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. As part of the Amazon Associate and eBay partner network programmes, we earn from qualifying purchases made through links on this website. Vantage Sand Dunes, Washington.…

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The Highest Sand Dunes in the World

All over the world, sand dunes are the natural occurrance resulting from decades, centuries, and even millennia of windblown sand and harsh weather conditions, forming in arid desert regions or, sometimes, as leftovers from ancient lakes and ocean beds.  Stunning landscapes can be enjoyed from the top of a sand dune, and many recreational activities such as sand boarding and sand duning can be enjoyed…

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Sandboarding in Rajasthan, India
Sam Sand Dunes, Rajasthan, India. Photo courtesy of Roshanrajverma.

Sandboarding in Rajasthan, India

There Indian region of Rajasthan has much to offer in terms of sandboarding and desert adventures. Travelers in India may begin their journey from the historic town of Jaisalmer, located in the very heart of the Rajasthan desert. Barmer, Jodhpur, and Bikaner are other common desert destinations. Sam Village, Khuri…

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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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Sand Kiting: Kitesurfing on sand
Kiteboarding on Claggan Beach, Erris. Photo courtesy of Comhar.

Sand Kiting: Kitesurfing on sand

Mountainboarding on sand takes many forms and shapes, some of which are particularly creative. If you think you can't practice windsurfing on land, think again - sand kitesurfing (a.k.a. sand kiting) is a thing and it's here to stay. This website contains sponsored links. As part of the Amazon Associate…

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Sandboarding in the UK
Holywell Bay Sand Dunes, England. Photo courtesy of hilaris.

Sandboarding in the UK

Believe it or not, but sand surfing is not limited to sunny and warm locations in the desert. The United Kingdom may not be the first destination that comes to mind when you think of sandboarding, but both England and Wales offer quite a few spots where this sport can…

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History and Origins of Sandboarding
Sand Skiing in Egypt 1939. Unknown author.

History and Origins of Sandboarding

Sandboarding as we know it gained popularity in the early 2000s and is today widely practiced in many locations worldwide, but the origins of this sport may date back thousands of years. It is unclear exactly who first invented sandboarding, with some claiming that people in Ancient Egypt would use…

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Sand Surfing and Sledding in Texas
Sandboarding at Monahans Sand Dunes, Texas. Photo courtesy of Josh Spencer.

Sand Surfing and Sledding in Texas

Texas occupies the eastern edge of the Chihuahuan Desert, the largest and most exciting desert in North America, spanning between the US and Mexico. The Monahans Sandhills State Park is home to a recreational dune field area where sandboarding, sand sledding and sand football are practiced. As part of the…

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