San Francisco: Leap San Castle Contest has been cancelled.
UPDATE: Good News – Leap’s Sandcastle Contest has been rescheduled for November 9, 2013.
“Masterpieces in Sand” is the theme of this year’s LEAP Sandcastle Contest at Ocean Beach. Take a barefoot walk south of the Cliff House and you’ll find 400-square-foot plots in the sand showcasing 25 original creations: castles, monsters, and monuments to artistic imagination.
Before the event, architects and builders meet with schoolchildren in the classroom to develop ideas based on a set theme. Plans are finalized, clay models are shaped, team structure and schedules are defined, and tasks are assigned, all in preparation for the big day. On the morning of the event, teams arrive and await the whistle that signals the start of the contest. As soon as it sounds, four hours of intensive building begin. By the end of the day, the beach has transformed into a magical land of creatures, structures and characters.
WHAT: The 30th Annual Leap Sandcastle Contest is free to view.
WHEN: New date – Saturday, November 9, 2013, from 10am to 4:30pm.
WHERE: Ocean Beach (Balboa Ave and The Great Highway), San Francisco, CA.
2013 Leap Sandcastle Schedule
- 10:30am: Sandcastle building begins
- 11:00am-2:30 pm: Raffle prizes awarded
- 11:30am: Judges arrive
- 2:30pm: Sandcastle building finishes
- 2:30-3:30pm: Judges deliberate
- 3:30pm: Awards ceremony and team photos
- 4:30pm: Awards ceremony finishes