Christy McDonald Atkinson

South Padre Island, Texas
Master Duo Team with The Amazin’ Walter McDonald

About Christy

Christy McDonald Atkinson got her start playing in the sand alongside the Amazin Walter (her Dad). She has competed and placed in many competitions with him, including:

  • Neptune Festival in Virginia Beach
  • The World Championships in Harrison Hot Springs Canada
  • Texas SandFest
  • Expo Quebec in Canada
  • Sand Blasters 3 in San Diego
  • Sand Castle Days on sunny South Padre Island
  • Siesta Key Classic in FL
  • SandBash in Ft Myers, FL

Christy is currently working as the Entertainment Director for Osprey Cruises on South Padre Island. She calls herself the Empress of the Sea! She also had a big hand in helping the Red Dragon Pirate Cruise of Port Aransas get under way. “There’s nothin’ like bein’ a pirate! I have had some great jobs. From working at Disney World to being a clown for Ringling Bros. Circus. I love entertaining people. Sand is just another way to bring smiles to everyone.”

She is very excited to have the opportunity to compete at Port Aransas again with Dad. Christy is also very happily married to Captain Darren Atkinson, the love of her life.



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