Organized by the LEAP association

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Here comes the 30th edition of one of our favorite charity events in SF. 




The event had been postponed as a consequence of the Government Shutdown! But now, the new schedule should be the good one.


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.


Last year, 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:

More than 27 teams of architects, engineers, contractors, designers...

27 SF schools represented by hundreds of students...

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

The theme: Masterpieces in Sand!

Should open wide the possibilities for 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

At Balboa and Great Highway

Saturday, November 9, 2013


More info on the event