Enjoy Volleyball Excitement at Manhattan Beach!
Manhattan Beach and volleyball go together like the moon and stars - a perfect pair. Whether you enjoy playing or watching, beach volleyball is a fun, exciting sport, and we'd like to share some upcoming summertime events that you're sure to love. And it's all conveniently located to the premier Manhattan Beach hotel, The Sea View Inn.
Charlie Saikley 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament, August 3-4, 2018. Named after the "Godfather of Beach Volleyball", over 40 years ago Charlie Saikley introduced youngsters to volleyball by starting the first Southern California volleyball instruction program. He created beach-lifestyle tournaments featuring world-class players, and his strong belief in family-friendly, all-age inclusive games still shines in these events. Divisions include Men's 40+, Men's 50+, Men's Open, Women's Masters 35+, and Women's Open.
Jr. 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament, August 5, 2018. A tournament for ages 19 and under that prepares young volleyball players for participation in the famed Charlie Saikley 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament, teams can dress up and showcase their playing skills. The Jr. 6-Man is divided into three tournaments: 12 years and under; 13 to under 15; and 15 but under 19 boys. The winning teams receive medals and International Surf Festival t-shirts.
Manhattan Beach Open Volleyball Tournament, August 16-19, 2018. Celebrating 59 years, the "granddaddy of beach volleyball tournaments" is an extremely popular tournament that began in the 1960s as an amateur event. Now it's the only professional volleyball tournament that allows amateurs to compete in pre-qualifying rounds for an opportunity to place into the main event. A celebration of this wonderful tradition begins on August 16with an MBO Volleyball Walk of Fame red carpet ceremony; the qualification tournament is held the same day. The tournament is presented by the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) and the City of Manhattan Beach.
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Manhattan Beach Concerts in the Park Presented by OneWest Bank
It's that wonderful time of year when you can look forward to Manhattan Beach Concerts every Sunday, from July 1 through September 2 at Polliwog Park, and this year is even more special because it's the 40th anniversary of this wonderful concert series. And it's only a :10 minute drive from your Manhattan Beach hotel, The Sea View Inn!
The festivities kick off with a Salute to the Troops Picnic and Concert on July 1, where the highly respected 45-member Navy Band Southwest will treat you to an evening of music honoring the sacrifice and service of South Bay military men and women. Considered "one of the finest and oldest continuing musical organizations, the Navy Band Southwest has supported the San Diego community for over 80 years.
Among the many highly talented singers and groups you'll see are The PettyBreakers, the country's top "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers" tribute group. Relive the sights, sounds and overall experience of a Tom Petty concert on July 15 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The PettyBreakers' performances are so identical to Petty's, they were asked to perform on AXS TV's "The World's Greatest Tribute Bands".
For a total change of pace, on July 29 you'll be swept up in the Afro/Latin Funk sounds of Jungle Fire, a 10-piece TropiFunk band with musical influences from such greats as James Brown, Fela Kuti and many others. Performing both original music and covers, their energized blend of Afro-Caribbean and West African rhythms are a reflection of Los Angeles' multicultural landscape.
Bringing Rockabilly into the 21st century on August 5 is Aileen Quinn and the Leapin' Lizards, whose updated classics from the '50s and '60s coupled with their own original tunes will have you dancing in the park. Aileen Quinn may sound familiar - she was twice nominated for a Golden Globe for her title role in the 1982 film Annie, and the soundtrack she recorded from the film went multi-platinum.
This is just a small taste of the wide range of musical entertainment waiting for you on summer Sundays. At each concert, an opening band performs from 3:45 to 4:30, then the main band takes the stage from 5 to 7. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and food for a truly fulfilling evening!
Why not extend your musical journey into a true getaway? Book a stay at The Sea View Inn, and enjoy living like a local in our intimate seaside hotel. Remember we're the closest hotel to the beach in Manhattan Beach! Contact us to get your Manhattan Beach experience off to a great start!
The International Surf Festival Happens August 4-7, 2016
Make your hotel reservations now for this year's Int'l Surf Festival, presented by the Chambers of Commerce and Cities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles County Fire Department and Department of Beaches and Harbors.
The 2016 host city for the 55th International Surf Festival is the City of Hermosa Beach. The event promotes the four South Bay beach cities, the world’s best lifeguard service, and physical fitness for thousands of participants. Participants range in age from 8 years old to the late 80’s. The three signature events for the festival are the Judge Taplin Lifeguard Medley Relay, the Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim, and the Charley Saikley 6-Man Volleyball Tournament.
Other great events include:
- Charlie Saikley 6-Man Volleyball Tournament
- Velzy-Stevens Paddle
Paddleboard racing has been one of the fastest growing sports. The demand for races and the increased number of participants make this paddle one of the more popular events of the International Surf Festival. This years event will be presented by the South Bay Boardriders Club.
- The course will be a water start which begins off the end of the Manhattan Beach Pier. Paddlers then paddle south parallel to shore, round the end of the Hermosa Beach Pier and finish on the beach just south of the pier.
- R10 Paddleboard Race
- Dick Fitzgerald Beach Run
The Dick Fitzgerald 2-Mile Beach Run will be held on Saturday August 6, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. The race starts and finishes at the Hermosa Beach Pier. Runners will run north behind the lifeguard towers past the Longfellow tower around the turn-around marker and then proceed back to the pier along the hard packed sand by the water.
This fun race is very challenging because of the soft sand on the first half of the race and the hard pack run on the return trip. The gentle sea breeze is a welcome relief to the runners . This is a great way to get some excercise and participate in one of the first events of the Surf Festsival.
- Bodysurfing Championships
The International Body Surfing Championship will be held on the north side of the Manhattan Beach Pier. The event will consist of 8 men and womens divisions. Some age groups will be determined immediately before the contest begins and will be approximately equal in size.
- Surfing Championships
- Bud Stevenson Intracrew Relay
- Judge Taplin Medley Relay
The Lifeguard Taplin relay consists of four swimmers, four paddlers, and four 2-man dory teams. This annual lifeguard event is the most prestigious lifeguard event in the United States. The Taplin relay has been held every year since 1936 with the exception of 1942 thru 1945, when the event was suspended during World War II. The race is held at night under the spot lights which allows lifeguards to safeguard the beaches during the day and race at night.
- Paul Matthies Dory Race
The 3-Lap Dory Race will be held at the Hermosa Beach Pier. Competitors drop off your equipment at the beach entrance at 11th Street Hermosa.
- Youth Swims and Paddles
The youth events for the International Surf Festival will be held on the north side of the Hermosa Beach Pier. What would a Surf Festival be without swimming and paddling events for the youth of the South Bay. There will be a boys and girls division for each event.
- Sandcastle Contest
Contestants can use tools such as buckets, cans or small shovels to construct their sculpture and envi- ronmentally safe objects such as beads, shells, feathers, play cars or pebbles to decorate the castles. No bottles, glass or large shovels are allowed. No water may be hosed from outlets at the Pier. You may not use supports for your sculpture, it must be self standing. Contestants will be given a flag to be placed next to their sculpture in the allowed space.
For more information, surffestival.org!