Imagine San Diego as the hub of the first ever ANOC World Beach Games…



What are the ANOC World Beach Games?

The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) World Beach Games are a global celebration of beach and urban sports, featuring a unique fusion of lifestyle and sports performances.


When will the games take place?

October 2019 will see San Diego’s world famous beaches host this first-ever groundbreaking seaside event that brings together beach sports, active lifestyles, urban culture and online media into a vibrant mix that inspires and celebrates global competition.


What sports are included?

The Sports program is still in development but thus far, we have 15-17 Water, Sand and Urban Sports. Check out the website for updates.




Why San Diego?

San Diego is at the epicenter of beach, surf and extreme sports culture. In October 2015, San Diego was unanimously selected to host the inaugural  ANOC World Beach Games, at the General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) held in Washington D.C. ANOC agreed that we have the natural capacity, strong infrastructure and athletic tradition to successfully host this event.


How can you get involved?

The ANOC World Beach Games is the one moment in our San Diego history where we will be visible to 206 National Olympic Committees (NOCs). Let’s come together and ensure that we put our best foot forward.

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“We live the Beach Games”

— Tony Hawk