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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Sandboarding in Peru: Not Just Huacachina
Sandboarders at the Duna Toro Mata, Acarì

Sandboarding in Peru: Not Just Huacachina

There are not many countries that love sandboarding as much as Peru does. In a country famous for its imposing mountains, archaeological sites and rainforests, it is possible to come across another element that makes Peru an even more unique destination: its sand dunes, which are among the tallest in…

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History and Origins of Sandboarding
Sand Skiing in Egypt 1939. Unknown author.

History and Origins of Sandboarding

Sandboarding as we know it gained popularity in the early 2000s and is today widely practiced in many locations worldwide, but the origins of this sport may date back thousands of years. It is unclear exactly who first invented sandboarding, with some claiming that people in Ancient Egypt would use…

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Sand Surfing and Sledding in Texas
Sandboarding at Monahans Sand Dunes, Texas. Photo courtesy of Josh Spencer.

Sand Surfing and Sledding in Texas

You can sandboard in Texas on the dunes located at the eastern edge of the Chihuahuan Desert, the largest and most exciting desert in North America, spanning between the US and Mexico. The Monahans Sandhills State Park is home to a recreational dune field area where sandboarding, sand sledding and…

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Sandboarding in Colorado

Over the past couple of years Colorado has become one of the trendiest sandboarding destinations in the states. This is hardly surprising, given that Colorado is home to the tallest dunes in North America , appropriately called the Great Sand Dunes, located in the southern part of the state. There…

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Sandboarding tricks
Jumping sandboarder. Photo courtesy of Jon Rawlinson.

Sandboarding tricks

Sledding down sand dunes by itself is fun, but sometimes you just want to spice things up a little by adding some special maneuvers or aerials (a fancy word for “air tricks”). Performing tricks on sand is no easy feat but absolutely doable with the right equipment. Jumping and carving…

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How to sandboard: sand surfing instructions for beginners
Girl sandboarding. Photo courtesy of Collinsalex2. CC-BY-SA

How to sandboard: sand surfing instructions for beginners

Sandboarding, sand sledding and sand skiing are all relatively easy to practice if you use proper equipment and follow a few basic steps. Gliding down sand dunes can feel like a daunting experience because this type of terrain is not very slippery and as board friendly as, say, snow -…

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