Sandboard Rentals

Rent a sandboard or sand sled from our shop, and get ready to experience Lake Michigan's dune formations like never before.

Our Rental Gear – Sandboards and Sand Sleds

Combining elements of snowboarding, skateboarding, and surfing, sandboards and sand sleds are exclusively designed for riding down or across the face of a dune. Our rental sandboards and sand sleds are made of hardwood decks and an extra-slick base material, with specific wax used to reduce friction. (You just won’t get the same kind of experience with snow sleds, snowboards and other gear not created for use in the sand.)

Sandboards

Sandboards come equipped with foot bindings that allow you to stand while sliding, effectively “surfing” on sand! You’ll take to sandboarding quickly if you have good balance (and if you have experience with snowboarding, skateboarding, or surfing), but just about anyone can do it. It’s super fun!

$45 for half-day rental / $60 for full-day rental

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Sand Sleds

Sand sleds feature handles for you to ride while sitting down -- an easy first step toward riding the dunes, especially for families and kids. Depending on the size of your crew, you may even be able to accommodate more than one person at a time! Getting the right gear for sandboarding is paramount; don't adapt equipment from other sports.

$45 for half-day rental / $60 for full-day rental

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Ready to Ride?

• Reserve your sandboard or sand sled in advance here.

• Look for a confirmation email with details about your booking, and follow instructions for filling out your electronic liability waiver.

• You will pick up your rental equipment at our St. Joseph retail store at your selected date and time. Remember, we are on Eastern time!

• Our rental crew will direct you to the appropriate locations for sandboarding and sand sledding. Please note that it is prohibited to ride in areas other than those indicated by our staff. 

• Come prepared for the weather (dress accordingly, apply sunscreen, and bring water), and plan to climb back up the dunes in between rides!