There are parties that we should all be aware exist, because they should be experienced at least once in our lifetimes. The Manhattan Beach 6 Man/Woman Volleyball tournament is one such party.

Now, where were we supposed to meet?

JWD: Jumpserving while drinking.

Six man, as it has come to be known, is a world famous weekend volleyball tournament with costumes and booze. Women in all varieties of flesh baring outfits bouncing around certainly brings out the best in all of us! On the men’s side, you can watch in awe at how ‘Men in Skirts’ spike the ball wearing moo moo’s and sun hats.  ‘Team Fletch’ are all looking sharp in their Lakers jerseys and afro wigs. But don’t get it twisted, even while the competitors are buzzed on Bloody Mary’s, they are still playing some great volleyball. You can see plenty of AVP pros current and past getting into the action and the debauchery.

But let’s not kid ourselves, we came to see the hot girls in bikinis.  Well, there is plenty of that, too.  This year 6 man will take place on July 31st and August 1st.  If you want more info, check the website:

Don’t forget to bring protection!  I recommend at least SPF 50.  No one wants to go home with a sunburn.

Now that's team spirit! Or spirits!


Richard has been in the Essential Style for Men mix since its inception in 2009. When he isn’t busy serving as the ESM’s Director of Fashion & Style, you may find him on the beach playing volleyball, or working hard in Thailand shooting with a beautiful Brazilian supermodel.