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Beach volleyball

Yesterday I made a short visit to the Norwegian Championships in Beach Volleyball. The championships were played at Voldsløkka in Oslo, and the weather was perfect.

Beach Volleyball Photographer

Yea, I once was a beach volleyball photographer! I enjoyed very much to try and catch the action of the world stars in the sand. I was the organisers photographer at all the international events in Norway between 1999 and 2011, both in Stavanger and in Kristiansand. I am going through my pictures once more and presenting the in another blog. Here is one of my favourite players, Brazilian Emanuel Rego in the sand.



beach volleyball north of the polar circle



vb058 copyI startfasen for sandvolleyball her hjemme måtte vi forsøke å lage en profil av den nye grenen. Da hentet jeg fram Hasselbladen, lot noen kjente utøvere iføre seg klær vi syntes passet på stranda.

Volleyball de Plage

La Plage korrI 1989 var vi i starten for den nye grenen, sandvolleyball, her i Norge. For å skaffe bildemateriale tok jeg med meg sønnene mine og dro på campingferie til Normandie. Dette bildet viser litt av stemningen på en av strendene, der arrangøren hadde satt opp 62 baner (!). Den gang ble det spilt tremannsvolley i Frankrike, Jan Kvalheim spilte sammen med to franske landslagsspillere, men flere andre norske spillere hadde også lagt ferien sin hit.

In 1989 I took my two sons with me and drove down to Normandie in France in order for me to get images of Beach Volleyball for the Norwegian Volleyball Magazine and for media in Norway. On the beach in the image, 62 courts were available, and players came from all over Europe to play. Notice that they at the played with three players on each team. Later on they reduced this to two players.

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