Sandboarding on active volcanoes in Nicaragua
Cerro Negro Volcan, Nicaragua. Photo courtesy of Ben Turnbull

Sandboarding on active volcanoes in Nicaragua

Nicaragua takes sandboarding to the next level: on the black slopes of the Cerro Negro volcano near Leon you can experience the thrills of surfing on an active volcano, officially volcano boarding. This extreme sport is similar to sandboarding but practiced on dunes made of hardened lava and volcanic ashes.…

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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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Volcano Boarding: Where and how to sandboard on active volcanoes
Cerro Negro Volcan, Nicaragua. Photo courtesy of Ben Turnbull

Volcano Boarding: Where and how to sandboard on active volcanoes

Volcano Boarding (also Volcano Surfing, or Lavaboarding) is an extreme sport performed sliding down volcano slopes. It is entirely similar to sandboarding except it is practiced on active volcanoes in which a recent eruption has generated a dune of ashes and hardened lava. It has become a popular activity and…

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