Riding The Dunes
In Florence, big waves rule and we don’t mean the ocean. Watch as we sandboard the wind-sculpted dunes and careen on buggies through this Sahara-like playground.
The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is 40 miles of rolling sand mounts that tower at 500 feet in the air; it’s the largest concentration of sand dunes in the country and unique to any coastline in the world.
As Oregonians we take advantage of this sandy playground on boards and wheels. In fact, Florence is the birthplace for sandboarding where long-boards meet dunes for an epic downhill ride. Check out our adventure video to see sandboarding and dune buggy cruising on the Oregon coast with our friends at Sand Master Park.
About the Author: John Waller
A native Oregonian, John Waller has dedicated his life to exploring and discovering the natural beauty that the world has to offer. The founder of Uncage the Soul Productions, John has spent more than two decades producing and directing films, from commercial shorts to award-winning adventure documentaries. If he’s not behind the camera or in front of the editing screen, he can be found exploring the Oregon backcountry, summiting a local peak or planning the next globetrotting adventure.
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