Monday, March 17, 2008

Sandboarding - Dune Days For Flat Spells

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It was the picture that caught my eye. Thought it was one of those "Snow Bunnies" - the term that only a bloke would come up with to describe the snowboarding scene's equivalent of the REEF girl. On closer inspection, the practicality of the bikini - board combo is given a dusting of credibility since the surface is sand not snow.

Sandboarding is one of those cousins from the family of board sports that meshes elements of surfing and snowboarding. A poor cousin perhaps - as it doesn't yet have the profile of its uber-hyped relatives. Not that aficionados will give a damn - if you can carve your way down a dune over 50mph without leaving your butt looking like something hanging in a butcher's shop, you aren't going to stress yourself much about popularity stakes.

lab_image_doctorduneSandboarders even have their own Doctor Dune speed wax. I haven't got my head round the physics, but the wax goes on the bottom of the board and not the deck.

And like everything these days, sandboarders can read about what sandboarders do in the imaginatively titled "Sandboard Magazine". I noted with interest that one of my favourite beaches, Holywell Bay, in our very own Kernow was listed as a hot location for this sport. Now I can attest to the fun that can be had on the dunes as evidenced by my three Nippers in the pic below but I can't claim to have spotted any sandboarders. Perhaps like surf mats, they haven't come to Cornwall - yet.

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5 comments:

barbiewarrior said...

I've sussed your game now! there's a name for that kind of rhetoric. Cicero used it all the time. Look at this picture of a scantily clad bottom, it represents bad things, oh and look, here it is again, still representing bad things, and is this the same thing here? No this scantily clad women is scantily clad for the right reasons.....

hmmmm...

Beach Bum said...

If I've emulated Cicero, I'm flattered. If my position on the posterior has confused or confounded you, I apologise. There's no scandal in scantily clad - it is the context that counts, surely? As Marcus might have said, I just hope I'm not persona non grata. Pax vobiscum xxx

Anonymous said...

beach bum boiiiiii i board that dune everyweekend u shuld come down we had sum photographers for newquay guardian down today and no doubt u will notice the ramps now being constructed on holywell heres my emil justkillingtime@hotmail.com mail me and we will hook up cos theres not enough of us we need to get together

ilikesandinmyshoes said...

ok dunno if the last one worked properly so basically i board holywell n u need to get hold of me justkillingtime at hotmail .com ok both of u if u sandboard

Beach Bum said...

Heh Dude - will fire an email off asap. Bit mad at he moment as I'm stuck on a building site from dawn 'til dusk. Would be interested in getting some shots / vid footage for a piece on your antics that I could post here. Catch up soon. BB