Sandboarding: extreme sport or tourist attraction?

Sandboarding is an activity that takes inspiration from surfing but is practiced on sand dunes. It is a transversal sport that those who know surfing might already practice. To practice it, all you need is a board and a sand hill. It can be practiced in various locations around the…

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Snowboarding on sand dunes

Snowboarders eager to practice out of season, do not despair: sandboarding is here to stay. In many countries were glaciers are not widely available, like Namibia, or sadly shrinking due to global warming, such as in Peru, the practice of sliding down sand dunes is flourishing. Sand snowboarding is definitely…

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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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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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Sandboarding in Washington State

The state of Washington is home to some great sand dune systems and smaller sand bowls, offering spectacular trails and opportunities for sand surfing. As part of the Amazon Associate and eBay partner network programmes, we earn from qualifying purchases made through links on this website. Vantage Sand Dunes, Washington.…

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The Highest Sand Dunes in the World

Star-shaped dunes are often massive in size. Stunning landscapes can be enjoyed from the top of a sand dune, and many recreational activities such as sand boarding and dune bashing can be enjoyed on these peaks. But where can you find the most extraordinary dunes, those as tall as mountains?…

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Sandboarding in Rajasthan, India
Sam Sand Dunes, Rajasthan, India. Photo courtesy of Roshanrajverma.

Sandboarding in Rajasthan, India

There Indian region of Rajasthan has much to offer in terms of sandboarding and desert adventures. Travelers in India may begin their journey from the historic town of Jaisalmer, located in the very heart of the Rajasthan desert. Barmer, Jodhpur, and Bikaner are other common desert destinations. Sam Village, Khuri…

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5 Reasons You Should Try Sand Boarding

Sand boarding is a relatively recent action sport similar to snowboarding, except practiced on sand dunes. It is growing in popularity in different parts of the world, including the US, Peru, Australia and the UAE, and we believe that with the increase of desertification and impacts of global warming on…

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Sand Kiting: Kitesurfing on sand
Kiteboarding on Claggan Beach, Erris. Photo courtesy of Comhar.

Sand Kiting: Kitesurfing on sand

Mountainboarding on sand is a practice that can take many forms and shapes, some of which are particularly creative. If you think you can't practice windsurfing on land, think again - sand kitesurfing (a.k.a. sand kiting) is a thing and it's here to stay. Unlike regular sand dune surfing, this…

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Sandboarding in the UK
Holywell Bay Sand Dunes, England. Photo courtesy of hilaris.

Sandboarding in the UK

Believe it or not, but sand surfing is not limited to sunny and warm locations in the desert. The United Kingdom may not be the first destination that comes to mind when you think of sandboarding, but both England and Wales offer quite a few spots where this sport can…

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