Paddle Polo was a hit at the Surf Expo with interest and orders spanning the globe. Attendees had the opportunity to demo Paddle Polo sticks while testing boards and equipment from dozens of the leading SUP manufacturers.
At the Surf Expo held in the Orlando Convention Center, the Paddle Polo booth hosted a steady stream of interested retailers, instructors, media and partners from all over the world.
Paddle Polo Supports “Stand Up For Schools” event and featured in The South Jersey Central Record Newspaper
When word leaked out that the Medford Lakes Education Foundation (MLEF) was hosting its second Annual Paddle Board Race and Family Fun Day, there was no shortage of community support. Families, local businesses, and civic organizations all rallied to support the “Stand Up For Schools” event, which was held on postcard perfect day recently. Lisa Blanchard, President of MLEF said, “Without the generosity and support of our community, crucial fund raising events such as this would never happen”. Medford Lakes School Superintendent, Anthony Dent, said that, pending final approval, the MLEF will be donating much needed technology equipment to the district: a document camera, 10 iPads for their Special Education Program, and 50 Chromebooks for students at the Neeta School.
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The relatively new sport is evolving. Steve Gurney, a paddle boarder from Reston, Virginia, came up with the game concepts of paddle board and lacrosse, calling it Paddle Polo, which led him to develop a lacrosse stick-like product that attached to any canoe or SUP paddle.
PHILADELPHIA, PA, May 27, 2015 -- Playing Lacrosse on water is a reality for the fans who watched the University of Maryland Women, and the University of Denver Men capture the 2015 NCAA Lacrosse Championship Titles over Memorial Day Weekend.The new activity is played on Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP) using a special Paddle Polo stick that easily attaches to any paddle. Paddle Polo can be played on any body of water from the lakes and rivers near NCAA Lacrosse Championship Finals in Philadelphia to coastal California communities.Paddle Polo combines two of the fastest growing sports, Lacrosse and Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) to provide countless hours of fun for all ages. Although there are dozens of ways to use the sticks for games and training, the product has been extremely popular with lacrosse players and families. Dozens of coaches, leagues and camps are setting up practices, demonstrations and fundraisers for their players and families to offer a unique opportunity to practice the sport they love in a radically different setting."Everyone has lacrosse fever after watching the spectacular final matches this weekend," says Steve Gurney, founder of Paddle Polo, "Paddle Polo offers players and families the chance to play and practice lacrosse in an exciting new way!"Paddle Polo is available for purchase at www.paddlepolo.com and at a growing number of retail, rental, and youth camps across the country.Paddle Polo is a revolutionary new product that easily attaches to a Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) or canoe paddle to enjoy games, activities and training. The unique patent-pending product is designed specifically for usage on water. Paddle Polo is available online at www.paddlepolo.com, and a growing number of retail, camp and rental operations.
Our friends at Walk on Water SUP outfitted this prep school graduation party (with quite a few LAX players) with Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUP) and Paddle Polo sticks!
If you are thinking about a grad party, camp, or team outing we have a growing network of outfitters who can make sure your gathering is fun and memorable! Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more details!
Carolina Cup kicked off the official launch of Paddle Polo and although the weather was sometimes questionable the race garnered record turnouts and all the top pros and hundreds of weekend warriors!Paddle Polo participated on the oceanside expo, which made it difficult for water demos but dozens of kids of all ages had fun playing with Paddle Polo sticks on the lawn at the Blockade Runner Hotel.The race generated dozens of orders and feedback. It was apparent that instructors working with youth camps loved Paddle Polo and many were sold on the spot or ordered immediately after the race. The other audience that did back flips over Paddle Polo was kids and families that play Lacrosse. Carolina Cup kicked things off right! We look forward to returning next year!
Posted by Steve Gurney on March 28, 2015
The 2015 Carolina Cup kicks off the SUP race season and will be Paddle Polo's race debut! Stop by the Oceanside Expo and grab a Paddle Polo stick to demo or purchase and save with a special Carolina Cup discount! Carolina Cup features 4 courses: a kids race, the Harbor Island Recreational “fun” race, an Money Island open race and the dreaded Graveyard Elite Race. In 2012, the Carolina Cup was the largest race on the East Coast with over 400 paddlers competing in the first day of races. In 2013, they had over 600. In 2014, there were over 700.The 5th edition will be bigger than ever, with a number of really fun events, including the Ocean of Hope Cancer Awareness Paddle, all of which will make this a true stand up paddle destination event.Expect clinics by the top paddle instructors and certifiers in the world. For more info visit http://wrightsvillebeachpaddleclub.com/