Dude, it’s a natural! Wax up a board, strap it onto your bare feet, and carve your way down the dunes. Rent a board and try out the rails and jumps at Sand Master Park (87541 U.S. 101, 541/997-6006, www.sandmasterpark.com, 9:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. daily June–mid-Sept., 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Tues. and Thurs.–Sat., noon–5 p.m. Sun. Mar.–June and mid-Sept.–mid-Jan., board rentals from $16 includes admission) on the northern outskirts of Florence.
If you’re more of a do-it-yourselfer, a number of roadside shops rent sandboards, and the dunes are certainly plentiful.
by Judy Jewell and W. C. McRae from Moon Oregon, 8th Edition, © Elizabeth & Mark Morris and Avalon Travel