Happy Father's Day from Sand Odyssey!
Our Summer 2014 resort lessons are well underway, and Sand Odyssey is also available for private sandcastle lessons and special events! Please visit our Lessons page to send a lesson request!
Sand Odyssey offers every sort of sand sculpting and sandcastle activity available in northwest Florida. From the design and construction of multi-day commercial projects to team-building events, weddings, marriage proposals, and sandcastle lessons for families and groups, we can make your northwest Florida vacation or special event even more memorable. Let Sand Odyssey be your place to go for sandcastles and sand sculptures in Northwest Florida!
Contact Sand Odyssey:
86 Crescent Rd
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Who is Sand Odyssey?
Mark Flynn played in the sand for years before taking it seriously. After winning a half dozen north Florida contests, Mark entered his first Masters level event in 1999 in St. Petersburg. The experience of carving alongside the best sand carvers in North America was enlightening, and he wasn't last. His proudest result was the 2002 Judges' Favorite trophy at Seal Beach, CA, where he headed up a small team of USC students, including his son Michael.
Retiring from his "real" job in 2003, Mark spent most of that June carving for Sculpta on a big commercial project in Belgium. Afterwards, a decision had to be made: either sign up with Sculpta for a longer third summer or work independently in Florida. Hence, the birth of Sand Odyssey.
Today, Mark Flynn spends most of his time at home in Northwest Florida's Walton County doing specialized sand sculptures, sandcastle lessons, and sandcastle experiences for people both local and from around the world!
Kevin Nall's first project with Sand Odyssey was Memorial Day weekend, 2004. Mark & Kevin combined to carve a 17 domed version of an elaborate Russian church at the Village of Baytowne Wharf. The pair have teamed up to win the Panama City Beach Lobsterfest contest four times and Pensacola Beach's Fiesta contest twice. Even though Kevin has maintained his full-time job in the building materials industry, his sand carving talent supports Sand Odyssey on a variety of commercial projects each year. His academic education in commercial art at Hillsborough Community College is put to good use for Sand Odyssey.