This episode of SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter is, incredibly, our first podcast IN HAWAII!! Tri Bourne took the mic on the road with him to sit down with Carly Kan, the newest AVP champ and the first woman from the state of Hawaii to win an AVP, as well as her coach, the founder and master of secret training himself, Danny Alvarez. Kan is one of many bright young female stars on the AVP, while Alvarez is one of the brightest minds in the game. Absolute gem of a podcast, ladies and gentlemen, covering a wide variety of topics, such as:

  • How women’s beach volleyball wasn’t much of a thing in Kan’s childhood, and how the University of Hawaii’s beach program changed that
  • How Alvarez became the first – and still really only – beach volleyball coach in Hawaii
  • How an open gym turned Carly Kan, who was recruited to play libero for Missouri, into one of the best outside hitters in the country
  • The many, many factors that led Kan to her first AVP win

And, as always, so much more.



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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