UNIFORM | Snurfing Safari


Photo of a girl snurfing in the desert via Snurfer's Journal.

That's right, snurfing, with an 'n'. Snurf boards, or Snurfers, created in 1965 by Sherman Poppen in Muskegon, Michigan, are what many argue to be the predecessors to modern snowboards. Although snowboarding history is dominated by men, the beginnings of the sport actually started with Poppen's 11 year-old daughter who was standing on her sled riding it down a hill. I couldn't find any images of girls snurfing on snow, but I did find an image of this girl shredding sand on a Snurfer!

Original Snurfer (they pop up on eBay now and again); Levi's Made & Crafted tee ($85); Mollusk boardshorts ($60).

9 comments:

MSM said...

Woah. What a cool bit of history. Thanks Lizzie!

Anonymous said...

Love this.

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Tradlands said...

Love those board shorts from Mollusk!
Saw those recently right before they went on sale.
Great SF brand.

Anonymous said...

Looks like sooooo much fun! Must. Get. Snurfer.

laurajvandenbosch said...

As a native Muskegon-ite, I'm so excited to see the great snurfer on tomboy style! Makes me miss home and the snow while living out here in LA... thanks!

Unclelooney said...

My Grandfather had a surfer at his cabin on the Mississippi in Illinois

Dana said...

I did this on a sand dune in Australia with the glittering blue ocean in the distance...it was so fun and, since there was no rope lead or lift back up the hill, so tough! But a really good time.

Steve Sasso said...

Snurfing is the Fountain of Youth. All you need is a board and a pair of boots.

Check out plenty of snurf stoke here: http://snurfersjournal.blogspot.com/