I drive up the coast nearly every day and saw this. I had to stop and take a picture. It’s crazy what these people can do with sand. Granted, it's not the same sand found at the beach. From what I gather, tons of this “special” sand is imported for these events.
I was listening to the radio this morning (BUZZ), and they were talking about checking out the Hampton Beach sand sculptures this weekend. One of the DJs offered a great question; do sand sculptors make any money? I mean honestly, who can say "Yeah, I make my living sculpting sand." It has to be something people do as a hobby.
Regardless, it's pretty friggin awesome!