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Summer Sand Action in MB

Jun 10, 2014 01:34PM ● Published by DigMB Staff

When it comes to Manhattan Beach, nothing quite rivals the lure of the sun, sand and sea. 

Every summer, locals and visitors flock to the sand to catch the best in beach volleyball, bodysurfing, surfing, paddleboarding, swimming, Junior Lifeguard competitions, and sand castle design. Those who participate love it, those who watch love it, perhaps even more.

The south side of the Manhattan Beach Pier hosts several summer beach volleyball tournaments (including the time-honored Charlie Saikley 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament, the first event of the five-day annual International Surf Festival, and the prestigious Manhattan Beach Open), surfing championships, and a sand castle competition.

The north side of the pier hosts fewer organized events and is where you'll find a bodysurfing competition and the end of the pier-to-pier paddleboard race that starts at the Hermosa Beach Pier, just south.

Going north, there's lots of action on the beach volleyball courts at Marine Ave., with adult and kids tournaments sponsored by the California Beach Volleyball Association. The CBVA also sponsors play on courts at Rosecrans Ave.

Here's a list of tournaments, in chronological order, that will take place on the sand in Manhattan Beach this summer.

Organized Beach Tournaments/Events Summer 2014

Saturday, June 21: Beach Volleyball
California Beach Volleyball Association
Men's B
Men's AA
Manhattan Beach Pier

Saturday, June 28: Beach Volleyball
California Beach Volleyball Association
Men's B
Manhattan Beach Pier

Saturday, July 19: Beach Volleyball
California Beach Volleyball Association
Men's B
Beach at Rosecrans Ave.

Sunday, July 20: Beach Volleyball
California Beach Volleyball Association
Men's Fours: Open
Beach at Rosecrans Ave.

Saturday, July 26: Beach Volleyball
California Beach Volleyball Association
Men's B
Manhattan Beach Pier

Sunday, July 27: Beach Volleyball
California Beach Volleyball Association
Men's A
Manhattan Beach Pier

Wednesday/Thursday, July 30/31: Beach Volleyball
International Surf Festival
Charlie Saikley 6-Man 
Manhattan Beach Pier
9 a.m.

Saturday, August 2: Bodysurfing
International Surf Festival
International Bodysurfing Championship
Manhattan Beach Pier, north side
6:45 a.m.

Saturday, August 2: Surfing
International Surf Festival
Surfing Championships
Manhattan Beach Pier, south side
7:30 a.m.

Sunday, August 3: Paddleboard 
International Surf Festival
Velzy-Stevens Pier-to-Pier Paddleboard Championship
Manhattan Beach Pier, north side
7:30 a.m.

Sunday, August 3: Sand Castle Design
International Surf Festival
Sand Castle Design Contest
Manhattan Beach Pier, south side
7:30 a.m.

Sunday, August 3: Pier-To-Pier Swim 
International Surf Festival
Dwight Crum Pier-To-Pier Swim
Hermosa Beach Pier to MB Pier
9 a.m.

Saturday, August 9: Beach Volleyball
California Beach Volleyball Association
Men's Unrated
Beach at Rosecrans Ave.

Sunday, August 10: Beach Volleyball
California Beach Volleyball Association
Men's Fours: Open
Men's A
Beach at Rosecrans Ave.

Sunday, August 10: Beach Volleyball
California Beach Volleyball Association
Men's Open
Beach at Marine St.

Friday-Sunday, August 15-17: Beach Volleyball
AVP
Men's and Women's Open
Manhattan Beach Pier

Sunday, August 24: Beach Volleyball
California Beach Volleyball Association
Men's A
Manhattan Beach Pier

Saturday, August 30: Beach Volleyball

California Beach Volleyball Association
Men's Open: California Cup State Champiionships
Manhattan Beach Pier

Saturday, September 27: Beach Volleyball
California Beach Volleyball Association
Men's AA
Beach at Marine St.

Sunday, September 28: Beach Volleyball
California Beach Volleyball Association
Men's B
Beach at Marine St.

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