Before 8 a.m., the shoreline south of the Hermosa Pier was already filled with hundreds of beach goers and costumed athletes for the 25th annual Smackfest Volleyball Beach Tournament.

The tournament featured around 160 four-person teams competing in two levels, with majority in the Fun Division and a select few vying to win the Pro Division. Winners of the Pro Division received a $5,000 prize in cash and other items.

For the Fun Division, contestants were also subject to complete certain “challenges” which could involved serving while on their knees or circling around a baseball bat with their foreheads before playing.

To keep the fun going, happy hour deals were offered for a majority of the day at Sharkeez and Tower 12.

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