The Beach Bowl Story...
As a beach goer, I've always been an active participant rather than a beach sitter. In my younger days, this meant body surfing and beach volleyball. But as I've gotten older, my beach game has evolved. These days, I'm more likely to take a walk on the beach or play a game of Bocce Ball with my family.
That is until one day, my daughter-in-law, Amanda, and I spotted some beachgoers playing a game we'd never seen before. They were rolling a ball into a hole on the beach, and we were immediately intrigued.
As two PE teachers, we saw this simple concept as a treasure trove of possibilities. We tried to emulate the game on our own, but quickly became disheartened by our inability to create two identical holes in a straight line.
But the idea stuck with us. What if we had a template? What if the template could be as big as a cornhole board? What if the template had beer pong holes as well?
We began to dream big!
Then one day, as we were playing around with our ideas on the beach, the tide started coming in. This presented a new challenge. What if we could play up the beach like Skeeball so the ball didn't roll into the water?
And so, the idea for Beach Bowl was born. But we still had a problem to solve. How could we dig uniform holes in the sand? We spent six months experimenting with different patterns, shovels, game rules, and strategies, until we finally arrived at the perfect solution - the Scupper.
The Scupper was a game-changer. It allowed us to dig perfect sand cups every time, making it possible to play Beach Bowl with ease. We spent hours refining our game, testing it with friends and family, and coming up with new strategies and rules.
The evolution of Beach Bowl has been a journey of creativity, experimentation, and persistence. We started with a simple idea and turned it into a fun and unique game that's captured the hearts of players all over the country.
But the road wasn't always easy. We faced challenges along the way, like how to dig uniform holes in the sand and how to make the game playable even as the tide comes in. But we never gave up. We continued to experiment and iterate until we found the perfect solution.
Today, Beach Bowl is a game that's loved by beachgoers all over the country. It's a simple yet challenging game that's easy to learn and fun to play. Whether you're playing with friends, family, or strangers, Beach Bowl is the perfect addition to any beach day or backyard barbecue.
A Few Key Takeaways
Through the evolution of Beach Bowl, we learned some valuable lessons about entrepreneurship and creativity.
Don't be afraid to dream big. Our idea for Beach Bowl started with a simple concept, but we allowed ourselves to dream big and come up with new ideas and possibilities.
Persistence pays off. We faced challenges along the way, but we never gave up. We continued to experiment and iterate until we found the perfect solution.
Collaboration is key. Beach Bowl wouldn't exist without the collaboration between myself, my daughter-in-law, Amanda, and my son, Harrison. By working together, we were able to create something truly special.
The evolution of Beach Bowl is a reminder that anything is possible if you have a dream and the determination to see it through. Whether you're starting a business, pursuing a passion, or simply trying something new, don't be afraid to dream big and persist in your efforts.
Who knows where your journey might take you - Beach Bowl is proof that even the simplest of ideas can evolve into something fun, exciting, and unique. It's a game that's brought people together, created lasting memories, and provided endless hours of entertainment.
If you're looking for a fun and challenging new game to play this summer, give Beach Bowl a try!
- Lynn Hefele, Co-Founder