on the beach at 104th Avenue & Gulf Boulevard
Now in its 7th year, SANDING OVATIONS is Treasure Island’s Master Cup Sand Sculpting Competition and Music Festival, a four day competition of ten sand sculpting masters from throughout North America, Europe and Asia, who create astonishing works of art using nothing but sand, water and lots of their own imagination. Sanding Ovations is a free event held on the weekend before Thanksgiving at the Sand Sculpture Capital of Florida, Treasure Island.
Together they travel the world creating sand sculptures for hundreds of clients each year. Between the two, they hold 15 World Champion medals and have won or placed in every major competition they have entered. Their sculptures are emotional, thought provoking and often striking in their simplicity or at the other end of the spectrum, incredibly detailed.
They organize the annual Sanding Ovations Masters Cup Competition which is held in Treasure Island, Fl. the weekend before Thanksgiving. They also organize the annual Revere Beach National Competition which is held in Revere Beach, MA every July.
Sanding Ovations can bee seen on the Travel Channels’ Sand Blasters, The Extreme Sand Sculpting Competition and Sand Wars. They were also featured on the Today Show with Al Roker. You might have seen Al Roker carved out of sand by Dan Doubleday.