Our boards are handmade and shaped to give you both speed and maneuverability. Incorrect use can lead to damage so here are some tips get the most out of your new Sandboard:
Always learn to ride on a gentle slope and stay there till you’re confident before moving to more challenging dunes.
Learn to turn and stop before tackling the really steep stuff.
Beware of riding down a face that ends abruptly with a horizontal. (Especially true of the dune slip face). The change in angle is very difficult to navigate. Especially if you can’t turn.
Beware of rocks and shells they will cut and damage your base and are not good to fall into!
Our Sandboards aren’t designed for use in water.
No wax, no go. Surfboard wax is to stick (on top), Sandboard wax is to slide (on the bottom).
A normal commercial floor/wood polish does the trick. Try and find eco options. Rub about ½ teaspoon over the whole of the flat base. Then sprinkle on a handful of dry sand. Wipe the sand off to polish.
The board will slow down when the wax has worn off, and another application is needed.
Our bindings are designed for barefoot riding. (You can use booties or socks in the cooler months). To fit the bindings, undo all the straps and place your foot in the middle of board. Tighten both straps over the front of your foot to fit snugly. No need to adjust these again while riding. Just slide your food in and use the back (ankle) strap to close.
Edges can chip easily so store and transport in board bag or wrapped in fabric.
Keep screws/washers oiled to avoid rust and check screw tightness before/after use.
Wipe board down with paraffin to clean off wax/ dirt and to renew shine.
The dune environment:
The dune environment is fragile and sensitive. Please show respect.
Don’t ride over vegetation.
Don’t disturb birds or animals that make the dunes their home.
Dunes often cover archaeological sites, if you see artefacts, bones etc. please don’t disturb or remove, just enjoy.
Use your wax sparingly.