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YOLO SUP Luchador Style
Posted on: 02-20-2011
Posted on: 02-16-2011
MJ’s little one covered in mud is our fav photo of the month. It doesn’t get any better. You Only Live Once
YOLO Board cutie
Posted on: 02-08-2011
Beach photos by Bryan Harrison. She is too cute!! We love to see the little wahines out on the boards.
South Padre Island
Posted on: 01-20-2011
Check out the YOLOyaks in South Padre Island, TX! They are available for rent from Coastal Lifestyles. What a great way to explore the beautiful waterways in south Texas. YOLO!
YOLO in Canada!
Posted on: 01-13-2011
Beautiful shot of the YOLOyak on the water in Canada! Proof positive that this sport can be enjoyed anywhere and everywhere! Thanks for the photo Mark!
Surf Expo in Orlando, FL
Posted on: 01-11-2011
John Denney of Jupiter Paddleboarding enjoying Surf Expo in Orlando, FL with Tom Losee of YOLO Board.
Mike D in Orlando with YOLO Explorer
Posted on: 12-28-2010
Check out Mike D aka “The Shepard” in Orlando, FL with his 14′ YOLO Explorer laden with his gear. What a great pic of the board traveling through the canal. Thanks for sending your pics Mike. YOLO!
Adventures of Dancing Bear
Posted on: 12-14-2010
Our last day in Zancudo was a grueling one if you consider tropical paradise and It started off with another well prepared breakfast. Scrambled eggs with cheese, thick bacon and ham is a great way to fuel your body every morning. Then it’s a walk through the tropical grounds of the lodge and down to the boat dock. The tides are crazy here, when we leave in the morning it’s high tide and low tide when we get back (there is a video to come). The boat ride out of the lodge is spectacular with mangroves, birds, monkeys and of course crocodiles along the river bank.
The first spot this morning was Pilon and the size was small but even with small waves the rides lasted over an average of 40 seconds. It’s amazing how much you can do on a wave that long. The first time out at Pilon we forgot the leashes and learned some valuable lessons. The shore is lined with smooth rocks on top of rocks and it makes for an impressive rock dance. I did the rock dance several times chasing down that YOLO board. This time we had leashes and it was much more enjoyable not having to worry about any more damages.
Sean and his family paddled out to meet us for our morning session and we all had a blast. Sean’s wife Natalie paddled the 12ft original and the 10’6 eclipse (I think YOLO just sold another board) she basically caught every wave that came her way. Sean was paddling around with his 4 year old son which was very intrigued by the Luchador paddling around him. Thats right El Encurtido (the pickle) made his way down to Costa Rica. From what I’ve heard Dancing Bear was out last night at the Disco with El Encurtido and Gue the (French Canadian) and he never came home. Rumor has it that Dancing Bear is in a Costa Rican jail and no one can bail him out. This might be the last of The Adventures of Dancing Bear unless someone can come down and bail him out.
After the Pilon session we cruised over to Povones to catch some waves but by then the wind had picked up to around 20 knts, so it turned into an downwinder. Sean, my self and Alex (our new friend from Spain) set forth on our course to Zancudo by YOLO board. I was paddling an Eco Trainer while Sean and Alex were on 12ft YOLO Originals. Alex made it for about 15 mins, Sean and I paddled for an hour and got in 10 miles according to Tito the boat captain. At first I wasn’t sure about this, the wind was kicking and seas were 4 to 5 feet but it was totally worth it, it’s all about the adventure, YOLO…You are totally surfing out in the open water by catching runner after runner after runner. My legs got the best workout ever by balancing the board and trying not to fall off.
Special thank you to Gregg, Goldine and the whole staff for making our stay one to remember. Our time at The Zancudo Lodge was truly a wonderful experience and we highly recommend it to everyone!
Adventures of Dancing Bear with YOLO in Costa Rica
Posted on: 12-11-2010
Most of day 5 is being spent on the road to The Zancudo Lodge which is about 400 miles from the equator. Traveling along the Pan Am Highway to Gulfito you must exit onto a road that is the only way in and the only way out to Gulfito filled with a surprise at every corner. From there you take another road just like that with a lot more bumps and holes to say the least..It made for a very interesting ride..The country side is spectacular with it’s bright green palms and colorful plants growing from this rich volcanic soil and the wildlife with monkeys, macaws, toucans and parrots everywhere you look..After many near death misses (just kidding, Jeff did a great job in getting us there) we finally arrived in Zancudo, were we stop so Chandler could get another picture and I could tighten up the straps that were holding down the boards. During this time Gregg (Managing Partner of the Zancudo Lodge) was on his daily late afternoon jog and just so happened to notice an SUV loaded down with our candy shop array of colored YOLO boards and asked that one question that everyone wants to know “which one of you is Jeff?”. Gregg informed us that we were just in time for dinner and hoped we were hungry…Gregg’s wife Goldine is a spitfire, this wonderful lady showed us to our rooms and had dinner all ready for us after a long day on the road..
Zancudo is a small remote jungle village, it has about 450 inhabitants and is spread out along black sand beaches. It’s mostly a fishing village but with so much more to offer from sport fishing, world class surfing, zip-line canopy tours, Casa Orquideas Botanical Garden ( which we visited and it’s amazing) to horseback rainforest beach tours, mangrove kayak rides, wildlife sanctuary tours, yoga, massage therapy and of course stand-up paddling featuring YOLO board. There is nothing like having a boat take you out to some of the world famous surf spots, Pavones to Cabo Matapalo within minutes. These spots are perfect lefts and perfect rights, some of the longest rides you will ever be onâ€¦I caught my longest ride ever it had to be over 150 yards longâ€¦Gregg of Zancuda Lodge has a routine of paddle boarding for a couple of hours in the morning and then a 5 mile down winder before lunch, then he spends the rest of the day taking care of business Pura Vida Style. Check out the Zancudo Lodge website and book your next adventure here..
We have one more day here at the lodge and then we are headed up to northern countyâ€¦Hope to get some zip-line canopy tours in and some other cool stuff. Tomorrow is another YOLO session at Pilon, Pavones and Punta Blanca.. These spots are breath taking and sure have some really fun and long waves to be shared by all. The great thing is no one is out here during the week days and you only have to share with your buddies .Tito our boat captain and Wilson our deckhand will take us out on a 36 foot Catamaran boat and anchor just off shore…Wilson had his first lesson on standup surfing and it looks like he will asking Santa Claus for a YOLO board for Christmas. We had a guide, Shawn, that met us at one of the spots. This guy is really cool, he has traveled to a lot of different surf breaks around the world and he very knowledgable in the conditions, tides and breaks around here. By the way he loves the 10’6 YOLO, along with everyone of us that has surfed itâ€¦When we are all done it’s a quick trip back to the lodge for some lunch and a dip into the pool..I’ll have to let you know how every thing turns out in my next update…
Solo Se Vie Una Vez
You Only Live Once
Dancing Bear Out…