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
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
Integrity Real Estate Group

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.

September 09, 2012 04:20 PM
Li Read
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)

Wow!   There is something quite magical about talent in an ephemeral medium.

September 09, 2012 04:55 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance

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

September 09, 2012 05:12 PM
Jane Peters
Connecting you to the L.A. real estate scene
Power Brokers Int'l

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

September 09, 2012 05:17 PM
Joan Whitebook
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services
BHG The Masiello Group

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

September 09, 2012 06:16 PM
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 -

September 09, 2012 06:48 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
GreatWest Realty

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!

September 09, 2012 07:31 PM
Tony & Darcy Cannon
The C Team
Keller Williams Legacy

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

September 09, 2012 07:51 PM
Monique Keith
Ahwatukeenulls Favorite Realtor, Buyers Agent with The Mike Mendoza Team
Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living

These are amazing! It's hard to believe these are made of just sand. Thank you for sharing!

September 09, 2012 07:54 PM
John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty *

Talent + Imagination = Stunning Beauty

September 09, 2012 09:09 PM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR

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.

September 09, 2012 10:34 PM
Christine Donovan
Broker/Attorney 800-610-7253 DRE01267479 - Costa M
Donovan Blatt Realty

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

September 09, 2012 10:38 PM
Sheila Anderson
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
Referral Group Incorporated

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

September 10, 2012 01:41 AM
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
Broker/ Owner HomeRome Realty-Author "Real Estate the Rome Way" 410-530-2400

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


September 10, 2012 03:34 AM
Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger

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.

September 10, 2012 04:24 AM
Bill Gassett
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate
RE/MAX Executive Realty

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

September 10, 2012 05:03 AM
Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books
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People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca

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

September 10, 2012 07:18 AM
Gretchen & Mel Ahrens

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.


September 10, 2012 08:59 AM
Ron & Alexandra Seigel
Luxury Real Estate Marketing


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

September 10, 2012 07:36 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709

Thank you for sharing these photos with all of us. The work that it takes and the results are so unique and amazing.

September 11, 2012 02:25 AM
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