The beach ball is a large, lightweight ball often found at recreational events, water parks, and especially at the beach. The first beach ball was supposedly invented by a Californian named Jonathon DeLonge, who’d just wanted to bring some light-hearted fun to everyone at the beach. That simple idea changed how we play and have fun in the sun!
This ball is typically large and filled with air, making it perfect for tossing and chasing around; it can travel quite far even with just a little push. Plus, it’s so light that you can hit it with all your strength, and it will not hurt anyone. This makes it great for games in crowded places where you don’t want anyone to get hurt.
Beach balls are super colorful, usually with stripes of white and several bright colors like blue, yellow, or red. This makes them easy to spot, so you don’t lose them on a crowded beach filled with people.
One really awesome thing about beach balls is how convenient they are! When they’re deflated, they’re small and flat, so you can easily carry them in your beach bag. You just need to blow air into them, and then you’ve got a big, bouncy ball ready for fun!
Another fun fact: a beach ball holds a world record! In 2017, Utah locals created the largest beach ball ever measured. It was almost 37 feet in diameter—that’s taller than a two-story house! Beach balls prove that with just a simple idea, you can bring so much joy and excitement in the world!