Sandsports: for desert and beach fun

Sand Sports Master List Board Sports Sandboarding (or sand surfing) Sliding down sand dunes with a sandboard while standing up on two feet. Sandsledding (or sand toboganning) Sliding down sand dunes with a sandsled while sitting or laying down on your belly. Volcano boarding (or volcano surfing, ashboarding) Sliding down…

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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 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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Best Sleds for Sand Dunes
Sand sledding. Photo courtesy of Bongani2.

Best Sleds for Sand Dunes

If you want to get your hands on your very own sand sled, we have a few recommendations. The most important thing to consider when you buy a sandsled is the location you are planning to use it: this will determine whether you need a professional hardwood sand sled for…

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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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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 Dune Sledding in Los Angeles

Every year during winter, beaches around Los Angeles become hip sand sledding destinations. Before the weather gets too cold, the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors builds artificial sand hills and berms to protect the shores from flooding due to high tides and winter storms, and the people…

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Sand dune sledding and sand tobogganing
Sand dune sledding. Photo courtesy of Patrick Myers. CC.BY.2

Sand dune sledding and sand tobogganing

Sledding on sand dunes is one of the most popular recreational activities on sand dunes, next to sandboarding. It consists of either lying on a piece of board face down or sitting on it while gliding down a sand dune. Sleds and toboggans for beach and desert dunes are built…

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