This episode of SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter, features Hagen Smith, one of the most physically impressive players on the AVP Tour and, yes, the son of the great Sinjin Smith, who is perhaps the most important person in the history of beach volleyball (he only helped found the AVP and FIVB, so there is that…). We chatted a bit about Hagen’s well-known lineage, as well as:

  • His physical recovery the last few years after a handful of surgeries
  • That breakthrough fifth-place finish in Hermosa Beach a year ago
  • How it was being raised by one of the greatest players of all-time
  • His overall goals in the sport of beach volleyball, which includes, of course, “hitting the crap out of my serve.”

Super fun podcast with Hagen, as fun to podcast with him as it is to watch him play beach volleyball.



NEW BOOK ALERT!!! Travis Mewhirter and Kent Steffes just published a seminal work on the history of beach volleyball in their new book, Kings of Summer: The Rise of Beach Volleyball. Check it out on Amazon!!

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