Sports of the future: climate change and the faith of winter sports
Sandboarding in Anna Bay, New South Wales, Australia. Photo courtesy of REVOLT.

Sports of the future: climate change and the faith of winter sports

The sports industry worldwide faces major disruption due to the effects of global warming in the next decades, according to recent studies. Snowsports such as snowboarding, downhill skiing and sledding are likely to be most affected by climate change due to temperatures rising and glaciers shrinking in size. Nearly one…

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Sandboarding near Pacific City, Oregon
Sand dune in Cape Kiwanda, Northern Oregon. Photo courtesy of Josh Baumgartner.

Sandboarding near Pacific City, Oregon

Sandboarding is the signature sport of Oregon and there are plenty of opportunities to surf on dunes in the Oregon Coast. The city of Florence may be the most famous sandboarding location in the US, but the state has a lot more to offer to sandboarders. You can find some…

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Sandboarding in Japan
Tottori Sand Dunes. Photo courtesy of Hashi Photo.

Sandboarding in Japan

Sandboarding is widely practiced in the Tottori prefecture of Japan. The largest sand dune system in the country, the Tottori Sand Dunes, is where all the sandboarding fun is at. There have also been a few successful attempts at volcano boarding the iconic Mt. Fuji, although no established facility is…

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Sandboarding in Massachusetts

The Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts is home to plenty of beaches and wonderful coastal dunes where sand boarding can be practiced. What's more? The dunes on the Nantucket Sound side of Cape Cod is where sand-skiing was first practiced in the US, back in the '30s! Sand Dunes…

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Sandboarding in Germany

You may be surprised to find out that Germany is one of the top sandboarding destinations in Europe - and the one where the Sandboarding World Championship is held every year. The reason for this? Germany is home to the world's only sandskiing facility! The so-called "Monte Kaolino" dune near…

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Sandboarding in France
Sandboarding at Dune du Pilat, France. Photo courtesy of Jack Soley.

Sandboarding in France

France is home to the tallest sand dune in Europe - the Dune du Pilat - so it's no surprise it makes one of the best sandboarding destinations in the continent. Many thanks to user brigadier who pointed out many more sandboarding spots in the Côte d'Opale in our forum.…

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Sandboarding in Oklahoma
Waynoka Dunes, Little Sahara State Park, OK. Photo courtesy of Matt Howry.

Sandboarding in Oklahoma

Oklahoma is a surprising sandboard friendly destination thanks to the presence of the Waynoka dunes in the so-called Little Sahara State Park. The dunes are leftovers from a river that flowed there in the prehistoric area, and do indeed look straight out of the Sahara desert! As part of the…

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Sandboarding in Wyoming
Killpecker Sand Dunes - Leucite Hills, Rock Springs, Wyoming. Photo courtesy of James St. John.

Sandboarding in Wyoming

The landlocked state of Wyoming won't strike you as a surfer's paradise but it surely has some great spots for sandboarding. While not very steep, the Killpecker dunes in the Red Desert north of Rock Springs makes for the largest dune field in North America, and are one of the…

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Sandboarding in Chile
Sandboarding at Cerro Dragon, Iquique, Chile. Photo courtesy of Cristian Calcagno

Sandboarding in Chile

Chile is yet another sandboarding heaven in South America. In the northern part of the country, you can find the Atacama Desert, the driest desert in the world; whereas the coastal regions near Iquique, Valparaíso and Viña del Mar offer spectacular views while dune surfing at high speed. Sandboarding at…

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