Sports Illustrated contributing photographer Robert Beck captured the action at the second installment of the AVP 2017 tournament in Austin, Texas. Phil Dalhauser and teammate Nick Lucena won for the men, while April Ross and teammate Whitney Pavlik won for the women.
Sports Illustrated contributing photographer Robert Beck traveled to the shores of Huntington Beach, CA this past weekend to capture the action of the 18th annual AVP Beach Volleyball Open. Nick Lucena and Phil Dalhausser took home the men's title, while Emily Day and Brittany Hochevar took home a victory for the women's tournament.
The 57th Manhattan Beach Open marked the longest running, continuous tournament in the sport of beach volleyball. The AVP returned to the birthplace of beach volleyball from July 15-17 as the most talented men and women, in the sport, battled it out to have their names enshrined on the well regarded Manhattan Beach Pier.