We’ve now missed two ski/snowboard seasons and we’re starting to get withdrawal symptoms. What’s a person to do in the desert?
For about $1.50 USD you can rent what’s basically a piece of wood and a little wax. The bindings are just nylon straps and don’t bind, and if you’re a kid, well, you’re only hope is just to sit on the thing and point down.
Sand isn’t as slippery as snow, so unless you use a lot of wax, you don’t go anywhere. Even then, the wax comes off in a few seconds and you slow to a crawl. Forget carving.
The hike back to the top of the sand dune is a killer. When you are done, there is sand everywhere. Even after shaking out our clothes, both Bode and I had an entire pocketful of sand. Oh, to endure the heat, you have to wait until 5pm to go. Even at 9:15am, the sand was too hot to walk up.
But, since this is as close as we’re going to get to riding a board for a few months, we’ll take it!