SUPBALL has arrived at Mission Bay Watersports
SUPBALL is a game that will push you to your limits, keep your strategic edge on full throttle and makes you laugh like never before!
Mission Bay is the home of stand up paddle boarding—and for good reason. Despite what the name may suggest, it’s no mission to get to Mission Bay. The beautiful sandy beach is just 10 minutes from the heart of Auckland CBD.
SUPBALL (Stand Up Paddle Ball) is a combination of netball, water polo, lacrosse and rugby – played on stand up paddle boards. SUPBALL takes flat water SUPing to a whole new level. It is a unique game that can be adapted to suit all experience levels. So whether it’s your first time on a paddleboard or you are a super SUPper this game will challenge you and make you laugh like never before! We believe that SUPBALL is the most fun you can have on a stand up paddleboard!
- Once a player is in possession of the ball they must stop paddling
- A player who doesn’t have 50% or more of their body on a board is deemed to be out of play until they get back on a board. Without being on a board they are not allowed to interfere with the ball or with other players
- No player can purposefully interfere with unoccupied equipment in order to disadvantage another player
- The defending player (player who has been tackled) has board advantage in any board challenge situation. Final decision on ANY board challenge will be made by the referee and cannot be contested
- Once a goal is scored two quick whistles will be sounded by the referee. The team who scored the goal must paddle around their defensive ‘goal buoy’ to be considered onside. Until they have done this they must not interfere with the ball or other players
- You may tackle players off their boards (contact) or destabalise a board with your paddles (non-contact), but no paddle-to-player contact is allowed
- No player is allowed to hug the goal with their body at any time. Players are permitted to block the goal with their paddle or board
- Once a player/players break a rule the referee will blow one blast of the whistle. The offending player will be signaled and will have to undertake a penalty paddle around a nominated penalty marker. The player is deemed offside until they have paddled around this marker. All other game play will continue and only this player is deemed offside for this time. If the player does not immediately embark on their penalty paddle they will be sent off court for 2 minutes in the sin bin
- The referee has the right to remove a player from the game if they continuously break the rules and their team will be short a player for the rest of that half of the game. The following acts constitute rule breaking behaviour:
- Foul play
- Unsportsmanlike behaviour
- Excessive force
- Any non-compliance with the listed SUPBALL rules