History and Origins of Volcano Boarding

Volcano surfing is surely one of the most interesting extreme boardsports out there. One may think of it as a spin-off of sandboarding - except it is practiced on hardened lava slopes. There are only a few, selected active volcanos where this sport can be practiced, despite this it has…

Volcano Boarding
Cerro Negro Volcan, Nicaragua. Photo courtesy of Ben Turnbull

Volcano Boarding: where and how to surf on active volcanoes

Volcano Boarding (also Volcano Surfing, or Lavaboarding) is an extreme sport performed sliding down volcano slopes from a recent eruption. It is an activity similar to sandboarding, but with a twist: it is practiced on active volcanoes on which a recent eruption has generated a dune of ashes and hardened…


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