Sand surfing equipment – board wax, clothing, goggles, shoes and other accessories.

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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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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Shoes for Desert & Beach Sand Dunes

Choosing a quality pair of shoes is one of the most essential aspects of any outdoors hiking trip. But when it comes to harsh desert environments and extreme weather conditions, you need to choose footwear that is both sturdy and breathable. We have researched and reviewed the very best desert…

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Sandboard bindings and foot straps

Bindings and foot straps are an essential connection point between you and your sandboard. Tightly strapping your feet to the board while sledding down a dune ensures that you have enough control and stability to stand up effectively “surfing” on sand. What are sandboard bindings? In snowboarding, bindings are a…

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What to wear when sandboarding – clothing and equipment
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What to wear when sandboarding – clothing and equipment

There isn’t any officially recognised sandboarding equipment - besides the sandboarding board itself, that is, and the sandboard wax you will need to apply regularly to keep it smooth. That said, there are some things that you should keep in mind in regards to clothing, footwear and accessories when going…

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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 specifically made for sandboards out there, and people often rely on hot-weather surfboard wax instead. The most ideal type of wax that you are going to need depends on the materials of your board, most commercial all-purpose waxes are paraffin based. We recommend…

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