Racing News

  1. Garrett Fletcher Ranked #1

    Garrett Fletcher Ranked #1
    We are so stoked to announce that YOLO Team Rider Garrett Fletcher is ranked #1 by the World Paddle Association for the 14' Open Division. Check out the rankings HERE .  For the 2nd year in a row, he won the Triple Crown of SUP in Florida.  The Michael O’Shaughnessy Triple Crown of SUP racing for Florida is earned by having the lowest...
  2. Black Warrior SUP Race July 16

    Black Warrior SUP Race July 16
    Second Annual Black Warrior SUP Championship on Lake Nicol in Tuscaloosa Alabama hosted by Smith Lake Paddle Boards. The 6 mile course and 3 mile course will be part of the Southern Stoke Paddle Series. Both race will also be the second and final legs of the Black Warrior SUP Championship. Everyone who registers will be entered to win...
  3. 5 Tips For Preventing Paddleboard Injuries

    5 Tips For Preventing Paddleboard Injuries
    1) Make sure you aren’t “white knuckling” your paddle. Think of your hands basically as “hooks”. They are simply there as a connection point between your paddle and your body throughout your paddle stroke. Grasping your paddle too tightly puts unnecessary pressure in your forearms, and thus your wrists and elbows. As you hold the shaft with your bottom hand...
  4. Relay Series Race 2 was Rockin!

    Relay Series Race 2 was Rockin!
    Womens Relay 1. Beach Ready Spa 40 2. Seacrest Fitness 36 3. Barefoot Babes 32 4. 360 Blue 29 5. Special Olympics 15 Mens Relay 1. YOLO Board + Beach 38 2. Grayton Beach Fitness 36 3. Paddle Me Down 34 4. Jeff and the Top Guns 30 5. The Sonder Project 28 6. Pier Park 26 COED 1. YOLO...
  5. Garrett Fletcher wins FL State SUP Race

    Garrett Fletcher wins FL State SUP Race
      Garrett Fletcher wins the Florida State Paddleboard Championship! Taking 1st overall in the 14' division. Incredible job by Garrett at this SUP race held in Cocoa Beach, FL. Props to Emily Davis for taking 3rd overall and 2nd in her 12'6 division. Great job kids!!
  6. Fletcher Fastest in Florida

    Fletcher Fastest in Florida
      Team rider Garrett Fletcher now has bragging rights to "The Fastest Paddler in Florida" after making his way onto the podium this past weekend at the 3rd Annual Lake Mary Jane Paddle Race. At the beginning of the race season, Danny Smith brought together the directors of some of the largest races in Florida with the idea of creating a...
  7. 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...
  8. Drafting SUP Boards - Why it’s so important

    Drafting SUP Boards - Why it’s so important
      Back in 1994 well before SUP,  when I moved form Australia to LA to pursue my acting career I found an elite group of LA County Lifeguards who were hooked on Aussie style Surf ski and paddle board workouts. Being an aspiring actor, with a few auditions a week, allowed me plenty of time to train with Americas best...
  9. LiftSUP handle boosts race performance

    LiftSUP handle boosts race performance
    A lot goes into paddle board racing. From the board design to the training regimen, victories and heartbreaks are measured in half seconds, and are the direct results of the slightest variations in the subtlest of details. One unsung hero of race performance is perhaps the most obvious and utilized component of every board: the handle. All YOLO race boards...

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