Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Little Demo w/ Outside HH Kayak Guides on the SUP 'Yolo Yak'..

This afternoon I gave a little intro to Paddle Paddle Surfing Demo to a few of the Kayak guides from Outside Hilton Head. http://www.outsidehiltonhead.com/
Outside HH. will be developing a Stand Up Paddle program this year to be included with all their other activities. They will offer Stand Up Paddle lessons, outings, group paddles or individual excursions and rentals as well as having SUP boards and equipment in their retail shop.
Today I spoke to the crew about the hows and whats of STAND UP. Developing a lesson plan that will be implemented this year. After a 30 min talk session we were able yo get out on the water and apply some of the How to' techniques that will be utilized in the classes and outings.
We took out the new YOLO Yaks that will be used for the lesson plan.
''You Only Live Once''
The Yak is the first true hybrid SUP/kayak of its kind! Our first full adventure board combines the elements of a paddle board with the durability of a kayak. Produced using the best marine technology available, the YOLO Yak is made of roto-molded polyethelene, (just like your favorite sit-atop kayak). It is the most durable multi-use stand up paddle board on the market. Features include a front bungee tie down system, molded-in keel system, foam traction pad and both side and rear handles. At 60 lbs., 11'10" long and 33" wide, this board is designed with recessed deck to provide additional stability for a variety of water pursuits such as fishing, crabbing, or just cruising your local flat water spot. Tough enough for outdoor storage, the Yolo Yak is a perfect fit for resorts and rental businesses, as well as all water men and woman who are tough on their gear.
Sort of the perfect fit for Outside Hilton Head. If interested call Outside HH
or visit the site and Check it out ...
Three of the demo Yolo Yaks
Designed for the perfect flat water cruiser
Thick stable Catamaran type Hull Trapping the water providing stability with a molded keel in rear and nose rudder stabilizing the board.
Big board 12 ft 33'' wide and a bit heavy, but durable..
I'm trying the Yolo Yak'' Great board for lessons and beginners.''
OHH Guide, Michele Kuchciniski on the tail of the Yak
Guide Michael Hodsdon cruising around..
Guide Greg Smith and Michael out on the Yaks
Heel kick turn on the Yak
Late afternoon Paddle, Greg, Michele and Michael

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