18 teams competing in the first sandcastle contest of the season at Hither Hills State Park in Montauk. The contests run on Thursdays, between 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., until Aug. 29.
Will Hinchcliffe, 7, of Brewster N.Y., left, and
Will Hinchcliffe, 7, of Brewster N.Y., left, and his cousins John Hinchcliffe, 17, and Grace Nevin, 16, re-create the Big Bad Wolf and Three Little Pigs fairy tale in the sand at a sand castle contest at Hither Hills State Park in Montauk. Their sandcastle won first place in their age group. (June 27, 2013) (Credit: Brittany Wait)
Joey Rao, 7, of Bay Shore, created his
Joey Rao, 7, of Bay Shore, created his version of the Montauk Monster out of sand with his sister and brother during a sand castle contest at Hither Hills State Park in Montauk. Their sandcastle won first place in their age group. (June 27, 2013) (Credit: Brittany Wait)
Paige Carroll, 9, of Port Washington, and five
Paige Carroll, 9, of Port Washington, and five others built a kingdom made of sand at a sandcastle contest at Hither Hills State Park in Montauk. Their sandcastle won first place in their age group. (June 27, 2013) (Credit: Brittany Wait)

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The Big Bad Wolf and Three Little Pigs
The Big Bad Wolf and Three Little Pigs fairy tale was re-created in sand during a sandcastle contest at Hither Hills State Park in Montauk. (June 27, 2013) (Credit: Brittany Wait)
Kiernan Dennis, 13, of Port Washington, and five
Kiernan Dennis, 13, of Port Washington, and five others built a kingdom made of sand during a sandcastle contest at Hither Hills State Park in Montauk. Their sand castle won first place in their age group. (June 27, 2013) (Credit: Brittany Wait)
Paige Carroll, 9, of Port Washington, and five
Paige Carroll, 9, of Port Washington, and five others built a kingdom made of sand during a sandcastle contest at Hither Hills State Park in Montauk. Their sandcastle won first place in their age group. (June 27, 2013) (Credit: Brittany Wait)
Meagan Porter, 13, of Bellport, left, her brother
Meagan Porter, 13, of Bellport, left, her brother Jack Porter, 6, and cousin Jillian Hajek, 14, of West Babylon, created an octopus out of sand at a sandcastle contest at Hither Hills State Park in Montauk. (June 27, 2013) (Credit: Brittany Wait)
Joseph Contino, 11, of Port Washington, and five
Joseph Contino, 11, of Port Washington, and five others built a kingdom made of sand at a sandcastle contest at Hither Hills State Park in Montauk. Their sandcastle won first place in their age group. (June 27, 2013) (Credit: Brittany Wait)

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