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Old    mark (propkiller)      Join Date: Aug 2003       02-04-2004, 11:58 AM Reply   
I'm sure this has been addressed before, but I couldn't find it.
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?
Old    David D (wakeguru)      Join Date: Feb 2003       02-04-2004, 12:05 PM Reply   
No, not wakeboarding. Maybe skurfing with a surfboard?
Old    Shawn Wilson (wakestar8878)      Join Date: Oct 2003       02-04-2004, 12:39 PM Reply   
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.
Old    CAwakesk8r (hatepwcs)      Join Date: Mar 2002       02-04-2004, 12:42 PM Reply   
I thought it started on the Wailua in Kaui. Could be wrong.
Old    wolfpack            02-04-2004, 12:51 PM Reply   
Wooden discs with lawn chairs, and skis screwed into a triangular shaped hydrofoil is what my dad was playing with back then.
Old    Nick (tiger20)      Join Date: Sep 2001       02-04-2004, 1:01 PM Reply   

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