Sandgroper Boards FAQ’s

How much Wax do I use on the boards?


Before and each time you ride your Sandgroper board you will need to wax the bottom so it slides and performs over the sand. Waxing will ensure proper operation and performance, And make sure you get the best out of your new Sandgroper board. Polish the laminate bottom before taking your Sandgroper board out for the day then wax before riding for best results.
With Mr Sheen or similar, apply polish with a clean cloth and allow to penetrate. Buff off polish with another clean cloth until laminate is brilliant and reflective.

*Apply wax sparingly, you don’t need a lot. A few streaks from front to bottom is enough between every 1 – 2 rides. Don’t put to much on or your board will grip the sand and won’t slide at all* Any further questions please feel free to contact us at

Do you have a Product disclaimer?

Yes here is our Product Disclaimer.


All Sandgroper boards are warranted to be free of defects in workmanship and materials for 180 days from date of purchase. Due to the nature of sandboarding, damage to the sand board or it’s components is not covered. This warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, abuse, water damage, delamination due to water exposure, stress cracks, chips, scrapes or any damage from any type of impact is not covered.


Sandboarding, like all sports, carries an inherent risk or injury, damage to property and death. You should always wear a helmet, pads and any other protective equipment to limit your risk. You should sand board within your abilities, learn to stop and don’t sand board in dangerous locations that may increase your risk.
Sandgroper does not recommend any kind of jumping on our boards as it may damage the product and/or cause serious personal injury.


In no event shall our company be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special consequential damages, to property or life, whatsoever arising out of or connected with the use or misuse of our products.

How did Sandgroper boards come about?

It all started in 1996, my son became interested in sandboarding and headed for the sand hills regularly with his mates whenever he could. They were having problems with the sand boards they were using and asked me if I could improve on the model. At this time, I had had a long illness and had been unable to carry on with my general building business for some time.

We spent much time experimenting with different shapes and designs and paid particular attention to the optimum curve needed for maximum speed and performance. After many test runs in the sand hills, we managed to achieve the best shape and curves to generate a rapid, long, smooth ride so that the laminate on the lower surface would wear evenly.

We came up with the current design which turned out to be a smash hit with the multitude. I was bombarded with orders and eventually became interested in manufacturing the boards on a larger scale. I was asked by a number of commercial outlets if I could make a wider board that could be used to sit on, with side rails, so that parents could give their toddlers a safe ride. Both models have been in constant demand in our local area since. I know that there are sand hills in many coastal areas of Australia and other countries and so have decided to give others the opportunity to purchase and experience my sandboards.

Chris Smithson