Sandboarding is a board sport similar to snowboarding. It is a recreational activity that takes place on sand dunes rather than snow-covered mountains.
This boardsport 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 sandboarders use a board without bindings.
It is less popular than snowboarding, partly because it is very difficult to build a mechanised 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. Sledding, sledging or tobogganing is a worldwide winter activity, however here in Australia – we take the sled from the snow to the sand!
Generally carried out in a prone or seated position on a vehicle generically known as a sled (English language), a sledge (Old English), or a toboggan.