Vintage Snow Snurfer
c. 1960’s – 70’s, 20th century
Wood, plastic (fin), nylon (rope), metal (nails)
48"l x 6"w x 2"h
© Vintage Winter
This Snurfer has its original nylon braided rope and has its original Yellow paint. It is in good to very good condition. It shows some wear and you can imagine all the fun that was had on it! In fact, this one was originally owned by Frankie (see the F on the base). Others acquired at the same time show her brothers and sisters initials too. Snurfers and Skifers were the first versions of snowboards. Most of the early pioneers of modern snowboarding owned these “toys” throughout their life. Jake Burton (one of the first to shape vintage snowboards) would modify Snurfers in his backyard. Sherman Poppen invented Snurfers in 1965 in Muskegon, Michigan. Many attribute Sherm as the father of modern snowboarding.