By Andy J. Gordon In October 2018, a new company partnered with the international volleyball federation (FIVB) to bring many of the world’s best beach volleyball [...]
By Jenny Peters and Andy J. Gordon For the fifth consecutive year, the white sand of Long Beach, Calif., was the site of the World Series of Beach Volleyball. That hugely [...]
By Jenny Peters and Andy J. Gordon Less than one week after the conclusion of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the American Olympic beach volleyball teams [...]
By Jenny Peters and Andy J. Gordon The most prestigious event in the USA for beach volleyball took place last weekend in front of a large and spirited crowd. On Sunday, July [...]
By Andy J. Gordon The most prestigious event in the USA for beach volleyball took place this weekend in front of a loud and energetic crowd. On Sunday, August 16, 2015, two [...]
Many consider the Manhattan Beach Open the crown jewel of the pro beach volleyball circuit. It has been held at this iconic beach since 1960, and each year’s winning team gets a plaque on the pier with bragging rights for all time. This year’s winners were Phil Dalhausser/Sean Rosenthal on the Men’s side and Kerri Walsh-Jennings/April Ross for the Women. Both teams have been dominant in the 2014 beach volleyball season so while their victories at Manhattan Beach were hard earned, they were definitely not unexpected.
Long Beach, California was the site of a spectacular, multi-faceted beach celebration called The Asics World Series of Beach Volleyball Thousands of fans enjoyed a week of world class volleyball, live music and fun activities. The featured event was the FIVB Grand Slam, a beach volleyball tournament featuring the best male and female players in the world competing for prize money totaling $1,000,000. After six days of grueling competition, the top seeded teams from the USA emerged victorious to capture the gold medals.
Looking for a fun, active, sports-themed vacation? Then consider the new breed of active trips known as “sportcations.” How about a long weekend of soaking up California’s sun, sand, and beautiful views, paired with watching the best of professional beach volleyball? Or if watching isn’t close to being enough activity for you, what about taking a trip to paradise to get into the action yourself and take on the pros at their own games?