AIA Sandcastle

Saturday June 3, 2017

6/1 Update:
As of noon today, City of Galveston and NOAA are reporting progressively optimistic tide and weather conditions for Saturday. Sandcastle will continue as planned.

As of Tuesday May 30th, Sandcastle is still scheduled for Saturday June 3rd. The decision to reschedule or cancel the event will be made within 24 hours of the scheduled event (most likely the morning of the event) based on beach and road conditions in Galveston at that time as well as current weather information from NOAA. We will immediately update our website and social media pages if and when a decision is made. Teams and sponsors will receive direct notice by email to the contact provided at the time of registration. Thank you.

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Galveston, TX 77550

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Sandcastle Building Tips


Top Two Tips from the Pros

1. Screen your sand of debris by using a laundry net. It will save you time and provide you a clean start.
2. Start on the Hard Pack, no soft sand foundations.


In the links below you will find people that provide building tips and private lessons.

Lucinda Wierenga - Private Lessons

The Amazing Walter - Private Lessons

Mark Landrum - Private Lessons

Andy Hancock - Private Lessons and How-to Videos

Sons of the Beach Shop - Tools, forms, Books and Tips

Sand Castle Central - Tips and How-to's

Helpful Video Links

The Tri-Tool

The Willysphere

Building an Arch