In the game of beach volleyball, the outdoor elements are a critical part of developing strategy. Angie Akers, a former professional beach volleyball player, explains several serves she thinks are valuable when serving against the wind (wind blowing against your face).
Hard topspin: The ball will drop very short, and will have lots of topspin and speed.
High Float: A float serve that is high, has spin and will drop inside of the court.
Jump float with the higher trajectory: Gives the ball time to move because of the wind, and can be difficult to pass.
"Laser" serves: A deep, hard serve to the passer's shoulders, which catch the player in a straight-up, off-balance position.