Fort Myers Beach Sand Bash is here !

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Real Estate Agent with 16 Sunview Blvd

Fort Myers Beach Sand Bash is here and runs through Sunday April 3, 2011.   Our island and amazing beaches is lucky enough to have two sand sculpting events !  The newest event is called the Fort Myers Beach Sand Bash and is in its first year.  Headquartered at the Fort Myers Beach Holiday Inn the event is open to visitors daily until the final judging on April 3, 2011. 

This event is different in that there will be nine 2 man/woman  teams working on carvings over two stories in height and over 400 square feet at the base.  A $10,000 purse is helping attract mastor carvers from all over. Event organizers promise to have about double the number of shuttles as for past events. 

Admission is $8 / day for adults with kids under 5 admitted free.  Four day passes are $20 for adults.  Fun, games, vendors, food and some amazing sand carvings await young and old. These pictures are from the 2010 Sand Sculptin event.

Fort Myers Beach sand castle event 2010

2010 sand castle event

Fort zMyers Beach sand castle event

Have a great time, bring your camera and call me if you would like some beach to call your own !   239  699-7128

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Website:   www.BillGillhespy.com

Fort Myers Beach Realtor

Comments (20)

Ellie McIntire
Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate - Ellicott City, MD
Luxury service in Central Maryland

That is a contest for VERY patient people. Great to view.

Mar 27, 2011 02:08 PM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Bill, I love this and it certainly defines the true artistic ability these sand sculptures have .. fabulous images. The white sand really adds almost a marble look. 

Mar 27, 2011 04:22 PM
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos
Hi Ellie, Patience, and a heap of talent is all it takes ! Hi William, thanks for the kind words. Ironically, we woke up this morning to a pretty good rain storm. They are just building the forms so I hope nothing washed away !
Mar 28, 2011 03:33 AM
Beth Larsen
RE/MAX Sedona - Sedona, AZ
Sedona Arizona

There's something magnificent about putting that much artistry and effort into something so temporary! Awesome photos, Bill.

Mar 28, 2011 07:55 AM
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Beth,  This will be our second sand carving event and I hope it is successful.  Had a hard rain yesterday and that may have caused some problems.  Good selling to you !

Mar 29, 2011 06:59 AM
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

I love these-the work they do is just amazing!

Apr 01, 2011 12:21 PM
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Debra,  The event draws about 30-40,000 visitors to the island.  Rain and high winds were a problem earlier in the week but they are back on track !

Apr 02, 2011 02:33 AM
Tom Waite
Thomas Waite Real Estate Broker - Cypress, CA
So Cal-Apartment Bldg Investments

Bill:

Sandcastles...I love it!

Another great Localism blog.

Keep on keepin' on.

Tom

Apr 02, 2011 04:42 AM
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos
Hi Tom, The talent, and patience, needed to do these successfully is amazing ! They make it look easier than it really is !
Apr 02, 2011 05:59 AM
Keisha Hosea- KASIHomes.com
KASI Homes - Chino Hills, CA
Real Estate Solutions For Real People

I just love the sand sculptures. I could look at them all day!

Apr 02, 2011 10:17 AM
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Bill, how they do this is simply amazing to me- such talent!  How long do the sculptures stay after the contest...do they just wash away?

Apr 02, 2011 01:57 PM
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos
Hi Keisha, Stay tuned ! Later today I'm posting the final day of this years contest. Amazing !
Apr 03, 2011 05:38 AM
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Mary,  I agree.  The talent level is truly amazing.  They have a sprayed on liquid consisting of water and white Elmer's Glue which helps protect them from the drying wind and sun.  They last for quite a while and eventually start to deteriorate.  Glad you enjoyed the pics.  Later today I will post the final pics of this years contest !

Apr 03, 2011 05:43 AM
Renée Donohue~Home Photography
Savvy Home Pix - Allegan, MI
Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer

You know these are my favorite posts of yours!

Where is the dolphin?

May 11, 2011 02:04 PM
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi ShackDiva, !!!    Glad you like the pics !  Talent level is out of sight !

May 12, 2011 03:51 AM
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

I’m always amazed at what sand sculptors can do with sand. I could never get my sand castle to last more than a few minutes.

May 27, 2011 04:05 PM
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Jim,  Nice to hear from you !  At this level of competition they use a mixture of Elmers' White Glue and water to spray on the finsihed sculpting.  The spray slows the evaporation of water and helps keep the surface from crumbling. 

May 28, 2011 04:35 AM
EC, JF, Double R and Zoey the Cool Cat
Russel Ray Photos - San Diego, CA

Ah, now we're talking. Beaches, sand, sand castles. I could get lost at the beach and never make it home.

Jun 13, 2011 01:53 PM
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Eric,  Easy to get wrapped up in the beach life.  Time well wasted !  Your beaches are some of the best !

Jun 14, 2011 04:05 AM
Yvette Chisholm
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Rockville, MD
Associate Broker - Rockville, MD 301-758-9500

That is some pretty impressive art work!   I hope it didn't rain...

Oct 24, 2011 08:37 AM

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