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Sand boarding
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Sand boarding is a board sport similar to snowboarding. It is a recreational activity that takes place on sand dunes rather than snow-covered mountains. This board sport has adherents throughout the world, most prevalently in desert areas or coastal areas with beach dunes.
 
It involves riding across or down a dune while standing with both feet strapped to a board, though some sand boarders use a board without bindings. It is less popular than snowboarding, partly because it is very difficult to build a mechanized ski lift on a sand dune, and so participants generally must walk back up to the top. Alternatively, they may ride a dune buggy or all-terrain vehicle back to the top of the dune. On the other hand, dunes are normally available year-round as opposed to ski resorts, which are usually seasonal.
 
The motion of the camel can make your pants go up to your calves. The socks will help stop itchiness.
Sand boarding in Egypt
 
The best sand dunes for sand boarding in Egypt include the Great Sand Sea near Siwa Oasis in Egypt's Western Desert, the Qattaniya sand dunes (1.5 hr drive on/off-road from Cairo), El Safra and Hadudah dunes midway between Dahab and St. Catherine in Sinai. Sand boarding is said to be originated in Egypt in the time of the Pharaohs where they slid down dunes on pieces of wood.
 
Bored of the traditional outings and standard city tours? Come away to fun and adventure and get that adrenaline rush while sliding down some of Sinai best sand dunes. It's safe and it's a whole lot of fun.
 
El Qattaniya sand dunes stretched along the deserts from Cairo to Bahariya oasis, is about 80 KM from Cairo. A perfect place with of clean, mid-high sand dunes that are good for both beginners and professionals, and a great gateway for your week end. Whether it is your first, second or more times, we're sure you'll love sandboarding here.
 
Wadi Rayyan Springs Dunes
 
In this spot I tried my home made sand board for the first time. It was a success and lots of fun! This location is easily accessable with a normal car, no need for 4x4 but you will do some walking. Also you can enjoy the other near by attractions like the water falls, springs, and Wadi Heetan.
 
Western Desert/Siwa Oasis
 
Sand Boarding in the Great Sand Sea
 
Surf the giant dunes of the Great Sand Sea near Siwa. Travel into the desert for what is thought to be the best dune surfing location in the world with seriously smooth and steep dunes reaching heights of 140 metres; and if that's not enough there are breathtaking views of the desert landscape as you glide. You can head out to the Pacific Ocean of sand boarding either on a camping and boarding trip or a daytrip provided you have a professional guide. There are dunes of all shapes and sizes so everyone will find the perfect dune for their surfing experience.