Colorado Springs, Colo. (January 5, 2023)— The 2023 USA Ultimate Beach Championships will take place May 13-14 in Huntington Beach, Calif., USA Ultimate announced today.

The awarding of the bid to Huntington Beach marks the first time the tournament will be held on the west coast following six editions in Virginia Beach since the event’s inception in 2015. It also brings a second major beach ultimate tournament to Huntington Beach this year, which is also set to host the 2023 WFDF World Beach Ultimate Championships, October 28 through November 4.

The 2023 edition also marks the tournament’s return to the championship calendar following the cancellation of the 2020 and 2021 editions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The USA Ultimate Beach Championships is co-hosted by California Ultimate in partnership with Visit Huntington Beach. California Ultimate’s Grant Boyd will serve as the tournament director.

“California Ultimate is proud to bring Beach Nationals to the west coast for the first time,” commented Boyd. “While constantly innovating programs and events to bring awareness to the game we love, Beach Nationals is the perfect fit for California, which already plays host to several major tournaments and leagues. We look forward to providing a fantastic event for athletes from across the country as they compete on one of the best beaches in the world.”