Modalities in sandboarding and sandskiing


It consists of a race where different rider glides on the same track crossing obstacles of curves, ramps, roller, and others.

Usually, in the dunes, two riders compete at the same time on the same track, and in the snow, up to four riders compete.


It consists of sliding down a track marked by flags at an approximate distance of between 12 to 16 meters and they are usually red and blue flags.

The flags are placed in such a way that the rider must avoid them in a zigzag fashion.


This modality is clearly defined when two riders descend in parallel on their respective slalom tracks to determine who reaches the finish line first.



It is a track with obstacles such as boxes, rails among other creative structures that the rider can maneuver over them, it also includes ramps where the rider can demonstrate a variety of maneuvers according to the line of obstacles chosen for his score.



These modalities are within the category of Freestyle, where the rider performs his best jump in front of a ramp. The variants to catalogue a JEX and a BJEX will be the conditions offered by the dune (changing, inclination, reception, height, etc.) for the construction of the ramp and the maneuvers that the rider is conditioned to perform.

THE JUDGES may take into account these five guidelines to score the runners:

• Execution
• Difficulty
• Distance
• Variety
• Evolution

Execution of the maneuver: Takeoff, grip, control, style and landing.

Difficulty of the maneuver: The objective here is not to count the most turns, but the combination of grabs and axes/rotations. In this way, a simple trick with a special combination can become a rather difficult maneuver.

Distance: With a good flight path you are more likely to complete a good maneuver; but that doesn’t mean that jumping further is the best. A good distance includes a clean takeoff, a good and smooth flight path, and a landing at the ideal point in the center of the landing zone.

Variedad: The maneuver combinations are important in the number of attempts assigned to each runner, rotation axes and grips are essential to have a good score and to be able to show the best of a rider.

Evolution: It is characterized by performing a new maneuver or that has rarely been executed in the sand, generating an evolutionary step to motivate others to perform in the future with more continuity, in addition to marking the takeoff trajectory and its line of descent.

This maneuver can be catalogued by the judges with acronyms that characterize the differentiation of the best known maneuvers.


Before a competition, the judges observe the training in order to evaluate the level of each attempt. They create a kind of scoring variety and the rounds are categorized into three groups:

Below average | On average | Above average


Each judge gives a score from 0 to 100 to establish the average.

Style and Confidence

If in the attempts, two riders at the discretion of the judges at the scoring time see that both are with the same patterns of execution of the maneuver from takeoff to landing, the judge must determine which of the riders had better style and confidence in the entire displacement.