Dave Cole heads an informal nudie group who regularly build castles at Blacks Beach, the countys unofficial clothing-optional beach.
He says building sand castles is such a popular activity at Blacks that group members store pails, shovels and sand molds at the beach nearly year-round.
But while Cole takes building sand castles seriously, the finished product is sometimes as raw as the folks building them.
As he puts it, We wont win any contests. Its more about fun.
Some of the sculptures built by Coles crew include a sandy airport, complete with control tower and landing strip, a replica of the San Diego Chargers football field and the ever-popular mermaid.
For those worried building a sand castle in the buff might get sand in their crotch, Cole reassures us thats never been a problem, claiming: Ive never built a castle while wearing a swimsuit.
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