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1. Posted by mugen (Inactive 50 posts) 11y

mugen has indicated that this thread is about Brazil

hey,

I'm off to South America 61/2 weeks (not that i'm coutning at all!!!) and am therefore gonna be there for the most of their summer.

I love snowboarding, and although i shouldnt complain, i am kinda jealous of my mates goign off to France for snowboarding holiday in feb. Anyway, i think a good alternative - and an amazing way to make them jealous! -would be to go sandboarding instead.

has anyone ever done it? is it just like snowboarding? has anyone got any recommendations of where to do it etc...

thanks!
Meg

2. Posted by el.moe (Full Member 111 posts) 11y

you can do this in brasil in the north-east region. for example around Recife..
i dont have more infos in detail . just have seen that its possible

3. Posted by beppe (Full Member 144 posts) 11y

Man have fun !!!

Places to go Sandboarding:

Santa Catarina
Ariméia(at Armação do Santinho) - Florianopolis
Cidreira Beach - sud Brazil
Dama Branca Park - Cabo Frio - Rio de Janeiro - ( 5km square area close to Forte São Matheus beach with small and medium dunes the highest one is about 100 feet. The city has a nice tourism structure and visitors are very welcome.)
Dunas da Joaquina - Florianopolis
Garopaba
Guardo do Embau - Pinheira - Located between Florianopolis (Joaquina´s beach) & Garopaba, beautifull beach location, one major slope for sandboarding, a tiny beach on the left side of the Guarda river. Good surf, landscape and people.
Itapeva - Torres
Praia Grande em São - Francisco do Sul

Ceará
Sabiaguaba - Fortaleza - Many big dunes and ramps.

Bahia
Hawaii Dune-Alamedas Beach - Itapua - Salvador
Imbui Dune - Imbui - Salvador
Ipitanga Beach - Ipitanga - Salvador
Jauá - Salvador
Devil - Jaua
Bowl - Guarajuba
Costa Azul - Salvador
Petromar - Stella Maris - Salvador
Mangue Seco

Para
Coca Colas´ Lake -Belem
Curitiba - PR - Sao Jose dos Pinhais

Rio Grand do Norte
Cotovelo Beach Natal
Dunas de Genipabu Recife or Fortaleza Natal
Morro do Careca Natal

Rio Grand do Sud
Imbé Beach
Rondinha - Torres

and if it's not enough go to chile :

http://www.sandboard.cl/

I'm a snowboarder me too so i can understand your SAUDADE!

4. Posted by huntdaisy1 (Full Member 66 posts) 11y

I am going round the world following the summer which is wicked but i am going to miss the snow. Just wondering if there is any such thing as sand skiing. I can board so can have a go at that, but am a lot better at skiing. Just wondering if anyone does this?