Sandboarding in Brazil
Sandboarding in Brazil. Photo courtesy of Idobi.

Sandboarding in Brazil

Brazil is thought to be the place where modern sandboarding was invented, when impatient surfers near Florianopolis decided to stop waiting for big waves in the ocean and hit the dunes instead. There are many great sand surfing spots which are popular amongst Brazilian dune surfers. Brazilian Sandboarder Dunas de…

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Huacachina Travel Guide

Huacachina is a tiny town in southern Peru, an hour away from the Pacific coast. The town is basically a collection of resorts and restaurants around a blue-green laguna surrounded by huge sand dunes. An antique image of the town is featured on Peru´s 50 soles bill. Its interest to tourists…

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Sandboading and Sand Sledding in Idaho
Bruneau Dunes State Park. Photo courtesy of Rickmouser45.

Sandboading and Sand Sledding in Idaho

Bruneau Dunes Bruneau Dunes State Park - Bruneau, ID Bruneau Dunes park boasts the tallest single-structured sand dune in North America with a peak rising 470 feet above the surrounding desert floor. Explore the dunes in your hiking boots or rent a sandboard from the Visitor Center, but off-road vehicles…

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Sandboarding in Washington State

The state of Washington is home to some great sand dune systems and smaller sand bowls, offering spectacular trails and opportunities for sand surfing. Sand Dunes of Washington Vantage Sand Dunes - Quincy, WA Dune area surrounding the Echo Basin and Frenchman Coulee near Vantage. Popular with hikers. Moses Lake…

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Best Sleds for Sand Dunes

If you want to get your hands on your very own sand sled, we have a few recommendations. The most important thing to consider when you buy a sandsled is the location you are planning to use it: this will determine whether you need a professional hardwood sand sled for…

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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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Sandboarding and sand sledding in Oregon
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Photo courtesy of Matt Kieffer.

Sandboarding and sand sledding in Oregon

The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area consists of roughly 50km of sand dunes up to 150m tall, and over the past couple of decades sandboarding has become one of the most popular activities in the area. Because of this, the city of Florence is sometimes referred to as the "sandboarding…

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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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5 Reasons You Should Try Sand Boarding

Sand boarding is a relatively recent action sport similar to snowboarding, except practiced on sand dunes. It is growing in popularity in different parts of the world, including the US, Peru, Australia and the UAE, and we believe that with the increase of desertification and impacts of global warming on…

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Best Barefoot Shoes for Desert Sand Dunes [2020]

Barefoot shoes offer the best compromise between natural movements, weight and protection of your feet. But when it comes to harsh desert environments and extreme weather conditions, you need to choose footwear that is both sturdy and breathable. If you want to enjoy the sensation of being barefoot on desert…

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