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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Sandboarding in Turkey
Sand Dunes at Patara Beach, Turkey. Photo courtesy of William Neuheisel.

Sandboarding in Turkey

A country divided between the two continents of Europe and Asia, Turkey is an incredible travel destination with a lot to offer - including sandboarding. There are many incredible beaches filled with dunes, and you can practice sand surfing on some of them. The best sandboarding dunes are located at…

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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 a list of 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…

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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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Sand Dunes of Washington

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
Duna Federico Kirbus in Argentina, the highest sand dune in the world.

The Highest Sand Dunes in the World

There are plenty of unique, spectacular deserts all over the globe. The biggest dunes on the planet are found in South America, specifically in Argentina and Peru. Unsurprisingly, you'll also find very tall peaks in the deserts of Africa and the Middle East, from Namibia to Iran.

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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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