The 1st Asian Beach Games were held in Bali, Indonesia from October 18, 2008 to October 26, 2008. The opening ceremony of the 1st Asian Beach Games has been held in the Garuda Wisnu Kencana, a great monumental cultural park in Nusa Dua, the most luxurious region in Bali. About 41 country leaders and several very important persons, including British Royal Family and Qatari Royal Family members, were present at the opening ceremony. Next Beach games will be held in 2010, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
The games are composed of beach sports such as beach wrestling surfing, windsurfing, sailing, swimming, beach basketball, beach volleyball, beach handball, beach soccer, woodball, waterpolo, triathlon, jet ski, and dragon boat racing.