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Body Board Down the Sand Dunes

It's like snowboarding, surfing and sledging, yet without snow, water or sledges, just sand dunes and a dose of adrenaline

Body Board Down the Sand Dunes
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© Vince McMillan

Huge sand dunes of the North Island offer unique sand surfing experience. You may do it in various ways: either on your stomach, or standing on the board, sitting or even tumbling, and you are free to choose between steep and gentle slopes. Top three sand surfing locations include Lake Wainamu Black Sand Dunes, located 40 minutes west from the Central Auckland, also the famous giant sand mountains forming Te Paki Sand Dunes and Hokianga Sand Dunes. Good quality sand boarding is provided in Queensland, Ahipara and in the Bay of Island. Sand surfing is available during the warm season when there is no snow on the sand hills, namely between November and April. This unusual​ body boarding brings much excitement.

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