Behind the Scenes With Marianela

Marianela is willing to try anything once. See her play beach volleyball and start the perfect bonfire as she explores the California coast.
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Marianela's first stop was to beach-volleyball-mecca Santa Cruz where she gets lessons from a master.

After spending a day learning how to properly dink and pepper, a game of "volley soccer" breaks out on the beach.

Marianela gets up close and personal with nature with Paul Reps from Point Lomos State Natural Reserve.

Next up, she heads 10 miles west of Malibu to explore El Matador Beach.

Marianela strips down to frolic in the romantic alcoves and sea caves that El Matador has to offer.

The beautiful views and scenery also make El Matador a popular photo-shoot location.

The only price you'll pay for a beautiful day at this beach? Trekking down a 150-foot flight of treacherous steps.

Marianela makes some friends on Dockweiler Beach, one of the only beaches in Southern California that allows bonfires.

When it comes to California beaches, Marianela says the one that is an absolute must is Surfrider, one of the premiere surfing spots in the world located next to the Malibu pier.

Having already surfed here before, Marianela learns how to stand-up paddleboard.