AIA Sandcastle

Saturday August 25, 2018

Save the date! The 2018 AIA Sandcastle Competition will take place on Saturday August 25 on East Beach in Galveston, TX.

East Beach
1923 Boddeker
Galveston, TX 77550

All Sponsors | Become a Sponsor

Event Underwriter


Gold Bucket




Educational Boards Sponsor

Media Sponsor

First Aid Tent Sponsor

Friends of Sandcastle

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