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2018 Leap Sandcastle Classic


About The Event:
Join us for the 36th annual Leap Sandcastle Classic, Northern California’s largest sandcastle competition that supports an important cause: bringing essential arts programs into local schools. 

This unique sandcastle competition, nonprofit fundraiser, and community event brings over 3,000 people to San Francisco’s Ocean Beach every year to build super-sized sand sculptures with local students. 

Join us for a fun, FREE day on the beach with your family, friends, and neighbors! All event proceeds support Leap, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in San Francisco. The Sandcastle Classic will take place on November 3rd, 2018 RAIN OR SHINE! More info at

Get Involved with the #SandcastleClassic:
- Register a team:
- Donate to a team:
- Volunteer:
- Become an event sponsor:
- RSVP here and be entered into a free raffle to win a prize and the beach!  


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Sandcastle Classic

2017 Sandcastle Theme: 
"Castles, Castles, Castles!"
A throwback to classic sandcastles 

This year marks the 35th annual year of the Sandcastle Classic on Ocean Beach, the biggest sandcastle competition in Northern California.

Teams of architects, engineers, contractors, designers, corporations, and local elementary school students work together to build giant sand sculptures. The funds raised by teams and sponsors make it possible for Leap to continue to provide arts programs to Bay Area students.

  • Thousands of people attend Leap’s annual Sandcastle Classic, which is free to the community.
  • The event is covered by regional print and online media, and celebrity judges evaluate the final sand sculptures.
  • More than 25 local schools and 300 donating companies and advertisers participate.
  • In 2016, the top team raised over $49,696.
  • This year, we’re accepting a maximum of 30 teams. Sign up early to reserve your spot!
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