Press Release: October 24, 2013

by SandMan on October 24, 2013

Ed Jarrett and Eco Building Products Announce Guinness World Records Visit to Sandy Castle
Watch Sculpting Live Online, Courtesy of NJ Discover Productions

October 24, 2013 | Point Pleasant Beach, NJ – Ed Jarrett, world-renowned sculptor and Guinness World Record holder for the Tallest Sandcastle, and sponsor Eco Building Products today confirmed that a Guinness World Records adjudicator will officially certify “Sandy Castle 2013, Second Edition” as the new World’s Tallest Sandcastle on the first anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Tuesday, October 29, 2013.  Additional details about timing will be released as they become available.

CJS - 51-08622“Thanks to the great support of Steve Conboy and his company, Eco Building Products, we’ve been able to secure an adjudicator from Guinness World Records to come out and officially certify that we have broken the world record for the tallest sandcastle,” says Ed Jarrett.  “This is such a wonderful reward for everyone who worked so hard to help us build both sandcastles this year – after all, the sand touched by everyone on the first attempt is the same sand that went into the second attempt.”

Earlier this year, Ed Jarrett’s first attempt to break his current tallest sandcastle record (37 feet, 10 inches) resulted in a 30+ foot sandcastle (“Sandy Castle”) that raised more than $50,000 for Hometown Heroes.  Fueled by his project’s fundraising success and the promise he made to more than 2,500 children (4,500 volunteers in all) who helped build Sandy Castle, Jarrett decided to make a second attempt at breaking the record – as well as continue raising awareness that people are still in need of assistance in their recovery after the storm – and he is currently sculpting Sandy Castle 2013, Second Edition, a sandcastle estimated at 40 feet tall.

Ed Jarrett is grateful for the involvement and support of NJ Discover Productions whose dedicated team has tirelessly worked to make sure the entire sandcastle construction process was, and remains to be, broadcast live via streaming online video.

About Ed Jarrett

Ed Jarrett volunteers his time to build sandcastles for charity.  He set his first Guinness World Record for the Tallest Sandcastle in 2003 when his creation standing 29 feet, four inches tall in Falmouth, Maine broke the record previously held in Finland.  Since then, he has broken his own record twice and holds the current record of 37 feet, 10 inches, set in 2011 in Farmington, Connecticut.  For more information about Sandy Castle, please visit  Sandy Castle is also on Facebook (Jarrett’s Castle), Twitter (@JarrettsCastle) and Instagram (@tallestsandcastle).

About Eco Building Products

Eco Building Products proudly supports Ed Jarrett’s attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the Tallest Sandcastle on the first anniversary of Superstorm Sandy.  Eco has been working with families since the storm trying to help them clean up and get back home.  The Sandy Castle project is just one way Eco is working to raise awareness that families still a need support to rebuild.  To learn more about Eco’s “We Have Not Forgotten” campaign to make sure no one is left behind, visit and

About Hometown Heroes

Hometown Heroes is an incorporated organization founded in 2008 to provide assistance to the community at large.  Hometown Heroes’ main purpose is to foster an environment of goodwill, generosity, and encouragement by supporting local communities when unexpected needs arise during a crisis without discrimination towards an individual’s ethnicity, gender, and age.  The organization provides an opportunity for all of us to give back to the community through professional assistance, financial assistance, and advocacy.  Hometown Heroes helps those in need, often with little or no time, to find a solution to a problem that at the time appears overwhelming.

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Jim Tyler October 26, 2013 at 6:57 pm

Lookin good! Hope all is well! Uncle Jim


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