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SUP Polo, is a new sport that is best described as a cross between Stand Up Paddle boarding, water polo and lacrosse, all played out on inflatable boards inside a swimming pool or an inflatable field. During the summer months our sessions will be based at Jackson's Bay, Barry, CF62 5QS.

  • Date: 20/07/2019 09:30 AM
  • Location: Jackson's Bay (Map)
  • More Info: Jackson's Bay, Barry, CF62 5QS.


How do you play SUP Polo?

SUP Polo sessions are 1 hour. 

Individual games are 5 minutes each way, offering 6 games.

Two teams of 4 battle it out to retrieve the ball with specially made paddles and attempt to pass and shoot the ball into the goal at either end of the field.

The field is 25m long x 15m wide. 


  • Ball to be played with paddle only
  • No use of hands, feet or head to advance ball
  • Ball can only be played while standing, unless near the edge of the field
  • Players must kneel when near edge of pool for safety reasons
  • No goalie in front of the goal allowed, all players must be paddling
  • No intentional contact with another player by striking paddles or boards

Minor Fouls :

  • Use of hand or feet to block or advance ball – opposing team gets ball at point of foul
  • A player is positioned in front of goal without paddling and acting as a goalie – opposing team receives the ball
  • Kneeling while passing the ball or retrieving ball from the water while player is in the water – opposing team receives ball at point of foul

 Major fouls:

  • Intentionally charging another players board with your board – 1 min penalty
  • Using hands or feet or head to block goal from being scored – penalty shot from midfield
  • Player is standing in front of goal (blocking), without paddling, shot is taken and blocked – penalty shot from midfield
  • When penalty shots are taken, all players must be behind player taking shot at midfield
  • Any player receiving 3 penalties is disqualified. Team will play remainder of the game with only 3 players.

Referee’s decision is final