Best Sandboarding in Port Stephens
Stockton Sand Dunes. Photo courtesy of Turtletime13.

Best Sandboarding in Port Stephens

Sandboarding and sand tobogganning are the two main tourist attractions of Anna Bay, with scores of people heading to sled down the dunes of Stockton Beach in Port Stephens. Stretching from the north of Newcastle all the way to Anna Bay, Stockton Beach is the most popular sandsurfing spot in…

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Sandboarding in Iran
Varzaneh Desert. Photo courtesy of Petri Lyytikainen.

Sandboarding in Iran

Iran is home to two major deserts where sand surfing can be practiced: The Dasht-e Kavir, which stretches from the south of the Alborz Mountains to the central region, and the Lut Desert or Dasht-e-Lut, in the south-east, a UNESCO world heritage site and the hottest place in the world,…

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Sandboarding in Qatar

The Qatar Peninsula in the Persian Gulf is quickly growing into a desert adventures heaven with several incredible dunes for sand surfing, dune bashing and camel riding. The so-called "Inland Sea" is the most popular spot for sandboarding, with majestic sandhills facing the Arabian Sea. Qatar is also one of…

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Sandboarding in Tasmania
Henty Dunes in Strahan, Australia. Photo courtesy of rhein.

Sandboarding in Tasmania

You can grab your sandboard or toboggan and slide down sand dunes in Strahan, Tanzania. A vast expanse of sand in the west of the island is formed by a series of giant dunes that stretches several kilometres inland and 15 kilometres along the coast. The Henty Sand Dunes, which…

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Sandboarding in South Africa
Sandboarding at the Atlantis Dunes in Cape Town, South Africa. Photo courtesy of Bongani2.

Sandboarding in South Africa

South Africa is an amazing country for sandboarding: the areas of Cape Town and the so-called Garden Route (comprising the towns of Knysna and Mossel Bay among others) both offer incredible sand surfing locations with coastal dunes of all sizes and challenge levels. The JBay beaches near Gqeberha (formerly known…

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Sandboarding in Italy
Fine white sand dunes in Porto Pino, Sardinia.

Sandboarding in Italy

Italy is one of the most incredible countries in Europe, and while it does not have any deserts, it is still possible to enjoy sandboarding in a few selected locations. The beaches of southern Sardinia are known to be the main sand surfing spot in Italy, but there are also…

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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 some 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. What Sandboarding…

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Experience Qatar Sandboarding at a Bargain Rate Until September
View of West Bay Skyline from Safliya Island near Doha, Qatar. Photo courtesy of Alex Sergeev.

Experience Qatar Sandboarding at a Bargain Rate Until September

QTNC Press Release For Immediate Distribution 7 April 2021 View of West Bay Skyline from Safliya Island near Doha, Qatar. Photo courtesy of Alex Sergeev. Snowboarders set to swap snowy slopes for sand dunes of Qatar Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC), in partnership with Q Explorer Tourism, is offering a…

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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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