Sand dune sledding and sand tobogganing
Sand dune sledding. Photo courtesy of Patrick Myers. CC.BY.2

Sand dune sledding and sand tobogganing

Sledding on sand dunes is one of the most popular recreational activities on sand dunes, next to sandboarding. It consists of either lying on a piece of board face down or sitting on it while gliding down a sand dune. Sleds and toboggans for beach and desert dunes are built…

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How to sand board: sandboarding tips for beginners
Girl sandboarding. Photo courtesy of Collinsalex2. CC-BY-SA

How to sand board: sandboarding tips for beginners

Sandboarding is relatively easy if you use proper equipment and follow a few basic steps. Surfing and sledding down sand dunes can feel like a daunting experience because of this type of terrain is not very slippery and as board friendly as, say, snow - but when done right, it…

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What is sandboarding and how does it work?
Sandsurfing in the Sahara desert. Photo courtesy of Sandra Kaas.

What is sandboarding and how does it work?

Sandboarding (sometimes also referred to as sand surfing or dune boarding) is an extreme sport similar to snowboarding which is practiced on sand dunes rather than snow. A special board, called a sandboard, is used to ski on sandy terrains, although sand slates are also sometimes used. While still relatively…

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