Best Hiking Boots for Desert

One of the most important aspects of any outdoor hiking trip is selecting a good pair of boots. When it comes to harsh desert environments and scorching hot weather, however, you need footwear that is both durable and breathable. No matter if you're going sand dune climbing, sand skiing, or…

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Best Sandboarding in Port Stephens
Stockton Sand Dunes. Photo courtesy of Turtletime13.

Best Sandboarding in Port Stephens

Sandboarding and sand tobogganning are the two main tourist attractions of Anna Bay, with scores of people heading to sled down the dunes of Stockton Beach in Port Stephens. Stretching from the north of Newcastle all the way to Anna Bay, Stockton Beach is the most popular sandsurfing spot in…

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Sandboarding in Iran
Varzaneh Desert. Photo courtesy of Petri Lyytikainen.

Sandboarding in Iran

Iran is home to two major deserts where sand surfing can be practiced: The Dasht-e Kavir, which stretches from the south of the Alborz Mountains to the central region, and the Lut Desert or Dasht-e-Lut, in the south-east, a UNESCO world heritage site and the hottest place in the world,…

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Sandboarding in Tasmania
Henty Dunes in Strahan, Australia. Photo courtesy of rhein.

Sandboarding in Tasmania

You can grab your sandboard or toboggan and slide down sand dunes in Strahan, Tanzania. A vast expanse of sand in the west of the island is formed by a series of giant dunes that stretches several kilometres inland and 15 kilometres along the coast. The Henty Sand Dunes, which…

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Sandboarding in South Africa
Sandboarding at the Atlantis Dunes in Cape Town, South Africa. Photo courtesy of Bongani2.

Sandboarding in South Africa

South Africa is an amazing country for sandboarding: the areas of Cape Town and the so-called Garden Route (comprising the towns of Knysna and Mossel Bay among others) both offer incredible sand surfing locations with coastal dunes of all sizes and challenge levels. The JBay beaches near Gqeberha (formerly known…

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What skis can you use on sand dunes?
Sand skiing in Algeria. Photo courtesy of Olivier Lepetit.

What skis can you use on sand dunes?

More and more people are becoming interested in sand skiing, but this niche sport is still at its infancy and the technology supporting it is still not very advanced. Most people who practiced skiing on sand dunes use a regular pair of skis with a handful of sandboard wax, although…

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Sandboarding in Italy
Fine white sand dunes in Porto Pino, Sardinia.

Sandboarding in Italy

Italy is one of the most incredible countries in Europe, and while it does not have any deserts, it is still possible to enjoy sandboarding in a few selected locations. The beaches of southern Sardinia are known to be the main sand surfing spot in Italy, but there are also…

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Sandboarding in Russia
Riding on a sand pit in Dzerzhinsky. Photo courtesy of Alexander Burakov.

Sandboarding in Russia

Russia may not be the first country that comes to mind when you picture summer sports and desert dunes, but sandboarding is actually rather popular in the Greater Moscow Area (Moscow Oblast). There are a large number of sand querries surrounding lakes and forests and young Russians love taking their…

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Facts and Figures about Sandboarding

You have heard about sandboarding but not sure if that's a thing? We got you covered. Here's some interesting facts about the art and practice of surfing down desert sand slopes, and all the information you need to get started with this new (or perhaps ancient?) action sport. What Sandboarding…

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Experience Qatar Sandboarding at a Bargain Rate Until September
View of West Bay Skyline from Safliya Island near Doha, Qatar. Photo courtesy of Alex Sergeev.

Experience Qatar Sandboarding at a Bargain Rate Until September

QTNC Press Release For Immediate Distribution 7 April 2021 View of West Bay Skyline from Safliya Island near Doha, Qatar. Photo courtesy of Alex Sergeev. Snowboarders set to swap snowy slopes for sand dunes of Qatar Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC), in partnership with Q Explorer Tourism, is offering a…

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