HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- Some of the best volleyball players are facing off in the 2018 AVP Hermosa Beach Open, which starts Thursday amid extreme heat across Southern California.
Already at 6 a.m., temperatures were near 80 degrees as athletes at the beach began to warm up.
The four-day competition features some of the very best, including several players from the South Bay who are playing in front of a hometown crowd.
Watch the full report above to see Marc Cota-Robles take a shot at volleyball.
2018 Hermosa Beach Open underway amid heat wave