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!

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, the niche sport of “sand boarding” is getting more and more traction, with riders "surfing" on sand dunes…

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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, Peru's tallest sand dune.  As…

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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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Volcano Boarding: Where and how to sandboard on active volcanoes
Cerro Negro Volcan, Nicaragua. Photo courtesy of Ben Turnbull

Volcano Boarding: Where and how to sandboard on active volcanoes

Volcano Boarding (also Volcano Surfing, or Lavaboarding) is an extreme sport performed sliding down volcano slopes. It is entirely similar to sandboarding except it is practiced on active volcanoes in which a recent eruption has generated a dune of ashes and hardened lava. It has become a popular activity and…

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