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WELCOME TO THE 31ST ANNUAL US OPEN 2011 SAND CASTLE COMPETITION!




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Just follow Imperial Beach Blvd to see some amazing creations that can be made from sand.








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This year there were more than 400,000 people who came to see these awesome sights that are around for only a few hours!








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This "SUBWAY - EAT FRESH" sand creation was an interesting sandwhich with its big lobster claws and legs coming out of it! (1st Place in the "Executive Sandbox" category by Subway)








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The popular "GEICO GECKO" even made it as a sand creation! (2nd Place in the "Executive Sandbox" category)









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Check out the amazing cobblestone work on the castle walls.










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This sand creation defies gravity!









Monopoly Game






Anyone for a game of "MONOPOLY"?










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This was the second "MONOPOLY GAME" this year. (1st Place in the "Best Replica" category by Silicate Based Life Forms)










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Adorable "HELLO SAN DIEGO BY CARS!" sculptures. (3rd Place in "Best Replica" by Bonin Islands)









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This was an underwater vehicle!











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You will fall in love with these "SEALS AND COMPANY", enjoying the sun! (3rd Place in the Creaturesof the Sea category by The Hungry Hungry Hippos)








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There is so much expression on this seal's face. What an outstanding job!









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Check out the little duck just sitting to the side watching the seals.






Beauty Salon






Here is the "BEAUTY SALON" with the octopus handling many clients at the same time.









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There is a Fish with curlers waiting for a comb out. I'm not sure what the lobster is waiting for.









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Check out the hair dryer & the turtle getting turtle wax on his shell.










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Here is a close-up on the cute turtle getting turtle waxed.






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This "Drowning Men" sculpture is a Giant Squid ripping apart a ship was fabulous! (2nd Place in "Creatures of the Sea" by Platt College)









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Here is another view of the Giant Squid! Check out the detail on this Squid!










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Here is a front view of the Giant Squid & Ship!










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This was one of the most inspirational sand creations. "THANK YOU TO THE TROOPS" was extremely moving. (1st Place in the Masters A category by IB Posse)









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Here is a closer view of this wonderful sand creation. The Flag was beautifully done!









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Here is a close-up of these two wonderful service men!









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"A TRIBUTE TO 30 YEARS OF THE SHUTTLE" was the 2nd best inspirational sand creation! The unbelieveable factor just kept going! (2nd Place in the Masters A category by Archisand)







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Check out Bay Doors that are open with canisters inside! Unbelieveable!!!










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Here is a funny "FOSTER FARMS IMPOSTERS"! (3rd Place in the Masters A category by Sand Squirrels)








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The tide decided to come in an hour early!









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I'm assuming the HOLLYWOOD Octopuss, with sunglasses, is a Nanny! Check out the rubber duckie & turtle!









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Check out the back of the octopuss where there is bucket with sand & building blocks!










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Check out the Baby in a diaper on the octopuss' head!










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This was an interesting sand creation called "GEAR HEAD"!










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The gears on top of the head were outstanding!









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This "PLANET OA" was a very interesting sand creation! (1st Place in the Masters B category byThe Green Lantern Corps)








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This Castle had hundreds of windows with a beautiful shell on the top.










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This sand creation of an abstract building defied gravity! It was outstanding!!!











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This "SURFING BUDDAH" was very cool.









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Check out his peace medallion around his neck!










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This sand creation was gorgeous, created by DogBag.com.











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Check out the beautiful arches of this castle! WOW!











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Here is the cute and creative "ANGRY BIRDS PEACE TALK" with lots going on. (2nd Place in the Masters B categoryby Shin Dig)









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This Castle was really detailed with the pig faces, arches and stairs.













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These Angry Birds are actually quite adorable. They are chubby and have such looks on their faces!









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"MY HOME IS MY CASTLE" was lovely!!!









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The lady was very elegant with her dress flowing around her!!!









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Here is the close-up of her castle!










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Here is the gorgeous "THOR GOD OF THUNDER"! Well Done!










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Here is the plaque "THOR GOD OF THUNDER"!






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Here is the cleaver "SEAING SANDIEGO"!











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Here is the "PLAIN SANDCASTLE"sand creation! (2nd Place in the Best Sculpture categoryby Rando's Commando's)







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Here is the rest of the "PLAIN SANDCASTLE"!










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Here is the awesome"IB JUNCTION" train sand creation! (1st Place in the Best Sculpture categoryby Coastal Carvers)







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Check out the craftsmanship in each train window as it goes in a tunnel !










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Here is the awesome IB Junction Train train from the front. Lots of detailed carving!










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Check out the craftsmanship in each of the windows on the other side of the train!









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Here is a little creature sitting in a barrel of water having a very good time, watching.











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Last, but not least is the "MERMAID IN THE SUN in a conch shell. Lovely!!! (3rd Place in the Best Sculpture by San Formers)








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It was very hard to see but, the man mermaid is holding the woman mermaid.











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Remember, when you are walking towards the beach take notice of the electrical boxes.







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Each one of these electrical boxes are miniature masterpieces!











Next stop is the 2010 SAND CASTLE COMPETITION!


Coming Soon:
More Sandcastle Competitions

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