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

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Memories from 2015 event


Melineige Beauregard from Canada won the Grand Prize and took ii all this year with her ‘In the Zone” sculpture. All World Masters drew on the 1,000 year history of the Olympics for their themes and their work was absolutely sensational … best ever in the history of the event! It’s now Challengers 3 and U.S. Masters 1 in the four contests run since the largest sand sculpture extravaganza in California moved to a pier in downtown San Diego.
Here are some photos from the 2015 World Masters’ competition. Watch this space for more, plus shots taken of the Team Competition as well. Wow. Can’t wait for 2016.


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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