Beach volleyball is not only a great source of fun, it’s also used by people like Alessandra Ambrosio as a means of helping bring friends, family, and fellow sports enthusiasts together.
And with the longtime supermodel having made it part of her workout regimen many years ago, the results of all her hard work and fun in the sun are indisputable.
On Sunday, the Brazilian-born starlet put those results on display when she hit the beach near her home in Santa Monica for some beach volleyball with friend dressed in a neon green bikini.
Boyfriend Richard Lee was among the other players also on hand to show off their volleyball skills, all while packing on the PDA with his ladylove during breaks.
Working it: Alessandra Ambrosio, 40, made the short trip from her posh home in Santa Monica to play beach volleyball on Sunday
Cozy: Boyfriend Richard Lee was also on hand for the Sunday competition, as well as to pack on the PDA during breaks in the action
The skimpy two-piece, which left little to the imagination, showcased her ripped abs and ample cleavage.
Whether she was serving the ball, or backing up a teammate, the longtime Victoria’s Secret Angel looked competitive and determined during the games.
To help block out the glaring sun, she wore a blue and white tie dye baseball cap over her long brown tresses and mirror sunglasses.
During the day, Ambrosio and Lee would take periodic timeouts, and would pack on the PDA with a kiss or loving touch or two.
They also heaped on the PDA when all the players took breaks from the action to relax back on a towel on the sand or a lounge chair.
Good company: Ambrosio was also spotted spending time with her friends as they sat on the warm sand
Head-turner: The skimpy two-piece, which left little to the imagination, showcased her ripped abs and ample cleavage
Focused: Whether she was serving the ball, or backing up a teammate, the longtime Victoria’s Secret Angel looked competitive and determined during the games
Entrepreneurial: Ambrosio is the co-founder of the swimsuit line, Gal Floripa
PDA: During all the action, the couple would share a kiss of a loving touch
Handsy: Ambrosio and Lee also held hands on a number of occasions during the afternoon
It’s love! At one point, the happy couple was seen going in for a kiss
Getting close: The supermodel was seen being held by her boyfriend as they spent time in the sand
The day also included hanging out poolside with a couple of bikini-clad gal pals, who were showcased in a short video posted on Instagram
‘Watermelon sugar chill… #sundayvibes #GALSfromBahia,’ she wrote in the caption, in a likely reference that her friends are all from Bahia, which is a northeastern state in her native Brazil.
For the clip, Ambrosio slipped into a red bikini, and was seen snacking on a slice of watermelon.
There’s little doubt that the bikinis she wore on Sunday were from the Gal Floripa swimsuit line she started with her younger sister, Aline, and best friend Gisele Cória.
Digging deep: The runway fixture was seen getting on her knees while playing volleyball with her pals
Luscious locks: The model’s beautiful brunette hair cascaded down her backside during the outing
Returning champs: After taking timeouts, he pair eventually made it back to the beach volleyball court for another game
Sporty: The Brazilian beauty makes a point of hitting the beach near her home to play volleyball with friends on a consistent basis
Sunny Cali: To help block out the glaring sun, she wore a baseball cap over her long brown tresses and mirror sunglasses
She’s got it: The beach babe showed off solid beach volleyball skills
Going in: The fashion industry personality was seen popping the ball up during her game
Comfort and practicality: The fashionista makes sure to pick out the proper bikini to wear when she plays beach volleyball
Extra protection: The model sported a pair of white sleeves while spending time in the sun
A better look: She was also seen getting a more comprehensive view of the sand court
Lounging around: Ambrosio was spotted laying on her stomach while interacting with her friends
‘We work with local women and produce everything locally,’ she revealed during a cover story interview with Hamptons in June.
‘It’s a great project. We’re super close. We all kind of have the same vision, which complements each other,’ she added.
When it comes to picking out the right swimsuit for a given situation, Ambrosio shared that she’s all about comfort and practicality.
‘For me, I love going to the beach and playing volleyball. And I have my kids always with me— so I want something practical, something that doesn’t fall off or show anything. Find something that you feel comfortable in, that you can move around in.’
To help sculpt her fab figure, the former catwalk queen also incorporates private training sessions with a trainer, Pilates, hikes, and walks along the beach to her workout routine.
Blocking out the sun: The model donned a wide-brimmed hat during part of the day on the sand
Cover up: During the day, Ambrosio put on peachy shots over her neon green bikini bottoms
Beach wear: Lee wore an all-black outfit, consisting of shorts and a long-sleeve sweatshirt
New romance: Ambrosio and Lee started dating in February of 2021
Handsy: The couple took a stroll along the beach after working up a sweat with volleyball
Poolside vibes: The day also included hanging out poolside with a couple of bikini-clad gal pals, who were showcased in a short video posted on Instagram
Tasty: Watermelon sugar chill… #sundayvibes #GALSfromBahia,’ she wrote in the caption, in a likely reference that her friends are all from Bahia, a northeastern state in her native Brazil