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Recommendations for sandboarding in Huacachina

Recommendations for sandboarding in Huacachina

Sandboarding is one of the main tourist sport activities that you can do if you visit the Huacachina Oasis which is located about 6 minutes by car from the center of Ica, Peru. Sandboarding is really fun and in theory it is simple, since it only consists of getting on a board and sliding down the vast sand dunes of the Ica desert, sounds easy doesn’t it?

The right equipment

Equipment also plays a very important role in order to feel comfortable on the board. The basics are a helmet, goggles and shoes. With all this, we will be completely protected from any obstacle and we will be able to enjoy practicing this sport.

Start training on flat terrain

Before landing, we recommend working on a flat surface with the help of an instructor who will give you some tips. If you are one of those people who balance easily, you will find it very easy to learn this sport.

You must apply wax on the board

For the process you need solid or liquid wax, remember that for each degreasing process you must repeat the waxing process knowing that you will reach the bottom of the board. For a comfortable and long lasting glide. If you forget to wax, the board will go down very slowly and will be heavy, it will probably not go very far.

Fitness and hydration

Not necessarily as strict as when we are athletic, but we should keep these guidelines in mind for the day you go sandboarding. To avoid feeling heavy during the activity, it is recommended to eat light foods, fruits and snacks. It is also essential to make sure you are hydrated for optimal performance.

Wear light, quick-drying sportswear

We are in the desert and temperatures are high. We recommend wearing light and comfortable clothing, avoiding cotton clothing as it removes moisture from the body, long pants, long-sleeved polo shirts and walking or running shoes. Ties, sunglasses and a hat should be worn. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen before heading out into the desert.

With these tips in mind, make your experience in the Ica desert unforgettable and be a responsible traveler. 

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