Hitting the sandy slopes: A Top Travel Experience
Steep sandy slopes.
Helmet, board, GO!
Sandboarding is not for the faint hearted. It will test your fear of heights, fear of speed and fear of falling and injuring yourself.
First time I did sandboarding was near Swakopmond in Namibia. Second time was at Huacachina in Peru a few months later.
Namibia’s slopes definitely take the cake. They are huge and look untouched.
I’m a complete and utter wuss when it comes to heights, but sometimes you just have to swallow your fear and run with it. This experience was definitely one of those times. In this instance, given the speeds you can reach, you’re lying down on a board and you go head first over the ledge at the top of the sand dune. You keep streamline while lifting the front of the board slightly and away you go.
My first run started at 43km/hr, but amazingly by the last run I was up to 77km/hr. It’s pretty scary to imagine, but the adrenaline rush is incredible!
If you fancy checking out the full post about sandboarding in Swakopmond, check it out here »
For a bit about the trip to Huacachina, visit my post ‘Heading up the coast of Peru’ here »
This was one of my Top 30 Travel Experiences before I’m 30, the list is closing in now!