The Salt Games

June 2014
Written By: 
Julie Flanagan

A day of challenges and competitions benefits the Surfrider Foundation

Take a day off to celebrate the beauty of the outdoors and the excitement of a physical challenge. Held at the old Pavilion site on Ocean Boulevard between Eighth and Ninth avenues north, the Native Sons Salt Games is an ode to nature, physical prowess and summer fun, all for a good cause.

Now in its second year, the Salt Games will kick off with a community yoga class on the boardwalk. The events that span the next two days include a paddleboard race, tug-of-war challenge, beach volleyball tournament, bikini contest and a CrossFit competition. New this year is the Salt Games Pro/Am Surf Competition.

The feature event will be the lifeguard games, which will pit all lifeguards from the six beach services against one another in relay races and one-on-one drills.

For those who want to take part in the fun without breaking a sweat, the Salt Games will also feature fire dancers, a hula-hoop competition, beer, an evening concert series with local bands and more.

Proceeds from the Salt Games benefit the Surfrider Foundation, whose local chapter works to keep waves and beaches clean, protect beach access and educate the public. Head to for more information.


Native Sons Salt Games
June 14 and 15
Ocean Boulevard between Eighth and Ninth avenues north, Myrtle Beach
7 a.m.–11 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m.–9 p.m. Sunday
Free to enter (some events require registration fees to participate)
(843) 448-0585



Photograph courtesy of Native Sons