Sanding Ovations has over 40 years of combined experience in sand sculpting. The company is owned and operated by Treasure Island, Florida residents Dan Doubleday and Meredith Corson.
Sanding Ovations has sculpted commissioned pieces for clients such as the NFL Super Bowl, NCAA Final Four, the Outback Bowl, Budweiser, Pepsi, Coca Cola, Frito Lay, SeaWorld, Disney World and Busch Gardens just to name a few.
Together they travel the world creating sand sculptures for hundreds of clients each year. Between the two, they hold 15 World Champion medals and have won or placed in every major competition they have entered. Their sculptures are emotional, thought provoking and often striking in their simplicity or at the other end of the spectrum, incredibly detailed.
They organize the annual Sanding Ovations Masters Cup Competition which is held in Treasure Island, Fl. the weekend before Thanksgiving. They also organize the annual Revere Beach National Competition which is held in Revere Beach, MA every July.
Sanding Ovations can bee seen on the Travel Channels’ Sand Blasters, The Extreme Sand Sculpting Competition and Sand Wars. They were also featured on the Today Show with Al Roker. You might have seen Al Roker carved out of sand by Dan Doubleday.
Dan Doubleday was discovered sculpting on a beach in Santa Cruz, CA. His technique was so advanced that he was invited to his first master event just months later.
He entered his first World Championship in ’96 where he won the coveted Sculptors Choice award, being the first North American to ever take that honor.
He now holds 8 World Champion medals. Dan constantly pushes the envelope with new ideas and strives for perfection in human anatomy.
Meredith is a World Champion Gold Medalist and has the honor of being the first female ever to win a medal at the World Championships.
Raised in New Bedford, MA, Meredith relocated to Florida in 1980 and started sculpting sand as a hobby. In 1996 she met Dan Doubleday at a competition.
Some of her titles include, World Champion Duos, 2 time American Duo Champion, 2 time North American Champion, Cervia, Italy Champion, 2 time Texas Sand Fest Champion, and Sand Castle Days Champion.