Sandboarding in France
Sandboarding at Dune du Pilat, France. Photo courtesy of Jack Soley.

Sandboarding in France

France is home to the tallest sand dune in Europe - the Dune du Pilat - so it's no surprise it makes one of the best sandboarding destinations in the continent. Many thanks to user brigadier who pointed out many more sandboarding spots in the Côte d'Opale in our forum.…

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Sandboarding in Oklahoma
Waynoka Dunes, Little Sahara State Park, OK. Photo courtesy of Matt Howry.

Sandboarding in Oklahoma

Oklahoma is a surprising sandboard friendly destination thanks to the presence of the Waynoka dunes in the so-called Little Sahara State Park. The dunes are leftovers from a river that flowed there in the prehistoric area, and do indeed look straight out of the Sahara desert! As part of the…

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Sandboarding in Wyoming
Killpecker Sand Dunes - Leucite Hills, Rock Springs, Wyoming. Photo courtesy of James St. John.

Sandboarding in Wyoming

The landlocked state of Wyoming won't strike you as a surfer's paradise but it surely has some great spots for sandboarding. While not very steep, the Killpecker dunes in the Red Desert north of Rock Springs makes for the largest dune field in North America, and are one of the…

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Sandboarding in Chile
Sandboarding at Cerro Dragon, Iquique, Chile. Photo courtesy of Cristian Calcagno

Sandboarding in Chile

Chile is yet another sandboarding heaven in South America. In the northern part of the country, you can find the Atacama Desert, the driest desert in the world; whereas the coastal regions near Iquique, Valparaíso and Viña del Mar offer spectacular views while dune surfing at high speed. Sandboarding at…

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Sandboarding Locations Worldwide

List of sand dunes, sport facilities and other spots where you can practice sandboarding or sand sledding worldwide. Click on a highlighted region in the map to see where you can go sandboarding in that country. More locations will be added gradually, feel free to recommend one in the comments…

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Sandboarding in Namibia
Sandboarding in Namibia. Photo courtesy of Luke Price

Sandboarding in Namibia

The Namibian desert is home to some of the highest sand dunes in the entire world and in the region of Erongo sports like sand surfing and dune skiing have gained much popularity amongst locals and tourists, while the dunes of Sossuvlei are favorited by desert hikers and climbers. ⚠️…

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World’s Best Sandboarding Locations

Finding a great spot for sandboarding does not seem to be the easiest task, given the need for the chosen location to be filled with large sand dunes, steep slopes, and dry environmental conditions without much vegetation. But if you know where to look, there are a range of must-see…

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Sandboarding in Indiana
Dunes near Mt Baldy, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Photo courtesy of Chris Light.

Sandboarding in Indiana

There aren't any desert dunes in Indiana, but you can still enjoy sand boarding and sledding in the coastal dunes of Lake Michigan, not too far the border with Illinois and from the city of Chicago. Please note that you are not allowed to sandboard in the areas within the…

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Sandboarding vs Snowboarding

Sandboarding borrows much of its technologies and techniques from snowboarding. This sport is also often referred to as sand surfing and it can be practiced with a sled or toboggan, and you may find that it is indeed more similar to surfing and sledding than snowboarding. This unique emerging activity…

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