Paddle Board Games

Paddle Board Games

If you are anything like me, as a kid it seemed my brothers and I turned just about any activity into a game. Sure we played traditional games like baseball and basketball. One summer I bought a pogo stick at the local goodwill and next thing I know, we were having competitions to see who could jump the highest and over the biggest objects we could find in the yard or garage. As I got older (note I didn’t say grow up) things never really changed. Paddle boarding is a lot of fun, but what games could we play on them? Here is one paddle board game that you might find interesting.Paddle Board Games

Paddle Board Games

Well the answer came a few months back when I stumbled upon the website for Paddle Polo. Yes, you read that right. This company has developed a lacrosse like attachment for your paddle allowing you to toss a ball around, or play a variety of games while out on the water with your friends.Paddle Board Games
Here are some brief suggestions straight from their website:

Using Your Paddle Polo Stick

  • Utilize your convenient elastic ball holder when not paddling
  • In a safe area, toss your Paddle Polo ball in the water.
  • Retrieving – Paddle  to the ball and use a shoulder width grip to scoop it up using the Paddle Polo head. You should have a slight bend in your knees and a wide balanced stance.
  • Throwing – With a balanced stance, hold your paddle shaft at a shoulder width grip, bring the Paddle Polo head slightly behind your shoulder. Extend your top hand (closest to the Paddle Polo stick) forward in the direction you are throwing while pulling your lower hand back towards your body.
  • We recommend having fun practicing retrieving and throwing before progressing to catching, see some games below. Invent your own games and share them with us!
  • Catching – Catching requires more skill and practice. We recommend practicing catching and throwing on land to get comfortable with the technique – video coming soon! The optimal way to catch the ball to hold hold the paddle parallel to your body, with the head of the stick positioned above your shoulder. Give your partner a nice target – as the ball enters the head bring the stick back to absorb the catch.  It is possible to catch the ball with the head in front of you, however its not optimal.  ?
We want to hear from you. What do you like to do on the water? Are there any games that you have developed with your friends?