Summer is full upon us (as long as you live in Southern California   ๐Ÿ˜† ), and there are dozens of both organized and casual beach volleyball games to be seen throughout the day on San Diego beaches.

Typical beach volleyball in San Diego.

Typical beach volleyball in San Diego.

A game typically looks like this. Guys in old-fashioned boardshorts and a few girls in bikinis hitting the ball around. (We’re not sure why that fellow has angel wings tattooed on his back; profound philosophical statement, or too much tequila one weekend during Spring Break?) 

But if you are lucky (like we are  ๐Ÿ˜Ž ), you happen upon much more interesting games of volleyball!

San Diego Beach Volleyball at its finest.

San Diego Beach Volleyball at its finest.

Alice in Wonderland levitates as she hits the ball. 

We think he jumped so hard his shoe fell offโ€ฆ

We think he jumped so hard his shoe fell offโ€ฆ

The 1970s-Shorts team seems to be doing pretty well.

Bellydancers spiking the ball.

Bellydancers spiking the ball.

We can’t tell what the theme is of the team spiking the ball…but it’s certainly unique.

We can best show the fun with a slide show.  Enjoy!!

 

The way beach volleyball should be played!

The way beach volleyball should be played!

Why be average when you can be different, right?

Getting to the Bottom of Things.

When you watch enough games, you realize that some perspectives are more interesting than others.

A volleyballer showing a little tail.

A volleyballer showing a little tail.

It is okay to enjoy your own perspective of the game.

I know I do.  ๐Ÿ˜Ž 

Two Sides to Every Story.

One of the many observers at a volleyball game.

One of the many observers at a volleyball game.

There are many ways to enjoy beach volleyball besides playing the game.  Some folk have fun just being an observer and cheering for their favorite team.

You can enjoy beach volleyball even if you are on your phone.

You can enjoy beach volleyball even if you are on your phone.

You can check the weather on your phone if you like (72 and sunny) while cheering for your team.

It is important to keep hydrated at the beach.

It is important to keep hydrated at the beach.

Cheering for your favorite team may not be as tiring as actually playing, but it is still important to drink plenty of fluids.

“I think my best memories are when I go home to California and I get play beach volleyball with my friends from home.”  —Gigi Hadid

awa Travels Tip: Beach Volleyball is an Olympic Sport … but that doesn’t mean it can’t be good fun. Put on your wackiest costume and go spike a few.