Why should snowy destinations have all the downhill fun? Sandboarding has become a new adventure sport, where daredevils climb sand dunes, dusty slopes and ashy volcanoes to whiz down them at high speeds on special boards. The technique is similar to that of snowboarding, surfing and skateboarding, meaning you need a little balance, some controlled coordination and a lot of nerve. Get enough speed and talent, and you can start performing tricks like 360s, back flips, rodeos and switch blind 180s. However, most people simply slide down on their butts, toboggan style. Sandboarding slopes are becoming popular in the United States, France, Australia, Germany, South Africa, Japan, Peru and more. One of the most spectacular spots to experience this thrill is on Cerro Negro (which aptly means “black hill), an active volcano in Nicaragua.
Check out this wild video and see what all the fun is about. Think you have the nerve to try it?