Beach Volleyball - Oahu
Okay, so I'm not actually a great volleyball player at all, and I definitely don't seek out all the volleyball events on the island like I do for fire dancing, ecstatic dancing and latin dance! Yet I create this page anyway to invite fun people to what I'm sure is one of the most laid back and open beach volleyball events on the island - organized by the incredible Fawn Bertram. I may feel inspired later to add details to the other events - including the ones on grass.
Volleyball in Oahu
Fawn's Thursday Beach Volleyball Bash
Beach Volleyball Tips
- Scrub your feet after you play. (else you might get infection)
- Consider kneepads and beach socks.
- Sunscreen as always.
Okay, so I might not be qualified to give tips on playing well, but I have heard a couple of tips about keeping your skin intact! The sand in Waikiki is: (a) quite rough, with little bits of coral that can cut you, (b) slightly dirty, runoff from the nearby Ala Wai and (c) hard, especially at this particular spot because its not actually very deep at all with. A couple of the regular guys from the advanced court say they have had little infections on their feet multiple times because they get micro-cuts (cuts you cannot see) that can get infected, and takes forever to go away. Fear not, as soon as you get home, notice your feet are white, and scrub them hard with water. Alternatively, you can invest in beach socks and not worry. Personally I like my feet in the sand. What I do, however, try to remember each week is to bring kneepads. Often you'll feel tempted to dive for the ball, or even if you just fall to your knees, there's a chance of cuts or bruises. If you don't mind looking a little silly, your knees will thank you.
Wait, I told you I wasn't going to give any tips on playing, but this video explains the rules pretty quickly: How to Play Beach Volleyball. For out games you can ignore the bit about the coin, and imagine 4-6 people a side where you rotate clockwise each time the serve changes. Also we play to 25 points (2 point lead) and we don't to best of 2 sets - each set is a game.
If you want to get better at digging, setting, spiking and serving, this channel has good tips: Better at Beach (channel).
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