Sandboarding near Pismo Beach
Oceano Sand Dunes. Photo courtesy of Kyle Cottrell.

Sandboarding near Pismo Beach

There are two popular sandboarding spots near Pismo Beach: the Oceano Dunes and Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes, both resembling a desert despite being located right on the coast of Southern California. As part of the Amazon Associate and eBay partner network programmes, we earn from qualifying purchases. Oceano Sand Dunes. Photo courtesy…

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Risks of sandboarding and sand sledding

As far as extreme boardsports go, sandboarding is quite safe — but it doesn't come without risks. Most boards don't reach quite the same speed sliding on sand dunes as they would on snow, and most people don't get any serious injuries from sandboarding even if they fall during their…

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Sandboarding in Egypt

You can enjoy sandboarding in the Sahara Desert across several locations in Egypt, from the immense dunes of the Egyptian Great Sand Sea near Siwa, west of Cairo, to the slopes of the Sinai peninsula near Sharm El-Sheik, or sand surfing down the dunes of the Nubian desert by the…

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Sandboarding tips for beginners

Sandboarding is a fun, exciting sport that also happens to take place in breathtaking landscapes, from the coastal views of South America to the immense sand seas of the Sahara desert in Africa. While exciting, if you don't plan ahead, you could end up spending more time on your backside…

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Sandboarding Documentaries

Here you can find a list of documentaries, television shows and high-definition videos focusing on sandboarding. None of these documentaries are either made nor associated in any way to sand-boarding.com and we did not receive any incentive to promote them - we just think they are cool and want to…

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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 Competitions

Sandboarding and sand-skiing competitions have been a thing for as long as the sport has been popularized back in the 90s. Events have been organized in many parts of the world, prevalently in the US and South America, although the world championship of sandboarding used to be held in Germany…

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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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