Sand Blasters: The Extreme Sand Sculpting Championship returns for a third time to Travel Channel, with an explosive competition between man, sand, and pyrotechnics. Over the course of this grueling two-day competition, five of the eight sculptures are randomly selected for complete destruction by a Hollywood pyrotechnics crew. The ill-fated blast victims then have the remaining time to create another world-class work of art from scratch... The stress and excitement build to epic proportions as the world's greatest sand sculpting competition rages on.
Three of the sixteen individuals featured on the series are from South Padre Island, and if I may say so, they did a fabulous job of representing our Island. For those that haven't watched I won't spoil the suspense.
Team Trowel & Error
Together both on and off the sand, Lucinda and Kirk have combined their different styles to create one of the most unique teams on the beach. Last year they were blasted first, but came back to win second place with their "Instrumental" sculpture. In addition to participating in major and projects around the world, both also teach sand sculpting.
Team Nitty Gritty
This is Team Nitty Gritty's first trip to Sand Blasters. The father-daughter team of Amazin' Walter and Christy McDonald have made sand sculpting a family business, and together they have won numerous awards for their imaginative castles. Both sand sculpt year-round on the beaches of South Padre Island.
Meet the Sculptors : Sand Blasters : TV Shows
And more from the Travel Channel Web Site:
Check out clips from Sand Blasters III to learn about the rules of the game, the behind-the-scenes preparation of The Pound Up, how this year's Sand Blaster's Rookie fared at the event, and to see sculptures exploding in spectacular super slow motion. Watch now!
And get a behind-the-scenes look at how the explosives are prepared and executed in our Behind the Pyro clip.