2017-11-21 10:01:00 CET

The 2018 beach season in full!

Your complete run-down of all the beach volleyball tournaments in 2018

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Next year’s beach volleyball season is going to be crammed with tournaments giving fans all around the globe the opportunity to catch the world’s best athletes in action on the sand.

As it stands, a total of 39 international events have been confirmed in 2018 with goosebumps guaranteed in three five-star tournaments in Fort Lauderdale, Gstaad and Vienna, before the World Tour Finals brings the season to a dramatic finale.

In what will be a busy season for the galaxy of beach stars, the players competing will be jetting off in all directions with tournaments in every continent except Antarctica!

The first action of 2018 will be a four-star event in The Hague – which hosted the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in 2015 – before the Fort Lauderdale Major bursts onto the scene at the end of February.

A whole host of events, spanning Europe, Asia, South and North America and Australia, keep the athletes on their toes before the five-star action resumes in July. First up is our glorious Gstaad Major, aka the Major in the Mountains, before beach volleyball returns to Austria once more with the first ever Vienna Major.

The season draws to its exciting climax with a four-star event in Moscow in August, where the players will be aiming to secure vital ranking points for the end-of-season spectacular at the World Tour Finals.

Full 2018 calendar (correct as of February 12, 2018):

Jan 3-7 – The Hague, Netherlands – 4* Read more

Feb 1-4 – Shepparton, Australia – 1*

Feb 20-24 – Kish Island, Iran (Men only) – 3*

Feb 27 – Mar 4 – Fort Lauderdale Major, USA – 5*

Mar 6-10 – Doha, Qatar (Men only) – 4*

Mar 14-17 – Oman (Men only) – 1*

Mar 15-18 – Aalsmeer, Netherlands (Men only) – 1*

Apr 6 - 12 – Commonwealth Games - Gold Coast, Australia

Apr 8-11 – Satun, Thailand – 1*

Apr 18-22 – Xiamen, China – 4*

Apr 26-29 – Langkawi, Malaysia – 1*

May 2-6 – Huntingdon Beach, USA – 4*

May 2-6 – Mersin, Turkey – 3*

May 3-6 – Manila, Philippines – 1*

May 4-7 – Nanjing, China (Women only) – 2*

May 9-12 – Tuan Chau Island (Women only) – 1*

May 9-13 – Lucerne, Switzerland – 3*

May 10-13 – Bangkok, Thailand – 1*

May 16-20 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 4*

May 17-20 – Aydin, Turkey – 1*

May 31 – Jun 3 – Jinjang, China – 2*

June 13-17 – Baden, Austria – 3*

Jun 14-17 – Monaco (Women only) – 1*

Jun 20-24 – Ostrava, Czech Republic – 4*

Jun 21-14 – Singapore – 2*

Jun 22-25 – Nantong, China – 2*

Jun 26 – Jul 1 – Under-19 World Championships, Nanjing, China

Jun 27 – Jul 1 – Poland – 4*

Jun 28 – Jul 1 – Alayna, Turkey – 1*

Jul 4-8 – Espinho, Portugal – 4*

Jul 10-15 – Gstaad Major, Switzerland – 5*

Jul 12-15 – Daegu, South Korea (Women only) – 1*

Jul 16-22 – European Championships, Holland

Jul 18-21 – Ulsan, South Korea (Women only) – 1*

Jul 25-29 – Agadir, Morocco – 3*

Jul 26-29 – Tokyo, Japan – 4*

Jul 26-29 – Samsun, Turkey – 1*

Jul 31 – Aug 5 – Vienna Major, Austria – 5*

Aug 2-5 – Kochi, India – 1*

Aug 8-12 – Moscow, Russia – 4*

Aug 14-19 – World Tour Finals

2019:

Oct 10-14 – Yangzhou (TBD) – 4*

Olympic and World Champs Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst will be aiming to make it three World Tour Finals titles on the spin in 2018Olympic and World Champs Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst will be aiming to make it three World Tour Finals titles on the spin in 2018

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