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Old     (sroot1)      Join Date: Aug 2005       06-26-2006, 9:00 AM Reply   
I came across this at a correct craft owners site. It was scanned from the 1966 C.C brochure.
Longboard wakesurfing correct craft style. I wonder what year and who was the first to wakesurf?
Last wk'd we were camping at a small lake at the Waterloo state rec area In Mi. and a guy had this cool 1966 16' correct craft mustang, and boy did this little boat run! I was jonesin for a pull!
Anyway after seeing this old boat I was curious about them and started looking for information on them.
Old     (stixxmon)      Join Date: May 2006       06-26-2006, 10:01 AM Reply   
Nice Link Scott,
My uncles were wake surfing in 1945 while on leave in HI during the war. They were on 15' redwood boards behind outboards. But they saw someone else doing it. Do not know who they were. First time I saw someone do it was in 1958 in Venice CA. Dewey Weber was the rider.
Old     (biz)      Join Date: Mar 2004       06-26-2006, 10:41 AM Reply   
In that brochure it looks like the boat is an I/O...

I believe that there is also a clip in Endless Summer (the surf movie) where they are on longboards behind a boat.
Old     (clubjoe)      Join Date: Sep 2005       06-26-2006, 9:10 PM Reply   
TR--Think I saw a similar, if not the same movie. Guys searching the world for the perfect wave.....1950's home movie/documentary....Sounded like they settled on Africa, with the rows and rows of miles long rollers?

The movie I saw had them surfing longboards too...
Old     (ktmwakeboarder)      Join Date: Jun 2004       06-27-2006, 12:38 AM Reply   
yeah, I agree on the I/O... could get gnarly
Old     (hawaj)      Join Date: Aug 2005       06-27-2006, 5:07 PM Reply   
wakesurfing and new? Bah, its maybe even older than waterskiing ))
Old     (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       06-27-2006, 6:22 PM Reply   
Here's the history that I found this winter:

Water Skiing
Aqua plane 6 to 10 foot by 3 foot boat used in France and Switzerland
1921 John Finey, Lake Coeur d’Arlene, Idaho made two skis
1925 Ralph Samuelson was the first to jump using water skis
1925 Fred Waller also invented water skis for motion picture filming
1928 Don Ibsen also invented water skis, after first trying snow skis

Fred Walter patented the water ski
1928 Frank Sterling developed a water ski show for the steel pier in Atlantic City
1938 The American Water Ski Association is formed
1939 The first American Water Ski Association competition is held
1946 The World Water Ski Union (WWSU) is founded in Geneva Switzerland
1948 First Collegiate Water ski competition at Cypress Gardens
1950 First Water Skiing World Championship held at Cypress Gardens
1950 World Water Ski Federation formed by Dan B. Hanis
1953 First WWSF championship help in Toronto
1955 WWSF and WWSU Merge in to the WWSU
1988 The WWSU renamed to the International Water Ski Federation

Source g%2Fpages%2Fdivisions%2Fkneeboard%2Fkneeboardhist. htm
1960 California surfers use home made knee and belly boards
1965 the inland wake board became available from Abercrombie & Fitch
1960s~1970s Various manufactures developing knee boards
1982 Glide Slide becomes Hydroslde knee boards
1983 The American Knee Board Association is formed
1988 the AKA becomes a sport division of USA Water Ski
Source “The Bare Foot Data Book, 202 edition”, by Philippe POYET, Downloaded from the International Water Ski Federation web site

1947 Chuck Sligh small skis, proposed barefooting
A.G. Hancock first to are foot at Cypress Gardens
1950 Emilio Zamudio won the first Barefoot competition at Cypress Gardens Dixie Championships
1950s~1960s Barefooting was demonstrated at The American water ski shows
1978 American Barefoot Club founded by Dan B. Hains
1978 First U.S. Barefoot Nationals held

1985 Tony Finn, San Diego develops the Skurfer
1987 First Skurfer competition in Soda Lakes, Lakewood Colorado
1990 Hyperlight wakeboards emerge

1965~ Cypress Gardens demonstrations
1960s-1980s Surfboard pulled behind boats
Old    Johnny Wadd            06-28-2006, 11:10 AM Reply   
We used to wakesurf way back in 1986. We took out our ocean boards and were pulled behind some old I/O. It was at Nacimento. Not quite the same as today.
Board More/Work Less!


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