YOLO Boarding Comes to Sandestin®

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Laurie Hobbs
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Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort Announces the Addition of YOLO Board Rentals, Classes and Events at Baytowne Marina

Destin, Fla. – Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort, a leading Florida resort destination, today announced that the very popular YOLO Board Stand Up Paddleboards are now available at Baytowne Marina.

This announcement comes as a result of an agreement with Sandestin and Santa Rosa Beach-based YOLO Board LLC., a leading hybrid-style stand-up paddle board company, to offer rentals, Paddle Fit classes and group events at the resort.

Paddle boarding, or ‘YOLOing’ as many people like to call it, offers a completely different way to experience the water, for a leisure paddle or enjoyable workout.  Using a canoe-like paddle and standing atop a larger version of a traditional longboard surfboard, paddlers push themselves through the water with side to side strokes.  YOLO Board’s newest board, the YOLO Yak - the first-of-its-kind hybrid stand-up paddleboard/kayak - will offer paddlers even more stability to cruise.  Some people even compare the experience to “yoga on water.”  Celebrities including Kate Hudson, Jennifer Anniston, Matthew McConaughey and Pierce Brosnan have been photographed practicing paddle boarding while grinning from ear to ear.
At Sandestin, YOLO Boards will be available for rent by the hour, half day or day at very affordable prices staring at $25.  In addition, popular Paddle Fit classes will be offered beginning this summer.  For additional information, contact 850/622-5760.

According to Jeff Archer and Tom Losee, co-founders of YOLO Board, “We’re confident that thousands of people will learn to love this new sport by having it available at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.  It’s a thrilling experience to enjoy beautiful waterways and see wildlife and marine life while paddling on a YOLO Board,” said Archer and Losee.
The possibilities of YOLO Boarding are endless.  Some paddlers regularly use their boards to fish as well.  Beautiful fish have been caught because paddlers are able to be in waters not available with larger boats or wading.  YOLO Board is also announcing its upcoming 2009 YOLO Board Stand-Up Paddle Series this summer, with the third stop of the five part series being held at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort on Friday, June 19.

For YOLO Board background, times and availability contact 850/622-5760.

About Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Located on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, Sandestin is a 2,400-acre destination resort for all seasons and for all ages.  Sandestin invites guests to enter a world of 30 charming neighborhoods featuring 1,700 condominiums, villas, town homes and a wide variety of hotel accommodations like no other Destin vacation rentals.  A member of the Beaches of South Walton, the resort has more than seven miles of sugar white sand beaches and pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 98-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, and 65,000 square feet of meeting space.   Also at Sandestin is the Village of Baytowne Wharf, a pedestrian village featuring boutique shops, casual and fine dining restaurants and nightlife venues.  Sandestin is part of Intrawest Hospitality Management (www.intrawest.com), a world leader destination resorts. 

About YOLO Board

YOLO Board is a hybrid-style stand-up paddle board company based in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. that has quickly gained the reputation as the custom paddleboard of choice.  Aptly named for the mantra, “You Only Live Once,” YOLO Board currently designs and manufactures four types of stand-up paddleboards: the Original YOLO, the YOLO Express, the YOLO Explorer and the recently debuted YOLO Yak, the first-of-its-kind hybrid stand-up paddleboard/kayak.  Each stand-up paddleboard represents a unique style that each stand-up paddler can adapt as their own.  YOLO Board offers a full line of watersport/stand-up paddle accessories and apparel, including a variety of paddles, leashes, waterproof backpacks, and a system for stand up paddle fishing.