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!

Best Gifts for Desert Hikers

Best Gifts for Desert Dwellers Desert Hiking Gifts Under $25 Inexpensive gift that won't break your wallet while still being very cool and useful. The best budget friendly gifts for desert hikers include scarves and small water flasks. Keffiyeh / Shemagh Scarf A quality shemagh scarf is the perfect fashion…

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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

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. Surfing on sand dunes, unsurprisingly, was born as a way for surfers in Brazil to spend time when the…

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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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Sand-skiing: the latest sandsport fad
Sand-skiing. Photo courtesy of Martin GH.

Sand-skiing: the latest sandsport fad

If sandboarding is somewhat already established - or at least, widely practiced - as a sport, sand skiing could very well become the next big thing after Swedish olympic freeskiers Jesper Tjäder and Emma Dahlström filmed themselves with a GoPro while skiing down Cerro Blanco, the world’s tallest dune located…

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Snowboards and other boards you may (not) use on sand dunes
Man skateboarding on sand. Photo courtesy of Ilya Melnichenko.

Snowboards and other boards you may (not) use on sand dunes

Sandboarding may be increasing in popularity, but it is still a niche sport compared to its other, more popular “boarding” siblings. That said, before modern technology made it possible to manufacture boards specifically for sandy terrains, many people would rely on their snowboard or surfboard to slide down desert dunes……

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