• The Point Reyes Beach as viewed from the Point Reyes Headlands

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2004 23rd Annual Sand Sculpture Contest

2004 Sand Sculpture Contest: Adults' Group 1st Place: Entry #01: Julia's Kitchen, by Malvino and Vance Miller
Adults' Group 1st Place: Entry #01: Julia's Kitchen, by Malvino and Vance Miller
 

The 23rd Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Beach was a great success with about 70 sculptures entered. The event was well attended by over one thousand participants and observers. The weather was sunny and hot, and a good day was had by all!

Below are photo galleries of the sand sculptures entered in the 23rd Annual Sand Sculpture Contest.

 

Missing photos. If you know the identity of any of the "2004 Unidentified Sculptures" or if you have a photo of any of the sand sculptures listed below, please contact us. Thank you.

  • "911 SC", by Dan Catherwood
  • Sculpture #27, by Arland Whiddon
  • Sculpture #30, by Andy Wallach
  • "Olema Dome", by the Roeder/Sura Family
  • "Osgiliath", by the Allen-Hyma/Wickersham Family
  • "Crush", by the Cralson Family
  • "Athens '04 - Olympic Stadium", by the Engerts
  • "Mayan Matrix", by the Popple Family
  • Children's Third Place Winner "Crab Castle", by Sabrina, Jacob and Marabelle
  • Children's group sculpture #4, by the Slern Meurer Kids.
  • "Super"

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Did You Know?

Fog-filled valley with yellow twilight glow over a ridge in the background. © John B. Weller.

The rich, lush environment of Point Reyes heavily depends on the fog. During rainless summers, fog can account for 1/3 of the ecosystem's water input. But recent studies have indicated that there has been about a 30 percent reduction in fog during the last 100 years here in coastal California. More...