Where to go sandboarding in the US

The popularity of sandboarding and related sports has boomed in recent years and there are now many opportunities to practice sand duning across the United States. As a matter of fact, some of the best sand dunes and sport facilities for dune boarding are located in the USA and the…

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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

What is volcano boarding? 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…

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What to wear when sandboarding – clothing and equipment
Photo courtesy of Robson Hatsukami Morgan.

What to wear when sandboarding – clothing and equipment

There isn’t any officially recognised sandboarding equipment - besides the board itself, that is. Of course, you will need to regularly wax your sand board, but apart from that, you don't *technically* need anything else. That said, there are some things that you should keep in mind in regards to…

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How to make your own sandboard wax
Make your own sandboard wax.

How to make your own sandboard wax

There are a range of common household items that you can use as an alternative to commercial sandboard wax. Making your own homemade wax is not too difficult and comes with a range of benefits: first of all, it gives you control over which ingredients to use and which to…

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Best wax for sandboarding and sand dune sledding
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Best wax for sandboarding and sand dune sledding

There are not a lot of waxes specific for sandboards out there, but snowboard and surfboard waxes that are meant for warm weather can be used. The exact type of wax needed will depend on the materials of your board, with most commercial all-purpose waxes being paraffin based. We recommend…

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Top Sandboarding Destinations [2020]
Sandskiing in Wadi Rum, Jordan. Photo courtesy of Andrea Leopardi

Top Sandboarding Destinations [2020]

1. Huacachina Oasis - Ica, Peru Why it’s great: very tall dunes made of the finest sand; awesome sight-seeing spots and many sand-related activities to do besides sandboarding The tiny oasis village of Huacachina, located south of the capital Lima, attracts sand enthusiasts from all over the world. It is…

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