26 April 2010
The city on the Kimberley Coast in northern Western Australia, which is famous for its beach camel treks, will hold the Paspaley Cup Beach Polo Event on Sunday 23 May 2010.
The inaugural event is unique as Cable Beach now joins a handful of exotic destinations to host beach polo, such as Florida’s Miami, Poole in the UK, Dubai and India’s Goa.
The event has been organised by Marilynne Paspaley of Broome’s 5-star Pinctada Resort and Janek Gazecki of Polo Enterprises Australia.
Mr Gazecki said: "Beach polo tournaments are rare because they require a specific mix of sand consistency, tidal considerations and beach gradient - Cable Beach has it all, along with sweeping sands, turquoise waters and the distinctive red pindan earth of the Kimberley," he said.
"It’s the perfect location to stage this unique sporting spectacle, which will see our top polo players, headed by Australian captain Glen Gilmore, in action on the Kimberley sand."
The event will be free for the general public to enjoy from the sand dunes of Cable Beach.