Last Updated on February 27, 2024

The original “Dank Ass Sandboarding Son” video.


Dank Ass Sandboarding Son is a video remix series using footage of people practicing the sport of sandboarding, and specifically riding sleds down sand dunes in Namibia, Africa. The video has a surprisingly cool vibe with both black and white guys having fun sliding on cardboard and chilling on the dunes. At some point pulls out a device showing the number “69” (presumably showing sandboarding could reach a speed of 69 kilometers an hour).


On August 14th, 2008, YouTuber cmd728 uploaded a video titled “Dank ass sandboarding son,” feature a montage of various people sledding down large sand dunes, along with the rap song “I Smoke Weed” by Chrome playing in the background (shown below). Over the next eight years, the video gained over 800,000 views and 500 comments.


On February 21st, 2014, Motherboard published an article titled “Dank Ass Sandboarding Son’ Is the Best YouTube Video.” Two days later, the original video reached the front page of the /r/videos subreddit. On February 23rd, 2014, YouTuber CH1CK3NW1NGZ uploaded a “montage parody”: remix of the sandboarding video.

On January 28th, 2015, Imgur user innernette0 posted a GIF from the original video with the caption “nice meme” (shown below).

On September 19th, 2015, YouTuber BigEyeGuy uploaded footage of a player sandboarding with a cardboard box from the game Metal Gear Solid 5 titled “MGS5 Dank Ass Sandboarding”. On February 28th, 2016, YouTuber Paul Otis Wiesner uploaded a video titled “Dank Ass Sandboarding Son II,” in which a man is shown falling down a sand dune.


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