Summer in winter, no snow, diving, freediving, desert, mountains and terrific atmosphere - these were our expectations of Egypt.
After a few beautiful diving excursions - tours in the mountains under water, we are on the way from Nuweiba (near the border with Israel) through the desert Sinai.
The magic of the desert
We passed a beautiful sand dune and at this moment we just thought, here we can do snowboarding - äh sandboarding. Would be cool if we had boards to try it out . But we did not, so no matter... but definitly it would be cool! In the next village, Dahab, a world famous spot for both wind - and kite surfers and divers as well. We wanted to hang out a few days, to check out what to do here. While walking through the village, suddenly we see three snowboards, presented at one of the many tour operators.
Our devices to have fun in the desert
Hmm, let's go sandboarding ! Chatting with the guys, we made out for the next day. 9.00 o´clock and off we go to ride the beautiful dune.
Hot dry air, flying sand in the eyes and a lot of motivation to ride the dune.
Of course we went up the dune to fast at the beginning, and were pretty much out of breath, the burning sun gave us the rest and so we were looking forward to the first descent.
At the Summit
The untracked face was calling and after a few turns we got dialed in and enjoyed it a lot.
Sandboarding: Yallah Safari Dahab
Tauchen: Blueforce Nuweiba / www.blueforcediving.com