Maxim Gazendim

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Current home base: The Netherlands


Maxim Gazendam was born in 1981 in The Hague (Netherlands).

He started sand sculpting in 1998 by coincidence after participating in a workshop.

A few months later he participated in the International Sand Sculpting Competition in Scheveningen.

Over the years his love for sand grew bigger and bigger. In 2005, he graduated the Technical University in Delft with a Master of Science of Architecture.

He enjoys working full time with sand, snow and ice.

Maxim participates in various competitions and festivals worldwide and loves teaching others how to sculpt.


Off Site Transportation

Avoid the crowds at the beach!  Take Route 11 to Siesta or Ride the Siesta Key Breeze Free Trolley Service on the island.

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