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November 15, 2018 civiccouch

We were brought in by the Beach Volleyball Hall Of Hame to help produce the intro for the 2018 Beach Volleyball Hall of Fame Awards ceremony with Chris “Geeter” McGee.  

The 2018 beach volleyball hall of fame induction ceremony took place Saturday November 3rd in Hermosa Beach and once again, Chris “Geeter” McGee wasn’t able to attend due to schedule conflicts. This is Geeter’s introduction and presentation of the inductees and was played at the ceremony.

June 20, 2017 civiccouch0

Smackfest started in 1994 at 15th St in Manhattan Beach with only 50 participants … and has grown into the Largest Coed 4’s Tournament on the West Coast. It’s a perfect mix of volleyball, sand, sun, fun, and friends which truly embodies the So Cal lifestyle. Besides great volleyball action, they have top DJ’s, sponsor village with tons of great deals and freebies, as well as the Sharkeez/FIN fashion show. And don’t forget about the Pro Division featuring some of the best players in the world!!
This years event took place in Hermosa Beach.  Video Produced by Civic Couch with support from Manhattan Beach Toyota. 

December 21, 2016 civiccouch0

Civic Couch teamed up with USA Volleyball to shoot an experimental virtual reality 360 video teaming Beach Volleyball gold medalist Phil Dalhausser, Eric Fonoimoana with upcoming players Emily Stockman and Caitlin Ledoux.  This is the “behind the scenes” video from that shoot.  The virtual reality version will be available soon.

November 30, 2016 civiccouch0

On November 19th, 2017 the USA Volleyball junior beach tour hit Hermosa Beach. Divisions were broken down by age, 18 and under, 16 and under, 14 and under and finally 12 and under.
The USA Volleyball junior beach tour travels across the county.  Visit their WEBSITE for more information. 
The video was produced by Civic Couch and presented by our sponsor, Manhattan Beach Toyota.


December 3, 2014 civiccouch0

CBVA Beach Volleyball Hall Of Fame inducted three new members at the Hermosa Beach Community Center.  Bob Clem, Barbra Fontana and Jose Loiola were inducted as the newest members of the Beach Volleyball Hall of Fame. The CBVA also honored volleyball legend Larry Rundle.  Current AVP stars Kerri Walsh Jennings and Sean Rosenthal handed out the NCAA top player and youth awards to todays up and comers, including 2014 NCAA Beach Volleyball Champions Sara Hughes and Kirby Burnham, the CBVA’s top ranked players from each rating class and the CBVA Cal Cup Youth State Champions.


July 17, 2014 civiccouch0

Thousands of players, fans and partiers converged for the 21 annual Smackfest beach volleyball tournament in Hermosa Beach where costumes and socializing was more important than winning and losing.
Smackfest, the largest Co-ed 4’s beach volleyball tournament in the United States, featured a “Fun” division with 36 pools of costume-themed teams. Coming out on top was Pandas in the Mist team that included some pros/NCAA standouts like Danny Newman, Erik Gomez, Clay Paulin as well as Dylan Maarek and April Bernardi.
Winning the inaugural Dave Williams Memorial Pro Division were the locals from 16th St., including reigning champs Kevin and Shelly Norman, Paul Baxter along with Barney and Jake Rosener.
Legends like Holly McPeak, Sinjin Smith, and Tim Hovland were in attendance.
“This event reminds me of when I played back in the 80’s … how volleyball was synonymous with the So Cal lifestyle,” Smith said.
Smackfest was sponsored by Bud Light, Smack Sportswear, Barefoot Wine, UPTime Energy drink, E&B Natural Resources, Kind Snacks, Deep Eddy Vodka, Baja Sharkeez and Dick’s Sporting Goods.