‘B’ Street Pier
1140 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

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Lucinda “Sandy Feet” Wierenga

Lucinda “Sandy Feet” Wierenga

Sculpting Since: 1987
Location: South Padre Island, TX

She has competed in Masters level competitions and worked on projects around the world for over 30 years and has earned the wonderful appellation, “Sandy Feet.” She invented the job of “sandcastle instructor,” offering lessons and team building exercises to tens of thousands on South Padre Island since 1990, and reached untold numbers more with her best-selling how-to book, Sandcastles Made Simple, Step-by-Step Instructions, Tips and Tricks . . . .

She is the co-founder and producer of Sand Castle Days, a Texas-size tradition during early October each year. The festival includes amateur and professional sand carving, a Mercado, live entertainment, kids’ water slide and bouncer and bull riding competitions. Her latest project is the South Padre Island Sand Sculpture Trail, a permanent year-round exhibition of about 30 sculptures that are maintained, repaired, added to and re-carved as needed by local artists. About 30 sculptures that are being maintained, repaired, added to and re-carved..

Website: www.sandyfeet.com

USSSC + DAE is cancelled.

It was our great honor to have produced this iconic event for 8 years.  USA Today had named it to the ‘Top 10 in the Nation’ and American Express called it ‘one of the top 20 seaside festivals in the world’.

Hundreds of millions of media impressions were registered worldwide and over 40,000 attended the festivities each year on the downtown San Diego embarcadero. 

We thank the Master Sand Artists from Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas who created magnificent sculptures from nothing more than sand and water, as well as the artists who work in other media, the entertainers, food providers, sponsors, media, staff, suppliers, volunteers and the Port of San Diego who made the event possible.

Should a title sponsor or new production company wish to bring it back to benefit local non-profits and the Southern California community at large, we will endeavor to help advise as long as we are able. 

For now, enjoy the website from years past.*

Thank you once more.

Joyce and Gordon Summer, Executive Producers

on behalf of Bruce, Tricia, Steve and the entire USSSC team.

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