Volleyball may be the ultimate summertime beach sport, but in Southern California, the pros don't come out to compete until the end of summer. Beginning on the 27th of August, the California Beach Volleyball Association's tournaments continue through the end of August, all of September, and the beginning of October, ending on October 2nd. In other words, if you're a volleyball fan, now is the time to come to the South Bay area.
The sheer size of the competition and amount of competitors means that the tournament takes place in a lot of locations, including the Hermosa Beach Pier, Marine Street at Manhattan Beach, and Huntingdon Beach. Also, nearly every tournament day includes a mixture of team types: women, men, co-ed, and youth. On top of that is an even further category of skill level. Briefly, they are: Open/AAA, the highest level, AA, very experienced players, A, players with some strong skills, B, intermediate skills, and Unrated, completely new players.
In other words, if you definitely wanted to see the very best Men's volleyball players compete, then you would need to head to Hermosa Beach pier on the 27th. If you're more interested in co-ed volleyball, which is typically much more fun and not so strictly rated, then Manhattan Beach would be your destination that day, instead. It's definitely complicated, but the CVBA has put together an excellent interactive online schedule to help you find exactly where and when all the events are happening.
It's definitely a great time to visit the South Bay area, that is, if you enjoy outdoor sports, but not broiling alive in the mid-summer heat. Beach-side views, great shopping, great food (and volleyball!) means a great time for everyone. For any questions or for how we can help make your stay here a fantastic one, please contact us today!
WHERE TO STAY?
Looking for hotels in Manhattan Beach? This year, make your vacation dreams come true and stay at the beautiful boutique Sea View Inn at the Beach - the coolest of all Manhattan Beach Hotels. Contact us to make your reservation at the Manhattan Beach hotel closest to the ocean! Or simply call us at (310)545-1504.
The Sea View Inn at the Beach is centrally located to all Los Angeles and South Bay activities and makes the ideal and picturesque home-base while visiting Southern California!