Are you travelling on an aircraft with your Sandboard? Airlines have different policies on their luggage, almost all airlines agree that your Sandboard will have be declared as hold luggage. Don't assume that you can just use your board as part of your luggage allowance however, due to the nature of the awkward shape and dimensions of these boards, it's most likely that Sandboards will have to be 'Sports Equipment' which will cost you extra but it's good to check with airlines before you fly.
Thursday, 10 June 2021
To quote an older blog post: "In November 2016, the wearing of helmets was made mandatory in all InterSands Sandboarding events." It's true that helmets are compulsory in some if not the majority of sports; but if we're talking about Sandboarding specifically then you might think that helmets are an extra designed for safety because all the stock photos you see of people on dunes, then the reality is different.
Tuesday, 29 December 2020
It's that time again! I do this every year and I have a look at the best places to go Sandboarding around the world; In case you haven't heard, there's been a pandemic; so this year has been largely bad for the Sandboarding scene because there's been travel bans in place across the world; Some of you may be aware that I was meant to visit Denmark days before the lockdown went into full swing in my native UK; however I did manage to visit Italy for a weekend in September just for casual tourism. On the whole, Sandboarding has been subject to event cancellations, social distancing, sanitation rules, different locations, digital forms, quarantining, and wearing masks just to name a few rules (subject to location).
Because of the very brief but valuable window for travel, I'm still making a list but it should be known that it's mostly irrelevant because for most of the year; no-one has been able to go anywhere but this has been an annual list and countries change; therefore, I'll be constructing a Top 10 Sandboarding countries list of 2020 but hopefully when international travel opens up, this list would hopefully influence your choices. I won't be including the World Happiness Report in my list anymore as it specifically ranks the capital cities of the countries and not the country as a whole. I will be measuring up the Crime rate, Cost of Living, Internet Speed, Quality of Life, Pollution Index, and Healthcare Index. This year was mainly a shambles and to be honest, where there has been so little in terms of travel and sport, this years' list will still go on but it will be condensed with no information. If I had a chance to not do this years' list, I would have not compiled a list because this year has been a shambles I will compile a basic list.
As of the 1st June 2021, the Sandboarding Nation Store that is being operated via Redbubble will be permanently taken down and Sandboarding Nation products will no longer be sold. This is due to the lack of demand for our goods with our logo. The decision was made after Sandboarding Nation goods have been sold at a loss since 2016 and as an independent one man project, I cannot afford to maintain and oversee the upkeep of these products.
The store will remain open until that date but all products must be purchased before the closing date of the store, otherwise the Sandboarding Nation products will not be available for purchase anymore! I'd like to thank the people who have taken the time to look at the store and have taken interest in using Sandboarding Nation goods throughout the years since I have had this blog.
Monday, 14 December 2020
Sunday, 29 November 2020
A lot of parks and dune regions will have parking spots, always check you're parked legally and if you need to, make sure you have enough money to pay the parking fee. It'll save you the embarrassment of getting a ticket on your car, and a lot of money from paying a fine!
Tuesday, 20 October 2020
When Denmark comes to mind, I think of the Danish conquest of England, Vikings, King Harald Bluetooth, the birthplace of Lego, and Elia (a very confusing art form that's in rural Jutland). Unfortunately, there's not a lot I know about Denmark (sorry Danes).
|"Råbjerg Mile (37)" by Ragnar1904 is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.|
The dune isn't too far from Skagen (the northernmost town in mainland Denmark), only a 20 minute drive. If there's a review from Tripadvisor that summarises the dunes, it has to be this from Laylalae: "We came to Raabjerg Mile from a nearby camping by bikes and loved it from the first moment. An extraordinary contrast when the forest suddenly changes into "a desert" is beautiful. We had a nice clear day and no one on the horizon so we could have all this space for ourselves. And boy, it is quite large, I honestly expected Raabjerg Mile to be a bit smaller.". (Tripadvisor, 2020.)