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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Difference Between Sandboarding and Snowboarding

Sandboarding borrows much of its technologies and techniques from snowboarding. This sport is also often referred to as sand surfing and it can be practiced with a sled or toboggan, and you may find that it is indeed more similar to surfing and sledding than snowboarding. This unique emerging activity…

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Snowboards and other boards you may (not) use on sand dunes
Man skateboarding on sand. Photo courtesy of Ilya Melnichenko.

Snowboards and other boards you may (not) use on sand dunes

Can you snowboard on sand? So-called sandboarding may be increasing in popularity, but it is still a niche sport compared to its other, more popular “boarding” siblings. That said, before modern technology made it possible to manufacture boards specifically for sandy terrains, many people would rely on their snowboard or…

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What is sandboarding and how does it work?

Sandboarding (sometimes also referred to as sand surfing or dune boarding) is an extreme sport similar to snowboarding which is practiced on sand dunes rather than snow. A special board, called a sandboard, is used to ski on sandy terrains, although sand slates are also sometimes used. While still niche…

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