The spirit of competition is in the air under the bright sun as players push their athletic limits; lunging and leaping, giving it their all.
Perfect weather is enjoyed by those playing on the court as well as those soaking up the sun on the sidelines.
Foreign residents from around Korea were treated to a first glimpse of summer at Iho Beach.
Iho Beach was the site of the 2009 Jeju Furey Beach Volleyball Tournament: a tournament organized by foreigners living on Jeju Island.
The tournament consisted of 16 teams including 96 participants, hailing from all over Jeju Island and also the mainland.
The tournament offered the players a jam packed schedule including two full days of games.
Play took place on June 13 for all teams in a very full schedule, while the next day saw competition heat up with an intense knockout style playing format.
Players in the tournament also took advantage of Iho Beach's camping facilities, as players chose to camp on the beach, taking in the complete beach setting.
[Interview : Ashley Sorvisto, American participant from Seoul] " "
The tournament was organized as a charity event and fundraiser with the proceeds going to the family of a foreign teacher on Jeju who passed away this year.
[Interview : Jeff Gilson, American participant from Jeju] " "
Organizers were pleased with the great response received from participants and the community, both which helped to make this tournament a success.
Organizers are considering making the Jeju Furey Beach Volleyball Tournament an annual event due to the success and popularity it has garnered.
[Reporter : Reporter: Ashleigh Gibson
] "The tournament provided Jeju's foreign residents with an opportunity to enjoy great weather, friendly competition and relaxation, all while contributing to a good cause.
Ashleigh Gibson, KCTV.