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 at Kelso Dunes

The Kelso Dunes are one of the four main Californian locations for sandboarding in the Mojave Desert (although there are plenty more dunes along the coast of SoCal). The dune system is the third-largest in the US and one of the few places where it is possible to witness the…

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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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Sandboarding in Queensland
Dunes with a view in Moreton Island. Photo courtesy of MoretonIslandAdventures.

Sandboarding in Queensland

Queensland has plenty of opportunities for beach and desert lovers alike, and some of the best sandboarding spots of Australia are located here. The Tangalooma desert in Moreton Island is a popular tourist destination with "desert safari tours" and sandboarding, but you can also hit the Big Red dunes of…

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Sandboarding in Victoria

There are a few locations where you can practice sand surfing in Victoria. Grab your sandboard and hit the dunes of the Big Drift (Wilsons Promontory National Park), not too far from Melbourne, or enjoy the UNESCO World Heritage Thurra Sand Dunes near Mallacoota. If you are looking for some…

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Sandboarding in the Philippines
La Paz Sand Dunes, Ilocos Norte. Photo courtesy of Ricky Artigas.

Sandboarding in the Philippines

You can sandboard in the Ilocos Region in the north of the Philippines, specifically in the Ilocos Norte province. There are many sand dune systems close to the province capital, Laoag City. Enjoy a spectacular view of the sunset from the La Paz sand dunes after a day of sand…

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Sandboarding in Africa

Sandboarding is still a new sport in Africa, so there's plenty of room for personal discovery. The vast, arid plains of the Sahara and the deserts of Namibia and South Africa offer some of the best sandboarding in the world. These huge deserts are made up of dunes that are…

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Sandboarding in Morocco

Morocco has many incredible deserts to offer, so the popularity of sandboarding as a recreational activity does not come as a surprise. You can surf on sand dunes in the majestic Erg Chebbi and Erg Chigaga - two major sand seas of the Sahara Desert. The best dunes for this…

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Sandboarding in Jordan

Jordan is a country famous for its huge rock valleys, canyons and desert landscapes. If you are looking for sandboarding thrills, you will be able to enjoy some rides on the soft sand in the incredible Wadi Rum Protected Area near Aqaba, about a four hour drive south from the…

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