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2009 Fort Myers Beach 23rd Annual Sand Sculpting Contest - Final Day - 11/09/09 04:15 PM
The Fort Myers Beach 2009 Sand Sculpting Championship is in the books. It appears crowds this year were slightly less than last year. Perhaps the windy weather or economy held things down. Those in attendance were treated to an excellent contest and the following pics show the talent of the 16 Master carvers. The themes ranged from the whimsical to the patriotic. This eagle was a crowd pleaser.
Imagine the time spent carving these geo designs !
Dolphins are always popular and this carving was a hit with the kids !
Castles in the sky or on Fort (70 comments)
2009 Fort Myers Beach 23rd Annual Sand Sculpting Contest - Day 5 - 11/08/09 02:27 PM
The 2009 Fort Myers Beach Sand Sculpting Championships are in high gear with 16 National and World Champions working feverishly to meet the deadline for completion and judging. Crowds drove, cycled, walked, bused and trollied to the Holiday Inn on Fort Myers Beach to see the carvers up close. Carvers use different things for inspiration and some of the entries reflect an eclectic flair.
Would your kids even know what this is ?!?!
Some sculpting seem to defy gravity !
Looking for a room with a view far above the madding crowd ?
This one is more (8 comments)
2009 Fort Myers Beach 23rd Annual Sand Sculpting Contest - Day 4 - 11/07/09 02:31 PM
The action is really starting to heat up as the carvers are allowed to start the " pound up " for their creations. The " pound up " as it is affectionately known is when the carvers, without any help, position their wooden forms ontheir designated plot of sand. The sand is native to Fort Myers Beach and considered to be some of the best inthe world. Each wooden form is filled by shovel with sand for 3-4 inches. Then water is poured in the form and the carver then " tamps " the mixture with a 15 pound tamper ! (2 comments)
2009 Fort Myers Beach 23rd Annual Sand Sculpting Contest - Day 3 - 11/06/09 12:58 PM
The 2009 Fort Myers Beach 23rd Annual Sand Sculpting contest Day 3 was Thursday Nov 5, 2009. The individual piles of sand are in place and ready for the carvers to begin ! This picture shows a contestant assembling the forms for her entry. After the forms are in place the carver, without help from otherss ) starts filling the form with sand. After filling several inches of sand the contestant pours water into the form and uses a 15 lb tamper to pack the water/sand mixture. This is brutal work and gets even more difficult as the forms get higher (4 comments)
2009 Fort Myers Beach 23rd Annual Sand Sculpting Contest - Day 2 - 11/05/09 10:10 AM
The 2009 Fort Myers Beach 23rd Annual Sand Sculpting Contest - Day 2 photos. Things are definitely heating up as world class sculptors converge on the beach in front of the Fort Myers Beach Holiday Inn to begin carving in earnest. The first challenge is to turn what was a huge pile of beach sand into a collection of corporate logos ! These sand piles are the raw material for what will eventually be the finished sculptings. The sand is from our beach and considered some of the best in the world for it's " carving, holding and finishing " characteristics. (2 comments)
Fort Myers Beach 2009 Sand Castle contest - Day One - 11/04/09 04:12 PM
The annual Fort Myers Beach Sand Castle contest started Tuesday Nov 3, 2009. This day is used for welcoming sculptors, layout for the various locations and preparing for the first carving event. There are several significant changes in the event for 2009. Rather than spread out between the Fort Myers Beach Holiday Inn and the Outrigger Resort this year will see a smaller footprint consisting of the main activities on the beach side of the Holiday Inn and the Point Estero building. This should make it easier for visitors to see all of the entries. Shown here is the mound of (0 comments)
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