Sand Boarding in Liwa 101

Sand boarding is one of the activities we engage ourselves in during our stay in Tilal Liwa. It was our first time doing the sport and we were on our own. Carrying two boards from the hotel and four cold bottled water, we went in search for the ideal dune. :) hehe! Actually there is no ideal dune, It's just a product of my own imagination hehhehe! The height of the dune you will use depends on how courageous you are to try it. From far the mounds of sand looks small but when you get there it is humongous. We were all beginners - did I said that already? :D

The sand dunes all look like this surrounding the hotel and from the hotel we walked to here, it is about  500 meters away. We decided to use the dune we first reached because going to the next is suicide, it's too hot outside maybe more than 50 degrees C and the sand gets hotter by the minute.
At this point we only followed our instincts.
First step: Stand at the top of the dune, position the board at the edge of the slope.



Second Step: Slowly slide the board downward, keep you knees bent and keep your balance as you slide


Third Step: Let slide until you reach the bottom. You can scream all you want if you feel like doing so. :D

Now we have learned the steps on how to do the proper sand boarding, you can also try other positions like the sitting position


While out in the sun, keep yourself well hydrated, the only thing was the cold water can easily become lukewarm in the heat so drink it before it boils. :D

2 comments:

  1. this looks an absolute fun!
    kaya lang, 50 degree celsius? c'mmon!!!
    tama sabi ng kapatid, pinsan at nanay ko; sa abu dhabi daw ay 40+ ang temp.

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