Sandboarding in Utah
Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Utah.

Sandboarding in Utah

Utah has many deserts and wonderful locations where you can go sandboarding. Fine colored sands, spectacular views, and a wide range of activities make Utah one of the top destinations in the USA for sand sports and other recreational activities. There are three main sandboarding areas in Utah: Coral Pink DunesLittle…

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Sandboarding tricks
Jumping sandboarder. Photo courtesy of Jon Rawlinson.

Sandboarding tricks

Sledding down sand dunes by itself is fun, but sometimes you just want to spice things up a little by adding some special maneuvers or aerials (a fancy word for “air tricks”). Performing tricks on sand is no easy feat but absolutely doable with the right equipment. Jumping and carving…

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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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Sandboarding in Canada
Carcross Desert, Yukon, Canada. Photo courtesy of Diego Delso. CC-BY-SA

Sandboarding in Canada

One of the first things that comes to mind when you think about Canada is probably, well… snow. What you may not know is that there are also a few deserts and sand dunes across the country which make sandboarding and sand duning in Canada possible.  Carcross Desert, Yukon, Canada.…

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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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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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