Seaside, Oregon has hosted the largest amateur beach volleyball tournament in the country for the past 31 years. In 2012 the event enjoyed hosting 1296 teams, spanning 105 courts during three days of competition. Registration will start in April for the tournament to be held in August each year. Prize money is set at over $15,000 for the tournament. It also develops future players through volleyball clinics in partnership with USA Volleyball Junior Beach Tour.
With a diversity of divisions, ranging from Men’s and Women’s Open, Co-Ed, Advanced, Advanced A Divisions, Quads and Six’s, as well as a “Parent – Child” division, the Seaside Beach Volleyball event has something for everyone. Players and spectators alike!
Including the participants and fans, the 2013 Seaside Beach Volleyball event was viewed by over 10,000 people each day. The event is an annual pilgrimage for most of the players where team ages range from 14 and under, to a senior division. The event is one of Seaside’s biggest attractions each year, exceeded only by the Seaside Chamber’s July 4th fireworks show. Players travel from Hawaii, British Columbia, California, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and other States to play in the tournament.
The event features a “Theater in the Round” atmosphere by developing a “Sand Berm” arena, using the “Lewis & Clark” Turn-A- Round” as the skybox viewing. All seating is free and on a first come first serve basis and the crowds are treated to some of the best volleyball anywhere!
Included into the event venue is a diversified vendor area that ranges from product sampling, Seaside Beach Volleyball merchandise, a variety of food and items.
The event dates are always the SECOND FULL WEEKEND in August, daily from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm. For entry, sponsor and general information contact Seaside Chamber of Commerce at:
Seaside Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 7 Seaside OR 97138