From the humble beginnings of several inebriated college gentlemen inventing a game on the shores of Folly Beach, TidalBall has rolled from Charleston and Savannah to San Diego, the Grand Caymans and the Florida Keys. America's Beach Game has even been adapted to the snowbanks at the base of Breckinridge Mountain. We have the pictures to prove it all. No matter where America's Beach Game goes, TidalBall attracts some fun-loving folks that always let the good times roll.
Begging the question, what are the top three TidalBall cities?
Coronado Beach, San Diego and Virginia Beach, VA
They have the best dog laws of any beaches in the Union and naval bases with Harrier Jets, C-130s, and F-22 Raptors. TidalBall couldn't be America's Beach Game without the brave service men and women that spend their off days on these star-spangled shores.
3: Charleston, SC.
Expansive white sand beaches, perfectly sloped for graceful rolls. Charmingly beautiful, yet approachable women. Friendly fellows that will always offer a frosty beverage. But somehow, the birthplace of TidalBall only ranks third. How is that possible? Read the next couple of cities to understand.
2: Hilton Head, SC
HHI digs them some America's Beach Game. We have sold more sets to that sleepy beach town than any other city in America. More retailers from HHI sell TidalBall than all of Florida. In fact, so many more people from Hilton Head Island signed up for the TidalBowl 15 that we moved the event from Charleston to Hilton Head. Still, that doesn't earn them the #1 spot.
What gives? Rather who gives?"The Sweeper"
1: Any city currently inhabited by Mike "The Sweeper" Hayes, currently St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Mike Hayes is a former Golf Pro that first witnessed TidalBall on the shores of Folly Beach, South Carolina. The spiritual kinship TidalBall shares with putting entranced him. Upon returning to Hilton Head, he bought a set at the Skull Creek Boathouse General Store. And proceeded to spend every single sunny day playing America's Beach Game. He bought a sand broom, started grooming immaculate TidalBall courses. He invited his friends to play, he invited strangers to play, he gathered a following. Instead of just telling people what he is playing, he engraves "TidalBall.com" wherever he plays. He is TidalBall's #1 fan, top-ranked player, and gets a distinguishably handsome tan. Earlier this year, he moved to St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. A lovely dot on the globe with alabaster-white beaches, women that know how to fill out a bikini, year-round TidalBall weather, and most importantly, St. Thomas has Mike Hayes. And that is what makes this unincorporated territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands, the #1 American city for TidalBall.
Don't agree with these rankings? Good. Nominate your city, and tell us why it's a Top TidalBall City.