SandboardingStand-up and lie-down sandboarding in our desert.
Lie down boarding
No experience necessary. The sandboarder lies on their stomach shooting head first down the dune. After a brief instruction period we head up the dune for our first ride which we call Little Nellie. This ride make a gentle arc down the dune and introduces the boarder to the feel of the rides and gives them practice in steering and stopping the board. From there we move to the second “training” ride called the Birgit Run. This ride is longer, steeper and faster than the first. Lizzie is the first of the real rides and the third ride on the dune. The boarder is now confident with reaching speeds up to 60 kph (37 mph).
Stand up boarding
No experience necessary, but previous boarding experience and a sense of balance is a bonus. The boards we use for this are snowboards with soft boots and bindings. For experienced boarders we have snowboards with Formica bases.
The experienced snowboarder must bear in mind that snowboarding and sandboarding are two entirely different sports, so they will need to adjust their stance and technique from snow to sand. But after a ride or two it feel just like boarding in very thick powder.
Pickup from your place of accommodation in Swakopmund.
Cost per person:
From N$ 500 per person