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propkiller 02-04-2004 11:58 AM

I'm sure this has been addressed before, but I couldn't find it. <BR>I was talking to someone at the gym this morning, we were talking about wakeboarding (of course). She said that she tried it in the late 70's... Does this sound right?

wakeguru 02-04-2004 12:05 PM

No, not wakeboarding. Maybe skurfing with a surfboard?

wakestar8878 02-04-2004 12:39 PM

Wakeboarding started as Skurfing back in the mid 80's. Tony Finn developled the "Skurfer" a thick plastic, surf shaped board with foot straps that only went over the top of your foot. I believe the first "Skurfing tournament was in '87, but I have been known to be wrong before soooo.....In her defense though in the late 70's people were experimenting with all sorts of stuff to drag behind a boat, such as: surfboards, tubes, and wooden discs. So maybe as Dave said it may have been something similar but Wakeboarding hadn't really been invented and marketed at that time.

hatepwcs 02-04-2004 12:42 PM

I thought it started on the Wailua in Kaui. Could be wrong.

wolfpack 02-04-2004 12:51 PM

Wooden discs with lawn chairs, and skis screwed into a triangular shaped hydrofoil is what my dad was playing with back then.

tiger20 02-04-2004 1:01 PM

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