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, the world’s tallest dune located…

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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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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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