Wild Dolphin Sand Sculpture Contest

08/11/2012 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Keawakapu Beach, S. Kihei
Is a MWF event: 

Part of a weekend-long celebration known as Wild Dolphin Days, this sand sculpture contest is free and  open to all ages and all levels of sand sculpting experience.Participants are invited to work individually or as part of a family or group to create a sand sculpture in honor of wild dolphins. Prizes will be awarded to top entries in categories of Best Overall Entry by a Family or Group, Best Individual or Group Kids Entry (for kids 12 and under only), Most Realistic Dolphin, Most Creative Entry and Funniest Entry. All participants will receive a free dolphin poster and free dolphin guide. Some shovels and pails will be provided by Pacific Whale Foundation's team during the contest, but all are urged to bring their own tools, if possible. The contest begins at 9 am and continues to noon. Free registration takes place on the morning of the contest at the north end of Keawakapu Beach on the sand by Sarento's Restaurant. Judging will take place from 11:30 am to noon. During the judging, a Pacific Whale Foundation marine naturalist will offer a short talk on the beach aboutwild dolphins. Participants can also learn about dolphin photo i.d. and view Pacific Whale Foundation's catalog of individually identified spinner and bottlenose dolphins -- and try a dorsal fin matching exercise. For more information, call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.