Gallery

I saw an angel in The marble
and carved until I
set him free.
Michel Angelo

Solo 2011

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division Fort Myers Beach, FL 2011

Solos 2010

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Federal Way, WA

Solos 2008

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2008

Solos 2007

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2007

Solos 2006

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2006

Solo 2005

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2005

Solos 2004

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2004

Solos 2003

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2003

Solos 2002

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2002

Solos 2001

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2001

Solos 2000

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2000

Solos 1999

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 1999

Solos 2011 Second Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, FT Myers Beach FL 2011

Solos 2010 Second Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Federal Way, WA

Solos 2008 Second Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2008

Solos 2007 Second Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2007

Solos 2006 Second Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2006

Solos 2005 Second Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2005

Solos 2004 Second Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2004

Solos 2003 Second Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2003

Solos 2002 Second Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2002

Solos 2001 Second Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2001

Solos 2000 Second Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2000

Solos 1999 Second Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 1999

Solos 2011 Third Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Ft Myers Beach, FL 2011

Solos 2010 Third Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Federal Way, WA 2010

Solos 2008 Third Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2008

Solos 2007 Third Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2007

Solos 2006 Third Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2006

Solos 2005 Third Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2005

Solos 2004 Third Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2004

Solos 2003 Third Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2003

Solos 2002 Third Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2002

Solos 2001 Third Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2001

Solos 2000 Third Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 2000

Solos 1999 Third Place

World Championship of Sand Sculpting solo division, Harrisands, BC 1999

Doubles 2011

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Siesta Key, FL 2011

Doubles 2010

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Federal Way, WA 2010

Doubles 2008

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2008

Doubles 2007

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2007

Doubles 2006

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2006

Doubles 2005

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2005

Doubles 2004

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2004

Doubles 2003

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2003

Doubles 2002

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2002

Doubles 2001

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2001

Doubles 2011

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2011

Doubles 2010

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2010

Doubles 2008

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2008

Doubles 2007

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2007

Doubles 2006

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2006

Doubles 2005

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2005

Doubles 2004

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2004

Doubles 2003

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2003

Doubles 2002

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2002

Doubles 2001

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2001

Doubles 2011

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2011

Doubles 2010

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2011

Doubles 2008

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2008

Doubles 2007

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2007

Doubles 2006

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2006

Doubles 2005

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2005

Doubles 2004

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2004

Doubles 2003

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2003

Doubles 2002

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2002

Doubles 2001

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Doubles division Harrisons,BC 2001

Teams 2010

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Federal Way, WA 2010

Teams 2008

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2008

Teams 2007

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2007

Teams 2006

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2007

Teams 2005

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2005

Teams 2004

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2004

Teams 2003

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2003

Teams 2002

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2002

Teams 2001

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2001

Teams 2010

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2010

Teams 2008

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2008

Teams 2007

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2007

Teams 2006

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2006

Teams 2005

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2005

Teams 2004

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2004

Teams 2003

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2003

Teams 2002

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2002

Teams 2001

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2001

Teams 2010

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2010

Teams 2010

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2010

Teams 2008

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2008

Teams 2007

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2007

Teams 2006

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2006

Teams 2005

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2005

Teams 2005

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2005

Teams 2004

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2004

Teams 2003

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2003

Teams 2002

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2002

Teams 2001

World Championship of Sand Sculpting Team division Harrisons,BC 2001

Simplicity is the ultimate
sophistication.
Leonardo da Vinci

About

The World Championship of Sand Sculpting

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY : sUZANNE aLTAMARE IS NOW THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF SAND SCULPTING. dATES AND LOCATION FOR 2014 COMING SOON.

 

 

A true artist
is not one who is inspired,
but one who inspires others.
Salvador Dali

Event
Schedule

For immediate release!
The World Championship of Sand Sculpting
Now accepting applications from host communities and interestes properties
To host the 2014 world championship of sand sculpting and tournamant of champions qualifying events
Interested parties should contact us directly at info@wcsandsculpting.com or call 781-249-1494

For immediate release!
The World Championship of Sand Sculpting
Now accepting applications from host communities and interestes properties
To host the 2014 world championship of sand sculpting and tournamant of champions qualifying events
Interested parties should contact us directly at info@wcsandsculpting.com or call 781-249-1494

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where
there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Simplicity is the ultimate
sophistication.
Leonardo da Vinci

Key
Features

Featured video &
Frequently Asked
Questions

Video

FAQs

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions in sand sculpting along with answers from our world champion experts

How do you build them so tall?
Giant Navy helicopters fly in giant buckets. We use huge cranes to lift off the buckets. Actually we simply build wooden or plastic forms and stack them on top of each other. We remove the forms and carve from the top down.
What is the wire sticking out of the top of every sculpture?
It is an antenna signaling alien life form. Its a lightning rod. Actually it is a deterrent from large birds that might otherwise perch on top of the sculptures causing damage.
How do you get the sand to stick together so well?
We use the best sand possible. A fine grain, non-eroded sand with lots of tiny flat edges to hold all that water. Between each grain of sand there is a tiny water bridge holding them together. The sand is compressed together in wooden forms to remove most of the air. The less air, the stronger the bond.
How long do the artists have to complete their sculptures?
Each sculptor or group of sculptors has a total of 25 hours to completely carve all the sand in their plot.
How does someone become a professional sand sculptor?
It takes passion, drive, skill, a willingness to learn new things. A little luck doesn't hurt either. There are competitions all over the world and marketing companies looking for a way to attract large crowds. Become good enough, and you get to compete at one of these competitions or get hired to create sand sculptures for a living.
What is that stuff you spray on the sculptures?
We use the term windscreen because that is what it is intended to do. It forms a protective barrier on the outside of the sculpture that prevents the wind and sun from blowing away the detail. It is made from 1 part biodegradable glue and 10 parts plain water. We do not mix it with the sand. It is not intended to hold the sculpture together, only to prevent erosion.
How long will the sand sculptures last?
There are many factors that determine the life span of one of these amazing ephemeral creations. Construction, compaction and the overall design will play as large a part, as will Mother Nature herself. A well thought out design with excellent compaction and construction can last for months even in the harshest of weather conditions. On the other hand a poorly designed or compacted structure or one that has stretched the limits of the sand itself may not survive for more than a few minutes or hours.

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain
an artist once once we grow up.
Pablo Picasso

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