I gotta gloat a little.... i won "peoples choice again!"... it would look like a hometown advantage if you were here.... but i also won 3rd place!!!... in a vote by all the "Masters of Sand" (my fellow sculptors).... i am honored... i am lucky.... i am not going to disneyland......
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just kidding.... he didn't say that.... it is his first time and he is just taking a lesson.... it proves anyone can do it.... he doesn't even swim..... ???? he was all smiles after his lesson with South Padre Surf Company at www.spadre.com .... he was a little sore the day after.... wait'll they hear about this in Singapore!!!
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ChristyClown a local at South Padre Island shares the joy of "UNLITTERING!" with Singapore sandsculptor JOOheng Tan who is visiting the Sons of the Beach and will be a competitor at the 19th annual Sand Castle Days starting on the 19th of October. The Bay Watch Foundation promotes a clean Laguna Madre by organizing cleanups and teaching people not to throw ANYTHING (including cigarette butts) into or around our precious natural resource. photo by amazinwalter.com
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"Instrumental" by Team "Trowel and Error" The next episode of "Sandblasters - Extreme Sand Sculpture" was filmed this past weekend in San Diego. Can't get too specific - don't want to ruin the show for everyone! - but South Padre Island and the Lone Star State were well-represented this time, and sandy feet came home with a big --- smile on her face. Thanks in no small part to the efforts of her way-talented partner Kirk Rademaker.
The show is scheduled to debut on the Travel Channel on March 4, 2006.
"Sand Sculpting Sensations!"... a quote from the Virginian-Pilot on Saturday Sept, 30th, 2006....
"Walter McDonald, known as "Amazin' Walter", and his daughter Christy (the clown) McDonald, of Padre Island, Texas, work on their sand sculpture "Fit For A King" on Friday afternoon at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront on the first day of the North American Sandsculpting Championship."