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“Had a blast - recommended” 5 of 5 stars
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Sandboarding
Swakopmund, Namibia
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Ranked #1 of 2 Fun & Games in Swakopmund
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Had a blast - recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Fantastic fun on Alter Action Sandboarding in Swakopmund. Beth was very professional and knew exactly what she was doing to keep it fun + safe. There's a few cowboys about to do sandboarding locally so be careful. Alter Action have been doing it for 20+ years and are very good. We did both stand-up and lie-down sandboarding - make sure you try both! I had no previous snowboarding experience but still was hilarious and really enjoyed it. Transfer from Swakopmund out to the dune included which is easiest if you don't have a car. Highly recommended and a must-do if you're in Namibia.

Visited February 2014
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Yokneam Moshava
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“Amazing and fun, with little consequences”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

If you want to try boarding, and do it Standing, with Sandboarding, you'll not only have lots of fun, but no matter how you'll crash, the consequences will be very small, or nothing. Unlike the snowboarding, where a good percentage of people return home with different levels of injuries - here you can take 'real' risks and - nothing bad will happen. You'll finish it with a lot of sand in every possible hole in your body (well, not really every hole, but definitely in your nose, ears and mouth). But what amazing fun!!!! And when they'll let you do the layboarding, and you'll race in 60-70 km/hour down the hill, with your chin and head about 10 cm off the ground, and your body losing that ground for a second or two, you'll have the time of your life. And - the walks up the hill, will take care of all the calories you accumulated in the days before. Once you'll be done, a nice sandwhices lunch and beers will be waiting for you at the base - all included. If you're fit and in a minimal shape - don't miss it. The guides were so nice, helpful and overall great. And everything you do goes on video and pictures. Excellent organization and atmosphere. Just do it.

Visited December 2013
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“Excellent experience with Alter Action Sandboarding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

This was a fantastic experience. The adults and older kids in our group went for the stand-up boarding, while the younger kids did the lie-down boarding which is more like sledding, face-down on your stomach. Included in the price were delicious sandwiches and a great video to remember the whole experience by! Beth who is originally from San Francisco has been in Namibia doing this since 1996.

Visited January 2014
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Helsingborg, Sweden
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“Fun!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Had half a day of lying down sandboarding with alter action. It was so much fun! I didn´t do the last ride, I´m not so fond of heights.. But it was no problem to walk down.
You need to be in good form to do all the climbing in the sand, it´s hard work! Beth and the other guides are fantastic! Drinks and sandwiches are included, great!
Would recommend this, both with or without kids.

Visited January 2014
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“Dune 7”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Best ever! Quad biking, sandboarding is awesome! friendly staff and amazing views of the dunes. Fun, and something for the whole family. will be going there again for sure.

Visited December 2013
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