It is hardly surprising that sandboarding is a popular pastime in Morocco given the country’s wide diversity of deserts. The two largest sand seas in the Sahara, the spectacular Erg Chebbi and Erg Chigaga, provide surfable sand dunes. Although sandboarding has never been regarded as a “official sport,” it is a popular activity worldwide.
Sandboarding is a sport that combines skating, snowboarding, and surfing but uses dunes as opposed to water or snow for its surface. If you’ve never done it before, sandboarding is a fantastic way to explore the Moroccan sand dunes.
Sliding across the sand dunes while still being connected to your board and submerging yourself in the enormous expanse of sand in front of you will be an unforgettable experience. The appropriate locations include Erg Chebbi, Erg Chigaga, and the Taboga Sand Dunes. Chebbi Erg Erg Chebbi is one of the greatest locations in Merzouga to practice sandboarding. It is frequently recognized for its strong contrast of golden orange sands against the brilliant blue sky as well as its stunning sunsets and sunrises.
When visiting Erg Chebbi, you really must do sandboarding since it will be so much fun for you, especially if it’s your first time! Erg Chigaga, which is made up of beautiful dunes, is favored by artists, painters, landscape photographers, and purists because it is thought to be more romantic.
One of the biggest ergs in Morocco, with a roughly 35km x 15km size with dunes as high as 50m, it can be challenging to get on your own. Sandboarding is the ideal activity if you’re looking for a little adventure in the sand at Erg Chigaga.
The Taboga dunes are also found in Agadir, a significant Moroccan city that is close to the Atlas Mountains’ foothills and borders the Atlantic Ocean. Even for experienced paddlers, getting to explore the soft desert sand that surrounds the water is a unique experience.