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No Snow? No Problem. Welcome To Sandboarding



Imagine you’re a die hard snowboarder.

You don’t just like the sport. You live for it. Every vacation you take involves break-neck descents and death defying tricks, and you’re totally pumped because today, you leave for a ski weekend in Park City, Utah.

The thing is, you took so long giving your board one last wax that you missed your flight. “Where else can I go?” you think, looking hopefully toward the departure board.

You see that all planes are Egypt-bound. Bummer right? Not if you don’t mind getting a little sandy.

According to Discovery, The Great Sea of Sand near Siwa, Egypt boasts some of the world’s best and most challenging sandboarding terrain. But with dunes of up to 500 feet and slopes of more than 70 degrees, the course is not for the inexperienced or the faint of heart. So take an honest inventory of your skills before boarding any flights.

Oh, and if you do decide to go, don’t worry about renting new equipment. Your freshly waxed snowboard already makes you dune-equipped.

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