Charlie Saikley 6-Man Volleyball Tournament 2018
One of the greatest weeks of the year in the South Bay occurs in the heart of summer. The weekend revolves around the 2018 International Surf Festival, which is an ocean competition spanning multiple beach cities. The Festival has events throughout the week involving the beach and ocean, including a Bodysurfing Championship, Surf Contest, Lifeguard Competition, Paddleboard Race and much more. However, the king of the contests is properly known as the Charlie Saikley Volleyball Tournament- or to anybody else, just the 6-man.
As usual, Manhattan Beach hosts the 6 Man from Friday, August 3 – Friday, August 4. The volleyball tournament attracts pros, wannabe pros and every tier below them each year. Teams of 6 (Mens’ and Womens’ divisions) play in a Round-Robin format until the brackets are cut down to the best competitors. The matches culminate in the Finals on Saturday, if you’re interested in playing, be sure and register by 5:00 p.m. on July 30 at www.citymb.info/charlie-saikley-6-man.
Last year Manhattan Beach city council members approved an agenda measure that allows the Charlie Saikley 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament to run operations closer to the weekend this summer on Friday, August 4th & Saturday August, 5th, making it much more accessible to South Bay beach volleyball enthusiasts and sponsors.
Past teams have included the Magnum PI’s, the Lakers, team Lushness, Miss USA, Peanut Butter and Jelly, and the list goes on. Imagine an AVP pro disguised as Spiderman rising up and slamming the ball with brute force into the chest of Super Mario. It happens and you will love it.
6-man is an alcohol-free event. Gone are the days of buried kegs and red plastic cups. That is illegal. Especially on the edges and anywhere near the pier.
Check out our 6-man gallery to get in the mood. Put a glass of water and some Aspirin by your bed before you leave. Bring sunscreen. Don’t forget your sunglasses. Stay limber.
Besides the 6-Man, there are 3 days of nonstop activity surrounding the event as part of the 2018 International Surf Festival. Surfing, lifeguard competitions, bodysurfing, sand soccer and much more are on tap- check out the full schedule for this Manhattan Beach event!