Daytime Beach Bash Celebrates 25th Anniversary In Southern California
In all my years at Smackfest, I do not recall seeing so many beautiful bikini bodies, an observation confirmed to me by co-organizer Nick Macko.
It started the moment I walked onto the beach at 11 a.m., continued when I had the “Rise & Shine” breakfast at Sharkeez with a few warm-up mimosas included (teams were pouring into Sharkeez throughout the day to take advantage of the specials set up for being a part of the tournament) and continued throughout the day on the sand.
Saturday, July 13, was the 25th annual event – Smackfest XXV – an accomplishment that speaks to it’s continuing popularity as the premier party event for singles in the Los Angeles beach town of Hermosa Beach.
This served to enhance an already great scene, and the very second my PubClub LIVE partner Soul Cole and myself stepped onto the beach, we witnessed a hilarious slip-and-slide show taking place on the sand.
Smackfest, you see, is a beach party thinly posing as a beach volleyball tournament. But the latter certainly takes a backseat to the former, as antics such as slip-and-slides clearly demonstrated throughout the day.
One of my favorite activities was taking PubClubette Kristina on a tour of Smackfest. She was a Smackfest rookie and got an immediate introduction to it by getting us invited under one of the team’s pop-up tents. That’s where the teams hang out between their matches and where the real action of Smackfest takes place.
Later, Soul Cole and I hit a couple of the post-Smackfest bars and Sharkeez was a wild party scene.
Smackfest XXV was a smashing success, but then again so were the other 24 and so too will be the next 25.