Bay Area 

Kayak Polo 

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Who we are

The Bay Area Kayak Polo club is open to paddlers of all ages interested in a safe and fun watersport. We strive to make kayaking accessible to people of diverse backgrounds in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

El club de Kayak Polo del Área de la Bahía es para deportistas de todas edades que quieren participar en un deporte acuático muy divertido. Intentamos proporcionar oportunidades a personas de cualquier antecedente socioeconómico. 

Our club

The Bay Area Kayak Polo Club (also known as the Golden Gate Breakers) was founded in the 90's by Tim Johnson, who brought the sport over from the UK. 

We are a non-profit organization committed to promoting the sport of Kayak Polo here in the Bay Area. Our club is comprised of several dozen members, all of whom bring a wide range of different social and cultural perspectives.

Our club consistently ranks among the top teams in North America. Several of the players that you may see playing while strolling along the Marina are regulars on the USA National Team.

Latest news

🥇(2/14/2024) pELITEcans win GOLD at Cup of The North 2024! 

🔥 (1/28/2024) COW 2024 Registration is now OPEN: The 3rd Annual Cup of the West (COW) Kayak Polo Tournament is here!!! Click here for more info!

🔥 Spring 2024 Youth Classes: Youth classes begin Saturday February 24th in the San Leandro High School Pool. Click here to sign up!

Who can play? Anyone! Kayak Polo is a sport that is played at all levels regardless of age, gender, and cultural/social background. We are always looking forward to making new friends and growing our Kayak Polo community here in the Bay. In addition, we are actively trying to expand our youth program. There are only a few youth teams playing the sport in the United States and only one team in the Bay Area. We want to change that!

Past News

(4/17/2023) COW 2023 Results are in! Click here for more information.

(4/10/2023) Congrats to our 5 Bay Area Teams for their COW 2023 achievements. Click here for more information. 

(4/3/2023) COW 2023 Schedule is HERE! Click here for more information.

(2/15/2023) COW 2023 Registration is Open! Click here for more information.

Cup of the West 2023 DATES RELEASED! Click here for more information.

Youth sessions in February - March 2023 has been pushed back a few weeks. Click here to stay posted on the latest information. 

Youth sessions in March - May 2022: Click here for more details about the Rhinos youth kayak polo classes. 

Cup of the West, April 9-10, 2022: Click here for more info on our upcoming tournament. To encourage youth development across the US, prize money for the top three youth teams will also be awarded at this tournament!

US National Teams - Congrats to 7 paddlers from our club who will be attending the World Games in Alabama this July and the World Championship in France in August!

To support the women's national team, click here.

To support the men's national team, click here

Rhinos Youth Team - Congrats to the Bay Area Rhinos who participated in US National Tournament in Austin, Texas in October, 2021. Go Rhinos!