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RFD TV The Texas Country Reporter

Updated on June 26, 2012
RFD TV, The Country Reporter, Son of the beach
RFD TV, The Country Reporter, Son of the beach | Source

Sons of the Beach Sand Wizards

Visiting a friend today I watched Texas Country Reporter hosted by Bob Phillips on RFD TV and I was amazed by one of the artists presented.

Bob took us to South Padre Island, Texas where we met the Sons of the Beach Sand Wizards , Amazin’ Walter and his partner Sandy feet. They were working on the beach with the tide washing up only feet away, drifting toward the art piece they toiled to complete. When asked if Walter worried about the tides he said no. He and Sandy Feet realized that their art work would eventually be washed away. They said they were content with the pictures that captured their creations even though several day to weeks of crafting would eventually vanished into the ocean.

They were also asked if they had ever been called beach bums? They laughed and said, "All the time", agreeing with a smile that the title fit.

Sandy Feet and Amazin' Walter use only two ingredients, sand and water, to make their sand master pieces! They are the first known professional sand sculptors. They are best known for their arches, that they have now taught to countless others. As a matter of fact they spend much of their time teaching others this craft.

Their amazing creations have led them to travel the globe where they have been hired to make over 200 creations.

Take a look at the photo's and see if you are also amazed?


Amazin' Walter working on a sculpture
Amazin' Walter working on a sculpture | Source
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RFD TV, The Country Reporter, Son of the beach | Source

Sandcastle Lesson with the SoBs 12/8/07

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RFD TV, The Country Reporter, Son of the beach | Source
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RFD TV, Texas Country Reporter | Source

RFD TV

RFD TV comes as part of the standard package with Direct TV and is also available on dish Net work. I strongly suggest the channel if you are a rancher, farmer or lover of old time country music.

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      milleramanda53 4 years ago from Florida

      Very Cool

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      Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Au fait: Thank you I love them as well!

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      I love sand sculptures. I've seen dozens of pictures of them, and when I lived in Boston one of the malls there had a special event where sand sculptors went into the mall and built their sand sculptures down the centers of the corridors. That's the only time I've seen the sculptures for real. Some people are just so incredibly talented . . .

      Voting you UP!

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      Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Mark Rohde: Thank you so much for the great link!!!

      East Texas Girl: I wish I could go also but the only sand we have hear in nebraska is at the playground sandboxes! :(

      CloudExplorer: Me also! Stunned enough to write an article.

      J. Frank Dunkin: Yes they are amazing! I love how we see such amazing art through media now. Everything from cakes to sand art.

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      Joseph Franklin Dunkin Jr 4 years ago from Foley, Alabama

      Simply amazing!

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      Mike Pugh 4 years ago from New York City

      Wow this art is truly amazing, yup I am amazed, even though I've seen sand castles and build some myself as a kid, but I've never seen anything quite like this, and with such fine tuned detailing, how do they ever create such art forms of sandy beauty.

      I'm stunned, great hub here, lovely images, and you definitely deserve all the hublove you are sure to get. Nice one!

      Voted up and out no doubt.

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      Shana 4 years ago from East Texas

      Amazing photos. I have always wanted to go to a Sand Castle competition. But always miss for one reason or another.

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      Marc Rohde 4 years ago from Racine, WI

      Thanks for sharing this, I live about 20 miles from South Padre so I have had the opportunity to see these creations in person at the annual Sandcastles Days. The photos don't really do them justice.

      Having had the opportunity to meet Sandyfeet on a couple occasions its worth mentioning that if you are ever in the neighborhood you can take lessons with her. I am planning to do this as my youngest kid gets a little order.

      http://www.sandyfeet.com/sand/lssns.html

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      Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Rochelle Frank: Yes I love think they are really talented and I love RFD Telivison also.

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      Rochelle Frank 4 years ago from California Gold Country

      An amazing skill, especially when combined with such creative imagination. I haven't seen this edition of TCR, but RFD-TV is a favorite at our house.

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      Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Peggy W. Thanks and I will share for you also!

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      Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Mollymeadows; I agree! Thanks for reading!

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      Mary Strain 4 years ago from The Shire

      So intricate and beautiful! It's a shame they can't last forever. Thanks for sharing them!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I'm so glad that I clicked on this hub to read. Truly enjoyed seeing these marvelous sand castle designs on South Padre Island. They do it in Galveston every year also and have yet to make it down at the right time to see this in person. Would be fun! Voted up and interesting...also will share. Thanks!

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      Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      whydthathappen: Funny I think I missed my calling also! LOL

      and Julie DeNeen: Thank you I think they are very cool also!

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 4 years ago from Clinton CT

      Cool pictures! Thanks for sharing :) voted up!

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      WhydThatHappen 4 years ago

      See, I always knew I would be a great sand sculptor, but my younger brothers had a different vision for my life. I would spend hours just feeling out the texture and consistency of the sand while picturing the perfect sand castle. I would always start with the moat, though (it's necessary to protect the castle from the ever closer crashing waves, and as I would pile up the sand from the moat into the center of the little isle, my brothers would run over and kick the sand back into the moat. Sadly, this is why I had to turn to wrtiting; my backup plan.

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      Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      mckbirdbks: glad you enjoyed the hub!

      always exploring:I am with you on the RFD TV. Definately a differant tone from what is normal viewing but, I love it.

      CrazedNovelist: Thank you!

      kashmir56: That sounds like fun! I will hop over and share for you also. Thanks so much for that!

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      mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Those are quite the sand structures. What fun everyone had. Thanks for such a fun hub.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I am amazed at the beautiful artwork. I have RFD TV and i love it. I love country music and seeing the stars when they were young is a real treat. Thank you..

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      A.E. Williams 4 years ago from Hampton, GA

      Awesomeness.

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Angela , it is so amazing how these men and woman can do these awesome sand sculptures they are all so beautiful and detailed in every way ! At the beach near my home they have sand sculpture contest every year, one day they have it for kids and the next day for men and woman. There were a lot of great sand art there last year.

      Vote up and more !!! SHARING !

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      Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Trinty M: Thank you!

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      Trinity M 4 years ago

      WOW! Interesting hub. I love the sand art. There is something mystical about creating something so beautiful that will not last… kind of like an analogy of life really. Voted up.

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      Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Kalmiya : Thank you I was very impressed!

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      Kalmiya 4 years ago from North America

      Thanks for the photos of such amazing sand art; voted up!

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      Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      MizBejabbers: I enjoy the channel very much also I will have to watch the Steam Trains or wait for your article!:)

      Xstatic: I was truely amazed myself! The contest sounds exciting and like a great article for you in the making!

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Truly unbelievable that sand and water can make such intricate and beautiful designs. There are some sand art contests in Seaside, Oregon. I will have to take it in now to see these great pieces.

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      MizBejabbers 4 years ago

      Wow! Angela, these guys are amazing! We discovered RFD tv several years ago, and my husband especially likes their shows on steam trains. I would have never thought of doing a hub. How innovative!

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      Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Laurinzo Scott: Thank you!

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Hey , great hub Angela , I always look forward to to your writing... Incredible art... should never wash away, wow!

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      Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      mary615 Thank you for the proofing. This is helpful and esp for sharing I will hope over and share for you also.

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      Hi, this is amazing! Such beautiful art just to be washed away. This is a very interesting Hub.

      I'll vote it up, and share so others may see this!

      check your spelling on the first sentence. Should be "friend", I think.

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