The Namib Desert, the oldest in the world, is reputed to house some of the largest sand dunes on this planet. Come conquer these constantly shifting and powerfully towering beauties by zooming down the sheer slip faces on a traditional Swakopmund sandboard or carve up the dune with style and skill on a snowboard adapted for sand. Lie down boarding: Catch your breath and gasp at the slope as you lie face down, dangling over the edge of the slip face, before being pushed off the edge and sent on your way down the curving rolling, sandy slopes. Beginning on training rides, Little Nellie and Brigit, we master the basics. With confidence under the belt, we then wind our way around the dune to the terrible twins, Lizzie and Dizzie, where a heart stopping 80kph can be reached. Highly recommended for snowboarders, surfers and even the inexperienced boarder. Top range equipment and excellent instruction make this activity a must do for the determined adventurer.
Dune and sandboarding are predominantly offered at Swakopmund and Walvis Bay the two major centers in the tourist recreational area, the dunes are situated around and between the two towns facing the Atlantic Ocean. Numerous operators provide boarding activities or equipment hire. For those who have no previous experience it is recommended to use a guided activity operator, as boarding like any other adventure activity has an element of danger.
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