STUART, Fla. - With no school Monday, a lot of families on the Treasure Coast went to the beach on Saturday before the storms came rolling in.
In Stuart, the Florida Oceanographic Society hosted its inaugural sand sculpting contest at Stuart Beach.
Contestants had three hours to build their creation.
After the judging took place, it was up to Mother Nature to see how long the sculptures would stay upright.
"We basically made a big sea turtle and we made it have little babies because we made a sea turle family because we're family oriented and our team was constructed as our family," said Kimberly Salazar.
The Florida Oceanographic Society wants to remind beachgoers that turtle nesting season runs through October.