Extreme sports and activities on sand – whether at the beach or on desert dunes. Think sandboarding, sand sledding, dune buggy, and riding dirt bikes on sand!

Sand Dune Climbing

Sand dune climbing differs from hiking for the lack of trails and the fact that you are, well, attempting to climb on a huge pile of soft sand, ending up half step back after each step forward. Dune climbing is no easy feat, but the challenge is what makes it…

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Best Gaiters for Desert Hiking & Running

When it comes to desert camping and backpacking gear, gaiters are sometimes overlooked. These protective ankle and lower leg coverings can really make a difference when hiking across sand dunes in the hot desert sun, as they offer an extra layer of protection against debris, scorching sand, and snake bites.…

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Best Gifts for Desert Hikers

Going to the desert or know someone who is? There is plenty of useful gear you can gift to people who are backpacking or camping in the sand dunes, which are both useful and functional. Below, our personally curated gift ideas for birthdays, anniversary and "white" Christmas celebrations... or just…

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Sand Kiting: Kitesurfing on sand
Kiteboarding on Claggan Beach, Erris. Photo courtesy of Comhar.

Sand Kiting: Kitesurfing on sand

What is sand kiting Sand kiting is to kitesurfing what sandboarding is to snowboarding. It was a matter of time before extreme sports enthusiasts would attempt to harness the power of wind to surf on sand dunes using a power kite. Sand kiteboarding can be practiced by attaching a really…

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Volcano Boarding in Nicaragua – Cerro Negro Sandboarding
Cerro Negro Volcan, Nicaragua. Photo courtesy of Ben Turnbull

Volcano Boarding in Nicaragua – Cerro Negro Sandboarding

Surfing on active volcanoes, officially volcano boarding or ash boarding, is an extreme sport similar to sandboarding but practiced on dunes made of hardened lava and volcanic ashes. There are currently only a handful of locations worldwide where this sport can be practiced, with the most popular destination being the…

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Discover sand surfing: sliding down sand dunes

Extreme sports have always been a result of adventurous people trying to challenge themselves and experiment with their surroundings in order to find new exciting and thrilling ways to have fun. Today, “sand boarding” is practiced extensively on both beach and desert sand dunes worldwide. What is sand surfing? Sandsurfing…

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Best Dirt Bike Chain for Sand Dunes

Best Chains for Sand Dunes Regina Gold-X Features Chain Application: OffroadChain Length: 120Chain Type: 525Color: Gold New, high-performance ZR chains with new patented Z44 seal Z-ring sections.Z-ring flexes when assembled, creating a spring effect that guarantees seal will not diminish over time.Z-ring section also provides enhanced chain flexibility.Features high-alloy steel…

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Sand duning and off-roading in the desert
Sand Duning in Arizona. Photo courtesy of Kvnga.

Sand duning and off-roading in the desert

Off-roading (driving vehicles over natural terrains and landscapes rather than artificial pavements, that is, driving “off road”) is one of the most exciting activities you can do on a desert adventure, where it takes the name of sand duning. It’s hard to explain the thrill of riding a car through…

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