In the words of Amazin’ Walter, “sand has been very good to me!” Walter discovered a love for stacking sand in 1978 as he dribbled his first sand in South Padre Island, TX. Since then, sand has virtually taken over his life, leading him to places all around the world. He credits his interest and enjoyment in the art to the sand on South Padre Island. Walter believes South Padre Island has some of the best natural beach sand in the world, and he’s certainly looked! He has won medals in countless master level competitions like the World Championships and has built sand castles both nationally and internationally in China, Japan, Belgium, Holland, Bermuda, Mexico, Canada, Taiwan, Qatar and Australia. When asked “Why Castles?” he responds that the traditional castle is his favorite and it still excites him to hear a casual observer comment, “now that’s a real sand castle!” Happy to be at the Ft. Myers Beach American Championships again this year he promises to have FUN, help others have FUN and UNLITTER!
Walter is from South Padre Island, Texas