Organized by the LEAP association

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Here comes the 31th edition of one of our favorite charity events in SF. 



Last year, the event had had to be postponed as a consequence of the Government Shutdown! But this year, we are back to the usual schedule.


The Leap Sandcastle Contest has become a real tradition and draws thousands of visitors each year for an afternoon of art in action that turns our beloved Ocean Beach into an ephemeral silent show with extraordinary characters.


We have had for example the year of the animals with   sharks, dolphins, frogs, divers were all gathered for an unusual parade, slowly destroyed by the ruthless wind and breakers (click on the image below).




Key facts:

About 30 teams of architects, engineers, contractors, designers...

30 SF schools represented by hundreds of students...

will cover about 1,5 miles of Ocean Beach...

The theme: Food Glorious Food!

Should open wide the possibilities for SF kids' imagination!


It is a serious and yet fun competition. Kids got prepared at school. They attended meetings, brainstormed on smart ideas, plans have been drawn, clay models shaped... Leap's ambition is to put arts in the midst of education through the programs the association implements in SF schools: noble and admirable purpose!


To go there, think bikes, roller blades, skates... and public transportation!


Please share your pictures with us ([email protected]) and we will publish them in the Gallery. Thanks a lot! 




Leap Sandcastle contest

Ocean Beach

Balboa and Great Highway level

Saturday, October 11, 2014

10:30am - 4:30pm.

More info on the event