His short swim trunks showcased his eye-catching calf tattoo while he appeared captivated by his paddle game.
Sporting his trademark scruff, the Argentinian footballer - who recently signed a deal worth a staggering £26.4million Barcelona - wasn't shy in displaying his honed physique on the idyllic beach as his adorable eldest son watched on.
Lionel and Lisa don't have any children together but the famous singer does have daughter Sofia from his second marriage to Diane Alexander, which ended in 2004.
He also has a son Myles, 22, from the marriage and an elder daughter Nicole, 35, whom he adopted with first wife Brenda Harvey.
Topping up her bronzed skin during their family outing, she worked her brunette tresses into a loose French plait while they played with their beach paddle boards.
Complementing his other half's beach attire, Messi worked a pair of red swim shorts along the shoreline.
Lionel Richie went shopping with his girlfriend Lisa Parisi at Formations on Monday in West Hollywood.
Sixty-seven-year-old Lionel and his younger girlfriend even decided to dress in similar black attires for their day out.
Continuing to flaunt her gym-honed curves, she teamed her plunging swimwear with a pair of Brazilian-cut bottoms that exhibited her slender pins and perky posterior.
Lionel had a preexisting knee problem that was causing him pain and he underwent surgery last month.
Sources told TMZ there were complications and the injury did not heal correctly so Lionel is still recovering.
Messi was runner up in the years Ronaldo won the award, while Ronaldo was runner up in 20.
Ronaldo will take on any defender with searing pace, and mesmerising footwork to boot.