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Sand-surfing on the legendary dunes of Morocco's Sahara Desert

Updated: Apr 7, 2023

Sandboarding, or sand surfing, in Morocco’s Sahara Desert is a great way to combine adventure and exploration on an excursion with Journey Morocco.

Sandboarding, similar to snowboarding, takes place on sand dunes rather than snow-covered mountains. Sandboarding in the Sahara or Agafay Desert involves gliding across or down a dune while standing with ones feet strapped to a board.

When sandboarding in Morocco, the equipment requires is a sand board, sand skis, and two polls. As a traveler, you will ride up the dunes in a quad, or dune buggy,. Once on top of the dunes you will Sand Ski downwards. Sandboarding is for adventure travelers and those who are relatively fit and up for real exploration in the desert of Morocco.

Where are a few of the best places to sand board in Morocco?

  • Erg Chebbi

  • Erg Chigaga

  • Taboga Sand Dunes in Agadir

Sand surfing in Morocco is an everyday activity among locals and tourists.

Typically practiced in steep coastal dunes and scorching hot weather in the desert, sandboarding was never considered an “official sport” but is practiced by many enthusiasts around the globe.

A blend between surfing, snowboarding, and skateboarding, sandboarding involves riding down a dune’s surface instead of snow slopes or waves of water.

Sandboarding is an excellent way to explore the dunes of Morocco - particularly you're a first timer, basking in the warm sun and vast expanse of golden sand is a truly once-in-a-lifetime, unforgettable experience.

Photo Gallery: Sand-surfing in Morocco

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