Sand Boarding in South Africa

Sand boarding in South Africa is fast becoming widely accepted as a mainstream sport. Hurtling down a sand dune at break-neck speeds on a thin plank of wood might not be everyone’s idea of a day well spent. However there’s a growing bunch of adrenaline junkies who gladly spend hours on end hiking up endless sand dunes, and then sliding down on specialized sand-boards at incredible speeds.

South Africa’s beaches are gorgeous and many are home to the most beautiful and awesome sand dunes that growing numbers enjoy conquering with their sand boards.

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Largely similar to snowboarding, sand boarding is the art of standing with two feet locked onto a thin tensile board and sliding down or carving arcs down a dune. After a bit of practice, and most likely a mouthful or two of sand, you’ll be gracefully sliding down majestic sand dunes and maybe even jumping a trick or two! Even if you are not an experienced sand boarder, it is very easy and so much fun to learn! There are so many awesome places to enjoy the thrills of sand boarding in South Africa.

Sunscene Outdoor Adventures in Cape Town offers day tours, a surfing and sand boarding combo, sand boarding lessons and even sand boarding parties for the children. If you decide to take the day tour, their guides will be close at hand to provide you with the best instruction on correct dune usage and the basic techniques of sand boarding. The venues they use for their sand boarding adventures cater for novices and experienced sand boarders and ensure a fun and memorable day for everyone.

Your guide will collect you and drop you off wherever you are staying in Cape Town and includes equipment, a delicious lunch and refreshments. If you wish to take sand boarding lessons first, they will take place at the Fish Hoek Sand Dunes. Your sand board instructor will meet you on the dunes and instruct you on correct dune usage together with lessons on basic techniques.

Downhill Adventures are the pioneers of sand boarding in Africa and organise sand boarding trips full day and half day in Atlantis or Silver Sands in Bettys Bay where the most spectacular dune environments exist in the Western Cape. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, safety, fun and excitement is guaranteed. All equipment, expert instructors and transport to and from the dunes is included.

No matter which sunny beach in South Africa you choose, conquering those awesome dunes with a sand board is a must. Enjoy all the fun, thrill, adrenaline and exhilaration sand boarding in South Africa has to offer.

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