Salt Games set to spice up summer beach competition

saltgamesIt’s time to get wet, sandy and salty.

The Second Annual Native Sons Salt Games will be held Saturday and Sunday at Plyler Park and the adjoining beachfront in downtown Myrtle Beach.

The two-day watersports and fitness festival features beach games for the whole family at the old Pavilion site in downtown Myrtle Beach. And for those who prefer to sit on the sidelines and admire the ones working up a sweat, there are plenty of spectator sports on the schedule.

Among the many events are the Salt Games Pro/Am Surf Competition, which will feature some of the top local and regional surfers battling it out on the waves. From pros to Average Joes, surfers will compete in a variety of categories and show off some of their favorite moves.

On dry land, the Coors Light Pro Volleyball Tournament will take place on the downtown courts, where great competition and a party atmosphere make beach volleyball one of the fastest growing spectator sports in the world.

Also catch the Carolina Paddleboard Race, the Crossfit Updog Summer Challenge, and the Lifeguard Games. Other events for the athletically challenged include hot dog-eating contests, corn hole tournaments, skateboarding, live music by DJs and a bikini contest.

The events will be held from 8 a.m. till sundown both days. Admission is free although there are entry fees to participate in some events. For a full schedule or more information, visit www.thesaltgames.com.

– Photo courtesy of Native Sons Salt Games

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