Tampa Bay Beach Volleyball at its Best

Tampa Bay Beach Volleyball at its Best


Beach Bums puts a new twist on beach volleyball tournaments, with music, prizes, the support of the local community, a fun, lively atmosphere, and fundraisers for prominent charities or causes. Our monthly tournaments consistently draw a core, tight-knit group of local volleyball players as well as new players who want to get into the sport and visiting players from across the country.

Come dressed to win because every month has a costume contest. Past themes have included super heroes, famous duos, and ABC, for anything but clothes. After a day of play that will continue well past sunset, stick around for the after-party, where we gather for food and drinks at local establishments and celebrate the day late into the night.

We also raise funds for a particular charity each month. We purposely keep our registration fees low so that you can put more money towards these great causes. Win raffle prizes and purchase merchandise while knowing you’re making a difference.


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Monthly Throughout Florida

We hold a tournament every month on the beautiful beaches of Gulfport & other locations.

tampa bay beach bums volleyball rules

Our 2 v. 2 and 4 v. 4 tournaments follow the common beach volleyball rules as set forth by International Volleyball Federation (FIVB). Click to get a little run-down on the basic rules before you come out to play.

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Not sure what to bring? Be prepared for our costume contest, our charity raffle, and a fun-filled day of beach volleyball! Click to for what to bring, how to prepare, and answers to other FAQs.

The Beach Bums

Interested in playing some beach volleyball but haven't played in a while? No worries! Join our Facebook group to know when pickup is available. Let's grow the beach volleyball community by starting now and hitting the sand. 

Hope to see you out there!


Tampa Bay Beach Bums Founders Beach Volleyball

Beach Bums’ Founders (from left to right) Prem Persaud, Rachael Manzanares, Jess Bakaylar, and Dominic Nelson

It began with the four of us, who all met through beach volleyball. Because of our shared love of the game, we started hosting some small friendly tournaments in Gulfport in late 2013. Within a few months, we had expanded to 44 teams and there was a strong demand for further growth.


First ever GRASS tourney for Beach Bums.
Beautiful Vinoy Park in Downtown St. Petersburg!

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Beach Bums' St. Pete Run Fest GRASS Classic Volleyball Tourney

November 18, 2017, 9:00am - November 19, 2017, 7:00pm

First Beach Bums GRASS TOURNEY! Sat, Nov 18 / 10am (check-in 9:15-9:45) Men's & Women's 3's Coed 6's Sun, Nov 19 / Noon (check-in 11:15-11:45) Coed 4's ****************************************************** This event is in conjunction with the St. Pete Run Fest happening in Downtown St. Pete over this weekend. We are super excited to partner with EndorFun Sports and the city of St. Pete to create a great Sport and Wellness weekend for our community. We highly recommend visiting the Wellness Market on Saturday the 18th before our event, as well as participate in races on Sunday morning as a warmup to some awesome volleyball! Visit stpeterunfest.org/ to register to run and view all other events that are happening this weekend! ****************************************************** RULES: 1. No cleats or spikes are permitted. Players are allowed to play in gym shoes or barefoot. 2. Players are responsible for calling their own ball handling errors. No more than 1 1/2 rotations at the Open/AA/A levels and 2 1/2 rotations at the BB/B levels. More lenient than beach, closer to indoor. 3. A block does not count as a touch in any division 4. Players ARE allowed to set the serve or any first ball over. 5. Let serves DO COUNT. If the serve hits the net and goes over, it is still live. 6. Cannot touch the net between the antennas during play. Play includes take off, contact, and landing. 7. All pool play matches will consist of one games to 21 (cap at 25). 8. The length of playoff matches will be determined by the number of teams in your tournament. 9. Time Outs: Each team is allowed one 30 second timeout per game. Time out may be called prior to server receiving ball on either side of court between plays. 10. Side Changes: Teams should switch sides of the court after every 7 points in games to 21 or more, and every 5 points for games to 15. Format Rules: 3’s: 1. No Open Hand Tips 2. No Side Sets (shoulders must be square to target) 3. Only the serving order must rotate. Players are otherwise free to lineup wherever they want on the court. 4’s: 1. No Open Hand Tips 2. No Side Sets (shoulders must be square to target) 3. All players are live and are considered front row 4. Must have one (1) female on the court at all times 5. Only the serving order must rotate. Players are otherwise free to lineup wherever they want on the court. 6’s: 1. Open Hand Tips Allowed 2. Side Sets Allowed 3. Lineup must rotate each side out in the same serving order. Only the 3 front row players are live at the net. 4. Must have two (2) females on the court at all times ****************************************************** Entry: (All players must be Volley America Members) - 3’s - Open - $90 AA/A//B - $75 per team - 4’s - $100 per team - 6’s - $150 per team Prizes: - 3's Open - 100 % payout! - 4's AA - 1st $500. 2nd $200 - Other divisions will have new swag, entry fee to another tournament, medals for top finishes, and more! Other event information: - Free Parking! - Pet Friendly! - Food Trucks will be on-site along with a Beer Garden with beer, wine, liquor for purchase - Other games such as Cornhole, Kan Jam, Giant Pong, & Spikeball will be available for play - Canopies are allowed on-site - Saturday Players Party - TBD ****************************************************** REGISTRATION: 1. Sign up here: www.volleyamerica.com/VA-Beach-Volleyball-Event.aspx?EventID=3421 2. Pay via Paypal button directly after registration. (Can use regular credit card) or Venmo Team Entry to "Tampa Bay Beach Bums" 3. Post on Facebook Event Page: Team Name (please tag your teammates), Division, Start Time & Confirmation #. If you have ANY problems or questions regarding registration please email us at tampabaybeachbums@gmail.com or call Jess at 813-391-4300 Thank you everyone! ****************************************************** Are you a business owner looking to support a local sports organization? Let us know! *Questions? Comments? Feedback? Feel free to send Dominic Nelson or Jess Bakalyar a message on Facebook OR call/text Dominic @ 727-479-9834 or Jess @ 813-391-4300 Thanks Again, Dominic, Jess and Rachael

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