Trip Report: Flat Water - Learn to play Aqua Cross on a Standup Paddle Board or Kayak
Flat Water - Learn to play Aqua Cross on a Standup Paddle Board or Kayak
By Deanna Dibella
| The game of aguacross was created by a group of friends one day during COVID while floating on stand up paddle boards (SUPS) in a nearby reservoir. SUPS or kayaks can be used for this game. Each player has a lacrosse type attachment which they insert into the end of their paddle or just hold. There is a soft ball and floating goal. We divide into 2 teams and compete to get the ball into the goal. Competing to grab the floating ball with one's net is like playing Hungry Hungry Hippo in real life. Toss and catching the ball are exercises in humor and balance.
10 of joined up this July to play at East Canyon in the late afternoon. After goofing around playing aquacross, we paddled up East Canyon creek from the reservoir until we came to current. We could go unusually far as this was a record breaking snow year. We then retired to one of the pavillions and shared picnic food and drinks for a pleasant dinner outside.
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