FATHERS OF SNOWBOARDING
In honor of last weekend’s Father’s Day festivities, TransWorld SNOWboarding took a look back at those rad dads that collectively helped found the sport and create the industry that today is snowboarding.
Here’s a compilation of the top seven who made the list. As a side note, TWSNOW also would like to mention a few key names in snowboarding’s history:
“Now we know that these are not the only ‘Fathers of Snowboarding’ but there’s only seven days in a week. Some of the other ‘Fathers’ that we would like to recognize are Sherman Poppin, Bob Barci, Bert LaMar, Tom Burt, Jamie Lynn,Terje Haakonsen, Chris Roach, Shawn Farmer, Damian Sanders, and many more who helped shape the sport into what it is today.”
Check out the entire, unabbreviated versions of these articles, written by TW SNOW’s Hondo, at TransWorld SNOW.com
1. Craig Kelly
Words by Hondo, TW SNOW
Craig Kelly is known to be the ‘Godfather’ of free-ridng. Craig brought so much to snowboarding, from the way we ride a snowboard, to the way we look when we ride a snowboard. Craig was a professional snowboarder up until the day he passed away in an avalanche near Revelstoke, BC.
Here’s more on Craig Kelly at TWSNOW.com.
Craig Kelly ripping a turn in 1989. PHOTO: Bud Fawcett