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50 Years with the Wimbledon of Beach Volleyball

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Let's head to the beach with Off-Ramp's beach correspondent, Brian Watt.

The city of Manhattan Beach--home to the Harvey Wallbanger cocktail and the first video store Quentin Tarantino worked in--got it's name from a coin toss between two land owners. Had it handed the other way, we'd call it "Shore Acres." Manhattan Beach is also home to one of the most famous beach volleyball tournaments in the country. KPCC's Brian Watt stopped by to talk with some of the tournaments' founding players.

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