if I could go from falling every five seconds to walking on water in the middle of the Gulf of...
  5. Vista Guapa YOLO Experience with Christian Cook

    Vista Guapa YOLO Experience with Christian Cook
    If you missed the trip in February, get your plane tickets now for the July YOLO SUP Experience with team rider Christian Cook.  July 23th to July 29th are the camp dates this year and Vista Guapa is the incredibly beautiful location in Costa Rica where you will spend 7 glorious days, paddleboarding, paddle board surfing and exploring the countryside...
  6. Discarded Food From Vacation Rentals Sent To Needy

    Discarded Food From Vacation Rentals Sent To Needy
    South Walton, Florida, November 20, 2015 -- You know all those perfectly good groceries that get left behind whenever guests check out of their vacation rental? The 30A Company, YOLO Board, and 360 Blue have teamed up to make sure that discarded food reaches people in dire need, locally and abroad. It's part of The Sonder Project, a new non-profit aimed at ending extreme poverty...
  7. Why do you Paddle?

    Why do you Paddle?
      By: Karen Mirlenbrink Maybe we should make this question a monthly meditation. But really, why do you?  What is it about paddling that keeps you doing it?  What has it brought to your life? “Paddling” is a loose word, and I define it as simply that.  Paddling.  It doesn’t matter what I paddle; I just have been doing it...
  8. Marriage On The Mississippi

    Marriage On The Mississippi
    YOLO Board team rider Kacie Wallace and her now husband Richard Stockmans, took the plunge into marriage as they floated along the muddy Mississippi River in what they called their "Duck Dynasty-style wedding". This totally awesome wedding took place after the Big River Regional WPA-sanctioned race in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in which both Kacie and Richard participated.  Kacie's fellow YOLO...
  9. Why Chattajack?

    Why Chattajack?
    Photo Credit: Shawna Herring Photography Written by Leah Seacrest Being in the industry, I know my place. I’m a SUP Fitness chick. That’s what I do--that’s what I’m good at--it’s my passion--it’s my contribution to a segment of the industry that is growing. Inevitably, when I travel and instruct, the question comes up, “Do you race?” And, my answer is...
  10. 4 reasons you should start paddle boarding because, well… science

    4 reasons you should start paddle boarding because, well… science
    If you read our previous blog post, we gave you a few reasons why to bring a SUP on your next adventure – you can check it out here. Most of the reasons had to do with the experience of being on the water. A lot of people toss up between kayaking and paddle boarding, so we gave them a...

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