Dear Beach Volleyball Community


So far, we only knew a scenario like the current one from the fiction of various apocalypse movies. In reality, of course, none of us really have any idea how to deal with it. Only one thing unites us in this challenging time: the certainty that we have to put down everything that is not directly related to the elimination of the virus. A logical conclusion that, however, has a dramatic impact on all of us.


Experts are now predicting that the pandemic will peak in July and August. And that, in turn, means for us that currently, nobody can assume the responsibility to approach the implementation of the planned events with a clear conscience and with full conviction. After extensive discussions with the International Federation, our sponsors as well as partners and representatives from the cities of Vienna and Hamburg, we decided to cancel the two Major tournaments. And we can no longer contribute to the upgrade of the event in Gstaad.


We are sad to announce this decision. At the moment, we only have hope that the global crisis will soon subside and be under control. Then we will start the work to realize our events in 2021 with full energy and unwavering commitment.


My thanks go to everyone who has shared and supported our enthusiasm for beach volleyball over the past 25 years. I firmly believe that we will be able to provide proof of our subline again next year:


Goosebumps don't lie - See you @ the Beach!


Your Hannes Jagerhofer for the Beach Majors team
Founder of the Beach Volleyball Major Series

2017-07-02 00:23:00 CEST

Perfect day for Pavan and Humana-Paredes

Duo delight at winning gold on national day

The wait for an elusive gold medal for Sarah Pavan at the Poreč Major is over!

The 30-year-old won silver the last two years with Heather Bansley but, with new partner Melissa Humana-Paredes, finally clinched gold, winning an epic final in three sets in front of a packed crowd on the Red Bull Beach Arena.

What’s more the pair achieved their first gold together as a team on Canada Day.

“It was very emotional, I started crying at the end,” said Pavan afterwards. “Mel and I have just come together as a team but we’ve both wanted gold for so long that doing it as a team is an amazing feeling.

“To do it on Canada Day makes it perfect.”

The victory meant Humana-Paredes claimed her first international gold and the 22-year-old said: “It’s indescribable. When you dream of something and you finally achieve it, it is the best feeling ever and you want to do it again.”

Joining the finalists on the podium were Tanja Hüberli and Nina Betschart, who claimed the bronze medal. The Swiss pair beat Brazil’s Barbara Seixas and Fernanda Alves in straight sets 21-14, 21-19.

Watch all the drama back on BeachStream and don’t forget to watch all the action live on Sunday for the men’s semifinals and final.

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