Inaugural Dewey Beach Family Sandcastle Event

Date: June 12, 2018

Inaugural Dewey Beach Family Sandcastle Event

 

This Saturday, June 16th at 10:00 A.M.

 

Building tips and ideas by the one and only Darrell O’Connor

For those who do not know Darrell, here’s a summary of his background:

9 time winner of the Rehoboth Beach Sand Castle contest 

 

1st Place Pro-am division, 2014, 2015, 2017 Wildwood Crest Sand Sculpting Festival

1st Place Pro-am division, 2015 Siesta Key Crystal Classic Sand Sculpting Competition, Siesta Key Florida

2nd Place Pro-am division, 2017 Siesta Key Crystal Classic Sand Sculpting Competition, Siesta Key Florida

1st Place Adult Solo division, 2017 Blue Water SandFest – Port Huron Michigan

1st Place Adult Solo division, 2017 American Sand Sculpting Championships, Fort Myers Florida

 

We are planning a simple family fun day to come out, learn a little about building sand castles and play in the sand for a few hours. Our Future Goal....to build a mile long sandcastle from one end of Dewey to the other, from Chesapeake Street to Collins Avenue.

 

The current Guiness world record for longest sand sculpture is 16.96 miles and was set in Schaabe beach, on the isle of Rügen, Germany, on June 12 2011. However, that sculpture was made with non coastal sand that was brought in especially for the event. We want to attempt to set a record for the longest sand sculpture using natural beach sand for which we don’t believe a current record exists.  

 

This is a family fun day so bring your sand tools to the beach and learn some basic techniques for building sand castles and sand sculptures.  

 

As far as logistics:

Meet at the Sand Dune on Dagsworthy Avenue around 9:45 A.M. and we will start building at 10:00 A.M. We’ll also need some 5 gallon buckets to get water to wet the piles. These can get heavy so it would be best if parents and other adults could help tote water from the ocean to the piles. As for tools, we encourage people to bring their own, but we also have some to share.

 

Come One, Come All to Dewey Beach!