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Leading Teams Prevail at 4th Race in YOLO Paddleboard Race Series

| posted on July 27, 2009

Only one race remains to determine the final champions in the 2009 series

Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. (July 27, 2009) – YOLO Board LLC announces the results of the fourth 2009 YOLO Board Stand Up Paddle Series Race event on July 23rd at the Boathouse in WaterColor. The top teams in both the women’s and the men’s divisions have remained consistent throughout the series with On the Coast Magazine taking first in the Women’s Division and South Walton Lifeguards Black winning the Men’s Division. On the Coast Magazine consists of members Nancy Babin, Julie Ogle, Debbie Hunter, and Jackie Vreuls. Sean Hughes, Joe Serrato, Andy Scheid and Justin Cook make up the South Walton Lifeguards Black team.

A cool breeze off of Western Lake helped keep all the spectators happy along with complimentary refreshments provided by sponsor Vitamin Water. In the Men’s Division, The Wells Fargo Advisors team burst into the top three spot for the first time of the series, finishing second. The South Walton Lifeguards took third. Team Unbalanced also had a season high finish in the Women’s Division taking second place, followed by the Balance Health Studio ladies in third. A magnificent sunset marked the end of the evening events, which were emceed by the always-entertaining Mike Sturdivant of BlueMountainSurf.com

“This year’s race series has surpassed our expectations with the level of competition and the involvement of the community,” said Jeff Archer, co-founder of YOLO Board. “The fourth race was no exception, with new teams making their presence known in the top three and a great local turnout showing up to support the racers. The fifth race will be bittersweet, it has been such a great series and we’re always a little reluctant to see it end.”

The final race event is scheduled for Thursday August 13th (weather permitting), and the location is yet to be announced. The champion title “YOLO Board Cup Series” will be awarded to the overall winners in both divisions after the final race. Stay tuned to www.yoloboard.com for the latest details on the final race.

The YOLO Board Stand-Up Paddle Series is made possible by the generous support of presenting sponsor the Aesthetic Clinique and Dr. Steve Weiner. Co-sponsors include: Billabong, Destin Real Estate, Destin Health and Fitness, Smoothie King, Kialoa Paddles, Wells Fargo Advisors, Copy Systems, Swantree Concierge, Amavida Coffee, Vie Magazine, Vitamin Water, Modus Photography, M Public Relations and I Will Design for Food. Additionally, Buoy Sponsors include: 30A.com, SoWal.com, BlueMountainSurf.com, SouthWaltonScene.com, WatermanGulfCoast.com, WaltonOutdoors.com, and the WaltonSun.com.

The YOLO Board Stand-Up Paddle Series is free and open to the public.

About YOLO Board

Founded by business partners Tom Losee and Jeff Archer in 2006, YOLO Board LLC is a locally owned hybrid-style stand-up paddle board (SUP) company based in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. Aptly named for the mantra, “You Only Live Once,” the company has quickly gained the reputation along the Emerald Coast and beyond as the custom paddleboard of choice garnering widespread attention from the media including: Garden & Gun, Standup surf & sail Journal, Florida Travel + Life, Memphis Magazine, Thicket Magazine, Palm Beach Illustrated, and MotorBoating Magazine, to name few. The company manufactures four types of boards: the “Original YOLO,” “YOLO Express,” “YOLO Explorer” and the recently debuted “YOLO Yak,” as seen on The Weather Channel. Rentals, lessons, corporate and team building packages and a complete array of YOLO accessories are available. For more information, visit www.yoloboard.com or call 850.622.5760.