About AVA

AVA are the leading promoters of beach volleyball events in Seattle, at Alki beach for all levels of play semi-Pro to Juniors. AVA showcases the top talent in the North West region with an exciting  beach festival atmosphere at the prime beach in Seattle with thousands of spectators. AVA is an ecologically conscious not-for-profit organization that strengthens the local community and economy through healthy outdoor events and activities.


AVA was founded in 2007 by a group of passionate volleyball players with the goal to unify the North West beach volleyball communities and create a full scheduled series of the highest quality events (from Juniors through to adult Pro) and in doing so, maximizing growth opportunities for beach volleyball in the North West. 


Alki beach has always been the premier location for beach volleyball in Seattle since the late 80’s. The AVA (Alki Volleyball Association) is a not-for-profit organization that has grown over the past decade to be recognized as the premier branded beach event series in the North West for all divisions. With the highest level competition and largest showcase events in the North West. 


In 2016 AVA expanded to add the spectacular coastal town of Seabrook on the Washington coast by running what has become the largest annual beach volleyball event in Washington state with 100+ teams and 20+ courts. This annual Seabrook event grew the second year (in 2017) by 15% as awareness grew within the volleyball community national wide. With a prize pool of $10,000 for top Open athletes, drawing talent form Canada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and California. Seabrook offers the top Junior coaches clinic and showcase in the state (with UCLA, UW and other top college coaches in attendance).


AVA is run by Phillip van Rooyen and Susan van Rooyen. AVA has been running the premier beach events for Juniors and Adults in Seattle for over a decade at Alki beach. Continuing a long standing tradition of top beach volleyball events at Alki beach Seattle since the early 90’s.


Thanks to all AVA’s fantastic sponsors: Spalding® King of the beach® and Queen of the beach®, Taste Nirvana Coconut Water, BlueMoon Burgers, Coastal Surf Boutique, VolleyballUSA, Perfect Bars, BudLight, Roxy and Athletic Awards.