The Charlie Saikley 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament will return to the Manhattan Beach Pier this year on Tuesday, July 31, and Wednesday, Aug. 1, as a part of the International Surf Festival. In a rare opportunity to play high-level 6v6 volleyball in the sand, participants celebrate by wearing team-coordinated costumes. In the past there have been chefs, policewomen, clowns, superheroes, mermaids, and Chippendales dancers, but the possibilities really are endless (as long as your theme is not offensive or inappropriate for kids to see).
The first 100 teams to pay the entry fee for this year’s tournament will receive a Wilson volleyball. The open division at the 6-Man regularly attracts professional players; in fact, the tournament directors have to restrict the teams to only 3 professional players each.
In addition to open, there are women’s 35+, men’s 40+, and men’s 50+ divisions. The deadline for registration has been extended to June 15.