YOLO Board Relay Series at The Bay
Everyone's invited to join the 10th Annual YOLO Board Relay Series kicking off Thursday, May 18 at The Bay restaurant on the beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay in South Walton. The relay event begins at 4:30 p.m.and will include race relays, giveaways, live music, refreshments and fun activities for kids. The Yolo Board Relay series takes place May 18, June 15 and July 20 - same time and place! A little friendly competition among SUP friends is an exciting SoWal tradition on the bayside not to be missed.
One of the pioneer SUP events on the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast, the YOLO Board Relay Series has expanded and evolved as the sport’s popularity has grown across the area. This year’s edition will feature team relay-style competition in three recreational divisions: men’s, women’s and coed along with the return of a division dedicated to Special Olympics Florida-Walton County athletes.
“Each year we are overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and participation of the local SUP community for the race series,” said Jeff Archer, founder of YOLO Board. “When the series began, we had no idea that it would still be a highlight of our season ten years later. Adding the Special Olympics athletes has been such a rewarding experience for all involved. I love how this sports brings joy and empowerment to everyone who tries it!”
Defined by a lighthearted and festive atmosphere, the series allows participants of all skill levels to enjoy being on the water and offers the perfect venue for spectators to relax and cheer on their favorite teams. The Bay offers a picturesque sandy beach along the shores of the Choctawhatchee Bay with seating and refreshments readily available. Signature 10th anniversary t-shirts will be available for purchase at each race, and all racers receive a swag bag that includes a t-shirt.
Each race series event will begin at 4:30PM at The Bay, located at 24215 US Highway 331 S, Santa Rosa Beach, FL. For more information regarding sponsorship or team registration, please call 850.424.6852 or emailinfo@YOLOBoard.com. For additional information regarding YOLO Board, please visit www.YOLOBoard.com.
A gem sitting directly on Choctawhatchee Bay at the southern foot of the 331 bridge, The Bay is Chef Jim Shirley's waterfront hot spot. The family-friendly restaurant features mouth-watering Southern gulf coast cuisine, sushi, a 12-draft beer system, excellent wine selections, and inventive bar-crafted cocktails. Table and bar seating is available inside and outside on the deck overlooking Choctawhatchee Bay.
The Bay is open daily for lunch and dinner. Read more and see photos at SoWal Dining Guide.
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