Morgan Rudliff

Craig Mutch

Morgan Rudluff is a beach-loving born an’ raised California girl who serendipitously stumbled into sand sculpting in 2007.

By 2011, she was traveling full time, appearing on TV shows, giving media interviews, professionally competing, and spreading general joy through art and creativity to people far and wide.

Rudluff considers herself to be quite privileged and very lucky to have been able to make a living doing such fun unique work, and still to this day, is grateful for the opportunity to travel and be creative.

In 2018 Rudluff made the complicated choice to put sand sculpting on the back-burner and focus on a new career in the healing arts. She now currently works full-time as a massage therapist splitting her time between her private practice in Oakland, CA and as a massage therapy instructor at the San Francisco School of Massage & Bodywork.

Rudluff considers all her years as a sand sculptor to have been instrumental in how she approaches bodywork: “Both of my careers have been equal parts art, design, science, composition, education, adaptability, attention to detail, creativity, intuition, and absolute love for what I am doing. Plus, I usually get to work barefoot doing both!”

When not doing massage or sand sculpting, Morgan spends her time in the Bay Area taking improv classes, working in her garden, and going to see live music.


sidew 1st solo

2022 Solo First place

side 1st place doubles

2022 Doubles First place

Recently named America's #1 Beach, the Siesta Key Crystal Classic has become a favorite of the professional sand sculptors who have competed here.




The free Siesta Key Breeze Trolley runs daily from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm to and from Siesta Key Village and Turtle Beach. A mobile app is available to track the trolley in real time.

New transportation on and off Siesta Key is now available via Sarasota County’s OnDemand Service.

Customers can request a ride via a mobile app, which is available in app stores for iPhone and Android devices, online at, or by calling 941-300-1553. OnDemand uses accessible minivans and operates similarly to today’s popular ridesharing services like Uber and Lift. The OnDemand vehicle will pick up customers and take them to their destinations within the same zone.