Join Date: Dec 2011
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I've tried it once, also near Florence, OR, where Snowolf mentions.
I couldn't make it go. It was a couple days after a rain, so the sand was still a bit sticky. When I rented the board, they said conditions weren't optimal, but it was worth a go. (It was the only day I had available.) At the shop they gave me some tips and said snowboarders should do fine -- just remember to put the weight on the back foot.
It was a disaster. Board. would. not. go. I tried steeper and steeper slopes. Still no luck. Or I'd go a little distance then dig the nose in and end up taking a tumble. I tend to spend a lot of my time on a snowboard carving, so I've become used to shifting my weight forward. That approach does not seem to work at all on a sandboard.
When I checked the rental back in it was a different guy, and he said yeah, snowboarders usually have a rough time of it. (So which guy to believe?)
Also I seriously hate sand. Hate it. Other than the sandboarding, I've been to the beach exactly twice in 20-some years. So that part of it was torture for me. Sand got everywhere.
Sooner or later your legs give way, you hit the ground.