Pop hits from the past few decades rang out to the Ocean Beach parking lot on Saturday morning, where thousands lined up a mile of coastline prepared for the 40th Leap Sandcastle Classic – a competition that brings together 4th and 5th graders year. schools across the bay to showcase their talents as architects and sculptors in the soggy Pacific sands.
“It’s very competitive,” said Jill Dineen, executive director of Leap, the San Francisco nonprofit that runs the competition each year to raise money for arts education in Bay Area schools. . “These teams come to play.”