Watch Erin Sandboarding the Sarhara Desert

This is not Erin – too bad!
This is not Erin – too bad!

April 7, 2010 – Sahara Desert, Morocco

Substitute sand for snow and you’ve got sandboarding!  Sandboarding is a new adventure sport that originated in the northeastern Brazil. Like snowboarding, your 2 feet are strapped to a board about 5 feet long. The objective is to launch yourself from the top of a mountain or, in this case, the tallest dune you can find.

Erik Johnson, a professional snowboarder and sandboarder, holds the Guinness World Record for speed on a sandboard at 51 mph (82 km/h). Unofficial speeds of 60 mph (97 km/h) have reportedly been clocked — Wow!

Watch me as I flail around and achieve a whopping 5 mph…Argh!!!!!!!


Can’t see this? Go watch the video on YouTube! If any of you watching my video know what I did wrong, *please* write in! I need to know so next time I can rock the dunes like this chic!

This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 and is filed under Arab Region.

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