YOLO Board makes an entire line of paddleboards for racing, fishing, surfing, yoga, touring and more. They sell through their own shops in Florida and through multiple retailers nationwide. You can even rent their SUPs through a number of different dealers.
They also have a line of inflatable paddle boards, the iYOLO. There is a 11′ model, a longer 12′ version and a 12’6″ size designed specifically for racing.
They even have the YOLO Grande made to hold 6 people! I’m not sure if that’s a recipe for a party or a lot of arguments, but it sure sounds like a lot of fun.
Anyway, the board that I want to talk about today is the iYOLO 11″. It’s the cheapest one of the bunch, but not to be confused with cheap.
Far from it. It’s a tough and durable well-made board that comes as a complete package with everything you need to get out on the water the minute you receive it: The Inflatable SUP Adventure Kit.
And although the company makes stand up paddleboards specifically for activities like fishing, surfing and yoga, it doesn’t mean that you can’t do all of those things on this SUP (and more).
The 6″ thickness combined with the 15 PSI inflation capacity make this paddle board extra rigid and stable for a variety of activities, not to mention skill levels.
It’s also extra wide at the center (33″), so you get a nice big surface to stand on. At the same time, it’s worth mentioning that this SUP weighs only 22 lbs. It is not difficult to carry by hand or on top of your head.
How to inflate and deflate the YOLO inflatable SUP:
The package includes:
- iYOLO Board (with convenient carrying handle and top deck bungee system for securely attaching cargo while paddling)
- 3-Piece Adjustable Fiberglass Paddle (lightweight for easy paddling and compact for easy traveling)
- Fins (1 longer center fin and 2 shorter outside fins)
- High Pressure Air Pump with Gauge (some other pumps don’t include a gauge and you have to buy your own)
- Repair Kit
- Cool Looking Backpack (fits SUP, paddle and air pump!)
If you actually need some inspiration to get started with paddleboarding, check out this cool video about the folks behind YOLO Boards. It shouts, “Fun!” and definitely makes you want to hop on an SUP and hang out with these people…
The iYOLO Inflatable SUP Adventure Kit
More and more people are getting into stand up paddleboarding because it’s more than just for getting into shape. As you can see, it’s a fun activity and a great way to get a tan. It’s also a low-impact movement that can hep build good posture, balance and core strength which can help prevent back pain from sitting long hours at a desk. And, of course, an SUP can be a great mode of transportation when needed.