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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Surf Polo




2 great sports combined into one fun game! If surfing is fun, and water polo is fun, why don't we just moosh them together? Its like PB & J right?

A couple of weeks ago we were able to play in the Surf Polo tournament that was held at Waimea Bay. Since the north shore is flat during the summer the bay is nice and calm and perfect for such occasions.


I'd say that this backdrop beats the pool deck any day!



So surf polo.... how does that work you might be asking, it is quite different from regular water polo thats for sure. Usually, you would put ball under your chin and paddle, instead of swimming with it (as shown here by Stuart):



Shooting is a whole other game, you can sit or stand but you have to be on your board. Both present its challenges though. Have you tried to throw something while sitting down, its a lot harder and you can't get as much power behind it... standing on the other hand you can get a lot of power behind your shot however, your on an unstable board so its pretty easy to fall.


Anyways... surf polo is tons of fun and we had a great time playing, and look forward to another Surf Polo tournament next year!

10 comments:

Mahina said...

that seriously looks like so much fun! that is a crazy adaption of two fun things! love the picture of the sandy ball!

tutu lady said...

Wouldn't that be fun to watch. Especially if you are sitting on a surfboard too! Malia, you got to play too? Those guys look kinda big and tough.

ashley said...

that is hysterical. looks like a ton of fun and lots of laughs did you play with your wrist all buss up?

Brody said...

That sounds SO fun for you guys!! and the photos are amazing!!! I love the polo ball at the top! =) What a fun new sport (new, since I haven't heard of it) =) Love you guys!!

Malia said...

Yeah I got to play too! It was a lot of fun! I just had to be careful with my wrist but it was ok!

Nana said...

This looks like it could be pretty hard on the boards - is this played with old boards, like boom hockey is played with old brooms?

Malia said...

its played with big soft top boards... so not like the normal boards most people use to surf...

Michal said...

looks like fun. your photos are wonderful, especially the first one.

Dan Kettle said...

Man you guys are so hardcore. Both sports are hard enough without combining them. Where's michael phelps now? ha ha You guys should be in china.

Erin and James said...

JAMES SAW THE PICS AND WAS SO JEALOUS!!!! THAT IS SO AWESOME!