New video captures the UAE’s Filipino longboarders during an intense slide session through the Hajar Mountains in Ras Al Khaimah.

Longboarding videos are often shot by Cali-based skaters, free-riding and slalom-sliding down the gorgeous streets of San Francisco or riding the long, winding road of the Big Sur, but this video captures the UAE’s Filipino longboarders as they zip through the epic rocky mountains of Ras Al Khaimah.

Longboarding in the UAE
The spectacular Hajar Mountains provided the perfect backdrop for an epic longboard descent.

Longboarding in the UAE
Downhill longboarding has evolved from skateboarding. Boarders crouch low to help reduce speed wobbling. 

The video – produced by Jessica Luisse Samson – is a gorgeous tour of RAK’s steep hills and the surrounding areas, and features the Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah’s longboarding crews as they prepare, practice tricks, and then begin their decent from the top of the mountain, bypassing cyclists and drivers as they go.