Oceanside is honored to be selected as the first United States host of this world-renowned event.
Set your calendars to March 8-11, 2018 when USA Beach Handball comes to the beaches of Oceanside. The newest of beach sports will feature teams from North America, South America and Central America playing for the title of Pan American Beach Handball Champion. Both men’s and women’s teams will be competing. This tournament is free to all spectators.
Featured teams will represent Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Mexico and the U.S. The USA Men’s Team is defending champion. Both Brazilian teams, men and women, have won world championships several times in recent years. The best 4 teams on both the men’s and women’s side advance to the World Championships in Russia, July 2018.
How is Beach Handball Played?
Beach Handball is a sport discipline of the Olympic sport – Team Handball. If you’re thinking how do they play that sport with the little black ball up against a wall on sand you’re thinking like most of the US population. You’d also be thinking wrong. Beach Handball is similar to water polo on sand. The objective is to throw a ball into a goal passed a goal keeper. There are 4 sand players attacking and 3 sand players defending.
‘Beach’ is played in 10 minute halves. Each half counts a point. If each team wins a half, a shoot-out decides the outcome. ‘Beach’ is fast moving, high scoring and spectator friendly.
Welcome to Oceanside championship participants!
Welcome athletes, friends, family and fans of Beach Handball! Oceanside is excited to have you here for this inaugural event.
Request an Oceanside Visitors Guide before you get here to learn about what makes Oceanside such a wonderful and unique Southern California beach community.
Traveling to Oceanside to enjoy all of the Beach Handball action? Book your stay at the event’s Host Hotel for spectators, friends, and families.
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Oceanside – Host Hotel
110 N Myers St, Oceanside, CA 92054 | (760) 722-1003
Located just 1 mile from the games, walkable via Pacific Street. Situated in the heart of downtown Oceanside within walking distance of beach, pier, activities, and restaurants. Your stay includes complimentary hot breakfast buffet, wifi, 24 hour fitness center, rooftop pool, mini fridge, microwave, safe, and coffee maker.
- King Studio, Ocean view w/Balcony: $155 / Night +tax
- Last Day to Book: 2/28/18