Having spent the better part of a decade in Los Angeles, hitting the beach to play volleyball has been a given for me on most weekends. So when I decided to leave the volleyball-friendly confines of Hermosa Beach to explore other parts of this world, I knew curtailing this activity, which had become woven into my lifestyle for the better part of my 20s, could likely lead to some serious competitive withdrawals.
Luckily, I decided to kickoff my travels in Hawaii, where I assumed the abundance of coastline would provide some beach volleyball havens in the area. But where exactly?? And with who?? Here's how I went about answering those questions: