Visitors can choose from 1 of 2 different ways to sandboard. Those that are a little nervous can decide to lie down on their board and zoom down head first reaching speeds of up to 80km/h (50 miles/hour). This fun an exhilarating ride is safe and easy to do, no prior experience is needed, making it ideal for families with children of all ages.
The boards used for sand boarding were originally just simple pieces of board that one could hold onto as you whizzed down the slope. But slowly over the years these have been developed and today visitors are handed a specially crafted and oiled board that has been specially adapted for speeding down the soft, sandy slopes.
The second style of sandboarding is very similar to snowboarding; using the snowboard you are given, you stand on the board as if you are surfing and race down the slope. Depending on the incline of the slope, your ride can be really, really fast as sand gives a lot less resistance than snow does.
There are a number of different slopes to try and stand on or slide on your stomachs on and as you grow more confident and your skill levels increase you will be able to ride down steeper and faster slopes. Sand boarding is an adrenalin filled,fantastic, fun-filled activity and is a highly recommended way to spend a morning while visiting Namibia.