You don’t have to travel to Rio to get a taste of this year’s summer Olympics. From swimming and diving to beach volleyball and soccer, summer sports rule supreme in the land of sun and surf. Now get out there and celebrate the summer Olympics (and all thing Rio) the LA way.

See (or Play) Beach Volleyball

To see live the very best beach volleyball outside Brazil this summer, head on down to the South Bay. Anywhere along the Manhattan Beach strand is a great place to watch some serious neighborhood and league battles or throw up a ball of your own. But if you're looking for pro-level action, check out the California Beach Volleyball Associations web page for upcoming tourneys in beach cities near you.

Online: cbva.com

photo:Malengering via Flickr

What’s your favorite summer Olympic sport?  Let us know in the comment section!

—Christina Fiedler