2 April 2024 – CBC today unveiled the 10 top-tier sand sculpting teams set to compete in the fourth season of RACE AGAINST THE TIDE (10X30), premiering Sunday, April 28 with weekly back-to-back episodes on CBC Gem as of 9 a.m. ET and at 7 p.m. (7:30 NT) on CBC TV.

Season 4 of RACE AGAINST THE TIDE returns to the original format, bringing 10 of the world’s best sand sculpting teams to the scenic shores of New Brunswick’s Bay of Fundy. There, they face off in the most demanding outdoor art competition imaginable, battling not only each other but also the unpredictable forces of Mother Nature. Each week, the teams will have just six hours to create extraordinary works of art made entirely from sand, before the world’s highest tide rips them back out to sea. Ultimately, only one team will emerge victorious, claiming the $10,000 grand prize and the coveted title of Race Against the Tide champions.

Hosted by Canadian music icon, Maestro Fresh Wes, this gripping 10-episode competition series delves deep into the fascinating world of professional sand sculpting, shining a spotlight on the incredible artists who dedicate their lives to the world’s most physically challenging art form. Expert judges, five-time World Champion Karen Fralich and Master Sculptor Rusty Croft will decide which teams live to carve another day and take on the unstoppable tide.

Recently, Maestro Fresh Wes made history at the 2024 JUNO Awards as the first-ever hip-hop artist inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Additionally, on June 8, he will join this year’s Governor General arts award recipients, marking a groundbreaking achievement as the first rap artist to receive this honour.

Meet the Season 4 teams competing to be crowned Race Against the Tide champions:

• Amanda Bolduc & Lisa Donze (USA)
• Amin Balaghi & Afrooz Balaghi (Iran)
• Andrei Kudrin and Kateryna Kudrin (Squamish, BC)
• Joon Park & Mitsuhiko (‘Mitsu’) Hotta (USA and Japan)
• Joris Kivitis & Benoit Dutherage (Netherlands and France)
• Lucinda Wierenga & Emerson Schreiner (USA)
• Matt Diebert & Liam Diebert (USA)
• Morgan Rudluff & Delayne Corbett (USA and Penticton, BC)
• Thomas Meloche & Alex Girard (St-Rose-Du-Nord, QC and St. Jean Baptiste QC)
• Vaibhav Katwate & Gowri Nanjundaswamy (India)

Sand sculpting fans can watch seasons 1, 2 and 3 on CBC Gem prior to the Season 4 premiere. For ongoing story updates throughout the season, please visit cbc.ca/raceagainstthetide.

Race Against the Tide is executive produced by Matt Hornburg and Mark Bishop of marblemedia, a Blue Ant Media production company; Carly Spencer is showrunner and producer and Donna Luke serves as co-executive producer. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Entertainment, Factual and Sports; Jennifer Dettman is Executive Director, Unscripted Content; Alexandra Lane is Senior Director of Production; and Ann-Marie Redmond is Executive in Charge of Production.


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About Blue Ant Media

Blue Ant Media is a privately held, international production studio and rights business and channel operator. The company's studio creates and distributes a premium slate of programming, in all content genres, for streaming and broadcasting platforms around the world. Blue Ant Media also operates free streaming and pay TV channels under several media brands internationally, including Love Nature, Cottage Life, Smithsonian Channel Canada, BBC Earth Canada, HauntTV, Homeful, Drag Race Universe, Total Crime, HistoryTime, Love Pets and Love Drama. Blue Ant Media is headquartered in Toronto, with six international offices in Los Angeles, New York, Singapore, London, Washington and Sydney.

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April 2, 2024 6:00pm ET by Newsdesk  

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