Watch Erin Sandboarding the Sarhara Desert
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!
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.