Stand up Paddle Boards from YOLO come in a variety of types and styles! Check out the selection below to find the SUP Board that is perfect for you and your lifestyle! Recreational SUP Boards are great for beginners and advanced riders that are looking for a new toy to enjoy while on the water. Racing SUP Boards from YOLO are built for speed, it’s that simple. If you’re wanting to ride the waves into shore, then the Surfing Stand Up Paddle Boards are probably perfect for you. If you’re the outdoors type that enjoys fishing in any open water, the Fishing SUP Boards come specially equipped with a built-in bungee system that makes bringing your gear with you simple!
No matter what SUP Board you’re interested in purchasing, trust that YOLO Boards takes pride in providing a superior product that’s built to fit a variety of lifestyles. Contact us or visit our store with any questions about board types, sizes, use and more!
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SUP Board Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT PADDLE BOARD IS RIGHT FOR ME?
To get started choosing the right stand up paddle board ask yourself the following questions. Then browse our Board Finder to see what floats your boat.
- What activities do you plan to do on your board?
- What is your experience level?
- What is the right board for your height and weight?
HOW DO I CLEAN AND MAINTAIN MY PADDLE BOARD?
- Avoid prolonged exposure to sun. Try using a board cover.
- Rinse off & dry before storing.
- Fix dings with epoxy resin only (not polyester resin).
- Make sure vent plug is screwed in with your fingers (not a tool),“tight to the right”- do not ever turn it to the left or unscrew it.
- Make sure your fin screw is tight before you go into the water. Fins should be removed occasionally and fin box rinsed out.
- Fins should never hit the sand, whether paddling or surfing.
HOW DO I INSTALL MY SUP FIN?
The only tool you will need for the job is a screwdriver. To properly install your SUP fin, remove the screw that comes inserted in your fin box while leaving the screw plate in the fin box. Your fin will have two metal pins on the back portion and these pins are to be inserted into the wide slot of the fin box. Once the back of the fin is inserted, slide the fin along the track to the back of the fin box. You will see a hole at the front of your fin and this is where the screw you took out will now go. Align the screw plate underneath the fin and screw down your fin. You want the screw to be snug but do not overtighten or you run the risk of damaging your fin or fin box.
HOW DO I TRANSPORT MY PADDLEBOARD?
There are several ways to transport your paddleboard, but the most common and arguably the easiest is to transport it on the roof of your vehicle. If you have cross bars on the roof of your vehicle, transport is as easy as strapping the board to those crossbars. If you don’t have crossbars, no worries! Soft racks are designed to be placed on your roof and create a secure mounting point for your paddleboard. We recommend positioning your board with the deck pad down and your fin to the front.
WHY DO I NEED A LEASH?
Your SUP leash is designed to not let your board get away from you. It keeps you tethered to your board, which is helpful in all water conditions. All it takes is one wave on a choppy day to take your board away from you if you’re not careful! Watch this video on how to install a leash.
DO I NEED TO WEAR A LIFE VEST?
Yes and no… As of 2008, all paddleboards are now considered “vessels” by the United States Coast Guard in the state of Florida. Since paddleboards are considered “vessels” a PFD (personal floatation device) and a signalling whistle are required to be onboard at all times. This does not mean you have to wear the PFD, but it does have to remain visible on your board.
Note, if you remain in the surf zone no PFD or whistle are required.
WHAT ARE YOUR BOARDS MADE OF?
We use many different construction techniques and a wide variety of materials including; fiberglass, carbon fiber, rotomolded plastic, and marine grade rubber.
WHAT MAKES YOLO BOARDS DIFFERENT FROM OTHERS ON THE MARKET?
YOLOBoard been leading the industry in construction technique, process, and design since 2007. The legendary Bill Bahne serves as their production manager with over 50 years experience in the surf and skate industry. We stand behind the quality of our products with the best customer service in the industry.
HOW TO ATTACH A BUNGEE STRAP?
Check out a video on how to attach a bungee strap.
WHAT PADDLE SIZE SHOULD I USE?
Generally speaking, paddle height is 8-10 inches above the paddler’s height. Some people like it shorter for surfing and some like it longer for paddling. Standing with no shoes on, with arm raised (not overextended), your paddle should sit in your palm. We will cut fixed paddles to your desired length. Adjustable paddles are great for multiple paddlers. Please note: Paddles are not to be used as a push pole or shovel. You will damage or break them. They should only be used to push water only.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ADJUSTABLE PADDLES AND FIXED PADDLES?
Adjustable paddles are great for those who would like to share their paddle with others or prefer the option of making their paddle longer or shorter. If you are buying a board for your family, adjustable is the way to go! It’s a one size fits all solution.
Fixed carbon fiber paddles are going to provide a more customized fit for your individual stroke when paddling your board. We take your height and then cut and epoxy a handle that will be a perfect fit for you. This is the way to go for those who are wanting to take their paddling experience to the next level.
DOES THE BLADE SIZE MAKE FOR A FASTER PADDLE?
Not necessarily. Although different blade sizes will offer different benefits, the most standard is the medium size (95 square inches). This is where the majority of paddlers feel most efficient in the water.
WHICH DIRECTION SHOULD THE PADDLE BLADE FACE WHEN PADDLING?
Many first time paddlers have the tendency to paddle with the paddle blade facing backwards and scooping the water as they paddle. The correct way to paddle is with the blade front facing away from you and the dihedral (flared) edge facing towards you. This will allow for a better grab on the water and a clean release at the end of your stroke which makes for a faster, and more responsive paddle. With YOLO Paddles® the design mark is on the front of the blade which faces away from the paddler.