Report: Sand Blast may not return to Atlantic City

Sand Blast Weekend’s debut in Atlantic City drew a smaller crowd than its previous years in Asbury Park, and the event may not return to the gambling resort next year, according to a published report.

Founder Brad Hurtado said the gay- and lesbian-oriented beach party drew between 1,000 to 1,500 last weekend, the Press of Atlantic City reported today.

However, on Hurtado’s online resume he states that between 3,500 and 5,000 people attended the event over the 12 years it was held in Asbury Park [above, shown in 2012], according to the Press report.

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