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Summer Sports Spectacular

Your Ultimate Guide to Manhattan Beach and Southern California

Summer in Southern California is synonymous with sun, sand, and sports. Whether you're a local beachgoer, a visiting tourist, or a sports enthusiast, the region offers a plethora of activities that promise to keep your adrenaline pumping. From the iconic sands of Manhattan Beach to the buzzing stadiums of Los Angeles, there's no shortage of action. Here's your ultimate guide to maximizing summer sports in Manhattan Beach and beyond.

Surf's Up! Catching Waves in Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach, a haven for surfers, is where everyone can catch a wave. Whether you're a beginner looking to experience the thrill of surfing for the first time or an experienced surfer aiming to conquer a new challenge, the beach's diverse conditions cater to all levels. Don't miss the annual surfing contests here, offering a chance to see local and international talents carving through the waves. 

Surfing activities kick off July 31 and run throughout the summer. 

Spike and Serve: Beach Volleyball Tournaments

Volleyball is almost synonymous with Manhattan Beach. The city is known as the 'Home of Beach Volleyball' and for good reason. The Manhattan Beach Open, often called the "Wimbledon of Beach Volleyball," is a must-see event attracting the world’s top players. This prestigious tournament starts August 16, 2024, showcases elite athleticism and offers clinics and amateur competitions. The energy is infectious, whether watching the pros or hitting the ball. 

Tickets: General admission is free, but fans can select from various ticket options for an elevated experience. Get more information on tickets and ticket sales by visiting the MBO by AVP website.

The 2024 AVP Huntington Beach Open starts May 17. Tickets are available here. Three-day passes, weekend passes, and day tickets are available. 

Making the Most of Beach Sports

Participating in or watching beach sports is a great way to enjoy the summer while staying active. Here are a few tips to make the most of your beach sports experience:

  • Stay Hydrated: Summer heat can be intense. Always have water on hand.
  • Sun Protection: Apply sunscreen regularly to protect your skin from harmful UV rays…and wear a hat! 
  • Arrive Early: Arriving early for professional games or competitions can help you avoid traffic and secure the best seats.

Beyond the Beach: Sporting Events in LA

Baseball Fever with the Angels and Dodgers

Just a stone's throw away from Manhattan Beach, experience the excitement of Major League Baseball with two of the most celebrated teams in the league. Catch the Los Angeles Dodgers at the iconic Dodger Stadium, about 25 miles from Manhattan Beach. Or, if you're leaning towards the American League, watch the Los Angeles Angels in action at the Angel Stadium in Anaheim, approximately 40 miles from the beach. Both venues offer a fantastic atmosphere for families and fans alike. Angels tickets and Dodgers tickets are typically easy to acquire.  

Basketball Brilliance with the WNBA Sparks

Don't overlook the electrifying games of the Los Angeles Sparks. Celebrating women's basketball at its finest, the Sparks' games are a testament to the city's rich sporting culture. Playing at the Staples Center in downtown LA, just over 20 miles from Manhattan Beach, attending a Sparks game is an easy and rewarding trip. Grab your ticket to see Caitlin Clark of the Indiana Fever on Friday, May 24, at 7 pm. 

Soccer Spirit with the LA Galaxy

For soccer fans, the LA Galaxy games are a thrilling experience. Played at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, merely 10 miles from Manhattan Beach, it's a fantastic opportunity to witness world-class soccer. The stadium's intimate setting ensures there's not a bad seat in the house, making it perfect for families and die-hard fans to enjoy the beautiful game.

Manhattan Beach and the surrounding Southern California area offer an unmatched array of summer sports activities and events. Whether riding the waves, playing beach volleyball, or cheering on your favorite team, the region is a sports enthusiast's paradise. Don't forget to check the event schedules and book your tickets to make the most of your summer sports adventure in this vibrant part of the world.

Image by Tania Van den Berghen from Pixabay

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