Sand boarding and dune sledding present unique difficulties that make traditional types of board sports equipment poorly suitable for riding on sand. It wasn’t until board manufacturers started using Formica and other smooth surfaces for the sandboard bases that riders could achieve high speeds and perform daring tricks on sand dunes without friction. This new technology for a sand sliding board, combined with the sport’s increasing popularity, spawned the emergence of sandboard manufacturing as well as the retail production of other sandboarding equipment, such as sandboard waxes.

Nowadays, sandboarding boards can vary in design, size, board material and base surface, and each is primarily determined by where and how a sandboarder rides. Terrain boards usually come equipped with foot bindings so that you can stand while sliding, effectively mimicking the act of “surfing” on sand. Dune sleds, on the other hand, are meant for you to either sit or lay down on your belly and may even accomodate more than one person at the same time.

Our selected sand boards are made of a combination of a hardwood ply deck with a laminex covered base, which ensures both durability of the board and reduces friction with sand with the aid of wax. Which board is best for you ultimately depends on your experience, boarding style and preferences, so make sure to know what sandboard dimensions and tail shape will better fit your needs.

Sandboard dimensions – how to choose a sandboard

Dune boards which are smaller – between 90cm – 130cm – with a swallow tail are ideal for beginners or those who enjoy a straightforward, well-balanced ride. Longer boards of around 130cm – 160cm with twin tips (= round) are better suited for sandboarding pros who love to jump, carve and do tricks while sliding.

Let’s have a look at our selection of best boards and sleds for sand dunes as of 2020:


Best sandboards for sale in 2020


1. Diamond Back 115 Terrain Sandboard

Best for beginners
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Compact all-purpose board that makes a great option for both experienced and hobbyist sandboarders.

Board features 
  • Base material: 9-ply maple veneer deck
  • Length: 115cm
  • Width: 27cm
  • Side cut: 1cm
  • Swallow tail
Description

The Diamondback 115 is a Smaller lightweight sand board excellent as an all round board. The high profile nose allows for fast runs, combined with fishtail back for greater stability for all skill levels.

This board has a high profile nose and low profile tail. Also a smooth front rail design with hard side rails. Comes with Dakine Foot Straps and Slip Face Sandboards three way positioning foot pads. The base of the sand boards are made with a .8mm high pressure laminate.

Why we love it

This is a compact all-purpose board that makes a great option for both experienced and hobbyist sandboarders. A perfect first sandboard for those who never owned one before.


2. Venomous Sport 120 Terrain Sandboard

Most popular in the US

Versatile jump board, endorsed by the Sand Master Park and Dune Riders International!

Board features 
  • Base material: birch/maple hardwood ply deck
  • Length: 120cm
  • Width: 30cm
  • Twin tips
Description

The Venomous Sport is a legend in the industry. Full rocker performance and twin tips make it the master of the trick on sand. Exceptional recoil flex gives the Sport the ability to “pop” off a jump like no other sand board and absorb landing impact with ease.


For switch riders and jumpers this is the best choice and the most popular model with the pros today. The Sport is also a great choice for sand kite boarding or tow boarding of all types as it allows a full range pivot point and twin tips. Round edge design virtually eliminate edge grab and offers the feel of surfing to the pilot.

Why we love it

This is the perfect combo of terrain and jump technologies for a sandboard, and easily one of the most popular sandboards in the US – endorced by both the Sand Master Park in Oregon and by the Dune Riders International club! Moreover, it is a relatively cheap sandboard that comes together with a free (!) Doctor Dune’s Speed Wax.


3. Kestrel Wingtail 127 Terrain Sandboard

Best for stability
Sandboards for sale online at Sand-boarding.com

Wider board with a swallow tail for better control and stability.

Board features 
  • Base material: 9-ply maple veneer deck
  • Length: 127cm
  • Width: 29cm
  • Swallow tail
Description

The Kestrel Wingtail 127 is a pro board designed for greater speed and better control. This longer and wider board makes it perfect for riders of all sizes and adds extra stability.

This sand board has a high profile one directional design with an even wider W cut tail. This design allows for much more control and precision when carving with your board. Also a tapered side rail with set back straps. It comes with Dakine foot straps and our three way positioning foot pads.

Why we love it

This is sandboard allows for high levels of stability and movement control, without compromising speed.


4. Ascend 107 Terrain Sandboard

Skateboard-like
Sandboards for sale online at Sand-boarding.com

Twin tip terrain sandboard for easy tricks while sliding.

Board features 
  • Base material: 9-ply maple veneer deck
  • Length: 107-110cm
  • Width: 26cm
  • Side cut: 1.8cm
  • Twin tips

The Ascend 107 is a smaller, light weight board excellent as an all around sliding board. This is a good entry level sand board for both childern and adults, as well as all other skill levels. Its small size and light weight make it easy to maneuver, perform tricks and execute jumps.

This board has a medium profile twin tip design. It also has a smooth side rail design with centered straps. Comes with Dakine Foot Straps and Slip Face Sandboards three way positioning foot pads.

Why we love it

This sand board really feels like a skateboard! It’s small, lightweight and easy to carry, and allows you to easily jump and do tricks on sandy terrains. And you can get it for quite a cheap price, making it a perfect choice for beginners.


5. Sidewinder 127 Carve Sandboard

Best Carving Board
Sandboards for sale online at Sand-boarding.com

Large professional board for carving enthusiasts.

Board features 
  • Base material: 9-ply maple veneer deck
  • Length: 127 cm
  • Width: 29cm
  • Side cut: 2.2 cm
  • Twin tips

The Sidewinder 127 is a longer and wider sand board made for carving and speeding down the dunes. The wider board and wider stance allows for more comfort and balance for larger riders.

This board has a high profile twin tip design with a tapered rail design and centered straps. Comes with Dakine Foot Straps, Slip Face Sandboards three way positioning foot pads and heel straps.

Why we love it

If you enjoy carving like a madman than look no further: this is the perfect sand dune board for you. It’s long, it’s wide, and it’s cool.


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