Batucada on the beach
We gathered at the beachside on Oriental Parade and watched the footvolley teams warming up and going through their paces. It’s such a skilled sport, requiring some serious foot-eye co-ordination, very fast and athletic. It’s fascinating to watch.
Then it was our turn to provide some early afternoon entertainment before the tournament matches began. It’s surprisingly hard to do our choreographed stepping on sand, but in such a beautiful setting, and on such a gorgeous day, with a lineup of footvolley players very keen and eager to be our dancers for the afternoon, it was a pleasure:
…and just in case you’re wondering what “footvolley” is – it’s a mixture of football and volleyball, played on the beach with a football and a volleyball net…
Footvolley 2013 New Zealand Open Championship – video by HoldenBrosMedia