US Sand Sculpture Competition in San Diego

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US Sand Sculpture Competition
 San Diego " B" Street Pier

During the Festival of Sail at the San Diego Embarcadero this past Labor Day weekend, another event was going on just two blocks away. The Annual US Sand Sculpture Competition among 10 of the worlds finest sand sculptors. What makes this competition so unusual is that instead of being held at Imperial Beach in South county, it was moved up to San Diego and to make it all the more unusual, it was not held at a beach. 300 tons of sand was dredged and dumped on the "B" street pier and from that, the sand was allotted and the artists began in earnest creating their individual masterpieces. The price money for this competition was in the range of $60,000 and last years 1st and 2nd place winners we here to see if back to back wins was a possibility. 

Here are some of the entries this year. I think you will agree that some of these have details that are rather remarkable. 


US Sand Sculpture Competition

US Sand Sculpture Competition

US Sand Sculpture Competition

US Sand Sculpture Competition

US Sand Sculpture Competition

US Sand Sculpture Competition

US Sand Sculpture Competition

US Sand Sculpture Competition

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Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

Obviously I need to up my sand castle skills.  These are true works of art and to bad they will end up being washed away by the sea.

Sep 09, 2012 09:20 AM #2
Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
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Wow!   There is something quite magical about talent in an ephemeral medium.

Sep 09, 2012 09:55 AM #3
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

William-These are awesome. My fav is the interior of the home.

Sep 09, 2012 10:12 AM #4
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market

These are works of art, William.  Hopefully they will stay a while for people to enjoy.

Sep 09, 2012 10:17 AM #5
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

William - These sand sculptures are absolutely amazing.  There are some very talented folks and thanks for sharing these masterpieces.

Sep 09, 2012 11:16 AM #6
Lynn B. Friedman
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Dear William -

Love seeing your posts to know you are doing well.
What fun to see the sand sculptures!

Have a happy day -

Sep 09, 2012 11:48 AM #7
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

William - I have seen sand sculpture, but NOTHING of this astonishing quality.  It's one thing to paint a picture.  It's another to sculpt it in stone.  But to have three dimensional art created out of nothing more than shifting sand is amazing!

Sep 09, 2012 12:31 PM #8
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

William, I am amazed at the artistic ability of these artists!  Just amazing!

Sep 09, 2012 12:51 PM #9
Monique Keith
Ahwatukee, AZ
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These are amazing! It's hard to believe these are made of just sand. Thank you for sharing!

Sep 09, 2012 12:54 PM #10
John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * - Albuquerque, NM, Albuquerque Homes Realty

Talent + Imagination = Stunning Beauty

Sep 09, 2012 02:09 PM #11
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
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OMG!  These are stunningly spectacular works of art ... and as a home stager and decorator, I can say I've never seen a sand "castle" so nicely staged ... multiple levels, too!  Thanks for the great photos.

Sep 09, 2012 03:34 PM #12
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

William - Wow!  Those are absolutely amazing!  The only problem I see is that they won't last.

Sep 09, 2012 03:38 PM #13
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning William. Oh my Bill, these are just incredible! I thought the money was excessive until I saw the scuptures. Pretty amazing.

Sep 09, 2012 06:41 PM #14
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

At least your exquisite photography will preserve these magnificent sculptures! Amazing detail and talent. Thanks for sharing this event.


Sep 09, 2012 08:34 PM #15
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thanks, William, for sharing your photographs.  The sculptures are amazing.

Have an outstanding week and be sure to have your camera in hand to capture the special moments that you will want to share.

Sep 09, 2012 09:24 PM #16
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

All I can say is WOW! Those are some of the best sand castles I have ever seen:)

Sep 09, 2012 10:03 PM #17
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I am always amazed of how talented some people are that do this...I never got past upside down buckets dumped and plastic shovels digging a little riverbank....Sad too that after all that effort, the wind, the rain and the sun claims it all in the end

Sep 10, 2012 12:18 AM #18
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
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Absolutely amazing! It's just such a shame, they can't be preserved forever. I just can't imagine having that kind of talent. Thanks for sharing.


Sep 10, 2012 01:59 AM #19
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I am so happy that you shared these with us...Those sand builders are so amazing...I really like the heart one, there is something so poetic about it.  Thanks so much for a different trip to San Diego.  A

Sep 10, 2012 12:36 PM #20
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Thank you for sharing these photos with all of us. The work that it takes and the results are so unique and amazing.

Sep 10, 2012 07:25 PM #21
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