SNAKES ALIVE: The giant snake was designed by eight-year-old Jack Steif as part of a competition run by Rotary and Mooloolaba State School.
SNAKES ALIVE: The giant snake was designed by eight-year-old Jack Steif as part of a competition run by Rotary and Mooloolaba State School. Patrick Woods

Sand artist brings Coast boy's dream to life

AN INTERNATIONAL sand artist and an eight-year-old Coast boy have joined talents to create an impressive, slithering sand sculpture.

Year 3, Mooloolaba State School student Jack Steif designed the snake as part of a competition run by Rotary and Mooloolaba State School for the Shaping Sands event over the October long weekend.

Jack Steif and Dennis 'The Sandman' Massoud.
Jack Steif and Dennis 'The Sandman' Massoud. Patrick Woods

Dennis 'The Sandman' Massoud helped bring the creature to life on the shores of Mooloolaba Beach, with event organiser Peter Eggleton from Rotary saying Jack's entry was a real stand-out.

"We chuckled when Jack said the snake needed to be nine metres long as Dennis might have needed a few more days for that,” Mr Eggleton said.

"It goes to show building sandcastles never gets old for kids and adults alike.”

Jack's mum, Kate Steif, said she was over the moon to hear her son had won the drawing competition.

"Jack is very meticulous and he put a lot of effort into this competition,” she said.

"He has a wonderful imagination and he came up with the design and artwork all on his own. I am very proud of his achievement.”


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